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Haiku 45

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Haiku 45

	
	
	my father’s life
	too short, a battle lost
	cold, dark, rain

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  1. Date: 5/12/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Great job with conveying the emotion albeit a dark one. -Jeremy

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/12/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A sad event in my life, but long ago, blunted by time. Thanks for reading it a commenting...
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:52:00 AM
    wow Jack, you are doing GREAT living past your goal. You set the bar low but I can understand why . You have been many years without your dad. That is so sad.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/11/2013 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He was a good man, and I value his legacy. I'll assure you though that longevity mile-markers have been, and still are, a part of my life. For example, assuming nothing awful happens in the next 18 months, I will be the longest living male in my family for at least two generations, including my grandfather and his nine brothers.
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Nicely done on this one, my friend. How old was he, do you mind my asking?

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/9/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    From complications of tuberculosis, then a frequently fatal disease.
    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/9/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He died in 1957 at age 39. One of my early life's goals was to live to be 40. I made it, with almost three decades to spare. Thanks for asking... Jack
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 11:19:00 AM
    The sorrow is well captured in this. I am sorry for the reasons this was written... but nonetheless it's good to reflect on these things. To put it on paper, that way you can always come back to it... almost like a friend.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Timothy. Yes, reflection is good for the soul... Jack
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Very good write...very sad inspiration....

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/9/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, and yes it is... Jack
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 10:28:00 AM
    - Death is a natural thing in life, but the grief and the loss is painful. - Very well written, deep haiku Jack. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/8/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Anne Lise, for your understanding comments.. Jack
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 6:44:00 AM
    A wonderful poem for your Dad..did he like poetry? Sorry for your loss but enjoy your memories. Easy to say, hard to do at first. BG

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/8/2013 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for commenting. I honestly don't know if he enjoyed poetry. He died when I was quite young. Jack