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Best Cinquain Poems

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Premium Member Cinquain IV
water
murmurs softly,
through the cool of exhaled
breath, against the stones it whispers,
secrets

secrets,
gently spoken,
lonely unbeckoned words, 
hidden deep within broken hearts,
aching

aching,
melting sorrow
pours viscous and endless,
caressing emotions that...

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Categories: loneliness, sorrow,
Form: Cinquain



Premium Member Always - American Cinquain
~Always~ 
(American Cinquain) 


Always 
Keep all your dreams 
Let them grow never let them go 
Keep your dreams alive let them shine 
Always. 

Your dreams...

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Categories: dream,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member My Dearest Love - The Cinquain Style
~My  Dearest   Love ~
( Cinquain  Suite )



For you 
My  love  grows more
With  heart  so full  of...

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Categories: cinquain, angel, beautiful, emotions, love,
Form: Free verse
A cinquain for Mothers Day
Raindrops
I must collect
In a jar on my desk
For all the tears my mum shed through
My storms
...

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Categories: mom, mother, mum,
Form: Cinquain
Professional Crime - Cinquain
Lawyer,
slippery snake,
white collar criminal,
mirror image of thievery,
serpent.



For John Heck's 12-In-1...Choose Your Forte! contest....

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© George Aul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: people
Form: Cinquain



Premium Member A Hobo's LAST RIDE
I am
Not a poet
An old cuss riding words
Once a lad jumping on rail cars
I was

I was
A young hobo
Troublesome skipping school
Down to the Ohio River
Happy

Happy
Feet dangling...

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© Word Hobo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure, age, music, youth,
Form: Cinquain
Longing
Longing
Waiting, hoping
Heart slowly dying
Memories re-fuelling forgotten dreams
Yearning

Longing
Wistfully awaiting
Dreams to stir
Prayers to be answered
Caring



Penned 18 December 2014
...

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Categories: hope, longing,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member FLYING HIGH - VISUAL 5
Soaring
Free as a bird 
No wings to restrain us 
Blown gently on salmon pink clouds 
Heaven! 



01~11~15
Contest: An American Beauty – Andrea Dietrich
Visual 5: Balloons
Checked...

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Categories: freedom,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Silent Hearts
Silent Hearts


inside
silent hearts
words left unsaid
never find their voice
lost


12/01/10 
4:20 pm
© All Rights Reserved
...

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Categories: lost love
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member DESIRE
Desire
Yearn, hunger
Wanting, needing, craving
I need you now!
Longing


Lust
Passion, urgency
Thrilling, arousing, smouldering
Strong desire for intimacy
Obsession

12~26~14
Contest longing Dr Ram Mehta
~awarded 2nd place~
...

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Categories: desire, longing,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member 'Water'
Water gushed over parched land
fractures are slowly filled left by drought 

terrain humidified by cold water 
pouring down replacing warmth
everything ice-covered

Water 
set in ice form
fluffy...

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Categories: nature
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member The Twinkling
The Twinkling


above
the hazy moon
night time whispers stories
shooting stars race in close to hear
and wink...

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Categories: imagination
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member The One That Survived
She stands
In the graveyard
Where he sleeps forever
Beneath the heavy weight of all 
Her tears.
 ~~~

For:  Cinquain contest
Awarded:  First Place

Written:   Feb. 6,...

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Categories: death,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Autumn Stroll
Autumn Stroll


Autumn

Gold foliage

Brilliantly surrounds me

Strolling forest's sunlit pathway

Aglow.


Sandra M. Haight

~1st Place~
Contest: Autumn Stroll Cinquain Form
Sponsor: Eve Roper
Judged: 10/26/2015

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Categories: autumn,
Form: Cinquain
PIZZA
PIZZA 

Pizza
Popular pieces
Pleasing Mozzarella perfections
Pastrami- Peppers irresistible slices
Pizza
...

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Categories: food,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member The poet and the jester (on embracing duality)
It is the conversation
between the poet and the jester.
The poet- with solemn introspection;
the jester- with careless regard,
each captivating the other.

It is the ultimate irony
of this...

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Categories: allegory
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member My Bed's Just Here For The Cat
Fatcat,
Hairy nuisance
Sprawling over bedsheets
Crowding limited sleepspace with
Blubber....

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Categories: animals, funny, pets
Form: Cinquain
Holiday Goodies
                        ...

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Categories: children, christmas, food,
Form: Cinquain
Sweet Music
                        ...

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Categories: child, happy, love, music, peace, sweet,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Only Longing
I think
of you sometimes -
your strong arms around me -
and a white cloud envelops me
gleaming.

At times
the cloud is grey,
for life rains down on me.
You are...

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Categories: longing,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Clouded Lake, Visual 6
Above
The purple lake
Pale sunrays spread like songs
To burn away the shadows in
My soul.
...

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Categories: imagery, inspiration, light, sky,
Form: Cinquain
Equality
I'm not you and you're not me
But life doesn't care
We die equally...

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Categories: butterfly,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Empty
Empty
like bottled air
clinging to nothing real,
except to slippery inside walls
of space

Empty 
like heart chamber
holding on to first love
bouncing back and forth, side to side
then gone

Empty...

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Categories: depression,
Form: Cinquain
Loves End

                        ...

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Categories: death, desire, emotions, feelings, i love
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Failure
Failure

Vows were exchanged

Many promises made

Two hearts crushed as feelings vanished

Breakdown




Entry for Catie's "traditional cinquain" contest...

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Categories: lost love
Form: Cinquain