Archive for March 13th, 2008

Happy Birthday Haiku!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

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Birthday eighty-five;

My dear Dad-in-law, Ernie,

Is still going strong.

Commemoration

Of this special occasion

Is my haiku theme.

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Here’s some history:

Nineteen twenty-three,

A cute kid was born.

Too soon, hard years came;

To support mom, brother, sis

Child worked as a man.

Nineteen forty-one:

He fought bravely in Europe

When World War II raged.

The soldier came home;

Life as a student ensued.

The aim? Social work.

Married a fine wife;

She’s still the love of his life

Through thick and through thin.

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Retired thirty years.

Do you think he stopped working?

This man’s been BUSY.

The World Class sailor

Built the boats, and sailed ’em, too;

Now makes ship models.

Carving tool in hand,

Depicts crusty old captains

Who all look like him!

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Have a happy day!

Happy Birthday to you, Dad,

With love, from us all.

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For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.