Veterans Day

This is something that I posted some time ago, and while it is written about  WW ll vets, I would like to add that as a veteran myself, I am proud of all those who served, regardless of when and under what circumstance. Thank you vets, and happy Veterans day.

Heroes

called to service

from our great cities

and tiny towns

farmers, carpenters, fathers, and fishermen

at a time, when the risk of dying

held great purpose

and was so clearly defined

off to save the world

and our way of life

these men, boys mostly

walked for months

crawled through unspeakable horror

died in a million awful ways

leaving behind

wives

children

girlfriends

comfort

to march off

and save the world

so few left

they are all very old now

these heroes

they will tell you

they did nothing special

as they saved the world

many returned

limbless

shaken

crippled

yet prideful

respected

and loved

if you meet one

thank him

tell him you know

what he did

and who he is

tell him

he saved the world

© 2013 Michael Fiveson

Three Haiku Wednesday-Wheels

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

on these very wheels

a buggy took us to town

we let our knees touch

 

 

the terrain was rough

disease and sickness prevailed

a wagon train rolled

 

 

a lifetime with you

more than any man deserved

hard times were good times

Three Haiku Wednesday-Pumpkin

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

 

my sleepy girl rests

her heartbeats are inside me

deep rooted and pure

 

she loves to lick me

goobered and slobbered with love

sweet kisses I know

 

her passing will hurt

more of me will die that day

still blessed by our time