“Strain of Military Service Meets Resolve” (Bill Kenney)

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redeployed—
his children tell him
they’ll be fine

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Headlines:

“Strain of Military Service Meets Resolve” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 5 Comments...

  1. Dick Whyte

    Stunning poem Bill- and thankyou for submitting some amazing poetry lately. Merry Christmas all from Haiku News.

  2. Laurence Stacey

    I agree! This is just an excellent piece of work! There is a great deal of emotion condensed into this poem. Merry Christmas! :D

  3. Laryalee

    Bill, this brings a long sigh…a strong and memorable haiku.
    Lary

  4. Michael Henry Lee

    Mr. Kenny hit a home run for me; this piece has pathos,
    tension, and implies volumes. The epitome of haiku.
    Succinctly:
    Michael Henry Lee

  5. Bill Kenney

    Your comments are deeply appreciated. Sorry it took me so long to reply.

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