Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nov PAD Day 9: Can't-Stop-Tanka


The prompt for the Nov PAD Challenge Day 9 is either a slow-down or a never-slow-down poem. I chose the latter...and the poetic form of the tanka.

Can't-Stop-Tanka
Expectations drive,
pushing myself to edges,
seeking perfection
on precipice teetering--
there's no way I can slow down.


Copyright 2010 by Susanne Barrett

Not slowing down,

4 comments:

paper roads said...

Cleverly done - it makes me feel anxious, like I want to reach out and grab you before you go over!

Brian Miller said...

i am one that is always having to slow myself down...

Susanne Barrett said...

My husband, bless his heart, is always trying to get me to slow down. :)

He said that the first line should be SELF-expectations...but then I had more than five syllables. Couldn't do it. ;)

Yes, slowing down is hard for me. Sometimes I fear that if I slow down, my world will implode. But I also know I need to slow down or I'll miss too much of life....

Thanks for your thoughts, Sarah and Brian.

Claudia said...

sounds slightly familiar to me...
thanks for the reminder...

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