Political Poetry

“Fake News,” #Tanka

This week, I shared my ideas about writing political poetry. You can read that article HERE. Political poetry is difficult to write. You don’t want to preach, but you also want to get your feelings across to others. How do you do that? To start, you can choose a topic that brings you the most …

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My Thoughts on Writing Political Poetry

Composing political poetry is one way a poet can weigh in and share their opinion on current events and politics around the world. These poems tend to critique or defend the social and political issues of the day. The Poetry Foundation.org shares: “Plato wanted to banish poets from his Republic because they can make lies …

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“Aftershocks,” A #Tanka

It’s the beginning of the month and my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge gives poets the opportunity to use their own words. There is no need to use synonyms, unless you want to. I delved into the political arena this week with my poem “Aftershocks.” Tanka poetry is written from the perspective of the poet. …

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 129, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Life has a way of stepping in and giving us a good shake up every now …

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