I Knew A Man

    April 1, 1945, was both Easter Sunday and April Fools Day. My father, a 20-year-old member of the 6th Marine Division, was aboard a troop landing craft, heading straight to the shores of the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. Approaching the beaches with a mixture of fear, eagerness and uneasy anticipation; these feelings […]

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Haiku Redo 93-96

  Tree Of Knowledge The tree of knowledge we were curious creatures we longed to know   Eve and The Apple Original sin took a bite of that apple was that temptress Eve   The Fatal Fruit He gave us free will in a garden full of fruit hungered for a taste Footsteps Echo Out […]

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Haiku Redo 89-92

  An Open Road Need to get away driving down the interstate the open road calls The Midnight Hour I waited for you was long past the midnight hour just me and the moon Sailing Crossing the oceans sailing around the world circumnavigate Darkness and You I can reach for you in the blackness you are […]

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Haiku Redo 85-88

  Candle’s Shadows Candle light flickers illuminating the dark shadows cast, they dance   Heaven’s Chorus A chorus arose of voices singing softly sounded heavenly The Moon’s Allure No one is immune to the allure of the moon lovers surrender Frozen Times Snapshots and postcards capture people and places times frozen moments     ©2017 Kathleen […]

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Haiku Redo 81-84

  Storms Path Stood in the storm’s path a cyclone wreaking havoc damage done, left wounds    For You I climbed a tower though I was afraid of heights I did it for you  Gambling Man You the gambling man why would you wager and risk the house never loses Dusty Roads Bypass the freeway […]

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Haiku Redo 77-80

Forty-Niners California bound forty-niners rush for gold hope to strike it rich Country Life Took a rural route leaving the city behind live that country life A Path An inviting path summons you to follow it come walk and explore Blank Paper Wordless blank paper pen in hand begin to write a story is born […]

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Haiku Redo 73-76

  Life The beauty of life is that it exists at all appreciate it     Quiet Of The Night Crickets serenade in the quiet of the night natures lullaby Neon neon lights aglow colorful gases flashing advertise, come in   Unkind Time wrinkles on my face found strands of gray in my hair time […]

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