Some time ago, I blogged about the cinquain and what I called the semicinquain. This little verse, from 2003, is written in yet another variation of the cinquain, which might be called the hypercinquain, or cinquain on steroids. The syllabic scheme is 2/2/4/6/8/2 as opposed to the cinquain, which is 2/4/6/8/2. Dilemma is explained here.
At All. To choose
A war or Sadaam. Why,
Iraqis must be grateful for
Is at the bar,
On trial before the World.
Outside, a lynch mob menaces
We must destroy
Iraq in order that
A new Iraq be built, or so
But for defense.
No blood without a cause.
Why can't the cowboys hear us say:
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