#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 321, 5/23/23

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I’m taking part in the Wordcraft poetry challenge hosted by Colleen. This week’s challenge is to write a specific form with a twist!

Write an acrostic poem with a syllable count of 8, 9, or 10 syllables per line (all the same, or a mixture of syllable counts, is fine).


Acrostic poems are poems in which a word or several words are spelled out vertically. This is usually the first letter of each line.

I’ve chosen the word, ‘Imagination’ from the list of words provided by Colleen . Every line is made up of 10 syllables.

Icicles made of chocolate in caves
Mermaids flip their strong, long tails, making waves
A switch to reboot and end the hatred
Guns that spread love instead of spilling blood
Inequality and disease, a myth
Nutrients in grains of sand, edible
A time clock that reminds and reprimands
Talking stars for the lonely and the sad.
IQ in every drop of sunshine for all
Oysters with a pearl for every (wo)man
Now, is this imagination or real?

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15 responses to “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 321, 5/23/23”

  1. msjadeli Avatar

    Smitha, I love the world as you imagine it here.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Lisa🙂. It did feel good imagining a world like this. Happy weekend to you!

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      1. msjadeli Avatar

        You’re welcome and to you also 🙂

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  2. balroop2013 Avatar

    The best description of Utopia we all yearn for! Well-done Smitha!


  3. rajkkhoja Avatar

    It’s would be really true, Smitha!

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  4. Luanne Avatar

    What a lovely and positive imagination!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Luanne🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Luanne Avatar

        You are welcome.

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  5. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

    I wish this were true, Smitha! It would be amazing. 🙏🏻

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      ❤️me too, Colleen. This time I pasted it on the right Mr Linky🙂

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      1. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

        LOL! You’re a star, Smitha! I love it! ❤️

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  6. yvettemcalleiro Avatar

    Oh, I love your poem, Smitha! If only it were real…

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Yvette. Your comment made me smile. It’s very kind of you.💕🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. memadtwo Avatar

    It would be wonderful! (K)


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