Friday, May 23, 2008

Hai (Thank) Ku (You) Friday 5/23/08

Haiku Friday

Memorial Day
is a day I remember
and pause for a bit.

Sure, I love hot dogs,
juicy burgers on the grill,
summer season firsts.

Is there any doubt
that I welcome a day off,
a little me time?

I'm not a shopper,
but if I were, I'd rejoice
everything's on sale.

All of the above
seem American to me,
the way we live life.

Freedom isn't free.
How very true those words are.
I'll never forget.

I keep this in mind
while I relax and enjoy,
and I do give thanks.

To all the families
left behind by our bravest,
my heart's gratitude.


  1. beautiful haiku...really beautiful! have a great weekend!

  2. Excellent tribute! You'd think it wouldn't be hard to forget, but we do.

  3. Beautiful haiku with an important message for us all! Thanks for visiting me on Thursday Thirteen! :)

  4. That is a lovely sentiment. God Bless Our Troops!

  5. great haiku! and i second that. a great big thank you for the sacrifices so many families have made.

  6. Fabulous haiku! Thank you, Vets!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. That is wonderful and I hope you don't mind if I link to it.

  8. That is wonderful and I hope you don't mind if I link to it.

  9. what a thoughtful haiku friday - I will remember to remember this weekend what it's really about.

  10. Very true! Amazing how it's become about sales and hot dogs!

  11. Lovely 'ku and very true sentiment.

  12. Wonderful haiku. It's sad that I live on a military base and still didn't even realize that Memorial Day was coming up until this week. It seems that all people care about are the vacations and sales, you're right.

  13. That's wonderful! My DD will march in our Memorial Day parade (the largest in Ohio), and I will sit and sob, overcome with the emotion of it all.

  14. AMEN!
    Thanks to everyone that has given up so much to preserve the freedoms we all take for granted.

  15. Great Memorial Day Spirit! It's so important to remember the reason for the long weekend.

  16. Timely reminder
    what and why we celebrate
    Memorial Day

    Thanks! I didn’t have time earlier to read many HF posts, but am trying to catch up a bit today. I posted on each blog Friday … multi-tasking as I so often do. HF#41 and HF#42
    Hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend!
    Hugs and blessings,


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