Ke Andre Bell-Washington

The Perfect Partner (My Debut Tanka)

(October 24th 2012 - March 8th 2013) The time frame in which I was a member on poetry.com. A website that consisted of poets, demonic trolls, and out-and-proud prejudice bigots. I have revealed all of the good, bad, ugly, and inner beautiful in equal doses in both myself and others. Because I did t…






A Tanka is a Japenese form of short poetry similar to a haiku or a senryu in terms of construction (5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line). A Tanka, however, has 2 extra lines (7 syllables in each of the 4th and 5th lines). A Tanka can be either about nature or humanity.

A beautiful man
Inside as well as outside
Honest and caring
Sensual with his soft lips
Increasing his bank account

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