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Freedom is a rainbow

Editor’s Note: The Forward is featuring essays, poems and short stories written for our Young Writers Contest. Today’s entry was written by Ella Sadka, a 12-year-old student from the Ann and Nate Levine Academy in Dallas. You can find more work from our young writers here.

Freedom is a Rainbow

Freedom is a rainbow

Where all colors meet

And no one judges.

Each color has its own qualities and flaws

That each has a voice to speak,

That other colors will listen to.


Has a passion,

A love for whoever she wants.

Has strength

To encourage others.

And power to

Give someone that

Extra push

When they need it.

Blood is coursing through her veins.

Giving her

Blood ties to everything

And everyone around her.


Brightens up your day

Reminding you of

The success of everything.

The creativity of life itself.

Socializing herself with

The shirt that you will wear tomorrow

Or in two days.

She is free to express her feelings,

Because she is freedom herself.


Is the brightest color

you can find

In the vast rainbow.

She is the friend

to always cheer you on

And find the bright side to everything.

She is the sunflower in the grassy field.

Always looking for ways

To put a smile on your face.


Is pure from the heart.

In sync with mother nature.

She makes life look healthy.

She is health.

Fresh and new.

Green is the breeze

that carries your hair across your face

When it passes by.

The power source of life.


Is the above

And below.

Sky and sea.

She has hope for herself and others

And confidence in everything.

Trusts the stars, moon, and sun,

That they will light her imagination and

Trust that everything will go on.

Blue’s intelligence

Will enlighten your knowledge.


Is determined,

Determined for more.

Powerful, for she is a strong color.

Wisdom, like an owl with big,

All‐knowing eyes.

Purple is a royal color,

A regal color.

She is a queen, a leader

That respects everyone.

Accepts everyone.

Exactly for who they are.

Freedom is letting out your true colors.

What color are you?


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