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A Haiku - Ovation

Updated on August 16, 2012

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Have you been part of one? What caused it?

Standing ovation.

Extraordinary something


When did it happen?

The concert, the ballgame play?

Can you remember?

What was that feeling?

Was it spontaneous then?

Did some there cry tears?

I do...for greatness.

Extraordinary talents

Cause me to shed tears.

Perhaps you do, too.

Tears of appreciation.

"How does one do that!"

We glimpse ourselves then.

Potential unrealized.

Realized in them.

Heroes, idols, stars,

We wish there were more of them.

Thankful they exist.

Elvis was that way.

Idol first, then a legend.

Christ was too, but more.

Mere men marveled then.

He was more than a mere man.

Crowds gathered 'round Him.


Incomprehensible, too.

Some thought: "Strange doctrine."

Multitudes listened.

Private groups listened, to him.

So humble, so pure.

"Who art thou, Jesus?"

Paid "ovation," not for Him.

"Give us Barabbas!"


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A standing ovation is an awesome thing to be part of. I have experienced this overwhelming feeling at least twice and if memory serves at a fantastic Broadway show and once at my godfather's concert. My godfather is a Latvian bass-baritone singer who has given concerts also in the English language in the states.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      it twisted when i thought it was on the straight and narrow! At first, i thought this was an 'Ovation' to the heroes of the olympics, but..i see it went a tad deeper! Jesus and Elvis? i love it!

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

      It flowed to that. I was somehow taken there. It started out to be a short Haiku about "the thrill of an ovation and what the sense of one is." It ended being so much more. I appreciate the "Well done!" as well as the second "Interesting" some anonymous Hubber voted this result.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Well done!