Saturday, November 23, 2013

My eyes

Meant to post this one earlier in recognition of U.S. Veterans Day:

my eyes 
scan the wall of heroes 
at Walmart— 
why should I expect
to understand bravery? 

—Haiku News, Nov. 5, 2012

This headline/link accompanied the above tanka: "Colleges offer veterans classes to ease transition."

5 comments:

  1. A very thoughtful and powerful little poem.

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  2. This one's so simple that I've always wondered about it. Thanks for the comments, Jenny and Wendy.

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  3. Oh, wow. Reverent, introspective, tight.

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  4. thanks, jennifer, and happy thanksgiving!

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