Haiku Friday: Bravery

HistoriansToday my haiku is from December 4th of my book A Haiku Book of Days for Historians, Storytellers, and Other Guardians of Truth, one of a 7-book series. The topic for today is: “Bravery”:

how brave the old are
lost alone without a map
through a pathless land

It’s Haiku Friday again. For the past twenty years or so, it has been my practice to write one haiku every day. Every Friday I share a haiku here, about whatever topic I happen to choose. I invite you to write a haiku on this topic too, and share it with me and the readers of this blog. Just write it in the Comments below. The only rules are: 1) your haiku must be about the named topic; 2) you must follow the 5-7-5 syllable format; 3) no obscenities or hate (I will delete those). That’s it.

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One thought on “Haiku Friday: Bravery

  1. how old the brave are
    going forth without a map
    through a pathless land

    those who were so bold
    are now receding from us
    in the mists of time

    the oldest, bravest
    won two world wars, some came home
    rebuilt a nation

    bravery withered,
    unneeded, then forgotten
    with the mists of time

    few so brave remain
    and their bravery now lost
    in the mists of time

    terrorists threaten
    my generation cowers
    no will to fight. gone

    stories of heroes
    now just legends, but fading
    in the mists of time

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