Skateboard Park

At the skateboard park,
the local teens practice skills.
Many ups and downs
may result in sudden spills,
but the best keep rolling on.


Author’s Notes:

This skateboard park is located in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.

This poem is a 5-7-5-7-7 Poem.
It is a 5 line poem that has the syllable count of the numbers in the format’s name. This is not a Tanka because it contains rhyme, alliteration, punctuation, and a gerund (ing-word), all of which disqualify is from the Japanese format. So it is a very American structure that mimics the Japanese structure only.

This picture was taken by the author himself on March 10, 2016.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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