A haiku, Honorable mention

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She gave it all.

A Mother of two

Unmarried and unemployed

Welfare objection

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Military sought

Grandmother agreeable

Children reluctant

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Warm kisses goodby

Watching Mother board Aircraft

Tearfully waving

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Vigorous training

Unbelievable combat

Helicopter down

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Missing in action

Ocean current unyielding

Flag covered casket

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Family mourning

Military funeral

Flag recipients

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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Sadly brilliant. Great job!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Oh, Always. This has everything. What a story,succinctly told and in haiku.


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LisaMarie724 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

Sad but well done.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Wow! I don't know how you packed so much into so few words...this is remarkable work. So passionate, so moving, so succinct. Nicely done!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Senoritaa, Thank you. Glad you enjoyed..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike, Good to see you. Your comment makes me happy. Thank you ..Cheers


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderfully sad Haiku poem,voted up and beautiful,Joyce.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Wow Ruby you packed so much into these powerful haiku. Very sad story.

Up and awesome


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Spirit Whisperer 4 years ago from Isle of Man

A great story told so eloquently in haiku.


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sofs 4 years ago

Power packed haikus... A reminder of how short life is.. Beautifully done!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Oh Ruby, this is so tear jerking. So sad but beautifully expressed with your words.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Sadly beautiful!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Ah yes I think that Susan (above) covered it with just those two words.

Thanks for sharing Ruby;take care and enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

This is a memorable haiku, Ruby, that you can be very proud of composing. It is very difficult to write such profound thoughts in so few words and still be eminently readable. I'm proud of you! Voted Up.


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Capedium 4 years ago from Texas.

Always exploring.. I just love the way you do the thing that you do.. Poetry is indeed your passion.. Every line is an epic and strong powerful message, carefully and well convey!.. Great poem!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello LisaMarie, I am glad you thought it was well done..Thank you..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello billybuc, Thank you for a gracious comment. Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Joyce, glad you liked it. Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rosemary, I heard on the news that many women have lost their lives in this stupid war. I just wanted to give them a voice..Thank you..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Spirit Whisperer, Nice to see you. Thank you for reading and commenting..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sophie, Just a reminder that women are dying as well as men..Thank you for a power packed comment..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Cardisa, Where have you been? I miss reading your hubs..Thank you for coming by..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Susan, I know it is sad, but it is happening. War is hell....


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eddy, Thank you. This event tugged at 'me heart..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj, Your comments are so uplifting. Thank you for always supporting me. Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Capedium, Your praise for my poetry is heartfelt. Thank you so much...


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

So sad, but written in a beautiful way.

Thanks for sharing.

Elena


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

I'm always amazed by the depth of information you can convey with so few words. This was truly awesome! Voted up.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Powerful and sad - in a beautiful haiku.

Well done Ruby and voted up.

Best wishes Lesley


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Oh Ruby, How Sad, and Poignant...You're Beautiful Haiku, words are Heartfelt to all. I too Vote this one UP and Beautiful!


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Chatkath 4 years ago from California

Terrific haiku Ruby, I do believe that you have a knack for writing this very difficult poetry, blunt, thought provoking and brutally honest.

Good job! Up and awesome!


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sam209 4 years ago

Glad I stopped by! Brilliant piece of work!


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

WOW!!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Elana, So nice to see you..Thank you for kind words...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Donna, You are very kind. Thank you for supporting my poetry...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Leslie, Thank you my friend..Best wishes...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello b. Martin, It makes me happy to know that it touched your heart..Thank you so much..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kathy, Good to see you. Thank you so much for coming by...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sam209, Nice to meet you. Thank you for reading and leaving a gracious comment...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drpastorcarlotta ( Ruby ) So nice to see you. Thank you my faithful friend...


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Gosh this was a passionate and heartfelt piece. You are such a talented poet, this was completely awesome. As always deservingly voting up and pressing those buttons too.


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

Hi Ruby, you have told a sad and inspiring story in a poem. So few words exude such powerful emotions. Well done my friend. :) Voted up and more.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

oh, so sad...the question is why would they send our young men to battle fighting a war not their own?Brilliant Ruby...


