Emo Haiku

Heart aches without you
The days seem much longer now
My phone never rings

Darkness falls again
I pray for dreamless sleeping
Your face it haunts me

Tears won’t stop falling
I need to hear you say it
But you’re gone away

I’m tired of crying
When I think of missing you
Its not fair at all

Waiting for the day
When you can come back to me
I’m wasting away

I’m an empty shell
Without you to fill my heart
The world laughs at me

I have to wonder
Am I worthy of your love
Only time will tell

A text just arrived
I dread seeing it’s not you
Why do I do this

I’m crying again
Only you can make it stop
Prove your love to me

Haiku is an old Japanese form of poetry. Purists will tell you that it is written about seasons, the first two lines are contradictory to the last one, and that it must be in this format: 3 lines; 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. While I keep the syllables format, I don’t care for the seasonal part.  To me, it is a form of expression in few words.  If you’re missing a loved one, not because of death, then these haiku speak to you.  I call them “Emo Haiku.”  I’m generally not an “emo” person, but I’ve been feeling melancholy these past few days and couldn’t get inspired to write about anything else.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. B
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 23:23:50

    I think its beautiful….

  2. Trackback: Season of Love? More like Season of Heartbreak… « A Day In The Life Of…

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