Haiku – 10-24-2018

My cousin Billy died after a long battle with lung cancer. His gentleness will be missed.

fall’s chill breezes blow
making the leaves shiver –
stars fall from the sky

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Frank J. Tassone
    Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:03:01

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #4: Toni Spencer’s latest haiku!

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  2. Frank J. Tassone
    Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:05:27

    I’m sorry for your loss, Toni. Your haiku is beautiful!

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  3. Victoria C. Slotto
    Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:17:58

    Tender expression that seems to capture his character.

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  4. dietramalik
    Oct 24, 2018 @ 14:38:34

    Deeply sorry for your loss. Such a touching haiku…

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  5. Sherry Blue sky
    Oct 24, 2018 @ 22:33:23

    So very sorry, Toni…..stars are falling, but there is a bright new one shining up there tonight.

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  6. annell4
    Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:28:12

    I am sorry about Billy, every gentle Billy, who is taken away. You have said it all in such a beautiful way. Everyone has a “Billy,” in their lives, and as we grow older, we find there are so many more “Billy’s,” going away each day.

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    • kanzensakura
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:48:35

      Yes they are. One of the disadvantages to growing older is losing people we love, out of our lives. My cousin was a sweet soul. His light will most definitely be missed.

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  7. stoner on a rollercoaster
    Oct 25, 2018 @ 13:12:06

    Sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen.

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