Weariness clashesWith vigorous sword strokes that
Beat down enemies
Opponents silencedThe warriors pause, swords dropped
Waiting for the horn
Robust but hollowThe bellow releases them
Until the next call
Orginally when I saw this week's theme, I thought . . .oh, easy. Ha! I thought I would include something of my story here . . .but then I read the news each day, and battle seemed a painful subject. So somehow, I ended up with those three haiku linked together . . .and I'm not sure if that really makes a haiku when there are three of them connected. It's more of a senryu, I think.
So, anyone else have a poem or a story go a different direction than you orginally intended?
Ever have the news affect your writing?
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Scripture Verse that's been running through my head this week: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9