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Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #284
This tanka was written for Sammi’s WWP #284, which was to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 16 words using the word “Rule”.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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20 thoughts on “Blue, or: Red pill”
Well done, David. 🙂
🧡🙏🏻 Bill 🙏🏻🧡
And you play on words! Expertly.
💞🙏🏻 Lov 🙏🏻💞 ~ very kind, thank you
Loads of sense in a handful of words! Nice one, David.
💝🙏🏻 Keith 🙏🏻💝
Very VERY timely with US midterm elections in progress! So much stoking fear, sooo many blatant lies…
💙🙏🏻 Leenda 🙏🏻💙
Wow, David! I totally agree! We need to have a sense of who we are and not allow external factors to define or confuse us. ❤
💚🙏🏻 Cheryl 🙏🏻💚
There is truth in this one… I heard that Netanyahu is headed to be PM again. *sigh*
💛🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💛
Awesome write, David. ❤️
🖤🙏🏻 Jeff 🙏🏻🖤
Yes!! they shouldn’t, but they do
We mustn’t allow them too.
At the close of the day –
Each pill has a different effect on our behavior and in the pursuit of our goals, also our careers and lifestyles.
What shall it be
Red or Blue
Both must be satisfying,
pleasant and rewarding.
🧡🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻🧡
That poem says it all. Amazing collection of thought. 💖
❤️🙏🏻 Lamittan 🙏🏻❤️
For sure!! And all politicians do it.
💖🙏🏻 Colleen 🙏🏻💖