Friday, May 23, 2008

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

Haiku Friday
俳句の金曜日


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.

18 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. Lovely 'ku and very true sentiment.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  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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