Haiku About Boris Karloff

November 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm (Film, Horror, Poetry) (, , , , )

Haiku About Boris Karloff

Gentleman in life
A conveyor of horror
in film and on stage

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Haikus About The Age of Aquarius and Its Foreshadowing

March 26, 2014 at 7:09 pm (Commentary, Crime, History, Poetry) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Haikus About The Age of Aquarius and Its Foreshadowing

The 1960s
rock musical Hair sees dawn
Aquarian Age

The summer of love
’67 in San Fran
flowers in their hair

The summer of death
’69 in LA means
there’s blood everywhere

Charles Manson decrees
Helter Skelter is now here
so Sharon Tate dies

August 9th four die
August 10th two die
Manson’s reign rains blood

The hippy era
from free love to bloody death
a dawn has gone wrong

This is the dawning
of the Age Aquarius
flowers bloom then wilt

Love followed by hate
flowers in hair gives way to
knives in hand below

The year 2012
some say Aquarian Age
has begun its run

Charles Manson figure
par excellence waits in wings
the dread Antichrist

-A series of Haikus
written by Christopher
Wednesday March 26th
2014.

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Stirling Stork: A Poem

May 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm (Poetry) (, , , , )

On the beach this week I’ve encountered Stirling Stork

who eats small fish with his beak and not with a fork

until this week I’d never seen a stork in real life

just saw it in drawings and photos so rife

with the explanation

that defied imagination

this is where babies come from

delivered by storks 

over whose chimneys they come.

Such was the story to small children given

by parents whose thoughts were driven

by keeping childhood innocence alive

lost in an age where videos and commercials

are where profits intersect with the sexual drive.

 

 

-A poem written by Christopher

 Thursday evening

 May 2nd 2013.

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The Pigeon Who Ate Manhattan

December 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm (Poetry) (, , , , , , , , )

It was December the 21st
and people’s fears
were for the worst
as a giant pigeon
named Mountbatten
ate all of Manhattan.
Why weren’t we warned?
people cried
Before pigeon swallowed
and they died.
For you see my friend
at Manhattan’s end
it was the Mayan
who flunked math
having fallen asleep
in the bath
who designed that calendar
that once set the world aflur
but he missed the mark
by a hundred years
having drunk
a hundred beers
and December 21st 2112
came as a surprise
to New York’s jive and jell.

-written by Christopher
circa 1:35 PM Pacific Standard Time
Friday December 21st 2012.

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