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88-A Tribute in Haiku
© 2007
Dan Johnson

Since 2002, 88 Soldiers and Sailors, with direct ties to the State of Oregon have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Young boys grow up fast
Fighting a war on strange dirt
No fair! Don’t care! Stop!

Incoming the cry!
Before they know it…they die,
But no one knows why.

Their valor so great,
Have to honor those brave troops,
The valiant eighty-eight!

Dan Johnson

(c) 2007

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A fine tribute in haiku format, Dan. Thank you for sharing this meaningful offering. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
I'm just learning about Haiku and this is a good one Dan. Topical, personal and honorable. Well done. Patrick
Reviewed by Patricia Leonaitis
A sad and beautiful senryu. Thank God for our military. You wrote well about their sacrifices. Thanks much for sharing this loving, patriotic trilogy of poems.
Reviewed by D Johnson
A sad note, since posting this piece, one more Soldier from Oregon has given their life...the number now is 89...when will it stop?

peace,
dan
Reviewed by Butch Howard
There is no glory in war. Answers that make any sense are hard to come by. The selfless love these fallen men and women had for their fellow countrymen will never be forgotten. May they rest in peace. I thank God for each and every one of them.
~Butch Howard
Reviewed by Kathryn Collins
Dear Dan,

so sad war, soldiers sacrificed. There never seem to be answers these days.

love,
kathy
Reviewed by Theresa curnow
A lovely tribute Dan and a wonderfuly written haiku. I've never written one but yours is great, well done love Theresa.
Reviewed by Barbara Mercer
Bravo! Dan. Waves of love }}}}}}}}}}}}} Barbara
Reviewed by George Thompson
Dan,
Great write with haiku. Quite a tribute by telling a story of the 88 men who lost their lives fighting a cause. Have you tried writing 'tanka'-style poetry? It's fun.

George
Reviewed by Helena Crutchett
This wonderful tribute worked so beautifully in Haiku Dan! Excellently penned and the heartfelt sentiments were very touching. Take care ~ Helena
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
We honor them and all who have fought and all who have not returned alive.....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
excellent and timely write
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
A well written tribute
The ultimate sacrifice for our country.
May we never forget all the numbers of lives.
DWB
Reviewed by E T Waldron
A fine tribute Dan! They must not be forgotten! A pox on all wars!

ET
Reviewed by Stan Grimes
Wonderful tribute.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Great offering!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by William Bonilla
All Well Penned Kus Dan
Thanks for sharing
Peace be with you
A heroes tribute to Our men
In the far away fronts

William
Reviewed by K. Mulroney
Very nice writing Dan. Intense in all its sadness.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Theirs is valor so great

Indeed, it is - and we must never forget them, as we seem to far too often do in this very forgetful and often ungrateful nation of ours.
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