christmas eve service
  the boy behind me prays for
another mother

—Ed Markowski
        

st. louis the king church, detroit, michigan 12/24/03.
"dear lord please let santa bring me another mother." it was very difficult to hold back the tears

About the author: ed markowski lives and writes in auburn hills, michigan. his work has appeared in modern haiku, acorn, bottle rockets, and the birmingham poetry review.

Responses to the haiku for 25 December 2007 by Ed Markowski

  1.  
    Vik
    2007-12-25 05:35:05
     

    A sad haiku for Christmas, but it's just life as it is. And i feel like echoing up your haiku:

    the boy at prayer
    must have already forgot
    to pray for father

  2.  
    Georgia
    2007-12-25 10:01:36
     

    Poignant.
    Deliciously ambiguous.

    Thanks,
    Georgia

  3.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2007-12-25 11:07:08
     

    staring at each other...
    the Blessed Virgin and
    an orphan child

  4.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-12-26 09:32:04
     

    Genuine and moving.

  5.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-12-26 12:25:49
     

    2000 years, christmas day service
    one year ago, HIS passing

    -

  6.  
    2007-12-27 11:45:45
     

    what a beauty...faith works miracles..maybe it will be his mother with a more caring face christmas morning...

  7.  
    Magyar
    2007-12-27 14:16:00
     

    A listener, to the realism of so much missing:

    tears will linger...
    for of his sorrow's words
    there can never be
    m

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