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A haiku, Honorable mention

Updated on July 24, 2013
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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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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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 18 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Siddharth Kapoor 18 months ago

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Scarface1300 4 years ago

      A touching and heartfelt tribute to an admirable person

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 4 years ago from Lagos

      Haunting!!!

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

      It's a pity,..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Yes, Thank you for coming by..Cheers

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      I definitely voted up.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Fehl Dungo 5 years ago from close to you...

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

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      50 Caliber 5 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Such a sad deep poetry, breathtaking!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Denise Handlon 5 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Sadly beautiful!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      prasetio30 5 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      brilliant tribute, ruby!

      You aced it and it's shining bright :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Deeply moving. Few words to say so much.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 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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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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 5 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Sky9106 5 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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      Mohan Kumar 5 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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      raciniwa 5 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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      Annette Donaldson 5 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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      acaetnna 5 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      WOW!!

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      sam209 5 years ago

      Glad I stopped by! Brilliant piece of work!

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      Kathy 5 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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      b. Malin 5 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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      Movie Master 5 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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      Donna Cosmato 5 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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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      So sad, but written in a beautiful way.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Elena

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Capedium 5 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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      drbj and sherry 5 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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      Eiddwen 5 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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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sadly beautiful!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

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

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      sofs 5 years ago

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

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      Xavier Nathan 5 years ago from Isle of Man

      A great story told so eloquently in haiku.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 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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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Bill Holland 5 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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      Lisa Stover 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Sad but well done.

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      mckbirdbks 5 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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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Sadly brilliant. Great job!