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Don't Go Into The Forest

A Butterfly Cinquain

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 2 years ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
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One day

Timothy Finn

Went into the forest

Oblivious to the werewolf there

Oh no!

The werewolf saw Timothy Finn

It caught him by his neck

Its dinner served

So yum!


The butterfly cinquain is a 9-line poem which takes the shape of a butterfly when the lines are centered.  The syllable count per line is two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two (2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2).

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Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

My mental health decline brought about a lot of darkness and I embraced it. It now flows out mostly as Dark Stories and Poetry.

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  • Bonnie Bowerman3 months ago

    Another interesting form! Loved this one!

  • Chloe Gilholy8 months ago

    The werewolf might have to cancel its JustEat order.

  • Amazing Storytelling 😁🩸and Thanks for sharing This, I Now Love The Butterfly 🦋 Cincaquin📝♥️😉

  • JBaz8 months ago

    I couldn’t even attempt this style of writing Well done

  • Donna Fox (HKB)9 months ago

    I still love the formatting of this one, but I makes me wish Vocal could be more customizable!

  • Veronica Coldiron10 months ago

    Short, but deliciously written!

  • a dash10 months ago

    Excellent madam

  • Donna Fox (HKB)11 months ago

    Dharrsheena, I love the formatting and way of explaining the type of poem after! I always feel like I'm learning so much form you! It made for a great quick little micro fiction with tension and a tragic end! 💜

  • Mackenzie Davisabout a year ago

    Oof, that was like ripping off a bandaid! The pain and horror of his death, gone in a flash, yet still has a lingering sting. I’m still feeling a shock. Yet also, a good warning, haha. Stay away from forests.

  • Linda Rivenbarkabout a year ago

    Caught my attention! Well done!

  • Gideon 6ix2 years ago

    This was great, it reminds me of one of those creepy nursery rhymes from scary movies.

  • Cathy holmes2 years ago

    wonderfully done, as always.

  • Dawn Salois2 years ago

    This is great! I know it’s a horror poem, but the last line made me smile. It was cute. ❤️

  • I love this so much. You have such a distinct style that, even if I didn't know this was yours, I think I'd know it was yours. Well done 🖤

  • Mariann Carroll2 years ago

    Great Job. It was short but told a story. 👏

  • Heather Hubler2 years ago

    This was so cool!!! You have true talent, and I love reading your work. Well done on this one :)

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  • Lori Lamothe2 years ago

    I'm a little embarrassed to say I teach poetry and never knew about this form. So cool. Wonderfully lovely and concise.

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  • Unbounded Soul2 years ago

    Lovely, I didn't know about "The butterfly cinquain"! This is really amazing!

  • S J Dolding2 years ago

    Loved it, cleverly concise!

  • Linda Rivenbark2 years ago

    Unique and interesting.. I might try a chinquain too.

  • Nicely done, Dharrsheena! A creative way to play with the horror genre too. :-)

  • Wow. Thank you. I will have to attempt a butterfly cinquain now.

  • Babs Iverson2 years ago


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