Sunday Photo Fiction – War, history, threats, rights and me

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War, history, threats, rights and me
And what do they all mean?
Justice and equality plea
Just accept what has been?
Pray for what’s right and do something
Dismaying when we do nothing
Pray for what’s right
Pray for what’s right
Statue building some crushing

War, history, threats, rights and me
Do we jeopardize all?
Do we waver and perhaps flee?
Between us build a wall?
Please do something to make it right
The world could be kinder and bright
Please do something
Please do something
Not just for you but all in plight

War, history, threats, rights and me
Do we envy people?
Challenges are never easy
Have to climb that steeple
Don’t be goofy, some lives at stake
Look around you and be awake
Don’t be goofy
Don’t be goofy
Equality our rights to take*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

* The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

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For: Sunday Photo Fiction – June 21 2020,  Wordle 460 Jun 14 by bwarren

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