Tuesday, August 3, 2010



(A Cinquain)

Leaf-like, misshapen.
Shuddering, twisting, scratching.
Emerging crumpled and surprised.



This romantic song is sung by just such a policeman in one of my melodramas.

To the tune of 'And the Band Played On.'

My heart went bump!/ I can still hear it thump,/ And I seem to sway./ She looks so smart/ It's affecting my heart/ In the nicest way./ If she should discover/ I'd suit as a lover/ I'd gladly give her all my pay!/ This crime doesn't matter!/ The whole world could shatter!/ I'd shout 'Hooray!'./

I'm in the Service,/ But still I get nervous/ When she appears!/ She's captivating!/ I'm constantly stating/ My doubts and fears./ I know I'm a tough guy/ A bit of a rough guy/ And she is the queen of her peers!/ But I'd be elated/ If we could be mated!/ I'd shout 'Three cheers!'/

I am bowled over!/ I once was a rover,/ Now this occurs!/ I feel so tender/ That I'd like to send her/ Some jewels and furs!/ It may sound excessive,/ But I feel possessive;/ A tom-cat who's nothing but purrs!/ My whole body's dancing!/ I feel like romancing!/ I'll shout 'I'm hers!'/


Gypsy Lala said...

From cocoon to butterfly, life is filled with all surprise.

Margaret Gosden said...

Nice cinquain, It looks so simple! It looks like aRred Admiral that is emerging...

Ramesh Sood said...

Pretty sweet this!

Jim said...

Hi Brenda. I like your Cinquain. This was a good subject for doing that form and it should have been a fun write for you.

Thank you about your comment on my first verse. That has a double meaning; it works as a life summary for us humans also.
The Lovesick Policeman would make a nice CW song here in the States. Thank you. :)

Tammie Lee said...

I love how you write of a cocoon~

The Write Girl said...

What a beautiful Cinquain about cocoons. Lovely verses.

SandyCarlson said...

I love your cinquain. Exactly how it goes. And from that misshapen blog emerges pure beauty.

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderfully, magically true!

ruth said...

Nice cinquain, beautifully apt description. Thank you