Author's notes: Just a series of poems I wrote a while ago based on the first move. Each is a free form haiku. These are generally based on the first movie, with intimations of the original comics. Disclaimer: These characters belong to Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Press for the original comics; and to Guillermo del Toro and Sony/Revolution Studios for the first (2004) movie.


standing at the mirror
a bizarre red giant looks back
an unknown self


an unready father
for an unwanted demon child
love grows in his heart

Abe Sapien

floating unconcious in water
surrounded by scientists, he awakes
fear fills him


flames of blue
become a raging inferno
all she touches dies

John Myers

pure of heart
a brave and loyal companion
to the very end

Tom Manning

a bureaucrat turns brave
then shows a demon the right way
to light a cigar

Hellboy and Liz

her fire destroys all
he is immune to her power
a good marriage

Thanks for reading. All feedback welcome, Beth Palladino