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November 24, 2011      Share

Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy a traditional
American holiday of turkey, football,
and Japanese poetry. Wait, what?

The Top 9 Military Haikus for Thanksgiving

9> Relaxing post-feast
The turkey is now serving
In my GI tract

8> Deployed on T-day
Means no fighting relatives
There’s no place like base

7> In the Navy now
You were once behind the bow
Of the Mayflower

6> No holiday break
Death from above continues
Unmanned remote drone

5> Still getting shot at
But damn, I’m thankful that now
I can ask *and* tell

4> Sniping and land mines
Enjoy Thanksgiving back home
With your family

3> On Thanksgiving Day
I’m thankful for your service
Please pass the gravy

2> Flipped Saddam the bird
Kicked the stuffing out of him
The rest is gravy

and the Number 1 Military Haiku for Thanksgiving…
1> Old bayonets may
Not be the best for carving
Turkey’s sure dead, though



Selected from 27 submissions from 6 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC — 1, 4 (34th #1!), Banner tag
Larry Hollister, Concord, CA — 2, 5, 9 (3-day pass!)
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA — 3, 8
Leonard Topolski, Pearland, TX — 6
Marty McCullen, Gettysburg, PA — 7
Colonel Howie, The Pentagon, VA — Topic
Kilroy, Washington, DC — Graffitist