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It's Twenty To Twelve

Midnight Beckons

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 7 days ago 1 min read

It's twenty to twelve and midnight beckons, I want to stay up til midnight and then up at 5:45 tomorrow morning and a couple of seemingly impossible tasks to finish at work tomorrow.

So I thought I would write a double butterfly cinquain.

The only problem being is that the Vocal editor does not let you keep the format. although it is more about the syllables in the lines similar to a haiku.

I also want to at least hit the hundred-word pre-haiku challenge minimum word requirement, which I have done with this brief preamble.

This is how it should look

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Down The Minutes

Until Midnight Arrives

The Church Bell Strikes Twelve Ringing Peals

And Then

There Is Silence, I Lie Awake

In The Quiet Darkness

In My Warm Bed

To Sleep

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Now Is

The Time Of Dreams

Ride Into The Unknown

Discover A Fabled Empire

The Past

I See Statues, Columns, Temples

Destroyed By Father Time

And Erosion


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  • Stephanie J. Bradberry6 days ago

    Wonderful use of wording to capture the mood and imagery.

  • Cathy holmes7 days ago

    Nicely done

  • Wonderful double Butterfly Cinquain! I loved it!

  • Holly Pheni7 days ago

    I could almost hear a clock ticking. Nice one! Cinquain formatting is tricky, I think you nailed it!(As usual!) Great song as well.

  • Babs Iverson7 days ago

    As always, brilliant & beautiful!!! Love it!!!💕💖😊

  • Heather Hubler7 days ago

    This was wonderful! I love the pic of the formatted version :) And the idea that we can discover an empire in our dreams. Beautifully written.

  • Dana Stewart7 days ago

    Such a fun, original poem. And of course, the music link rocks. You have a vast arsenal of music Mike!

  • I appreciate this writing of yours, Mike. Beautifully written.

  • sleepy drafts7 days ago

    Oh, this is so beautiful! I love how you included the original format, also. Wonderful. ❤️

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