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Haiku regarding Pioneer spirit--photo of Oregon Trail

Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

This week’s Haiku prompt reminded me of my visit to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon back in 2006 when I was traveling via the now, new, Oregon Trail route to reach my destination of Oregon.  I am so glad I took the time out to stop at the Center.  It was truly a wonderful time of stepping back into History as I viewed the wonderful interactive displays they have and actually got to walk down some of the original wagon ruts left from the pioneer wagon trains of long ago. What an experience that was!  I was so fortunate to be able to capture a photo!

Thus, the inspiration for my Haiku this week.  I feel the Pioneer spirit of forward movement should always be in our bones, for the Pioneers sacrificed so much for what we now enjoy today!  
Click Here  to earn more about the Oregon Trail via the Interpretive Center’s website.

Haiku Horizons  Week 26–Prompt: bones

Living Word

Sword-Bible-Shadorma poem based on Hebrews 4:12

Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12