General Poetry posted June 29, 2017


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Sedoka

Paddington Bear

by zanya

Sedoka Contest Winner 
Today a hot tear
rolls on down Paddington Bear's
marmalade encrusted cheek

An orphan again
in a hostile world, Bear's trust
in strangers never wavers

Writing Prompt
Write a sedoka.
The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives.

-no author's notes
-no special effects whatsoever
-tow color presentation (one for text, one for background)
-use only fanstory editor or advanced editor
-one illustration

Example #1:
War Path

Fractured wanderer
leaving a tortured city,
hammocked insecurely.

Quenched of thirst for blood,
he may now respect beauty,
unappreciated 'fore.

Copyright © 2003 Christian Ugalde

Example #2:
Disturbing Raven

Dark clouds cloak the night;
chilly winds creak gnarled branches,
grasping as bony fingers.

Disturbed Raven squawks
at frightened children - screaming,
then laughing - they throw him treats.

Copyright © 2004 James Dean Chase

Example #3:
October 31st

Ghosties and goblins
Witches, black cats and broomsticks,
All Hallows Eve comes tonight.

Children coming by
arms out calling trick or treat
Hall-o-ween ghosts and goblins.

Copyright © 2004 Marion Gibson

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