Archives 2015: Haiku Poems by Rosaliene Bacchus
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HAIKU POETRY
The Japanese 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.
A BETTER WORLD
Care for each other
black & white, Muslim, Christian
for a better world.

DECEMBER 2015


CAN'T SAY NO
What dreams, what sorrows
hide beneath your laughter?
Women who can't say no.

NOVEMBER 2015


NO SHAME

Robbers of the people's purse
from widows and orphans.
No shame no shame.

OCTOBER 2015


WHO WILL SPEAK?
Middle East in flames.
Displaced peoples to Europe flee.
Who will speak for thee?

SEPTEMBER 2015


YESTERYEAR
We retrace the path
once rutted, now asphalted.
Gone is yesteryear.

AUGUST 2015


FREED TO BREED
Apex predator,
like lionfish, consumes all.
Capitalism freed to breed.

JULY 2015
RAIN
Too much, too little.
Man trifling with the Ouija board;
disrupting Rain.

JUNE 2015


THE HAIKU MASTER
The Haiku Master
flows with the mighty waters.
A beacon for all.

MAY 2015


LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
IN MEMORY OF COURTNEY CRUM-EWING
Shot down in the night
standing firm against power.
Light in the darkness.

APRIL 2015


CHILD OF TODAY
Child of today do you know?
Cancer left unchecked
destroys head & heart.

MARCH 2015


THE BLACK CROSS
Frisked, beaten, tasered
young men caged, families battered.
Way of the Black Cross.

FEBRUARY 2015


THE OPPRESSORS' HATE
Grabs all for self
knows not restraint or mercy
-the oppressors' hate.

JANUARY 2015
THE INSPIRATIONAL STORY
THAT SET ME ON THE PATH
TO WRITING HAIKU POETRY
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