When I posted TROPHIES, Peter blogging as Grandfathersky responded with a haiku and this led to an interesting exchange. I enjoyed it so thoroughly that I decided to make a post. For those who have not, I would suggest visiting Grandfathersky to relish his writings.

1. Peter’s first comment,

Or nameless hills in

Far Away forgotten lands

Wet with soldiers blood

2. Eric Alagan: February 23, 2012 at 8:24 am,

Medal for a limb

Folded flag for shattered lives

Fair trade wouldn’t you say

3. Grandfathersky: February 23, 2012 at 8:57 am,

The Sioux always had

The widows at war councils

They would speak their peace

4. Eric Alagan: February 23, 2012 at 9:10 am,

“Leaders” speak money

Clothed in “nationality”

Young bleed, widows weep

5. Grandfathersky: February 23, 2012 at 9:25 am,

Heroes heroin

Ban those dirty Taliban

Poppies for Harlem

6. Eric Alagan: February 23, 2012 at 9:32 am (Well done Peter – keep it coming…),

Buyers and Sellers

The Cycle of Destruction

Judge not the guilty

7. Grandfathersky: February 23, 2012 at 9:51 am (Likewise. What have we learned?),

Cast from the Temple

Pharisees traded their gold

For the souls of men

8. Eric Alagan: February 23, 2012 at 9:58 am,

Holy men, their keys

Do not open their heaven

What about of ours

9. Grandfathersky: February 23, 2012 at 10:03 am,

Abdicated our souls

Trusted into the hands of men

Greed was in their hearts

10. Eric Alagan: February 23, 2012 at 10:08 am,

We are to be blamed

Mindless sheep we, led by wolves

Return to Our Lord

11. Grandfathersky: February 23, 2012 at 10:19 am (Past 9 here now, I have to say good night… and Thank you. This has been rewarding),

Awake you who sleep

Now the time of man is nigh

He will lead us home

12. Eric Alagan: February 23, 2012 at 10:25 am,

When we sleep we live

When we awake we prepare

For a life that’s True

(Eric: I thoroughly enjoyed this too. Perhaps one day we ought to set up a post and invite all our blogger friends to contribute. It will be a blast. Thank you very much Peter. Good night)



  1. Thanks for this. Presented as an exchange it is very effective. (I have to say, I’m not usually overly fond of the form – but in this setting it is great.)

  2. Thank you so much, Eric, for turning yours and grandfather’s (I LOVE his blog!) conversational haikus into this post. Much insight and worthy commentary expressed here about about world and its woes and its heart-victories.

  3. Snow this morning here
    Nature’s blanket softly speaks
    Humbled by your words

    Thank you Eric and all our friends from around the world. May the Spirit of peace descend into your lives. -gs

    1. Good morning Peter. Glad you didn’t mind me posting our haikus. From this haiku, it looks like weather, nature, love and God. Here goes 🙂

      Bright sunshine cheers us
      Rejoice another day’s hopes
      Of promise and peace

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