#284 of 365 – 8 Haiku about death too early

8 Haiku about death too early


I worry death will

sweep all memory gone, and

leave nothing but dust




mysterious death

king of pop; he just had too 

much of everything




a rose petal voice

aching to see her children

she took her last flight




ravenous guitar

anthems screaming through a haze

he could not escape




he broke on through his 

own psychedelic brilliance

to the other side




he watched wheels and dreamt

imagined peace without the

fame that would kill him




she came hard and real

with no balls and chains around

a heart in pieces




her voice, strange fruit she

defied life with like it was

nobody’s business




About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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4 Responses to #284 of 365 – 8 Haiku about death too early

  1. pi314chron says:

    You are sooo very much in your element with these incomparable tributes to genius claimed too soon by death. On a personal note I am thrilled and saddened that my all-time favorite female recording star Patsy Cline made your list. I listen to her almost every day, sometimes even when I’m writing haiku. Your list would be complete, for me, if it included Roy Orbison. He is, to me, something akin to an idol, and I listen to him every night and curse the fate that claimed him. Thank you, Merle, for memorializing these men and women in print as we have memorialized them in our hearts and souls. — Ron — xoxox

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