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.

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