Today’s prompt was to write a tanka, which is a poem with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5-7-7. Essentially, it’s a long haiku, although it usually has a twist ending. Here’s my contribution, which was inspired by a humorous misunderstanding I heard in the radio drama series, Adventures in Odyssey. Enjoy!
He Beat Me
By Nathan Marchand
He beat me last night.
He jumped me with his black king
Over and over.
Never again will I play
A game of checkers with him.
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