Joyful* (tanka)

Reposting from 060619

ordinary bath

water faucet runs sink fills

small child sits within

hair sudsy as hands splash wide

face explodes in happiness

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Copyright © L. Gomez


As a parent I remember when my children were this age. I too would bathe them in the kitchen sink 😊 so fun also much easier.


Handle with Caution *

Thinking I’d never have

need for it,

I pawned my heart

long ago.

Then you entered

my life, offering

me your love;

I handed you the

claim check,

willingly you took

possession of

my heart.

You promised to

hold it



careful never to

pull the pin

yet you did;

throwing it so far away it


into pieces.

Leaving me

once again to

mend it


As I walked

out this time,

I tore up

the ticket,


it into the bin.


*Note: This was written for

As always there is a song enjoy. 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Loss (tanka) *

sunglasses obscure~

emotionally filled eyes~

tormented by grief~

loss embedded so deeply~

heart so heavy, might erupt


*Note: A few words about this song I’ve chosen to go with this poem. To me, it is a song reflection and realization in looking forward to when we all pass and subsequently looking back on your life from there. Realizing through your life the love you experience from everyone is what sticks out and the negativity you experienced is an afterthought. Basically, while your here, enjoy things. Don’t resent people and be happy with what you have and enjoy it. Don’t focus on the negative and you will be a much happier person in the end. If you’ve never listen to their music, do so, it will move you right to your core.

🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Much love to my fellow bloggers out their baring their hearts and souls.