#Weekly Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 107 – Participate & Grooming

If you want to participate, here’s the link:   https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/2018/08/01/weekly-tanka-prompt-poetry-challenge-week-107-participate-grooming/


Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Rhyme not required

Participate in life!


you want

to live in

a room safely

mourning your freedom?

Climb that sprawling oak tree,

stand atop a jungle Jim,

walk a forest trail listening

to nightfall howling in the distance,

daring to create your finest moments.

We groom our children to accept a cage,

mental prisons formed from safety’s bars,

denying their need to prepare

 for a universal truth…

Safe is an illusion.

Seek out adventure,

feel life flowing

inside you,

where joy



©Joelle LeGendre