Monster Haiku – Demon

Monster Haiku Mon·ster Hai·ku

noun, plural 
1. Compound phrase from Monster (meaning a large, mythical, or scary beast) and Haiku (a Japanese form of poetry consisting of 17 syllables total divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables).
2. A scary-themed story of four related Haiku poems. 

Demon Monster Haiku

Minion of evil
A slave to the unholy
Kin to unrighteous

Possesses someone
Head turns completely around
Holy water burns

Sheets cover bedposts
Bile, blood, and levitation
Hard exorcism

Driven out for now
Plenty more to take over
Maybe it is you 


Being a carny, Charlie Barker has an affinity for the calliope.  Yet, he can still appreciate different forms of musical expression.  Today, there are three tunes he would like to share.

The first little number is about a single mother and her young daughter who rely on a LULLABY to keep the monsters away.  Let’s hope it works.  Next, it’s the tale of THE TELL-TALE JUKEBOX.  It’s the same old song and dance about a murderous bartender haunted by the ghost of his victim – well the ghost’s favorite song on the jukebox, anyway.  The last composition is called THE YOUNG SNAKE-HANDLER about a girl who charms the slithery beasts through music.

That’s all you get.  Three tunes.  If you want more, you’ll have to come back again next time.