Merry Christmas Mr Jeffries – a haiku sequence

Hi everyone,

I couldn’t resist one more longer poem. I was thinking of poor Philip Jeffires and wanted to tell his story in a longer sequence of haikus. Here it is.  The title is an indulgence on my part but it seemed appropriate.

Merry Christmas Mr Jeffries

It’s lonely in here

Metal walls echo my voice

Returning no warmth


I’ll not be maudlin

Though my high-born line is through

For once I was King


My motion. In time

The paths I chose to wander

Brought me to this end


While Cooper walks free

Or whoever wears his face

I merely linger


Oh, I walked the path

Fought for justice in this world

After a fashion


I saw the dark side

Solved the unconventional cases

Those ones that stood out


My partner and I

Saw odd flowers come to bloom

Wonderful yet strange


But behind the glow

The beauty that lives always

Lay a rancid dark


A power so old

More ancient even than time

Strove to dout our light


I can’t speak of her

The female side of darkness

Nor utter her name


For seeking her out

Led to my situation

Present confinement


From Buenos Aires

I tracked her across the globe

Through fire and pain


Sat with her creatures

Above a convenience store

Soaked in their malice


Though I found a way

To visit with my colleagues

My faith was wasted


But I had all time

All it’s pathways to explore

Or so I surmised


But each jump costs much

A bill that came due for me

Without a warning


So to the Dutchman’s

I was brought and here confined

Myself a Blue Rose

Cheers for reading. You can check out the video version here, complete with my own risible southern accent.

Please subscribe to this site or the YouTube channel if you like it. It’s called What the Haiku! Twin Peaks poetry and more

And, if you want to see more of my Twin Peaks poetry, you can click the links below.

No Daughter’s Embrace – a haiku sequence

The Pulaski Girl – a haiku sequence

Lady of the Blue Rose – a poem

Just a Photograph – a haiku sequence

Mike’s Story – a haiku sequence

Are you still seeing this…? Some limericks

Shelly’s Tale – a poem

Life’s Intersection – a poem

A Ditty for Donna

The Story of BOB – a sonnet

Palindrome for Dark Woods – a poem

The Battle of the Bob Bubble – a poem

Cinquains for Lucy, Audrey, Candie and others

The Lodge Palindrome – a poem

Two Coopers – Two Sonnets

A Sonnet for Laura Palmer

Cheers,

Richard

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