Home from War


Home from War
A Haiku
The child stood waving.
Who is this man called daddy?
Why is he crying?

Photo Credit: sptimes.com through Google Images.

Photo Credit: sptimes.com through Google Images.

An old poem, a Haiku, posted today for Open Link Night. Hope to see you there.

Advertisements

27 thoughts on “Home from War

  1. That is so special and perfect timing for Memorial Day too.

    Like

  2. Irene says:

    Great perspective on the homecoming.

    Like

  3. johncoyote says:

    I understand the poem. I was deployed many times. Hard to leave the family and so good to return home to them. Thank you for the photo and strong words.

    Like

  4. brilliant ~simply brilliant ! I’ve so been enjoying your beauty Victoria ~ thank you ~ Blessings Debbie

    Like

  5. Pamela says:

    Poignant haiku, Victoria, on a harsh reality.

    Pamela

    Like

  6. Marya says:

    Talk about complexity in just a few words… Well done!

    Like

  7. Louise says:

    The few words say so much…..I love that about Haiku! 🙂

    Like

  8. Jeff says:

    It is ever a wonder to me the emotion can be captured in so few words.
    Elegant in its simplicity.
    Nice.
    Cheers!

    Like

  9. Rowan Taw says:

    A very moving haiku!

    Like

  10. Steve E says:

    All about war, before, after, during…all except the utter chaos of the action, and even that is implied.

    Good haiku, one which can be studied, and learning taken from. Thank you!

    Like

  11. So much said in so few words. A bittersweet feel to this. Sadness for time lost, joy for the reunion, and so much love all bundled into one moment. Beautifully penned, Victoria.

    Like

  12. Poet Laundry says:

    This is so heartfelt, so touching. Perfect for Memorial Day Victoria. It especially touched me since you have shared of your Dad’s/family’s service and sacrifice. Thank you!

    Like

  13. Myrna says:

    I felt this. Made me sad and happy. Good haiku.

    Like

  14. Jamie Dedes says:

    Oh, my heart. A lovely photograph, a heartwrenching poem.

    Like

  15. Oh my that really pulled my heart. You should enter it in somewhere. How true and real. Beautiful

    Like

  16. Linda says:

    Such an evocative little piece. Brava!

    Like

  17. nico says:

    Tight, touching observation. Maybe, one day, we’ll learn not to send our moms and dads off to fight.

    Like

  18. claudia says:

    oh heck victoria – this hit me right in the stomach

    Like

  19. Mary says:

    Heartbreakingly realistic. So many young children do not know their dads…until (hopefully) later!

    Like

  20. brian miller says:

    that she would no know her father…how sad…but it really underlines the price our soldiers pay for us as well…glad you re-ran this one victoria…

    Like

  21. So powerful. Such a full and vivid story painted with a few elegant brush strokes.

    Like

  22. viv blake says:

    A poignant haiku – all too real.

    Like

  23. markwindham says:

    very nice. none that have not experienced it can understand their sacrifice.

    Like

  24. This is so sweet Victoria!

    Like

  25. So many layers in this. That’s the beauty of a good haiku, it can be read over and over, and the more you read the more you see…

    Like

  26. Oh, so much said in so few perfectly chosen words.

    Like

  27. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    War is such an unnecessary evil. Thank you Ms. Victoria C. Slotto, for sharing this.

    Like

Your comment and feedback are important to me. Thank you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s