Sharp Words (Cinquain)

Sharp tongue–
blade thrusts deeply,
a mercilous home strike.
Hands on mouth, remorse negates scene–

I sometimes feel like this little girl.  If tears could leave scars my face would be unrecognizable, both from giving and receiving harsh words.  It is in moments of stress that we must take the most care over what we say to others.  And I, with impulsive need, must be twice as careful.


Cinquain: A Cinquain is written using a pattern. This type of poem only has five lines. Each line follows a specific pattern.

Line 1: 2 syllables Line 2: 4 syllables Line 3: 6 syllables Line 4: 8 syllables Line 5: 2 syllables


3 thoughts on “Sharp Words (Cinquain)

  1. Kirsten

    I have seen both sides of this blade, called the tongue! This reminds me a bit of the oddquain I wrote about the tongue being a gun! We think alike, Yay!


    1. I knee jerk my replies, funny when one is being humorous but not a good thing when one is frustrated or angry. Especially at home when I am “fed up” with being taken for granted! My daughter is really sensitive so I try and take a deep breath first, but I still screw up.


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