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    Default Reflective Cinquains (CTG)

    A cinquain is a set form of five lines with the following number of syllables: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. Wild Poetry Forum has a community participation area that features a "Cinquain Train" in which poets post a cinquain with a two-syllable beginning line that matches the two-syllable ending line that the previous poet posted. We have now written more than 12,000 such cinquains. Gathered under the title "Reflective Cinquains" are a few recent ones I wrote.

    Reflective Cinquains

    Gentleness:
    what is needed
    at this season of year.
    Let's stuff commercialism up the
    chimney.

    People
    times seven thou':
    Liverpudlians run
    in their charity Santa dash:
    Bravo.

    Fine wine:
    tonight, Christmas
    Eve, just to be with you.
    Savor it: precious, once in a
    lifetime.

    Wholly,
    take the holy
    wafer on your tongue, whole,
    -- not halfway -- accept it with all
    your soul.

    Begun:
    a young lifetime.
    Ended: another life.
    New generations! But what do
    they learn?


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    Our globe:
    dangerous world!
    Home of fighting mankind,
    we plot to blow each other up!
    Jesus!

    Monster's
    ball! But not your
    problem at all. Just how
    others live: tyranny resides
    next door.

    Setting
    for a judgement:
    let the guilty man off?
    He's here for the stretch! Reprieve him?
    No fear.

    For some,
    the firing squad,
    some the golden handshake.
    Why is life always so unfair
    for some?

    Freedom,
    at such high price?
    Time to rethink options.
    To throw away lives and futures,
    for what?

    Share it:
    share your poems
    if you can't share your love,
    or better yet, best of two worlds,
    share both.

    Christopher T. George
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    Nice one Chris.

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    Thanks, Pabs.

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    Very good

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    Thanks, Lindy. I find being part of the "Cinquain Train" has helped hone my poetic skills, as it were, and to think on my feet. You never know what the previous poet will present you with in terms of the two words to start off your own cinquain.

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