Napowrimo 6 Pseudo Cinquain

I, an
old woman
would-be poet
who won’t stop trying –

This is supposed to be a five line poem with lines of  2, 4, 6, 8, 2,  words or syllables, the final line summing up the rest. Rebel that I am, I wrote 2,3,4,5,2,  for  the Napowrimo prompt for Day 5 but I’m still all behind, hence the word rationing.

OK, I give in: here are a couple of older real cinquains:
Birdsong …
where did it go?
the hunters killed them all
for sport, for fun, in cruelty.
so sad.

is coming back
No more do hunters shoot –
they’ve better things to do than kill.
Be glad.

if I’m allowed time off for good behaviour, I want to read some of the poems my busy week has caused me to miss!


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4 Responses to Napowrimo 6 Pseudo Cinquain

  1. I agree with everyone, the word futile needs to be erased and another put in it’s place. I made a rhyme now does anyone have the time? hee, hee.


  2. I take exception to ‘futile’! It most definitely is not.

    I enjoyed it otherwise; and the other two.


  3. thehutts says:

    As usual I don’t like your last line – primarily because your efforts are far from futile.
    Fraser wrote you an Easter poem yesterday and I must remember to get a stamp for it and put it in the post. I could post it here for you if you like?


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