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"I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast for I intend to go in harm's way."

Captain John Paul Jones, 16 November 1778, in a letter to le Ray de Chaumont.
[Morison, Samuel Eliot. John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1959): 182.]




                   mountains, fields, forest

                             stand witness to the blood cries

                                            the song of freedom









David Meade
11/11/2014
Veteran's Day

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 2/21/2015 10:09:00 AM
Yes I can feel
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Date: 11/21/2014 8:42:00 PM
I love that line David "Nature is always the final witness in every war"
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Date: 11/20/2014 9:32:00 PM
A poignant Veteran Day poem. Sometimes it is only the mountains, fields, forest left. The only witnesses remaining once the blood cries no longer speak.
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Date: 11/21/2014 8:17:00 PM
This is very true . . . I believe nature is always the final witness in every war!
Date: 11/15/2014 8:25:00 AM
A nice song of freedom all they sing, hearer knows the rhythm with acute sense. It's a great haiku. Loved always,my lovely friend,bl
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Date: 11/21/2014 8:18:00 PM
War touches all nations and all cultures -- thank-you for your kind words -- much love and light to you my friend.
Date: 11/12/2014 2:28:00 PM
Excellently expressed haiku. Beautiful nature gives us a sense of freedom. // paul
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Date: 11/12/2014 4:16:00 PM
Thank-you my friend -- I agree, nature always is involved in war -- always will be! All the best -- live freely.
Date: 11/12/2014 1:02:00 PM
David, a powerful write in a few words, all should be commended also for the one's that stay home worrying about their loved ones.
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Date: 11/12/2014 4:18:00 PM
Eve, you are so right!! We need to recognize this fact . . . would you be open to writing something -- I would love to read it. Thank-you for your thoughts.
Date: 11/12/2014 8:54:00 AM
Hey Hey David I have discovered a treasure chest of haiku.Right here...LOVE...RAJAT
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David Meade
Date: 11/12/2014 4:19:00 PM
Never know what treasures or junk you might find when opening a chest!! Thank-you for your visit my friend.
Date: 11/12/2014 1:44:00 AM
Many shed their blood for freedom's sake..A powerful haiku this is Dave.
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Date: 11/12/2014 7:05:00 AM
It is good to pause and remember -- thank-you for your visit. All the best.
Date: 11/12/2014 12:58:00 AM
David, your write gave me proud chills.. A fitting tribute on this special day!
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Date: 11/12/2014 7:08:00 AM
Yes, a time to remember -- all the best to you my friend. Freedom life is precious.
Date: 11/11/2014 9:00:00 PM
Perfect for the day...Have a listen to One by Metallica...about giving up one's son for freedom...resounding
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David Meade
Date: 11/11/2014 11:00:00 PM
Thanks Tim, I will have a listen -- thanks for the heads up! All the very best my friend.
Date: 11/11/2014 4:47:00 PM
The echos are heard, well said
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David Meade
Date: 11/11/2014 11:02:00 PM
may we hear their call and remember . . . all the best.
Date: 11/11/2014 3:51:00 PM
excellent haiku for a day of remembrance :-) Hugs Jan xxx
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David Meade
Date: 11/12/2014 7:09:00 AM
No matter where we live -- freedom is a special gift -- live well.