Global Haiku PACE June 2005
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Joe Walters

Brothers in Arms

by Joe Walters

Three lines, no punctuation, sounds simple, right? That’s what I though until I sat down and tried it. When you read haiku, you’re looking for those poems that surprise you and make you sit down and just think about what you just read. So, as haiku author’s we are looking to make folk’s contemplate and digest. We want to make your senses say, “wow”! My favirote haiku have a twist and bring back memories from a time past that is only alive in our memories.


Think about the following Haiku as you read them, you will find that most have a deeper meaning than the words themselves. I try to make you think about the story behind them, not just the meaning of the words. Enjoy.

-Joe Walters
July 4, 2005

brothers in arms
dim cool air
wakes the runners' lungs


held breath
bites her hand
it’s a boy, another boy

stumbling legs
cushioned bottom
first steps, many will follow


lightning flashes
children piled
in mom's bed

winding trail
every turn
more un chartered territory


stuffy shirt
encouraging smile
where will this take me

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