From the Anthology 

Veterans’ Voices

War: A Haiku in Three Parts

Debra J. Gipson

I.              March


Brave soldiers war march

Towards everlasting death fights

Armed with faith and fear.


II.            Fight


Buried in trenches

Guns blazing, hearts beating fast 

Warriors on guard.


III.          Die


They blend to hide wounds

Fields once green, now stained and charred 

War’s toll: graves are made.