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    is this how it ends? SuperModerator poetinahat's Avatar
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    Cinquain Train

    Just for fun -- one more game thread. I got the idea from Norman D Gutter, who mentioned cinquains.

    Cinquains are five-line poems. I've found several sets of rules for them -- I've picked the form below because it lends itself best to a game. Just start with the last line of the previous poem (as in the chain, chain, chain thread).

    Line 1 = 2 syllables
    Line 2 = 4 syll.
    Line 3 = 6 syll.
    Line 4 = 8 syll.
    Line 5 = 2 syll.

    Okay, here's your start:

    Floodlights
    Bathe shy faces
    In a crude dazzle splash.
    Frightened men hunch and wail, helpless.
    Dogs bark.

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    Yay! Game!
    ^o^

    Walk on
    scattered roses.
    I hear a distant prayer
    calling for the darkness to end.
    Dawn comes.

    *

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    Dawn comes,
    white light nestles
    upon the spread of sheets
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    Cool warmth
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    Floodlights
    Bathe shy faces
    In a crude dazzle splash.
    Frightened men hunch and wail, helpless.
    Dogs bark.
    ===========================

    Dogs bark
    as lightning lights
    a night sky. But no, not
    a storm, but a lone meteor.
    Cats sleep.
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    *groans* I knew I'd missed something... Oh well...

    Cats sleep
    under moonlight
    lapping milk from the sky
    in dreams full of playing and fun
    Stars fall

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    Stars fall
    mighty gall'yon
    thunders shots into night
    smashing clipper's thin outer shell
    Deep sixed
    Last edited by jst5150; 10-24-2006 at 11:00 PM.
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    deep sixed
    watch them thrift
    a six-pack of artists
    haha! diff'rent, original?
    whats that?
    He could not get out the answer for the sum but it did not matter. White roses and red roses: those were beautiful colours to think of.

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    What’s that?
    You say something?
    I must have misheard you.
    I fear it is just but a game
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    Chanting
    prayers to the sky
    forgotten words of faith
    fill the heavens with their love
    Be safe

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    Be safe,
    arms to Jesus
    flung in prayer despair
    circling the dizzying fray
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    Faith song
    for the first time
    sung as if they meant it
    Perhaps there's hope for mankind yet
    Let's hope

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    lets hope
    that we can hope
    even when our hope glands
    have dried out, and our eyes start to
    water
    He could not get out the answer for the sum but it did not matter. White roses and red roses: those were beautiful colours to think of.

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    Let's hope
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    Water
    cold and lonely
    is the home we now know.
    Rust, ruptured bilge now our blanket
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosemerry
    Let's hope
    all is fair in
    love and war for they both
    hurt. Injured parties grieve with each
    other.
    Rosemerry, I see you too love faeries. I am working on a book of faery poetry. It's been blissfully fun.

    Anyway, I'm glad I stumbled across this thread... I love these games.

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    We sleep
    Once we were young.
    We speak to you each day
    Of the tales of your ancestors
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    we die
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    We die
    Life extinguished
    Our essense floats away
    Scooped up midflight by God himself
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    With Hope
    She bade farewell
    To the love of her life
    Only temporarily gone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee
    With Hope
    She bade farewell
    To the love of her life
    Only temporarily gone
    Faithful
    Faithful
    do we suffer
    the sins of our fathers.
    Our redemption comes from battle
    hard won.
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