TANKA : Coincidence


He came after her
Not knowing what life has to offer.
He said this is no coincidence
True love always finds its way.
She said, his mind is in disarray.


***Tanka poem is very similar to Haiku but it has more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor, and personification. There are five lines in a Tanka.





TANKA 14: There You’ll Be



Heart as cold as snow
Footprints telling where you’d go
Blinding sunlight, cool breeze
Wipes away my tears
Everywhere I am, there you’ll be

It’s been awhile since I joined a weekly TANKA challenge and I missed it so badly. I’m glad I now have a chance to catch up. You may also want to read and write, for instructions, kindly click here. Have a great one!

Weekly Quotes To Ponder 29



Time for our ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ feature folks!

Sometimes when we want something so desperately, we tend to do things that are beyond our means just to get it. We push ourselves to our limits to ensure a positive result. Then once we failed, we cannot help but feel more than frustrated. Some people may even beat themselves up for their inability to attain their goal. I used to be this way.

For the benefit of my new readers, let me repeat myself, I am a risk-taker. I’d rather cross the line and suffer the consequences than just staring at that line for the rest of my life. I believe that we only regret the things we didn’t do when we had the chance.

A friend once told me that there should never be feelings of regrets as long as we did everything we could to get what we need or want. It took me a couple of years to realize the truth behind this statement. I have been a stubborn person back then. I almost forgot or maybe don’t want to accept the fact that there are things in this life that are beyond our control. Since I am a free-spirited person, I hate being confined in a box or being tied into something that limits my moves or my freedom. For me, imprisonment is taboo.


Lately, I realized that we are actually slaves at some point. There are things we need to do every day and once we failed to do these it affects our chance of survival. There’s no point in fighting back these urges. As days go by, I am learning the ‘art of acceptance’ and it makes life more bearable and worthy.