General Poetry posted July 14, 2020

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Cinquain: 2-4-6-8-2 syllables

Blood Diamonds Bring Death

by LisaMay


in dross of mud,
a diamond bewitches.
Greed overcomes the people’s need
in blood.


Cinquain Poetry writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
A cinquain is written using a pattern. "Cinq" [pronounced SINK] is French for the number 5. This type of poem only has five lines. Each line follows a specific pattern. More information.

Author's Note:
Blood diamonds, also known as conflict diamonds, are mined in a war zone (particularly in central and western Africa) and illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity. The term is used to highlight the negative consequences of the diamond trade in certain areas, or to label an individual diamond as having come from such an area.
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