Posted in Cinquain

Sights and Sounds of Freedom

Fireworks

Freedom

Hearing its sound

Seeing it in the sky

Red white and blue rules the night

Tonite

Cinquain

Tonight my neighborhood is abounding with fireworks, it seems everyone around me has some kind of noisemakers going off and lighting up the sky.

I think itā€™s more abundant this year because all our big fireworks shows were cancelled because of Covid, so more people bought their own to shoot off at home.

I enjoy it all to a point, as I am all for celebrating the freedoms we have and am very grateful for them, but when it goes on and on until all hours of the night then I have to say enough is enough and it’s getting quite close to the midnight hour right now, so I am about to say “Enough!” šŸ˜Š

Posted in Tanka

Memorial Day

Field of Flagsā€”represent Oregonā€™s fallen soldiers
Field of Flagsā€”represent Oregonā€™s fallen soldiers

In memory of your

Faces we no longer see,

Who fought to keep us free,

Souls so brave and true, now gone,

For our freedom we thank you.

Tanka

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 Cinquain, December 2019

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Info GraphicImage provided by Dressember.org

Victims

Know no freedom

Mired in slavery

They pray and hope for a victor

To come

Cinquain

Modern slavery exists today in many places worldwide. Be it sexual exploitation, forced marriage, or forced labor, many women, men and children are victims.

You can help set them free by spreading awareness, making a donation to help one of the many organizations in their fight to stop this, or simply just pray that those who can help or intervene will do so.

I have teamed up with Dressember.org this month as a Advocate to spread awareness and raise funds. If youā€™d like to donate to my teamā€™s campaign ā€œHelp Stop the Chains of Abuseā€ I would very much appreciate your support.

Handmade Origami Dress Ornaments I will be giving a free handmade Origami Dress Ornament to anyone who makes a donation of $5.00 or more by December 15th.

Click this link to donate securely to my team at: Dressember 2019

Thank you.

–Leona

Posted in June 2019, Nonet

Old Glory

USA Flag tattered
Image from Pixabay

I passed by an old friend today

Tattered, torn and weather worn

From years of dedication

He still stood proudly there

Though faded, not jaded

To remind me

Of freedom

My friend

Flag

Nonet