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A C R O S T I C S


The challenge is to find the right word to fit the alphabet. These three variations on ESCAPE show the fascinating permutations. And the wide variety of choices.


Evil criminals

Scaling the walls

Crawling under the fence

Active at night

Prying open the door

Even though they might get caught.

– Allysha Lim 6.2


Eventually I’ll run away

Secretly sneaking off

Careful not to make a sound

And all alone.

Persevering, I must get away!

Eerie shadows surround me.  – Anon



Eager to get out of here

Sweat beading as I run

Cautious and desperate

Almost out

Panting heavily

Enemies dog my footsteps

Elizabeth Chia, 6.2





A cinquain

is a poem with 5 lines (in French, cinq = 5)

of  2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 2

syllables.  


The highly restricted word/syllable count makes writers think very carefully

about what words

to use/leave out.


CinQuains

Counting syllables

Forever best friends

Remember the days we played pranks on others?

In every situation, you stood by me -

Especially when I was feeling miserable

No matter what, I will remember you.

Depending on each other, that’s what we do!

– Natasha & Elizabeth


SG50 Cinquains!


National Day Parade

I love

The massed displays

Marching bands, the singing,

Commandos parachuting down

Hurrah!


Singlish one, lor!

Sain ah!

So very sain!

Why you so like that one?

Always give chim chim things to do?

Aiyoh!


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