Sharp Words (Cinquain)

Sharp tongue–
blade thrusts deeply,
a mercilous home strike.
Hands on mouth, remorse negates scene–
Forgive

I sometimes feel like this little girl.  If tears could leave scars my face would be unrecognizable, both from giving and receiving harsh words.  It is in moments of stress that we must take the most care over what we say to others.  And I, with impulsive need, must be twice as careful.

 

Cinquain: A Cinquain is written using a pattern. This type of poem only has five lines. Each line follows a specific pattern.

Line 1: 2 syllables Line 2: 4 syllables Line 3: 6 syllables Line 4: 8 syllables Line 5: 2 syllables

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Frozen (Cinquain)

Frost bite

Hypothermic

heart, irregular beat

with slow, thready pulse that leads to

Frozen

Death by freezing slows the heart, freezes the body from the outside in.  Death from a broken relationship often does the same.  The heart is the last to stay alive, struggling for oxygen and warm blood flow.  But eventually it slows, chills and turns to ice.  For Aunt Jean, RIP.

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Cinquain: 5 lines. Line one: 2 syllables, line two: 4 syllables, line three: 6 syllables, line 4: 8 syllables, line five: 2 syllables

Snowflake (Cinquain)

Snowflake
crystal frailty
sparkle dusted dewdrop
floats down on white lace pointed wings…..
Fairy Dance

I love snowflakes. My favorite poem is a children’s tale I wrote when  I was 16.  You can read it HERE if you wish.  Snowflakes are the last vestiges of magic left to us in this often dreary world.  Tiny sparkling latticed stars floating with the breeze.  Take a moment to really look at one just once this winter and fall in love with them.

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Cinquain: 5 row syllable verse with 2,4,6,8,2 syllables to each line in this order

Broken (Cinquain)

Breathless,
rapid breathing,
like hummingbirds in flight,
fruitless effort to exchange gas…..
Broken

My dad survived esophageal cancer for eight years.  Unfortunately, while the radiation treatments may have helped cure the cancer, the radiation killed him by creating a condition called secondary pulmonary fibrosis.  The radiation scarred his lungs and gradually grew more short of breath until he couldn’t live without a ventilator in the end.  I am a little angry over that.  If cancer doesn’t kill you, the treatments eventually will.  My dad, toward the end when we knew his lungs were very bad, told us that he was “broken”.  I will never say the word broken the same way again.  My dad never let anything defeat him, and to admit that he was broken just breaks me down.

Cinquain: A Cinquain is written using a pattern. This type of poem only has five lines.

Line 1: 2 syllables Line 2: 4 syllables Line 3: 6 syllables Line 4: 8 syllables Line 5: 2 syllables

 

Glass Shards (Cinquain)

Glass shards

 Precision gash

 Life-failed deafening crash

Re-bonded by Creator’s Hand

Lifeguard

 

This describes my belief that no matter how low I have fallen, God can pick up my pieces and put them together again.

Cinquain: A Cinquain is written using a pattern. This type of poem only has five lines. Each line follows a specific pattern.  Line 1: 2 syllables Line 2: 4 syllables Line 3: 6 syllables Line 4: 8 syllables Line 5: 2 syllables