tiny casket…written by Toni L.A. Cross 3/8/10

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Date of birth: November 2, 2009

Date of death: March 3, 2010

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such a tiny, tiny casket
little face
with an expression of life
painted on it
its enough to break
a heart of stone
hands so small
lifeless perfect shell
delicate lips
that should be moving
tiny chest
not rising and falling
take me away
from this place
before I freeze inside

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Penta-Ciquain: Circle of Life, Written by Toni L.A. Cross 12/8/09

Hey everybody! Sorry for not posting for a while… its all the fault of the weather! We had blizzard conditions and went to hunker down with an elderly relative who doesn’t have internet.

 

born

brand-new life

kicking and screaming

foreign frightening noisy world

born

 

alive

still breathing

gasping oxygen in

joyous thrills of adrenaline

alive

 

love

connected hearts

pulsing beating rush

intimately becoming one being

love

 

dying

fading gray

slipping away slowing

memories joy sorrow pain

dying

 

dead

ice cold

still and silent

not feeling anything forever

dead

 

 This poem is part of an experiment I am doing to try out the different forms of poetry. Keep an eye out for upcoming attempts.

 

“Cinquain: This is another unique type of poetry style. As the name suggests, it is made up of five lines. The first line is just one word, which is often the title of the poem. The second line has two words which describe the first line. The third line has three words, and is mostly the action part of the poem. The fourth line is four words describing the feelings. And the fifth line, again, has just one word which is the title of the poem.”