Back Off in #Haiku June 2nd & 3rd 2017

[Please note: these poems are translated from phonecalls received and published by a newspaper with some dedicated reporters and some interesting readers. The translator is not responsible for whatever the original caller was trying to say].

Donnie says “pay up.”
That’s some good diplomacy.
Better than Capone.

Belvidere racist.
Only reason against Cawley.
It’s a pretty swamp.

Bank robbers don’t smile.
That’s the first thing they teach you.
Damn selfie addicts.

Courts should watch the news.
They’d see how right Donnie is.
Terrorists abound.

Donnie shoved a guy.
Like a halloween fat kid.
Teach him some manners.

Name all of the names.
Who is getting free health care?
Minds are enquiring.

Land without highways
Stealing companies from our town
This is a bad thing

Mercedes drivers
Keep riding free on MassHealth
All of them scammers

The Pope has a wall
Why can’t Donnie have a wall?
And a big white hat?

Eminent domain
Wrong on so many levels
I am against it

Nothing’s going right
Hamilton Canal a joke
Our schools are condemned

Empty streets all hours
There were crowds in the sixties
Vote all these bums out

Griffin went too far
What will other countries think?
Treat Donnie better

Simplify process
“Lowell High needs Principal”
Put that on Craig’s List

Car parked at night

Wrong side of road to nowhere

Fire trucks can’t zigzag

Back Off in #Haiku. Nov 25, 2016

[Please note: these were translated from angry phonecalls which were transcribed by some poor bastard in the deep bowels of an old sweatshop. I performed these translations for close to two years before the redundancy of the task made me question many of the choices I’ve made in life. The process itself has enlightened me to the inner feelings and an awareness of the decrepitation process. I fear that soon I too, much like the callers, will be yearning for a day when I have a lawn so that I may yell at children to get off of it. This will never again be an every day thing, but sometimes pain helps to remind us. Happy Holidays.]

Stop crying you losers.
Donny won and time moves on
Never heard us whine.

Results cause sadness.
But solace comes from one source:
Trump won’t be my fault.

Medals of Freedom.
Given out like cheap candy.
Dignity comes soon.

Governor Baker:
“I’ll fight for sanctuaries.”
Voters move along.

I’m Republican.
Electoral College must go.
My Mass vote should count.

Learn English you punks.
You were born in this country.
No more excuses.

Donny’s little swamp.
His friends think it’s a hottub.
He’ll never drain it.

Back Off in #Haiku, Friday July 12-15, 2016


[Please note: these poems are translated from phonecalls received and published by a newspaper Kerouac once covered sports for. The translator is not responsible for whatever the original caller was trying to say].

Young professionals.
Evicted by state college.
Not good for PR.

Lots of bad people.
Police protect us from them.
They don’t create them.

Tuition went up.
College is a lib’ral scam.
Overpaid hippies.

We need Joe Biden.
Lonely eyes need a savior.
Bleak choice churns stomachs.

Asians have accents.
We don’t need accents heeah.
We speak cleeahly.

Police aren’t perfect.
But overall they’re not bad.
Just do as you’re told.

UMass will eat us.
None of our houses are safe.
Tax exempt monster.

Hit-and-run driver.
Wiped out all of our mirrors.
Shit ton of bad luck.

Sell the town golf course.
Use that to help your children.
Stop socialized golf.

Fireworks are ignored.
Going off late into night.
Real easy to trace.

FBI was wrong.
Polls show we doubt what they found.
Called in twice myself.

Time clock company.
Must have gotten big tax breaks.
We should all punch out.

Transgender babies?
Let them learn how to walk first.
Figure that out later.

Enforce the gun laws.
Require ID for voting.
Get off of my lawn.

School breakfast program.
Kids shouldn’t eat at their desks.
Have bus use drive-thru.

Big dough not to work.
She was willing to stay on.
A town loses twice.

They do speak English.
Play dumb when need arises.
Hearts bleed for liars.

Donny knows trouble.
It comes from other countries.
Observant carrot.

Won’t attack mailman.
Need to protect welfare checks.
[direct deposit?]

Let’s all move forward.
Times will challenge all our wills.
But it’s just football.

Back Off in #Haiku. March 10thish, 2016.

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[Please note: These haiku are translated from angry anonymous messages published in a couple of newspapers in the general northeast corner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (USA). The Sons of Franky Cabot are not responsible for whatever the point of the original messages might have been.

For way more haiku please buy the ebooks at http://www.Ratbas.com .]

Broken promises
Both parties give us nothing.
Trump won’t let us down.

