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

ยฉ 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?

      Liked by 2 people

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

    Liked by 2 people

    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 Sadje๐Ÿงก

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

  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.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Era says:

    Very well written!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era.๐Ÿ’•

      Like

      1. Era says:

        You’re wlecome ๐Ÿ˜Š

        Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

      Liked by 1 person

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent Jude the whole post ๐Ÿ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Willow

      Like

  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. โค๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท

      Liked by 1 person

  9. asthaisha says:

    Amazingly written โค๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

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