Sharp Words (Cinquain)

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

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


Forgiveness (Fibonacci)




and forget.

Toss aside grievance

Carve out cancerous memory.

Re-cant harsh insinuations with impunity 

and restore wrecked relationship with soothing harmonious speech, a balm to the soul.

I love Fibonacci poems!  I was first introduced to the beauty of different forms of poetry by Greg from Memoirs of a Dragon who experiments with all forms, and has challenged me as an amateur poet.  This poem is pretty self-explanatory, and I hope it resonates with you, as at some point in our life we all must forgive and forget.

Fibonacci:  a non-rhyming poem structured with the Fibonacci sequence (0 or 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 etc).  Fibonacci sequence is adding the two prior numbers together to get the new number.   If one starts at “zero” then the first two lines are single syllable. Most poems stop at 13 syllables for the last line.