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behind the layers

#Haiku Happenings #8: Ken’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

behind the layers

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In the United States, we have had no leaders without flaws, but many have had virtues that command respect. In February, two of those who deserve our respect, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, are recognized with holidays on their birthdays. Washington’s Birthday has come to be known as Presidents’ Day, a day on which to honor all Presidents, both past and present. Our national flower is the rose, and it’s fitting to think of it, the depth of its many layers, when considering the character of those men on Presidents’ Day. It’s ironic that this thought comes to me at a time when we have a man who brings nothing but disgrace to the office. This rose does not smell so sweet.

behind the layers
discerning integrity
character within

 

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