Daily haiku / senryu : Disobey

disobey the rules
blind sheep serve inhumane laws;
sitting down turns tides

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Many people made this world a better place.  Some made history.  Some became footnotes but are important nonetheless. Pay homage to your hero/heroine. Write a poem, name one, or two or a few in the comments.


Daily Prompts
The Daily Post


Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Aung San Suu Kyi
from Profile: Aung San Suu Kyi on BBC News, Dec. 5, 2016

Claudette Colvin
Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin by Dr. Dean Chavers, Indian Country Today, December 29, 2016

Emmeline Pankhurst
photo taken July 15, 1858
How did suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst help attain votes for women?, The Telegraph, July 15, 2016

Amazon: books on people who refused to move to make a stand.  Henry David Thoreau’s essay Civil Disobedience is a landmark classic.

Gandhi: An Autobiography – The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Freedom from Fear: And Other Writings by Aung San Suu Kyi

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (YA)

My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst

I’ve been accepted as an Amazon affiliate.  Last month I got my first “buy”.  Haven’t gotten a second one yet.  Still I’m happy.  The first buy means they’ll review your site and officially accept you and I got accepted! Now, I’ll usually get a percentage if someone buys something by clicking a link — for books it’s 4.5%.  Amazon disclosure: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”