Hand Me Down (Tanka)

Clothes and toys, recipes and jokes, advice and prejudice: we all have to handle all sorts of hand-me-downs every day. Tell us about some of the meaningful hand-me-downs in your life.

So many regrets,
of a life long lived in fear
Too many desires
ignored till they disappeared
Life half lived, year after year

So you pass them on
Like they’re trinkets in a box
Regrets and old fears
Weighing us down like they’re rocks
As we push against the locks.

Daily Prompt

6 thoughts on “Hand Me Down (Tanka)

      1. I hope you explore your art skills fully. I love the balance and symmetry in your lines and use of colors. It seems to have great appeal among old Centurions and wee dragons 🙂

    1. Thank you. I think fear and regret are easily passed on if we’re not careful. I know I see it with my mom at least – and I guess it’s one of those fears I have, too, that I’d do the same thing to my kids.

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