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

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Posted in Cinquain, May 2019

Oregon’s Six Thousand

We went

We lost our lives

We won freedom for you

We ask only that you not forget

Our deeds

Cinquain

Our local Christian church school that has a big grassy area next to their building implemented the idea of having their school children put up 6000 little flags to honor and pay tribute to the 6000 Oregon soldiers who lost their lives in all the wars.

I visited the display today and was deeply touched by how beautiful it was. Seeing all those little flags blowing in the soft breeze made me so thankful for the freedom we enjoy in our country and for those who paid the price to achieve it.

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.