Parenting Poems

CINQUAIN: a five line stanza

Writer’s Digest is having a Poetic Form Contest for cinquain poems.  It’s a fun form to play with.  A cinquain poem has five lines with two syllables on the first line, four on the second, six on the third, eight on the fourth and two on the fifth.

I’ve posted a few of my attempts below.  Feel free to add yours in the comments.

Sharp toys

In the kids’ room

Lying in the darkness

Patiently waiting for a foot

Ouch! $h^t!

###

Stop it

Stop the beeping

Who bought my kids this toy?

What did I ever do to him?

Revenge

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Mommy

Needs a sick day

But that is not allowed

So I will rise and pack your lunch

With germs

###

Transformed

With one last push

Or a sterile scalpel

There is no easy way to birth

A mother

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