Children — a Cinquain

This is part of my Poetry Challenge. It’s a cinquain, a short, unrhymed poem consisting of 22 syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. The lines go as follows:

Line 1: Noun/Subject
Line 2: Description of noun/subject
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling of Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun/subject

Young little minds
Laughing, running, playing
I feel as if the world was new


So this is the first poem in my Poetry Challenge. It’s an acrostic.

*Acrostic Rules*
The first letter of each line must spell a word or phrase.

Stay, little one
Under my heel
Buried deep within me
Mesmerized, entranced
In the pristine, simple world I have created for you
Stay, little one
Stay with me
In this deep crimson pool
Of love, of cherished ownership where
Nothing else exists

Poetry Challenge

Okay, so I didn’t sleep the other night, and ended up researching different types of poetry. Once upon a time, I fancied myself a poet, but really haven’t felt that creative spark lately. But rereading some of my favorite poets (my top three are Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda) has inspired me a bit. Continue reading