...where Pen is mightier than the sword...
A great Mapie Tales prompt!
It is sad that there are so many unwritten legacies. As poets, we have to make sure our legacies are written!
A wonderful take on Mag #38. A whole story in five lines - love it.
57577 I wasn't aware of the Tanka form. Thanks Jinksy. Lovely poem. Strange how obsessed we are with dates. Life is like a hamburger - it's what's in between that counts.
So much fits in the space in between
I am astounded! I read so much here in so little.I see a Grave stone with birth on the top and date of death on the bottom. In between lay the story...May I tell you one?"As you are now,So once was I.As I am now,So one day you will be,Think on this,And pray for me."God Bless CML
What a beautiful poem. I truly enjoyed this one!
Yes, we all of us have stories...if we die young or old, if we led exciting or boring lives...we all of us have stories.
So many unwritten legacies through the ages. Thought provoking piece.
Given the restrictions of the form, you handle the prompt very well.
Nice, very mice given the restrictions as mentioned by Good Ole Doc. Nice Mag. Love and Light, Sender
Love this Jinksy....so true, and sad.
We sometimes forget, a whole life is a whole life, no matter how long.
Very well done. Thank you.
nice. i like that..so much unsaid in that dash....
The elegance of the Tanka form is perfect for this, and funnily I used it too! You did a great job.
Oh, so true! Nicely done!
Well written- so short a life so sad
I am always surprised at how precisely so few words can say so much. That was perfect for this prompt!
Wonderful take on this prompt... and yes, the legacy between unspoken by just dates. What was thise life?