"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray

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Written by J. Andrew Lockhart
He lives in Van Buren, Arkansas, USA
His blog: Past Tense

Sending an Army

sending an army
of cold black clouds, demanding
my attention-
You remind me again
the frailty of man

Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.


  1. WHY said...
    Yes, in the war between nature and man, nature always wins!!
    Anonymous said...
    this poem's message is so true. we are all frail. it's something i try to remember when planning my days, and years. helps to keep me in perspective.

    J. Andrew Lockhart said...
    thank you so much for posting my tanka. I am honored. :)
    Every Photo Tells A Story said...
    My pleasure, J. Andrew:)

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