Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Haiku Hump Day: Abandoned Houses

For this week I chose my favorite topic. Compose a haiku about whatever you want related to abandoned houses (the appearance, the location, why it was abandoned, the people who used to live there, etc.). Make it funny or sad, but remember that this is Horrorthon so I do expect to read some twisted and frightening ones.

44 comments:

JPX said...

Oh how I must poop
Oh thank God, an old toilet
Oops, you do not work

JPX said...

Be careful, she said
I don't think that floor is strong
I should have listened

JPX said...

"Let's go in", she said
"I think it's against the law"
She was arrested

JPX said...

"I wouldn't touch that!"
"but it might be worth something!"
The tetanus shot hurt

AC said...

decaying timbers
windows, mirrors black and cracked
ravens perch on roof

AC said...

locals stay away
deterred by ghastly rumors
party starts midnight!

JPX said...

"This place is all trashed!"
Glass, condoms, and cigarettes
Stupid teenagers

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Why did I return?
Only lost memories here
Everyone is dead

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I want to go home
What did you want to show me?
Is that dirt or blood?

JPX said...

Johnny, that's great!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

My heart is a house
Abandoned with good reason
Now I feel nothing

JPX said...

"It smells like old cheese"
"That's not cheese, it's gross urine"
"Oh wait, it is cheese"

JPX said...

"Is that a dead cat?"
"No, I think it's a dead rat"
"Can we go home now?"

Catfreeek said...

Cold and foreboding
Frightened children spread rumors
We used to live there

Catfreeek said...

Old walls are cracking
Reminds me of Silent Hill
Pyramid Head, run!!

AC said...

jpx's haikus sound suspiciously like excerpts from his photographic expeditions with whirlygirl.

Catfreeek said...

I'm still laughing at JPX's first one.

Whirlygirl said...

I'm still laughing at his first one too, and it's not from one of our expeditions...or is it?

Whirlygirl said...

Houses all boarded,
like ghost towns. Who is to blame?
Hmm, the monkey man?

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I'm laughing at the cheese/urine bit! Disgusting!

Catfreeek I'm embarrassed to say I don't know who that is on your avatar.

Catfreeek said...

Dark and delicious
Filled with juicy rats and bugs
Nice home for spiders

Catfreeek said...

It's Carol Burnett...shame on you JSP

Whirlygirl said...

Yes, shame, on you JSP. I used to watch her show.

Catfreeek said...

Playing hide and seek
Skeleton in the closet
He was never found

Catfreeek said...

I sometimes watch old episodes on YouTube, she still makes me laugh.
I love when Tim Conway cracks everyone up and they can hardly finish the skit.

Whirlygirl said...

I havn't watched it in years. I used to think she was so hysterical. I'll have to see if she still makes me laugh.

JPX said...

"It sure is dark here"
"Stop tickling me like that!"
"Jeff, I'm not near you!"

JPX said...

Catfreek, I love,

Cold and foreboding
Frightened children spread rumors
We used to live there

Johnny Sweatpants said...

What's a Tim Conway?

JPX - you should get Keith to participate in this one. I'm sure he'd disturb the hell out of us.

Well hello Santa
Why are you holding a gun?
Mommy isn't here

JPX said...

Stuck in the basement
Help, I can't find my way out!"
"You're in a closet"

Whirlygirl said...

Over there, she said.
I live over there, right there.
Come, it won't fall down.

Catfreeek said...

JPX~That's true too. You probably remember the house in the field between maple ave and hilltop. There were rumors that it was haunted but my family lived there in the 60's

Whirlygirl said...

She led me inside.
She said that's where uncle died.
His ghost is still here.

But how did he die.
Drank rat poison in Kool-Aid.
I made it for him.

JPX said...

"Let's seek shelter here"
"What an awful, creepy place!"
"Get out of my house!"

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Look - abandoned house!
Nothing noteworthy happened
It's just a lame house

Whirlygirl said...

Everyone did a great job, but there's one that I'm still laughing about.

Oh how I must poop
Oh thank God, an old toilet
Oops, you do not work

Congrats you're the winner, JPX!

I'm still giggling about the urine cheese too.

Catfreeek said...

Congrats JPX! I'm still laughing at that one too!

Whirlygirl said...

Thank you, thank you, I'll be thinking of next week's topic...

Whirlygirl said...

JPX, stop commenting as me!

nowandzen said...

I missed the haiku fun. I did participate in a haiku contest that apple sponsored last night at midnight and won about 900.00 worth of stuff and a ticket to the keynote address at Macworld Expo next week. So thanks horrorthoners and Johnny for the practice.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Cool! How random that they would have such a competition. So let's hear the haiku!

nowandzen said...

Well the twitter update at midnight just said: Free Macworld Power Tools, keynote + show floor pass to first 5 publishable office:mac haikus.

I didn't know exactly what they wanted to I did one that was a little flowery and one that was a little more straight forward.

New year, new love found
No more holding two apart
I'm free, Office for Mac

The other was:

Together why not
Finishing business for now
Mac Office always

Any guess on which one they chose as the winner?

Octopunk said...

The first one sounds like the winner to me.

Because of holiday frenzy I missed not one but two Haiku Hump days. I'll have to make up for it next week.

nowandzen said...

Yup, that was it octo. Of course I now have free tickets for anyone that wants to go to the macworld expo because I can't go this week. :p