colorful spectrums wave across the sky / by Ellen Sorensen

colorful spectrums wave across the sky

anthems of celebration and resistance

under oppressive skies and a dull sun

voices join to sing the songs of freedom


do you hear her? the nightingale in the early evening

the voice of nature wistfully whistling to the moon

a call to arms, a rumbling march of passion

intelligently and intentionally formed


and i rise to meet the joyous choruses 

many years of past verses from the depths

"we will not be silenced. will we sing for freedom"

and with those generations, my soul resonates