Back in March, dVerse Poets challenged us to write a 'cinquain',
a five line poem with 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables in the five lines.
My original version caused one of my readers of the time to complain
and I removed the poem. I regret doing that now and have recreated it
but built around what was probably the hardest phone-call
I ever took as a Life-Line counsellor.
A man had found a book when tidying his garage.
It had belonged to his son who had drowned a few years earlier
and brought his grief back in full force.
Was in a box
When he found it one day;
He held it tightly to his chest
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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