Let Freedom Ring

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The cover photo on this page is a photo of the Statue of Liberty*. (Photo prompt by Marcella Leff, administrator)

You may write in any style or poetic form a poem about what this photo means to you. Alternatively, you can write about freedom. Explanation about your poem is permissible. Photos with your post will be deleted. You may post as many poems as you want but comments are counted per poem only.

Winner will be judged by the most original comments. One person can make many comments but only counts as one comment for winning at the end of the time limit. Your own comments do not count because you cannot judge your own poem. Comments being counted begins on July 7th, 9:30pm if this event was posted earlier than stated date/time.

Contest will be from July 7 until July 14, 9:30 pm. All members are invited to enter this contest. You can add your friends to join. Challenge them.

Administrators may post examples of poems but are not eligible to win. Administrators can like your poems but their comments do not count.

A new prompt will be posted every week. Winner will be posted on the main group page.

*The Statue of Liberty was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, and was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France.

The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

It seems  like a lot of people are angry
Tossing words out to the sea
Maybe it is a  habit
A bad one we don’t see.
When I am out in public
I look straight into your face
I always am amazed
That smiles don’t leave a trace.
I realize stress is huge
Not enough money to pay the bills
But ask yourself this question
Will bitching chase issues to nil?
If we were trapped and traded
To stand on other ground
Would you stop and beg forgiveness
Would silence be the only sound?
I don’t think that we mean to
Act with such disgrace
We really should stop and think
About all the human race.
For freedom is a gift
Our soldiers fought for this
Let’s kneel down on our knees
And give our ground a kiss.
Written by,
Terry Shepherd

Saturday With Family

Yesterday, early evening I met my son and his family at the lake for some picture taking. I had a great time with them. I forgot about everything else and all I could see was the cute smiles and playful attitudes.

After we were finished we all went to Culver’s for some ice-cream. I think the kiddies really enjoyed their treats. When I arrived home, my son and family came over and picked me up and we went for a ride on their golf cart. He took us on a trail that lasted about five hours. I had a wonderful time and when they said they would take me again, I said great! can’t wait!

These are the kind of weekends I love. I spent part of the weekend doing things in the house I needed to and running errands, so having a play-time among the work was great. I also spent about an hour on my new class I am taking; Microsoft, the total program. Work is wanting me to learn this so I can become certified and teach others. Well, here are the photos I took. After this post is final, it is off to the shower and getting things around for another day of work.

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