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Hostage!

person with toy airplane on world map

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

Colors of nations
wiped out by the pandemic
countries mask themselves
flights languishing on the grounds
world captive within borders.

A tanka follows the syllable count of 5/7/5/7/7

Reena exploration challenge #143

57 comments on “Hostage!

  1. blindzanygirl
    July 13, 2020

    Really captures everything. Just so apt

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  2. Haroon Mirza
    July 13, 2020

    Wonderfully written

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Aashi D Parekh
    July 13, 2020

    That tanka is good in itself!! Great job!

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  4. Moushmi Radhanpara
    July 13, 2020

    Captive within borders indeed. 🙃

    Liked by 1 person

  5. bejamin4
    July 13, 2020

    Wow! “countries mask themselves”; “world captive within borders.” You are a master, I think, at creating powerful pieces with such few words! This is really, really, really wonderful as usual!

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  6. HappySoul
    July 13, 2020

    Wow R !! This is so good ! All captured in these few lines !

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  7. Era
    July 13, 2020

    Fabulous!!!

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  8. Sri
    July 13, 2020

    You have explained the effects of pandemic in very few lines which throws out a lot of meaning, very well written again.

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  9. Reena Saxena
    July 13, 2020

    I like how you summed up the present situation in 5 lines. Thank you for joining in!

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  10. Reena Saxena
    July 13, 2020

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Hostage …. by Radhika

    Like

  11. judeitakali
    July 13, 2020

    A beautiful tanka 💖

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Indira
    July 13, 2020

    Your flair for words is excellent, Radhika!

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  13. boundlessblessingsblog
    July 13, 2020

    True words of the pandemic, Radhika and a lovely tanka. Our world is where it is we humans have completely changed.

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  14. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    July 13, 2020

    Such an economy of words! Our plight is summed up in five lines! Beautifully expressed and well-chosen image. You never disappoint! Cheryl

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  15. Nathi
    July 13, 2020

    “world captive within borders” – your words perfectly captures the present scenario💯

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  16. Betul Erbasi
    July 13, 2020

    Good one!

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  17. Shweta Suresh
    July 13, 2020

    Such a great take on the prompt ❤️

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  18. kittysverses
    July 13, 2020

    Sad but true. Each line is so apt. A superb tanka, Ma’am.

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  19. Harsh
    July 13, 2020

    Summed up the current situation perfectly!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. V.J. Knutson
    July 13, 2020

    Well described, Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Shilpa Nairy
    July 13, 2020

    Beautifully said in few lines… its just wow..

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Deeksha Pathak
    July 14, 2020

    So effortlessly you have penned down on this topic many times and each time you select a complete different block of words in different styles… Awesome!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Kritika
    July 14, 2020

    A lot said in few. Mask has actually united human kind. No colour or face to distinguish but alas wrongfully taken by man. Enjoyed the tanka.

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  25. Captivating post Radhika

    Like

  26. Indira
    July 18, 2020

    So true. Excellent take.

    Like

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