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Tanka – Rat Race!

In response to Colleen’s weekly tanka challenge #81, to use the prompt words Hurry & Last synonymously.

rat race

ic: google.com

Between dawn and dusk

instant gratification

soul trapped in rat race

triumphant at finish line

but, life forgotten to live!

42 comments on “Tanka – Rat Race!

  1. Lovely and Radhika you truly are creative

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  2. Abhay
    May 26, 2018

    Very nice! Every one knows it’s becoming a rat race but no one is willing to quit!

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  3. Kunal Thakore
    May 26, 2018

    Truth in a tanka form

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  4. Yasmin
    May 26, 2018

    👍👏so true!

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  5. delphini510
    May 26, 2018

    Radhika, your social commentary poem is great. So true, too little space t live.
    I quote you :
    ” triumphant at finish line
    but, life forgotten to live! ”

    miriam

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  6. Colleen Chesebro
    May 26, 2018

    Excellent Tanka poem! Life is such a rush. Your last line is perfect! TRUTH! ❤

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  7. DeepikasRamblings
    May 26, 2018

    Stressful experience of life described in a few lines 👌

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  8. Megha's World
    May 27, 2018

    The bitter truth of today’s world.

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  9. swalia
    May 27, 2018

    Well said. We indeed forget to live amidst all the mad rush of life.

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  10. Shantanu Baruah
    May 27, 2018

    What a brilliant take. Deep and so true. 🌸

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  11. Life forgotten to live, so deep ma’am

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  12. Pingback: COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE RECAP, “Hurry & Last,” #SYNONYMSONLY | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

  13. Abhijith Padmakumar
    May 28, 2018

    Great post Radhika 😊. I just loved it a lot !!

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  14. Megala
    May 28, 2018

    Yes, we all forget to live. Wonderful lines, enjoyed reading them !

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  15. mywords331
    May 29, 2018

    Indeed. We all become a part of rat race trying to gain a lot but eventually we lose more.

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  16. Rishu
    June 10, 2018

    A Tanka with some good reflections. Difficult to compose. Beautiful!

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  17. Sifar
    July 8, 2018

    This is exactly how i feel most of the time…trapped in time! Was thinking to write something on this and you came up with this perfect one!!

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 8, 2018

      Would love to read your perspective on this too. I think most of us are unwilling pawns in this race!

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      • Sifar
        July 8, 2018

        I will try to write
        Yes we are caught to serve some purpose unwillingly

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