Some English Haiku

Attempting my hand on Haiku, a Japanese form of poetry which follows 5-7-5 pattern, the two lines have juxtaposition of different ideas or images and the third brings a different perspective.

1:
Nelson Mandela passed away somewhere
College student stressed his brain a lot
What could be Gauhar’s age?

2:
Father was BPL* card holder
Son became a professor at a college
Father is a BPL card holder
*Below Poverty Line

3:
Nights hear the dogs weep
Farmers are committing suicide on daily basis
Government launches new agriculture scheme

4:
Roadside mechanic spreads the engine
‘My son is an engineer’, exclaimed father
‘Hope not an automobile engineer.’

5:
Had a broom for DP
Were changing the society on the Facebook
Party lost by one vote

6:
There were riots at Muzzafarnagar
Young kid picked up a severed hand
‘Grandpa wrote poetry of love.’

7:
People said he was mad
He died in the riots, they speculated,
‘Must be Hindu, or Muslim…’

8:
He was fired from college
He painted Indian women in uncouth manner
Hundred girl students protested that

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