~ April Poetry Month ~ Daily Haiku and Social Commentary ~


These are not pretty. They are distillations of my observations and study of human behavior since I began to differentiate myself from others.

Unhinged - a series of haiku


4/1/21

many synonyms
for human insanity
subtle nuances

4/2/21

careful portrayal
in medical manual
no 'nutso' or 'bats'

4/3/21

out here in real world
deranged thinking goes postal
with guns, knives, autos

penis extensions
unbridled power to kill 
inflates crazed egos

4/4/21

if not genetic
this unbalanced behavior  
when does it begin? 

with the birth of pain
invisible soul bruises
unacknowledged trauma

4/5/21

compressed hidden hurt
amplified by daily life
a festering boil

gloms proof from mundane
fuels a growing conviction
which course will it take?

4/6/21

easy to find fault
self-blame brings on depression
road to suicide

simple to accuse
hold others accountable
self-validating

4/7/21

just a normal guy
clutching his cauldron of bile
teeters on the edge

suddenly sees red
the instant his synapse snaps
madness takes over

4/8/21

bloodlust the sole fix
to quench a raging passion
scratch the crazy itch

4/9/21

alternative source:
rigid indoctrination 
unquestioned beliefs

4/10/21

engrained repression
natural impulse denied
labeled abnormal

4/11/21

pent-up frustration
lack of personal control
backfires in gunfire

to quell fiend within
or erase temptations source
death is the answer

4/12/21

parental abuse
of children and each other
molds relationships

survival instinct
drives actions and attitude 
demented vengeance  




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4 Responses to ~ April Poetry Month ~ Daily Haiku and Social Commentary ~

  1. judigoldberg says:

    seeing is important. so saying too. thanks

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