A Warriors Winter Haiku

A Warriors Winter Garden


Snow falls in the Garden

I feel their Blood on my Soul

I watch Granite Grow


Heavy are the Flakes

I honor the Spirit of my Foe

I watch Granite Grow


Cold is the Blanket

Steadfast am I in Duty

I See Granite Grow

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chris 7 years ago

Nice Poem you could be Wordsworth if you keep it up


reconciled heart 7 years ago

Beautiful. Powerful images and sentiments in few words. Thank you for sharing.


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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Thank you both for your kind words Chris I think that is a bar set too high..


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

Dude ! Nicely done . You have some good heart In there I can tell.


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Good stuff. Thanks


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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Tony and Jeff Much Thanks Guys


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Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

This is excellent! To understand the imagery in these words...I see them as the coldness of the times, as granite is so very cold....and so much blood is being shed needlessly...Wonderful writing...


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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Wealthmadehealthey Thanks for your comment an interesting interpretation, but that is the greatness of haiku (and most poetry I would suppose) it opens the mind for such through the emotions the words bring forth. I take it as a high compliment that this poem has achieved that. Thanks again


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

The frigid fields of granite...engraved with memories of times past, of times greatly struggled, times of our short-lived lives...

Compelling imagery, Hmrjmr1...Thank you for this.

They sleep a warriors sleep, God bless them all...Larry


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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Maven101 - Thank you sir! May they sleep well..GBY


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Celia Myers 7 years ago from Canada

Another excellent poem. I hope to read many more of yours. Please keep on writing!


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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Celia - So glad you liked it, I will Do So!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Awesome! I love the "granite grow" part. I've never thought of headstones growing, but it's a great analogy.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Just an old soldier's twisted lens, Thanks Habee!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

Good poem. I have never tried to write Haikus. They are not as easy as they look, you have to get so much information into a small space.

Keep it up.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

HB5356 - thank you glad you enjoyed it!

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