My Anger

sludge washes to shore
whales die of hunger and shame
rivers of refuse

Daily Haiku #7
Word Challenge:  Anger
The Haiku Challenge

 Genesis 1:28 - God blessed them and said, "Bear fruit, increase your numbers, and fill the earth--and be responsible for it!  Watch over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things on the earth!"


  • Jose Luis Bello, LA Times, baby seals covered in oil
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as in KOMO News, Baby Whale dies in Puget Sound
  • Citarum River in Indonesia as at Fire Earth:  Environmental Issues


  1. anthonydsilva said on February 7, 2011
    Hi, very true .... My anger comes from compassion. I think that plays a role in three to hate in others ... People are easier to hate, because tolerance requires effort ... Some people just want to hate just because I it's the only way to adapt, think .. The more hatred must be approved by their social group ... The easiest way to master for those who hate no risk .... And it feels good when they live in fear ... Some people hate others because of what I said, because their minds are closed and confusing.
  2. Jamie Dedes said on February 7, 2011
    It is all sad and disconcerting. A fine haiku. . . Well done.
  3. trisha said on February 7, 2011
    i share your fury. these are the times when anger really captures the brain completely. mine is here:
  4. dan said on February 7, 2011
    Mistreatment of children, animals, and the earth draws my ire.
  5. PinkLady said on February 7, 2011
    is the world doing something about it? but then we are all to blame for this sad reality. what a thought-provoking piece! :)
  6. meethimirchi said on February 7, 2011
    When you are angry it not only destroys us but also impacts others around. Anger hatred kills the love and care. Well written . Best one so far
    1. Terri said on February 7, 2011
      Wow! Thank you.
  7. ashbeezone said on February 7, 2011
    A very fine Haiku Here's mine ...
  8. Someone is Special said on February 7, 2011
    angry destroys everything cloakedmonk.. Loved it.. Someone is Special
  9. Mike Patrick said on February 7, 2011
    Aye, tis enough to evoke righteous anger.
  10. Jingle said on February 7, 2011
    powerful words. well penned. ;)
  11. azfree said on February 7, 2011
    Nicely done. Reminds me I feel as helpless in this situation as the victims of such sickening pollution.
  12. Becca Givens said on February 8, 2011
    Quite commanding! ~~ becca
  13. iblogmoore said on February 8, 2011
    this reminds me of our recent spill involving BP here in the states and the lack of care and empathy that could prevent much of the damage had heads not been buried in the proverbial sand. This is a very thought provoking piece of work wel done!

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