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The Gyrenes of Guadalcanal

In History, Verse on July 4, 2013 at 12:35 am

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They fought my country’s invaders

island to island

from down south at the ‘Canal

to rain-rotted Cape Glouchester

through parched Peleliu, Saipan, Tarawa

and upwards to Iwo and outlying Okinawa.

Desperately wading through surf and shrapnel,

flanked by primal sharp-toothed jungle,

faced by zealots of a thirty-something god.

These men will never receive their due,

except among themselves,

between them the few.

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The Greater Fool

In Society, Verse on August 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

The Greater Fool is strangely named
strange that he must be named to be.

He is a commoner so base that he cannot base
his sight on what the common sees.

He is the hero of none for he attacks as one
while his comrades are still at sea.

And, he is the savior of all, sundry and whole
for he is always first to shake the tree.

Haiku to Haikui

In Verse on August 8, 2012 at 11:31 pm

North of our area
Way beyond our sea and shores
New climate, new rules

Haiku to Gener

In Verse on August 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

waters of July
see our children leaping in
the holiday rain

Haiku To Our Storms

In Society, Verse on July 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Sea south of China
due west of the Philippines
here, there be soldiers

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