Tag Archives: war

Haiku–Memorial Day

Old rich men sending young people to die in war. It’s always been so. To preserve freedom Americans pay the price: illusion foisted. Honor the people who fight and die forever, not the politics. (imgyi.com)

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Reminders in Early July

(The Fourth is a grand holiday. It’s my sister’s birthday. We live in a truly great country where we are mostly safe and enjoy opportunities rare in the big picture. Most often, I am proud to be American. But…  –jrs) … Continue reading

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Curtains of rain drawn against warmth and sun keep the study, brooding books framed in orange firelight, at the grey edge of darkness. I sit overstuffed in a grandfather’s chair, feet in their wool kicked up on the hearth steaming … Continue reading

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