True Colors

The scarlet letter is an A
Morals–an ever-changing scene
Hush! Cover everything with jade
Carefully word your next tirade
God’s grace alone makes a heart clean

Linking with Linda Kruschke paint chip poetry.

QUINTILLA (quin-teé-yuh) Spanish five-line stanza containing eight syllables per line and rhyming ababa, abbab, abaab, aabab, or aabba. Each stanza must have two rhymes (a and b) and the last two lines may not be a couplet. Originally the quintilla was called a redondilla.
Your challenge is to write at least one stanza in the quintilla form. You can certainly write more if you like, but one well-crafted quintilla is all I’m asking.

Those words and phrases are robin’s egg, jade, The Scarlet Letter, slow, and goldfish. I would like you to use at least two of these in your quintilla. If you can use them as your rhyme words, all the better. But you could also pick one to be your title but not use it in the actual poem. The possibilities aren’t endless, but there are more than a few.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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2 Responses to True Colors

  1. Nice one. I wondered if anyone would figure out how to use the scarlet letter.

    Like

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the reminder in the last line.

    Liked by 1 person

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