Freedom Day.
Twenty-one years ago,

All waiting
To cast votes.

is more
than a vote.

to govern
FOR the people.

Pray that we
get it right.

FD SA Google
(Google’s South African Doodle for 27 April – Freedom Day)




Day Twenty-Seven:  hay(na)ku sonnet

And today’s prompt comes to us from Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem. For example, you could write a hay(na)ku sonnet, like the one that Vince himself wrote back during NaPoWriMo 2012!

I decided to dedicate today’s poem to Freedom Day, the holiday we celebrate here in South Africa every 27th of April on the anniversary of our first democratic election in 1994.  We are a young democracy and still have a lot to learn.