Archives 2014: Haiku Poems by Rosaliene Bacchus
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HAIKU POETRY
The Japanese
haiku poetic form
of 5-7-5
on -
often equated
with the English
syllable -
juxtaposes two
images or ideas,
usually
separated with a
cutting word.

For me, the
haiku poem is a
morsel to chew
on and digest
during the day
or days ahead.  
We live in challenging times. Our future is uncertain. For many of us, each day is
filled with adversity and struggle. Using the compact Haiku verse, I call attention
to our humanity, our struggle, and to the situations that bind us.
Heated ice caps melt
Rising seas swamp coastal belt.
No stopping the melt.

JUNE 2014


MOTHER
Her words pricked my joy
like only a mother's could:
"You've lost your figure."

MAY 2014


NEVER TOO LATE
Yearnings of our youth
smothered by travails of life
resurge in old age.

APRIL 2014


FRACTURED
Women with children
no sacrifice too great.
Fractured immigrant families.

MARCH 2014


ODDS & BITS
Living on the fringe
no house, no work, no dignity.
Left with odds & bits.

FEBRUARY 2014


CHANGING TIMES
Caged by fixed doctrines
rejecting changes in norms.
Time an enemy.

JANUARY 2014
UNRIGHTABLE WRONG
All born of woman
union of male & female
Same...yet unequal

DECEMBER 2014


THE WAR VETERAN
The war veteran
haunted by horrors of war.
Hero or lost soul?

NOVEMBER 2014


CHILDHOOD LOST
Amidst the rubble
broken toys, stench of the dead.
Childhood lost in war.

OCTOBER 2014


ISRAEL
God's chosen people,
merciless in defense of self.
A god of wrath.

SEPTEMBER 2014


IN DENIAL
Fires rage, no rain
children to our borders flee.
Upon us the storm.

AUGUST 2014


HUMANITY
Humanity, enslaved
by capital gone rogue,
facing extinction.

JULY 2014

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