Posted in Syllable Lune

One Hundred Years Later

USPS Womens Rights Stamp 2020
USPS 100th Anniversary Womens Rights Stamp 2020

Silent Sententials

Still standing

In memory, years later

Syllable Lune

August 26, 1920 Women’s Rights To Vote, 19th Amendment, went into effect after many years of campaigning by Women’s Sufferage groups, especially Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Katherine Morey, and many others who fought and suffered so valiantly for this.

So thankful to all those women who gave of their time, effort and sufferings to win us women today the right to vote!

Let’s not let them down! Let’s not let their efforts be wasted or done in vain. Let’s be sure to vote!!

Posted in Syllable Lune

National Freedom Day

Statue of Abraham Lincoln

If you possess it

Hold it tight

Freedom is precious

Syllable Lune

National Freedom Day in America commemorates the 11th Amendment which abolished slavery signed by President Lincoln on February 1, 1865.

On this day we pause to give thanks for the freedoms we have, and pray for those peoples who do not have freedom, for even though slavery was abolished all those years ago unfortunately it still exists today worldwide.

National Freedom Day February 1st

Posted in March 2018, Word Lune

“Silent Sentinels”

Iron Jawed Angels--women picketing with signs
Image from: https://opinionessoftheworld.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/picketing_with_signs.jpg

They stood strong,

These American women speaking with

Iron-Jaws.

Word Lune

Today as we celebrate International Womens Day I wanted to pay tribute to the women in America who fought for the right of women to vote. The Suffrage women, those activists who fought long and hard, sacrificing much, in order to overcome injustice and obtain equality for women to vote.  

Beginning in the 1840’s many American women rose up to fight for women’s rights and the Suffrage Movement had a number of bold women who campaigned tirelessly for the cause. Finally in 1920, an 19th Amendment was passed that allowed to women to legally vote in the USA. 

I recently watched the movie titled “Iron-Jawed Angels” which tells the true story of the courageous women who put their lives on the line to gain this victory and I would encourage every woman to watch this movie. It is an eye opener and one that will cause you to be grateful for the rights which you now enjoy because of what these women did!

Watch the Movie Trailer  Here

(The movie was made in 2004 and is available on DVD. It is entertaining but stays very true to historical fact. I believe it is a must to watch for every American woman.)

Posted in Choka, Scripture, September 2017

A Cry for Mercy

Floods and Fires
“No more rain Lord”

A wet flooded Houston crys

“Rain Lord, we need rain ”

Oregonians praying

Wildfires raging 

And flood waters displacing

Elements ignore

Our Nation is on its knees

May God’s mercy be upon us

Choka

Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. Psalm 33:22

Posted in November 2016, Tanka

In the USA

Flag of the USA
Hush over the land

Humanity and Nature

Seeming to be on hold

Flag hangs silently waiting

Who? Will our next leader be?

Tanka

I am feeling a heavy stillness in the air today. No wind at all. Our Flag hangs silently. It’s eerie. It’s almost like nature and mankind are holding their breath awaiting this Election Day outcome. I shall pray and trust in God for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

Posted in August 2014, Haiga, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt

WestWard

Haiku regarding Pioneer spirit--photo of Oregon Trail
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

This week’s Haiku prompt reminded me of my visit to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon back in 2006 when I was traveling via the now, new, Oregon Trail route to reach my destination of Oregon.  I am so glad I took the time out to stop at the Center.  It was truly a wonderful time of stepping back into History as I viewed the wonderful interactive displays they have and actually got to walk down some of the original wagon ruts left from the pioneer wagon trains of long ago. What an experience that was!  I was so fortunate to be able to capture a photo!

Thus, the inspiration for my Haiku this week.  I feel the Pioneer spirit of forward movement should always be in our bones, for the Pioneers sacrificed so much for what we now enjoy today!  
Click Here  to earn more about the Oregon Trail via the Interpretive Center’s website.

Haiku Horizons  Week 26–Prompt: bones