Bullet in chamber
finger poised on the trigger
wagers on life or death.
Money talks loudest
cordite corrupts air.
Another luckless soul
welcomes Devils artful deal
demon hordes await.
risk suspends animation
empty chamber empty smile
fortune favours brave.
Fear takes heart of me
Devil laughs baleful venom
another soul claimed.
I have to admit, the idea for this came from elsewhere. I read Brian Millers blog and the idea for this just sprang into my mind after reading the second verse.
“wondering at the result
of the next spin, sending me round
Just seemed to fit so perfectly with my image of what Russian Roulette might be like.
Thanks also to Victoria for the encouragement and help in understanding the Haiku. Its a form I have fallen in love with, thanks to her. I am experimenting all the time as the Haiku is so new to me. Some work, some don’t, some just dont hack it.
So thanks to you both for giving me some inspiriation for this effort. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, but I try to be unique and offer something new constantly.
Receiving awards is pleasant it’s true,
So I am happy to accept this award made by you,
I hope its the first of many you see,
So thanks to all who nominated me!
Thanks to everyone who nominated me and to all at Promising Poets’ Poetry Cafe for this award.
I would like to nominate mindlovemisery for her piece Marionettes.