Demons–A Cinquain

Today’s poem is written in the form of a Cinquain. A Cinquain is a traditional form of poetry first introduced by poet Adelaide Crapsey. An outgrowth of the Imagist movement in poetry, the form falls in with the first tenet of the manifesto of the Imagist movement: “To use the language of common speech, but to employ always the exact word, not the nearly exact, nor the merely decorative word.” It’s about clarity of expression and economy of language. (My thanks to and

The form of the Cinquain is simple. It is as follows:

cinquain form


Now, here’s mine:


Living Evil
Destroy and hurt people
Wishing that they could reach Heaven

©Deborah Goschy


About debbiewritesstuff

I am a wife and mom in Minnesota with more than enough things to think about! For the past two years I have served with AmeriCorps, last year I helped children from grades K-3 with their reading through Minnesota Reading Corps. This past school year I taught social and emotional skills to preschool children through the LEAP Initiative in Southern Minnesota. I've been working on my own writing endeavors for a little while now: a novel that I have put on the backburner and poetry. I have a Master's degree Counseling and Psychological Services. I love history, family stories, taking pictures, singing in the church choir, reading, tracing the family tree, and oh, yes writing. I also love 'likes' and comments on my blog and I am tickled when someone chooses to 'follow me.'
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