Loud children must stop.
Get your brats under control.
Screams are unpleasant.

Let your children out.
Trapped in houses night and day.
No wonder they scream.

Over cliff of doom.
Into river of peril.
Clinton laughs watching.

Trump’s critics are blind.
All of them support Clinton.
Let’s skip primaries.

Back Off in #Haiku. March 3rd & 4th 2016.

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[Please note: These haiku are translated from angry anonymous messages published in a couple of newspapers in the general northeast corner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (USA). The Sons of Franky Cabot are not responsible for whatever the point of the original messages might have been.

For more haiku please buy the ebooks at www.Ratbas.com . These now come out monthly for $2.99. The February book should be ready by Tuesday.]

20,000 fools.
Massholes who jumped left to right.
Voting for a joke.

Not a big Trump fan.
Just can’t deal with Hillary.
I think she’s Muslim.

Schools spend on execs.
Money needs to help the kids.
Corruption rampant.

Collect those taxes.
Deadbeat home owners all hoard.
Bleed ev’ry last rock.

Hillary’s email.
FBI should ignore it.
Pardon guaranteed.

Primaries went well.
Great signage all around schools.
Planning saved hassles.

Results proved me wrong.
Trump beat out Carson and Cruz.
My faith is restored.

Unemployment down.
I don’t really like the Dems.
But that’s a good stat.

Back Off in #Haiku. Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

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[Please note: These haiku are translated from angry anonymous messages published in a couple of newspapers in the general northeast corner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (USA). The Sons of Franky Cabot are not responsible for whatever the point of the original messages might have been.

Also I’ve cut back on the number of poems appearing here but there are plenty in the books. Books now come out monthly for $2.99 at http://www.Ratbas.com ]

Jailed for dog license.
Chelmsford’s really getting strict.
Don’t even live there.

Military school.
Not really military.
Trump exaggerates.

Pay some attention.
He skipped someone’s funeral.
Busy killing us.

Appointing judges.
Don’t change rules to help your side.
Keep them to help mine.

Rattlesnake Island.
Strikes me as really stupid.
Snakes can fuggin’ swim.

Governor Baker.
Totally okay with snakes.
Lost his goddamn mind.

Snakes go after dogs.
Sometimes they might bite people.
Sam Jackson is pissed.

Trump is a RINO.
Don’t trust Rubio either.
Vote for the damn snakes.

Clinton tends to lie.
Couldn’t care less ’bout gender.
Just don’t trust the bitch.

Stop teacher’s union.
Performance levels are low.
Results would be nice.

Massholes came up here.
Voted in our primaries.
That’s how Clinton won.

Voter ID laws.
Would have helped Bernie Sanders.
You still against them?

Back Off in #Haiku. Feb 15-17th, 2016

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[Please note: These haiku are translated from angry anonymous messages published in a couple of newspapers in the general northeast corner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (USA). The Sons of Franky Cabot are not responsible for whatever the point of the original messages might have been.
Also I’ll be cutting back on the number of poems appearing here but there will be plenty in the books: http://www.Ratbas.com  ]

Monday 2/15/16

Not a New York fan.
No Sanders, Clinton or Trump.
Values are preferred.

Voters aren’t that dumb.
Hillary lost for a reason:
New Hampshire wants more.

People on welfare.
Treat them all like criminals.
That should save money.

I have some known facts.
But only I know these things.
Common sense, people.

Thought diversity.
Not allowed in colleges.
Won’t teach my beliefs.

Voting’s serious.
Meet candidates and read up.
Then actu’ly vote.

Don’t vote in anger.
Trump and Sanders sound like change.
Both are impotent.

Tuesday 2/16/16

Replacing the judge.
They want next guy to do it.
Pretty transparent.

Obstruction tactics.
All Republicans give us.
Denying progress.

Pipeline was explained.
Information is useful.
I’m against it now.

Walkers are fearless.
Dare to leave homes and cross streets.
Only outlaws walk.

Money can’t buy love.
Trump would love to be The Prez.
He found the loophole.

Wednesday 2/17/16

ObamaCare works.
Critics offer nothing else.
Dems saved us from Bush.

Can’t police the world.
Now we look like broke bullies.
Prez made things better.

Jobs left the country.
That will make more Trump voters.
Though he did the same.

“Top secret info.”
Owner of info decides.
Clinton can’t shift blame.

Pretty good debates.
Both Dems want to fix it all.
Prez denies problems.

Ash Wednesday quicky.
Nothing wrong with quick ashings.
Judge not you dumb jerk.

Trumpets will follow.
Even when his mind changes.
Hypnotized by hair.