Game Time

American Football, Fan, Supporter, Girl
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Breath held
Excited anticipation
Dreams that their team will win
They fill the stands
Trusting


Colleen’s syllabic challenge this week is to write a poem using synonyms for eager and hope. As sports often have reversals, I have gone with a reverse cinquain form.

Padre

Crowned (ABP 9)

Easter, Crown Of Thorns, Crucifixion, Christ

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Confined
And Arrested 
A captive tightly bound
Led before a court kangaroo
Silent

Taunted
New judge to face
Unwelcome case propound
Sent away – another verdict
To seek

Palace
King’s judgement seat
“Perform some magic feat”
No “magic” tricks exhibited 
Quiet

Return
Caesar’s law face
Free him or another?
Fickle masses – criminal free
Fate seal

Beaten
Thorn-crowned visage
Cross through city to bear
Raised upon post of shame and death
“Finished”

August Bible Poems 9 – I thought a crown cinquain would be a symbolically suitable form for this poem.

Padre

 

Departed Witness: Mirror Cinquain

Tree, Branches, Sky, Perspective, Branch, Winter, Fall

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Mourn we
The awful loss.
You departed now – far
From our selfish unthinking midst.
Gone now –
Your sage
Witness of the things that have passed –
Now forever silent
You great oak shall
Remain

 

Padre

Colleen’s syllabic challenge this week was to write on the theme inspired by the quote: Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

I have gone with the mirror cinquain form, and the added prompt to the image of a dead oak.  I think to the quote and image work well together to set the mood.