Moral conflicts #TankaTales

What happens when this life blisters,
And storm clouds roll across your virgin world.
When luck slips your naive grip,
And favour scurries into bushes of disappointment.
When fortune re-calls its blessing,
A courtesan who but lent you their time.
What will happen then,
When you fall from grace,
And your character is put to the test.
How deep do your roots go,
How far will you bend?

Dreams you must achieve
Up that ladder of success
How far can you go
Playing this dangerous game
Staying clean in dirty worlds

The taste of success and the addiction of ambition.

Lonely soul
Estranged far from home
Distanced love
When new beauty calls
Will you then stay true

The temptations of separation

Morals
Things that chain
Manners
Kept through pains
Souls Intact

The virtues of values

Β© judeitakali


Life is riddled with countless moral tests,
And whilst we cannot always pass with flying colours,
We must always endeavour to succeed.

For Colleen’s weekly challenge this week(Poet’s choice)

P.S

Incase the tankas may seem irregular, it’s because I used three variations of the tanka form, with these respective syllabic metres;

  • 5/7/5/7/7
  • 3/5/3/5/5
  • 2/3/2/3/3

Stay safe everyone, and stay loving.

57 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramya Vivek says:

    Ah…The moral dilemmas. They are very tricky.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I know, how much of your soul can one give away?

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  2. Brilliant Jude! And quite interesting! A smashing post, cheers my friend!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. Cheers Francisco

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure Jude! Cheers!

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  3. Sadje says:

    Very well written Jude. We must always strive

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje🧑

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    The cartoons are lovely! Are they yours? Moral, really a conflict!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ah, I wish they were mine, no I found them from anonymous people.πŸ™πŸΎ

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  5. Era says:

    Very well written!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era.πŸ’•

      Like

      1. Era says:

        You’re wlecome 😊

        Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 1 person

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent Jude the whole post πŸ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Willow

      Like

      1. willowdot21 says:

        A pleasure

        Liked by 1 person

  7. J. M. Lilin says:

    Intriguing write-up.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you think so Lilin, thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Dora says:

    Wonderful, Jude, how you’ve expressed these conflicting emotions. ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much DoraπŸ’•πŸŒ·

      Liked by 1 person

  9. asthaisha says:

    Amazingly written ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Oh, the moral conflict! Well done, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Punam πŸŒΌπŸ’›

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      1. You are welcome.

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  11. memadtwo says:

    So true Jude. I especially like your introductory verse. Full of good questions. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you do, just questions to ask ourselves. 🧑🌷

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  12. Jude, I’m absolutely blown away with your creativity. You have outdone yourself. ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi. Colleen, thank you so much. I’ve been using syllabic poems in ways i think you would have liked but I didn’t want to stress you by tagging you. I did want you to read, advise and hopefully enjoy them.

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      1. Tag me please! I try to visit you more often but it’s usually late in my day. I love your creativity! ❀️

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I guess I will from now on. My posts the last two weeks have been riddled with syllabic bits and parts, it’s hard to tag you in all

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      3. I’ll try to visit more. You amaze me with your creativity. You’ve found your groove. πŸ˜€

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      4. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much Colleen, I am becoming more comfortable but lots of things to iron out πŸ™πŸΎ

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      5. You’re a smart guy. You’ll figure it out! ❀

        Like

      6. judeitakali says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  13. ❀️❀️

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  14. justcalmwildness says:

    Interesting write up and great topic…. Moral conflict.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I wanted to write a bit more but I haven’t yet evolved a long article segment on my blog, but soon I will.
      Thanks Jackie ❀️

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  15. -Eugenia says:

    Excellent post, Jude, and superb endeavor on the tankas. We must always try to be our best.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. I’m glad you like it

      Liked by 1 person

      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome!

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  16. Jules says:

    Always question. The answers are not always likable. But everything helps us to hopefully make the correct choices.

    I played with some new forms too. I passed on most of the rhyming schemes. But I think I used the forms I found with fun πŸ˜‰

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah sometimes it’s not up us

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  17. Arpita says:

    Well penned down Friend!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎπŸ§‘

      Like

  18. merrildsmith says:

    A very thoughtful poem–much to think about.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Merril

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  19. bejamin4 says:

    The words are strong here. That opening started with power: “What happens when this life blisters, / And storm clouds roll across your virgin world.” Your work is always both poetical and thoughtful: “Staying clean in dirty worlds”.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you appreciate those lines, a few take a little time to think up them others flow in naturally.
      Thank you so much Ben.

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      1. bejamin4 says:

        Yeah, I know what you mean. Always that pull between flow and sweat and tears. You’re welcome!

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