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Don't Go Into The Forest

A Butterfly Cinquain

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 12 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 along a lot of Darkness and I embraced it. This Darkness flows out in the form of Horror Stories and Dark Poetry 🖤

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  • Linda Rivenbark2 months ago

    Caught my attention! Well done!

  • Gideon 6ix8 months ago

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

  • Cathy holmes8 months ago

    wonderfully done, as always.

  • Dawn Salois8 months 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 Carroll8 months ago

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

  • Heather Hubler10 months 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 Lamothe12 months 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 Soul12 months ago

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

  • S J Dolding12 months ago

    Loved it, cleverly concise!

  • Linda Rivenbark12 months ago

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

  • Cendrine Marrouat12 months ago

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

  • Denise E Lindquist12 months ago

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

  • Babs Iverson12 months ago


  • K. Bensley12 months ago

    Loved it

  • Colleen Millsteed 12 months ago

    This is very clever and beautifully written. Well done.

  • That works really well , very enjoyable

  • Dylan Crice12 months ago

    Love love love werewolves. You poem had has an exceptional bite to it. Keep up the content.

  • Jamie Castle12 months ago

    Wow I had no idea people could make a structure in a poem like this. Very beautiful. Good job all around.

  • Jenn Kirkland12 months ago

    That was very cool. I love this light, sweet butterfly shape paired with the slightly gruesome content!

  • Jeff Rubenstein12 months ago

    Beautifully creative!

  • J. S. Wade12 months ago

    Excellent! The subtle form of the butterfly cinquain with the vicious content of the wolf creates true horror. I’m impressed.

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