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

A sad but all too common tale, brilliantly captured in haiku. Ruby, you are a marvelous story teller who can capture so many emotions - love, bravery, tragedy, patriotism all in one. Bravo!


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Hey "AE" there you go with this beauty and with this song , helping put me to where I belong .

Wonderful all around . Just out of the hospital Thyroid trying to throw punches , no worry here . God is great .

Good to see you and give thanks.

Bless. stay well.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello acaetnna, I am happy it was a heartfelt piece for you. Thank you....


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Annette, Thank you for coming. Your comment is Appreciated much...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello raciniwa, I ask the same questions. There really is no answer. Thank you..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Docmo, Your comment humbles me. Thank you so much..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sky, I was wondering about you. Hope you are ok now. I heard on the news that women are dying in this war and leaving families to be raised by relatives.. How sad that is..Thank you...


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Such a story told in Haiku, amazing stuff Ruby, you certainly have a talent for these! rated up! cheers nell


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nell, I love your avatar! Thank you so much. I do love to do this kind of poetry..Cheers


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Thought it was time for a change, it does seem strange though! lol!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hey Nell, I am beginning to feel the urge to change mine too..Lookin' good girl....Cheers


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Beautiful Ruby. All my relatives who have been in combat came home, although some had very close calls.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This ripped out my heart because it is so true. Bless all the families who suffer such pain. Thank you for writing about it so we never forget.


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Deeply moving. Few words to say so much.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Flora, Happy your family came home safe. Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Hyphen, Good to see you. Watching the news, telling about the women who have died, made me sad. Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Peg, I feel as if i know you from our little cafe, nice to see you. Thank you for coming by..Cheers


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Hi Ruby this was amazing! Love it. Your are really inspiring and creative. Cheers to you


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Caroline, Thank you. I am happy you like this piece. Cheers to you...


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

brilliant tribute, ruby!

You aced it and it's shining bright :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Ruchira, Glad you thought i aced it. Thank you Dear one...


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

It's patriotic poem. I am glad to know this from creative huber like you. Good job, Ruby. I also enjoy the pictures and the video above. Rated up and take care!

Prasetio


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Prasetio, Thank you for coming. Glad you enjoyed the pictures and video..Cheers..


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Sadly beautiful!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey..Thank you for gracing my page..Cheers..


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Oh boy-all too true, this tragedy of war. What an interesting poem, Ruby. Beautiful and touching.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Denise, I wrote this when i heard about women dying in this crazy war. Just wanted to give them a voice. Happy you thought it was touching..Thank you again..Cheers.


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Such a sad deep poetry, breathtaking!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello BeyondMax, So nice to meet new people. Your comment is touching..Thank you..Cheers


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Ruby, this is a super haiku, that I wish all soldiers could read and feel, a tribute to the fallen.

Peace and Blessings,

dust


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Dusty, Thank you so much. We hear so much about the men who are dying, women are dying to. I wrote this after seeing the report on TV. Peace and Blessings to you Dear Friend...


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

AE, this is one of my favorites. Deep as deep can get, very personal with a twist, personally speaking. Wondeful job. I agree with your comment, you really don't hear much about women. I wonder why? You make a valid point. I agree with 50 Cal, this would be a great tribute haiku.


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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

I am so loving haikus these days. Keep them coming :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, Thank you kindly. Your accolades are always so refreshing..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello blaise, Happy to see you. Glad you appreciate haikus. I really enjoy writing them..Thank you..Cheers


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

I definitely voted up.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Yes, Thank you for coming by..Cheers


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ubanichijioke 3 years ago from Lagos

Haunting!!!

And that is how a beautiful life comes to an end.,.

It's a pity,..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Thandi. I agree, it is a pity, war is a pity. It doesn't have to be. Greedy nations care only for the mighty dollar...Thank you...


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Scarface1300 3 years ago

A touching and heartfelt tribute to an admirable person


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Scarface, Thank you so much..Cheers..


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Susan Recipes 2 years ago from India

A very sad heart touching one. Thanks always exploring for sharing this.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

You are most welcome Susan. Thank you for your loyal support....


Siddharth Kapoor 5 months ago

I like writing haikus.....I might have to try one. Nice hub.


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always exploring 5 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Siddharth, nice to meet you. I love writing haikus too. Thank you for coming by.

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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