Control #tanka

Ring - Your Past is Calling

I am held captive
You seem to control my life
Always in focus
I remember being free
When a phone was just a phone

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OK, so I went back and chose a drawing almost at random and wrote a poem based on it ;)  We were just talking about drawings I used to post on the blog, so this is the outcome.

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Written for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge.  This is the first week of the month so it is poet’s choice of words.  Let’s see, what words should I chose, I mean what words DID I chose before I wrote this… mobile and immobile.

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18 thoughts on “Control #tanka

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Robbie. In the comments on Colleen’s interview I was talking about some of the drawings I used to do for the blog. I tried to put up a new drawing every week. The problem, of course, is that it is time consuming! But I will try bring a few of them up on occasion.

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  1. Prior...

    Well done – I don’t love “all” tankas and have actually yawned and left the ones with too many conjunctions and articles – but your poem here today made me start to like them again –
    And love the pairing of the drawing
    In the 80s I paid my brother 5$ to install a red one like that in my room

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Y. I can’t remember the last time I saw an old phone like that. Of course, the old phone is being displayed on the screen of a smart phone, so old meets new. The story I drew this for was pretty forgettable, but I do like the drawing.

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