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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change

The conversations
shackled by the swelling strife
toiling in tension

5|7|5 Haiku

-Raxtus

checkmate

A poem written as 4 continuous Haikus

You lionise him

as you stand here cowering

in veneration

 

mind of a marvel

emitting monologues of

Methodised madness

 

measured moves of the

master manipulator

plays a royal flush

 

The cards have been played

The puppeteer pulls the strings

You’re 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

gold

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’ll 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 clammy air

And feel the wooden walls of

your casket confine

 

descend the stone steps

into the desolate depths

of the neon nether

 

Be engulfed by the

void of the hell’s gaping mouth

A dance with darkness

 

Plunge into fires

of torment and splash around

with Satan’s children

 

In the thick bloody

waters of the swamp like Styx

Ablutions for him

 

When you feel lonely

Take a peek under the bed.

Don’t keep him waiting

 

-Raxtus

Andromeda

A poem written as 3 continuous Haikus..

​That moonless night was

a monotonous canvas

Craving starry shine

passionate poets paint

whimsically worded verse

onto the veiled moon

Illuminating

The noiseless night with starry

Specks of Andromeda

5✓7✓5 Haiku

-Raxtus