the stillness
as the honor guard
takes aim


9 Responses

  1. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    Thank you.

  2. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    country cemetery
    presentation of the flag
    to his mother

  3. Glenda Henderson Says:

    Both great Veteran's Day thoughts. A world of emotion expressed in few words!

  4. Garry Eaton Says:

    despite the fine gestures
    it's still
    the law of the jungle

  5. Kathe L. Palka Says:

    Veterans Day—
    throughout the churchyard
    new flags on old graves
    so many now remembered
    only as soldiers

    (Red Lights Jan. 2012)

  6. Garry Eaton Says:

    BTW great haiku, Kelly.

  7. Kelly Bennett Says:

    Thanks, everyone!!

  8. hana Says:

    Wonderful ku!

  9. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    L3 makes me see the irony of weapons bringing soldiers down, yet we salute them with gunfire…I guess I'm a pacifist at heart! :]

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