Evil, Be Gone!

Pentax K30; ISO 6500; 55.0 mm; f/5.6, 1/13 sec.
Evil – Be Gone! Pentax K30; ISO 6500; 55.0 mm; f/5.6, 1/13 sec.

Words to live by, golden lesson true,
Came unexpected; dousing lies, casting aside
her wicked, evil spell; her ungodly cauldron brew;
‘mid bursting night-sky flares. Truth will abide:
“Let your conscience be your guide!


I wrote this cinquain*(see below), my first endeavor to master this poetic form, in response to this week’s Studio 30+ prompt: OPTION 1- ATM……..OPTION 2- LIES

My inspiration was the “Wishes” Fireworks display at Disney World last week. Following a theme of goodness, at risk of being overturn by evil (“Night on Bald Mountain), eventually being saved, in the nick of time, by Jimminy Cricket and his words of wisdom, “Let your conscience be your guide!” and the Grand Finale: “When you Wish Upon a Star”.
“See what a little wishing can do?”

*Poetic Form: Cinquain

The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. Examples of cinquains can be found in many European languages, and the origin of the form dates back to medieval French poetry.
The most common cinquains in English follow a rhyme scheme of ababb, abaab or abccb. (Ref: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5775)

2 Comments on “Evil, Be Gone!

  1. Beautiful..and I love your page of photos too! I’m giving you extra credit points for braving the heat in Orlando..We live 2 hours south and it’s so hot I can barely make it to my car ..in the driveway.. without shriveling up into a fossil. OK- that’s a bit over the top – but still- I’m imagining a day at Epcot..wow…like I said, bonus points for sure! ☀️


    • Yes. I know. Every year we go in sweltering heat…no off season for us. We jus got used to getting out early, collapsing at hotel mid afternoon, the back out in the evening. It’s still hit but a dip in the pool sure helps! Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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