Haiku – Ogbanje I

Poor child trapped on trips

without end across the ghost

land of  life and death

***The Ogbanje is a spirit child – also known as Abiku

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13 Responses to “Haiku – Ogbanje I”


  1. 1 Susan L Daniels June 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Wow, Noel. Well done. Your haiku cut deep & pack a punch.

  2. 4 brian miller August 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    nice…it gave a bit of a shiver to think on…brevity is not my strong point…smiles….

  3. 6 Claudia August 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    very well done…you packed a lot into these few lines..

  4. 8 Heaven (@asweetlust) August 8, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I like the haiku…and nice to meet you Noel ~ your piece with Susan was amazing ~

  5. 10 ManicDdaily August 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    This is very moving – we all feel like such ghost children at times. k.

  6. 12 joanna August 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    so haunting, this. an element of the tragic that i haven’t seen much of in haiku. nice write.


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