Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cinquain: Matt. 5:44

A Cinquain is a five line poem.

A much-used form follows a format of 22 syllables arranged thus:

First Line: 2 syllables
Second Line 4 syllables
Third Line 6 syllales
Fourth Line: 8 syllables
Fifth line: 2 syllables

Here's one for you inspired by a bumper sticker I see now and then:

Matt. 5:44
(Look it up)

When Lord
Jesus said, "Love
Your Enemies," I think
He probably meant to say, "Don't
Kill them."


Sarah Lulu said...

Hahaha I love it!

Delwyn said...

Oh no - I know where my mind will be going today...after those rascally little syllables...

I'll get one back to you by the end of my day...

Looks like fun

Mr. Kinder said...

Delwyn, you're a poet.

Sarah Lulu, thanks for chuckling. That's what happened to me when I saw the bumper sticker that inspired this poem. I love the gentle, tentative voice... "I think he probably meant."

Lots of Christians spend a whole lot of time worrying over Old Testament material. Seems to me that if I were to call myself a Christian, I ought to take to heart to the teachings of Jesus. Some of his teaching goes AGAINST Old Testament material.

Butler and Bagman said...

Very cool cinquain...I agree completely that we, as a species, do a lot of things in His name that He would never sign off on. Your cinquain reminded me of The Shack. Pretty good book that carries the same messages.

Mr. Kinder said...

Butler and Bagman, thank you for letting me know about The Shack. It looks like a good book. But I've got to read Three Cups of Tea. Everybody's telling me to read it.