April is the time-zone home to the 30-30 poetry challenge. 30 poems in 30 days. I personally am not feeling quite ambitious enough for this full challenge but I did want to at least take a crack at some properly structured poetry.

Today, in honor of  Friday Flash, I bring you my terrible Horror Made Haikus.

Haikus, by the way, are a type of Japanese poem. It is a 17 syllable verse made up of 3 lines of phrases. Line 1 has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 and line 3 has 5.


Here goes… The 5 senses of horror haiku collection:

 Moonlight stings my eyes

after so long below ground

no longer a slave


A shriek fills the air

The banshee’s scream rips through me

Too late for earplugs


A glob of thick goo

overwhelms me with its scent

my rotted ex-boss


Tendons rip with ease

Eyeballs release tasty juice

humans taste so good


Digging fingers in

Splinters stab beneath my nails

Buried alive sucks


Want to try your hand at a horror haiku? Because I’d love to hear you guys take a crack at one. Come on- they can’t possibly be worse than mine…

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