11-22-63 Haiku

11-22-63 Haiku

A Poem by Rebecca Buller
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Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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Warm November day--
Shots fired at president
Blood stains on pink suit

© 2013 Rebecca Buller


Author's Note

Rebecca Buller
America's innocence was ripped from her that balmy afternoon in November of '63.

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And she wouldn't take it off for quite a while - she said she wanted them to know what they'd done to Jack. What a horrible day that was! My parents loved President Kennedy very much. Dad took my sister and myself to watch his Inaugural Parade. It was a cold January day, but it was a very exciting one for all of us. I was only about 12 at the time. Your poem brings back many memories - Rebecca. I remember watching Ruby kill Oswald on our black & white TV. Thanks for your memorable poem, it means a lot to me.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the review, Joyce! That's incredible that you saw his Inaugural Parade. You were witne.. read more
Gave my goosebumps chills! That pink suit, a defining moment for sure....

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

Very, very sure. Thank you for reading, Frieda:-)
Frieda P

6 Years Ago

My pleasure Rebecca, sad piece of history, and I was always a fan of Jackie O.
Certainly a defining moment in history

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

Yes, it was. Thank you for reading:-)
Cool thoughts for a summer day , He gave us the Green Beret.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

Thank you for reading:)
I see it re happening in front of my eyes, looking at the left corner up high... to catch a thing... but alas... it was a tragical day at your country. Heartfelt senryu here. I was there through your words again for a moment.

-Elisa

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Eli. I appreciate the review:-)

6 Years Ago

My pleasure Rebecca :) always!
Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

:-) :-) :-)
A historic poem on John F. Kennedy...Bravo..................

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

My pleasure...:)
Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

But of course, lol! :) :)
Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

^^~^^:)....
This puts it all into perspective well. I read a chapter of Jackie Kennedy's book that described that day. It was so horrific. Good haiku from you Rebecca.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the review, Blip. According to something I read, Jackie didn't even recall jumping on .. read more
Bare Trees

6 Years Ago

I've read that. She supposedly gave differing accounts at different times.
A touching and horrific piece that stabs at the reader, well done.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Thomas. I appreciate the review:-)
thoughtful impact on the senses. Lead to more thoughtflows on the subject.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rebecca Buller

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the review, Chris:-)

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Rebecca Buller
Rebecca Buller

Goltry, OK



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My name is Rebecca Buller and I work for an insurance company in northwest Oklahoma. For me, writing is more than a simple hobby or an escape from the chaos of life. It allows me to dwell within a wor.. more..

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