Poetry Packed Out: A Fitting Cinquain for the Season

I’ve felt it and I’m sure most of you have felt it as well, especially Catholics whom are going through the Lenten Season. It’s all around us, just waiting for us to let our guard down so we give into it. It lurks in the shadows just waiting for the right moment to pounce upon us.

We all feel it calling to us each and every day, addicts try to cope with this, some fail while others succeed. It can follow us throughout our lives, hoping to pop up like a jack in the box.

What is this hidden demon, you might inquire, well, it’s temptation. I know it’s hard to fight it, but without mentioning it, we all know that it’s around. The brutal truth that we all must face is that temptation won’t go away unless we confront it.

I’ll admit that, during this Lent, I’ve cheated and gone on social media because feeling disconnected, while it’s a good thing, can be very difficult to do when you’re involved in self advocacy, when news seems so readily available (even if it can seem to be slanted at times.)

That’s where this latest cinquain came from, the feeling of guilt, of shame, of being honest with myself, but it also came from the fact that I’m not alone in my struggles. That’s how it is with me as I’m sure it is with all of you, so without further ado, my cinquain called Temptation:



Urges, instincts

Envelops, taunts, hopes

To cause us all to never know true 


The thing we all need to know and understand is that we’re not alone in anything we deal with. Support, love and friendship is always there in your time of need. So, never be afraid to be open to help and support when you need it, you might find that strangers you might not have thought to talk to may become your closest friends in time. When it happens, success will come your way and hopefully you’ll be able to pay it forward and help communities and the world….

Shine On!!!

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