For this challenge prompt, Colleen asked Harmony to pick a theme. She chose-The Longest Day. True story – writing two tankas.

up before the sun 
homeward plane had not arrived
put on diff airline
landed on Aruba , ha
next plane landed Miami

last plane for home gone*
sobbed at ticket counter, cussed
rebooked earliest
stayed in nice airport hotel
home after the longest day

Thank you for reading!

* - I used syllable counter and I’m confused. it says this line is six syllables,????

©Ruth Klein’s Scribbles

26 thoughts on “My Take – TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 282, 7/26/22, #THEMEPROMPT

  1. I imagine a lot of people are experiencing the longest day, or even weeks of late. My daughter was telling me about a friend of hers who was stranded in Jamaica as one flight after another was canceled.Makes me shutter!

    I love the poem. well done, Ruth!

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      1. Sometimes… oddly enough the word count is different in a sentence and when the word is by itself? At least that is what I’ve encountered.

        Whatever works 😀

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      1. OH Wow… That’s a story you should tell. Have you thought about writing flash fiction? You should try the 99 word story challenge too. I think you’d like it. It’s every Monday and you have a week to write your flash fiction story. 💜

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  2. Wow…that definitely was a long day. Great job in capturing the hurdles! I traveled to the East Coast to see my kids last month. The trip began with a two-hour wait as the airline had to find a pilot?!? This was the beginning of a series of airline problems. 😊

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  3. You’ve captured the travel angst perfectly! I went by car and swore from day 1 I would never do it again. BTW, we were in the car 6+ hours most days of the 7 it took there and back with stops.

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