Quarter Crazy Poetry Marathon September 2021 – Hour 7

Cinquain – Deep Within

The sin

is found within

down deep within your skin

where valued virtue seems most thin:



Today is the third Quarter Crazy Marathon of 2021.

The Quarter Crazy is a twelve hour writing event where writers from all around the world write one poem per hour using a prompt uploaded hourly to the Quarter Crazy Facebook group as inspiration for their poems. The event is more than just a writing experience, yes at the end of the day participating poets will have twelve brand new poems to take pride in; but for many of us, taking part is an opportunity to network with a number of like-minded individuals. By reading, writing and commenting on the other poets work during and after the marathon we as poets grow and learn from one another as much as we do from our own writing. Writing is not a right for only the elite few deemed successful by society and sales figures; writing is a intrinsically, profound experience that all of us should embrace and events like the Quarter Crazy remind us that we are all together in this world and that the only barriers that we face in life are those that we hold within ourselves. Join the Quarter Crazy group and the Quarter Crazy Marathon public page on Facebook to stay up to date with the events that run quarterly throughout the year. Join us for the last Marathon of the year later in the year, read and comment on today’s poems if you join the group to show the brave participants who have shared their work that you have enjoyed their writing and help them celebrate the achievement of taking part in this amazing creative event.

Senryu – Sin

I sin; and I am

ever learning from mistakes,

I must learn virtue.


Hour 7

This prompt promised a little reprieve with the main poem only requiring seven lines, yet still I found a way to make it a little extra difficult.

The prompt called for a poem pertaining to but sin to which we felt an affinity; I chose all seven.

I sin; therefore I am.

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Free Verse – Seven Cardinals

Lust: the sin I most often succumb to.
Gluttony: how I suppress my depression.
Greed: when my desire may overcome.
Sloth: where I too often return to.
Wrath: the long held grudge, which holds me back.
Envy: the reason I ignore the people I love.
Pride: my fatal flaw, and greatest virtue.




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To see the prompts and the poems written during this hour join the Quarter Crazy group page on Facebook.

Triolet – Deep Within

I may yet find

down deep within;

though I am blind

I may yet find

I leave behind,

an outgrown skin.

I may yet find

down deep within.


Happy Writing. Stay Safe. Stay Distracted.

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