Random page thesaurus prompt: Compassion

They weep
Lost in the street
We walk past, ignoring
a persons life’s struggle that makes
them weep.


My first attempt at a Cinquain, its a nice little poetic form that follows the following syllable rules

1st line : 2 syllables

2nd line : 4 syllables

3rd line : 6 syllables

4th line: 8 syllables

5th line: 2 syllables


For me the form creates a natural circular topic / line set. So for my first attempt, I wanted the beginning and end to have similar lines… kind of suggesting that the cycle is never-ending and inescapable, like the turmoils and struggles of the homeless (at least, both the issues they create themselves and the situations they cannot control)

Hope you enjoyed / it inspired thought!



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