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:
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…