Ziggy’s Horror Haiku Challenge

haikuOkay, so here’s your 5 minute challenge for the week. Let’s all produce a bit of Haiku. For those who don’t know what that is:

A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.

Now, I don’t want to be too prescriptive, so let’s say your little poem should have no more than three lines and 13 words AT MOST and should instill a horror emotion such as fear, terror or despair…yes, I can feel all you haiku aficionados turning in your very tiny coffins…please don’t take too much offense.

Here’s my very quick effort:

Endless corridor
Dark scream spears heart
Follow blood trail

Okay, what are you waiting for. As usual, post your scary poems in the comments section. Good luck!!!

BRILLIANT efforts so far!

25 thoughts on “Ziggy’s Horror Haiku Challenge

  1. Hot 220 lineWired to the cold water tapShe waits, listening

  2. She wakes up screamingFingers scrape at coffin lidbut mourners have left

  3. Spawn blubberStuck to my big feetSmells of dead chickens

  4. Respects paid in fullHanging torso dangles deathScreams gurgle midnight

  5. He’s stolen my heartbut says it tastes really nicewith some Chiante *sorry, need to fix an error. 🙂

  6. From parts he built meSo why the look of disgustWhen I spoke of love?—A peaceful Spring day–No living soul in sight–Something is moving.—My heart beats for you.Does your heart, too, beat for meinside its glass jar?

  7. Bile, phlegm, screams heaved forthEviscerated spiritsThe pit gaped with death

  8. CorpsesSlake my thirstNothing else

  9. spindly shadows castchiling breeze sweeps past, howlingas life’s last protest

  10. Now heart-stop, creaking -Bitter breeze bites scrape-sharp deep:Past this no return.

  11. We of the Undead Poets Society accept the challenge.Fearfully, I gazeinto the bright grinning mawwhich brings me my death.orSoftly, flowing freewith blood like rubies, streamingveins whisper open.Tim Keeton(Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales

  12. Under night’s coverCollapse to the ground growlingto rise on all fours.

  13. You’re doing well guys, gotta say I’m impressed!!!!

  14. Blood drawn, mosquitoesinfest the night, thence to spreadspores from my home world.

  15. There was no blood butstinking ichor on the floormy gun fell, useless

  16. Thanks for letting me play. Here’s another “horror” Haiku:’ware!Nostrils distendinggrowing long in tooth and nailthe howling has come.I would like to throw down the gauntlet on the UDPS “Flash-Poetry” Challenge. Any and all are welcome to play.Tim Keeton(Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-talesRhyme on!

  17. in the cold alleyshadows of a crimson moonconcrete slick with blood

  18. My doppelgangerwatches my body crumbleThe spores are reborn

  19. the tickling I feeleven as I lay in this gravean urge to dance, macabre__hot bloodon this cold winter’s nightLove, how you warm me__the moon overheadthe howl of wolvesor just the other inmates__mortuary breaths,hairy palms and pointy teeth,how fare thee so well, Nosferatu?__(OK, I know these don’t follow the exact syllabic rules, but technically a haiku is a poem short enough to be said in one breath. The syllables are just window dressing to reign in the over achievers. ;-))

  20. The crowd demands bloodI watch the silver blade fallI am next in line

  21. Moonlight’s cold embracerobs me of humanityMy howls fill the nightScreaming their triumphthey spot the juicy whites ofmy eyes. No escape.

  22. ImmortalIn the pale moonlightI stood contemplating lifeUntil the dawn came.Tim Keeton(Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales

  23. Blood moon tells allThe dagger has been twistedYour dying heart bleeds( Lame first attempt I will chalk up to lack of sleep ;P )

  24. Eyes wide, not blinkingSeeing their final visionThen fade to nothing

  25. No one here but meThe others left long agoWho touched my arm

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