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four Jonestown senryu

On Nov. 18, 1978, Jim Jones led a mass suicide; that day, bodies covered the Jonestown compound.

four Jonestown senryu

nineteen seventy eight

he had a cult following
parishioner draft

wanderlust stragg’lers
remnants of religious freaks
keep away from them!

deep in rain forest
drafted into cult of war
together leave earth


Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is:  draft
Also written for:

February 25th – Theme or Word: Cult Form: – Haiku Structure: – 3-5-3

Also posted on:

haiku my heart

Photos credits: Wall Street Journal Online