BREATHE ME – CINQUAIN

Devour
Partake my flesh
Shed corporeal fears
Swallow my salty testaments
Slowly.

Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables
distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines.

 

FAIRIES – ALLITERATION POEM

Fretful Fiona, frozen in Fuchsia,
Frantically frees,
Fortuitously fumbles forced
Fiona forward, flipping floppily
Flexing fractured Fuchsia free.
Frown, fears
Fields fervent,
Frost, freezing flaring fireflies
Frolicking festive fairies, frozen.
Fuming fireball flickers
Fields flail
Falcons, Finchers
Flycattchers, fireflies fly
Fairies frolic in festive fascination.

GLASS BABY

Mother walked in meekly.
Her body, malnourished.
skin pallid and damp.
Eyes concave.

She smells of beer.

Mother is passed out on birthing trolley.
Squabbling nurses push and pull on her swollen belly.
Soon
In her arms a swaddled and limp body
A premature consequence.
Head drooping
miniature fingers,
withered extremities.

Eyes sunken,
limbs quivering,
breath faltering

A lifetime of mental retardation.

She reeks of stale smoke.

 

 

Glass