Sadness Haiku


Heartbroken are we
Devastated land and souls
Can you feel the pain?


Nineteen young lives gone…
a town obliterated from the map…
the forest’s giant scar…


and our village mourns.

Linking with Rebecca’s Haiku My Heart @

~ by Dawn Elliott on July 5, 2013.

10 Responses to “Sadness Haiku”

  1. So very, very sad. Sending prayers of love and light to all.

  2. Devastating heartbreak. There are no words, only prayers.

  3. Powerfully poignant. My prayers 😉

  4. Prayers and thoughts for all who are affected by this terrible loss. May the fierce love and devotion of those brave souls comfort those left behind!Fingerprint

  5. Nineteen brave strong compassionate men will be remembered.

  6. Yes I feel the pain. Prescott feels like home. My love and best wishes to all suffering through this. Many god wishes.

  7. such a loss at one fell swoop! sending prayers and hope to all who suffered a loss. and…yes, I feel pain

  8. I think the whole nation feels the pain. It just isn’t fair.

  9. Prescott is my “second home.” My parents lived their final years there. This tragedy touches me deeply…

    Waiting for White Shirts

  10. this has been a devastating week to navigate. on friday after posting haiku my heart we went to the courthouse for the annual kiddie parade. nothing prepared us for the amazing honoring these children all came together to offer to our town. i redid my haiku page with photographs of the youngest of prescott offering their hearts as only children can. sunday standing outside on the road into prescott as each young man returned home was overwhelming in the enormity of loss striking so many families. it is heart warming to see our community come together in a force of love for all those torn apart by the enormity of loss. the courage and strength of the wives is humbling to say the least.

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