General Poetry posted October 13, 2018


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Dedicated to our resident ghost.

For Boo the Ghost

by Sally Law

Halloween Tanka Contest Winner 
***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***

~~To Boo~~

Tempted me he did!
The ghastly apparition--
lost his head it seems.
But, All Hallows' Eve will come,
at midnight he will expire!

***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***Boo***


Halloween Tanka
Contest Winner

Recognized


Around the first of October, an apparition appeared to me on FanStory. A spooky ghost named Boo! Mysteriously floating through the pages of my writing, leaving a few clues, but no fingerprints. He was not of this earth.

He became a fan and I returned in kind. New to our writers forum I said to myself.

Tempted me yesterday with my weakness, a contest. But not just any contest, tanka poetry.

He knows this is my great flaw. For no poetry is mine, only stories. I felt studied, lured like an innocent pup with a chew toy! Oh, the wicked offering! I bit and here I am.

So today, I respond with poetry and pen. And, to Boo, I dedicate my first tanka offering.

Tanka poetry:
Line 1 - 5 syllables
Line 2 - 7 syllables
Line 3 - 5 syllables
Line 4 - 7 syllables
Line 5 - 7 syllables

Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Artwork by Bob one oldreb at FanArtReview.com

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