hope

Hope: A poem written as 7 interconnected haikus.

 

They came bearing gifts:
lead and steel and blood and bone.
Gifts of genocide.

 

deceived by dogmas,
they trudge through ruby puddles
cleansing the country

 

They erase a race
one child at a time. Begging
in the tongue they share

 

Scat! Scamper! Split! Help!
We flee, they follow. Childish
game of cat and mouse

 

Music of murder
is monotony to us.
storms of survival.

 

tongue tied humankind
silent spectator to the
massacre of millions

 

They fall like petals
tribes dwindle. A culture fades
A blemish in time.

 

-Raxtus.

 

 

 

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checkmate

A poem written as 4 Haikus
You lionize him
as you stand here cowering
in veneration
mind of a marvel
emmiting monologues of
Methodized madness
measured moves of a
manipulative master
The cards played right
The cards have been played
The puppeteer pulls the strings
Your his pawn. Checkmate!
5.7.5 Haiku
-Raxtus ❤️

Bedtime stories

A dark poem written as three continuous Haikus

Marshmallows bestrewn

Like fluffy white pillows on

A bed of cocoa

We have no time for

Bedtime stories but eons

To recount nightmares

When you feel lonely

Take a peek under the bed

Don’t keep him waiting

-Raxtus

5*7*5 Haiku

A poem written as 3 continuous Haikus..

There she stood gleaming

like El Dorado in her

graceful golden garb

pandemonium

as she twirls and turn around

I will be resolute

Rowdily I risk
it all and play this raucous

roulette of romance

5©7©5 Haiku

-Raxtus

Limbo II

Inspired by Dante Alhigieri’s masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, Limbo is a series of Haikus that tour the dark expanses of hell.

Limbo II is poem consisting of 5 continuous Haikus.. Keep your eyes peeled for Limbo III

kneel before Hades
as chaotic clouds veil the
blood scarlet skies

 

hear the cackle of
demons and feel the whip sting
bloody tender flesh

 

inhale the odour
of wine blood trickling onto
the blanket of bones

descend deeper down                                       the dark chasms resounding                               the screams of damned souls

 

welcome to torment
the hellish paradise where
you’ll rot forever

 575 Haiku 

-Raxtus

 

Limbo I

Inspired by Dante Alhigieri’s masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, Limbo is a series of Haikus that tour the dark expanses of hell.

Limbo I is poem consisting of 5 continuous Haikus.. Look out for Limbo II

PS- I’m planning to make this a series so stay tuned

Choke on the clammy air 
And feel the wooden walls

Of your casket confine

Go ​down spiraling stairs 

Into the desolate 

expanses of the nether

Be engulfed by the 

void of the hell’s gaping mouth

A dance with darkness

Plunge into the fires 

of torment and splash around 

with Satan’s children

In the thick bloody 

waters of the swamp like Styx

Ablutions for hades

-Raxtus

Andromeda

A poem written as 3 continuous Haikus..

​That moonless night was 

a monotonous canvas

Craving starry shine

As pained poets paint

whimsically worded verse

onto the veiled moon

Illuminating

The noiseless night with starry

Specks of Andromeda

5✓7✓5 Haiku

-Raxtus