Back Off in #Haiku. Sept 14-19th, 2015


[Please note: These haiku are translated from angry anonymous messages published in a newspaper in northeast Massachusetts, USA. The Sons of Franky Cabot are not responsible for whatever the point of the original messages might have been.]


Not from my pockets.
I’m not paying for long hours.
Stupid firefighters

Rose colored glasses.
Cost like three or four dollars.
Try Pips in Pelham.

I can’t find The Prez.
He’s never in the news now.
He should wear a hat.

They would lose their job.
Anybody but this broad.
Why is she special?

Taxes pay college.
Why does this keep happening?
We get nothing back.


Decent article.
Shed light on high school football.
A town embarrassed.

Big store kept in loop.
Taxpayers remain ignored.
Priorities off.

Off with all their heads.
Start from scratch with new captains.
Learn to answer phones.

Two sets of standards.
Based on one’s ethnicity.
Not on the level.

Too many here now.
We don’t need more immigrants.
Voting against it.

He had a walk light.
Shouldn’t have gotten struck down.
A driver at fault.


New houses cost us.
Kids get schooled and things burn.
Littleton goes big.

We’re all sick of it.
He’s sick of reporting it.
A job needs doing.

Lower case letters.
Street signs now harder to read.
Not helping old folks.

George is more than paint.
An unselfish man who reps.
Show some gratitude.


Papi in the hall.
A first-ballot guarantee.
Strength without steroids.

I liked the 50’s.
Hogan’s Heroes and others.
Nuzzink is dated.

Back on heroin.
Easier to get than clean.
No ride to clinic.

Respect animals.
Jail all neglectful owners.
Stick their nose in it.

Stop changing our streets.
You’re only making things worse.
Firetrucks turned around.


Chelmsford coverup.
Athletes behaving poorly.
Coaches should be gone.

Carly’s beating Donald.
More substance and less soundbites.
The rest don’t make sense.

Debates on cable.
Not all of us get cable.
Put them on broadcast.

Taxing state pensions.
Use that to pay tuitions.
Seems simple to me.


Money spent on junk.
Should have used it for a cab.
Methadone was there.

Lack of cab money.
Weak excuse from weak people.
Heroin has costs.

Nobody stormed City Hall.
We were organized.

Pot is now legal.
E-cigs facing law changes.
My world is backwards.

Cops are overpaid.
Week’s pay in one short detail.
At least work all day.

We can’t afford them.
No more immigrants for us.
We’ve done our fair share.

Back Off in #Haiku. Sept 7-12th, 2015



Two career options.
Both so splendidly crooked.
Choose schools or housing.

Dunkin Donuts yard.
Cleanest one on ev’ry block.
Like cows all graze there.

Ted Dibiase:
“Ev’rybody’s got a price.”
Washington proves it.

Speed trap on Douglas.
That would be a dream come true.
Pay for a new rink.

Get over yourself.
Not ev’ryone’s on welfare.
Your cross can come down.

New town flag design.
Can’t take it seriously.
Looks ridiculous.


Our flag looks just fine.
The new design is horrid.
I’ve been here a while.

On hundred eighty.
Number of school days required.
Let’s get ’em started.

Dracut Public Works.
Cleaned corner after one call.
Roads are visible.

Do something useful:
Face tattoos for pedophiles.
Don’t be too lenient.

Get the story right.
McKinley wasn’t renamed.
Denali came home.


Cars parked on sidewalks.
No tickets on the windshields.
Puts kids on the streets.

Neighborhood schools work.
I got smart in one of them.
Have a nice house now.

Friendlier servers.
Dunkins on the Freeman Trail.
Really worth the ride.

Change up the stories.
All the news shows are reruns.
Find a new scandal.


Classrooms wicked hot.
City Hall air conditioned.
Nothing surprising.

Stop blocking the stands.
We came to watch some football.
Those are our grandsons.

Douglas Road Speedway.
Nobody’s doing 30.
Go give some tickets.

Kudos to Howe Tours.
Point out all the classic sites.
Damn good memories.


No more refugees.
Other countries should help out.
We’ve given plenty.

Refugees invade.
Look what happened to the Greeks.
Tell them they should fight.

Democrat mansions.
That’s where we should house them all.
Not in my backyard.

Incredibly powerful.
Prob’ly on steroids.

Children in hot schools.
Officials didn’t help much.
Piss would be better.

Red Sox woke up late.
Sometime around late August.
Winter is coming.

Back Off in #HAiku. 8/31-9/4/15


[Please note: These haiku are translated from angry anonymous messages published in a newspaper in northeast Massachusetts, USA. The Sons of Franky Cabot are not responsible for whatever the point of the original messages might have been.]


I don’t see cyclists.
Sit watching this road all day.
Never seen a one.

Crosswalks need painting.
School is about to begin.
Job remains undone.

Dogs sleep in their mess.
No overnight shelter help.
That gets in their fur.

Brave Americans.
Train in France had some issues.
Gratitude expressed.

World terrorism.
Coming soon due to The Prez.
Promises he’ll keep.

Cop double standards.
I can’t just kiss a stranger.
I’m kinda jealous.


Learn to speak English.
At least for when you’re in court.
Seems important there.

Time marches onward.
One man’s passing changes all.
Free rides are one-way.

A common problem.
Then selectively enforced.
Sucks to be that guy.

Support profiling.
Makes things so much easier.
Start with the gun nuts.


Team should start from scratch.
Hazing needs to go away.
Two year suspension.

Bunch of welfare cheats.
I’m the only one paying.
Thanks to Obama.

Farm stand took over.
That isn’t their property.
Call the manager.

There’s a guy with paint.
He’d love to help us all out.
But whiners all whine.


Obama’s silent.
Lots of people are dying.
Not that I’d listen.

School starts today.
Unless you’re in this city.
Classes in July.

Warren and Biden.
She’s lies almost worse than Trump.
Don’t trust her at all.


Neighborhood schools work.
Increase your security.
Kids know each other.

Israel’s an ally.
The Prez turned his back on them.
Black guy needs to go.

Horses are needy.
I always took care of mine.
State did the right thing.

I work for this town.
Can’t treat people like cops do.
Answer the damn phone.


Schools all together.
Traffic is a cluster fug.
Busses for five blocks.

Baker took pictures.
Put soldiers in the middle.
Thought that was classy.

Teach turning signals.
Might have to put your phone down.
Only for a sec.

Lady at ballpark.
Sueing over a foul bowl.
Where a mask next time.

Cops shot all the time.
President remains silent.
Renaming mountains.

You can have painter.
Let him do all your crosswalks.
Just take him away.