Kirby Puckett haiku

Though I’m not a huge sports fan, I pay a little attention to major league baseball, the players, the standings, etc. I had always heard a little about Kirby Puckett and what a good guy he was. So, I wrote a haiku.

Glaucoma one eye
Strong stroke pushes him to die
Kirby Puckett dead

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

3 thoughts on “Kirby Puckett haiku”

  1. you my friend are one rude son of a bitch…those are some greats words of wisdom about a friend that passed away…we appreciate your heavy heart and your offensive and rather rash words…

  2. It wasn’t meant to be rude or offensive. Sorry you took it that way, though I can see through your heartbreak why you might be bothered.

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