Respect for Elders: A Tanka

Cliff Solum heading off to serve in World War II

Made strong by hard times,
they stood up to tyrants,
and laid down their lives.

So sorely missed by us now,
the Greatest Generation.

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Hard Times Haiku

Farm boy leading a dog

Hard Times Haiku

I guess we were poor.
Didn’t know what we were missing.
Quite unlike today.