Prompting Tanka

Took a deep draught from
The Fountain of Youth, and froze
My shallow surface.
Now my foolish face portrays
Vanity’s advice.
(Inspired by #MSPoetry prompt ‘Fountain of Youth’)

Beautiful wrath borne
From delicate defiance;
My mental battle,
An endless internal war
Waged against my own despair.
(Inspired by #InkMine prompt ‘Beautiful Wrath’)

Your vicious vortex –
Co-dependent deceit that
Spirals into spite.
Abstract, artless affection
That is neither love, nor life.

His unyielding mind
And powerful body seemed
Invincible, but
For his Achilles heel voice;
Always broken by the truth.
(Inspired by #writtenriver prompt ‘His Voice Quivered’)

Building between us
A safety net for our souls,
Merged in the middle.
Hope it can cope with our weight;
This tightly drawn, tangled web
(Inspired by #MadVerse prompt ‘Delicate Trust)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on