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A Haiku - Caregiver

Updated on February 28, 2015

May God bless our home.


One more day, please.

Another day dawns.

How long can my love survive?

My heart still cares now.

Wash, dress, feed, answer;

The drumbeat of every day.

Like a pulse of heart.

Is today that day,

The day when help comes for me?

Twice each week it comes.

My heart skips a beat

On those precious few, grand days.

Not today, I know.

I'm repaying love.

Love given me as a child.

More than duty still.

I love you so much.

It's a trap we both share now.

Love locks the door out.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Very well done, Demas. Caregivers of the world deserve this honorable mention.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A lovely Haiku. Caregivers are special and need to have a lot of love and compassion.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      As always fine stand alone haiku join to form a grander thought. Thank you for this.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Three cheers for the Haiku form! While Japanese Haiku are supposed to be about nature, I feel the American Haiku can be about Human Nature. Do a few again and they will become Second Nature, naturally!

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice haiku poem. I've done something similar with my poem for Monarch butterflies. It is good to see that other poets also engage in writing haiku stanzas that form a longer poem. Voted up, shared, etc.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      Interesting use of Haiku, I enjoyed how you interlocked each Haiku into a well constructed poem. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Lovely poem P. I used to do Haiku. You inspire me to get started again.