Ten Haiku for Fighter Pilots.


The ‘Joy of Action’ –
and the ‘Passion of the Hunt’ –
Foes falling ~ blue skies.


The race for faster –
but throttle back, close the curve –
This gives you the shot.


I am going down –
On fire ~ I know I’ve seconds –
Smiling ~ grass in wind.


Ach! Ground based thinking –
Don’t direct us, we know best –
Elite ~ let us work.

Worth it

We Scramble, scramble –
Still half-pissed ~ the strength in Youth –
Her lavender dawn.


I am recycled –
again and again ~ Expert –
Pride ~ but with no choice.


My notched walking stick –
Shows my victories ~ counted –
Prefer my leg, back.


At night, so wired now –
~they think it’s automatic –
So little, they know.

Un RĂªve

On these TV shows…
A dying breed, proud stories –
They miss fallen friends.


The dogfight – intense –
My best flying ~ sharp bright light –
Jesus – brings me home.

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Being There

So many lunches –
A comfortable friendship ~
Use our mitts to eat.

Outside, time is passing by ~
and to each, their own moment.


Grateful acceptance of Poetry Palace award for week 54.

I wish to nominate ‘Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars’ for the next award. ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the kerb.’