Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Someday-One Day

Martin Luther King Jr.

We are still dreaming

We are still rising

We are still trying

To live the creed

Syllabic Verse

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’
— Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream,” delivered August 28, 1963

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Posted in January 2019, Shadorma

Pooh’s Philosophy

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 Paper Collage/ Original drawing of Pooh Bear
©️LeonasDesigns 2019 Paper Collage/ Original drawing of Pooh Bear

Happiness

Is a red balloon

Floating free

In the wind

Daily finding simple joys

In life’s journey

Shadorma

Recently I watched the movie “Christopher Robin”. It was a wonderful example of how sometimes adults forget how to enjoy life because they are so very involved in problems and worries.

I had to pause the dvd quite often to write down various quotes from Pooh and others.

One scene that especially spoke to my heart was when Pooh wanted a red balloon because “red balloons made him happy” and grown up, now burdened down, worldly Christopher Robin, got frustrated and said “ there’s more to happiness than a red balloon”

How sad it is to view life that way.

I am much more inclined to grab a red balloon and dance thru life with Pooh Bear! 😊🎈

Posted in January 2019, Senryu

Royal Cattitude

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 original photo altered in GoArt

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 original photo altered in GoArt

Queen holding court

On a ragamuffin throne

Subjects are kin

Senryu

Took this photo of my family’s pets, (grandson and grand-daughter’s cats) all sitting together seeming to be having a meeting of the minds–probably regarding whose attention they could grab to give them some food in their empty bowl! 😃

Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Dead End

Original photo digitized in Go Art
©️2019 LeonasLines original photo digitized in GoArt

Making unwise choices

Following blind guides

Leads to securing

Path of broken dreams

Do not remain there

Turn around, go back

Gather scattered pieces

To recreate your dreams

Syllabic Verse

Posted in January 2019, Tanka

Soaring

Paper Collage Art created 2019©️LeonasDesigns
“Soaring” Paper Collage Art created 2019©️LeonasDesigns

Full of lofty goals

I soar higher than the stars

Music in my soul

Catapulting me forward

Until I reach a million dreams

Tanka

(I was inspired to write this poem after listening to “A Million Dreams” Song from the movie “The Greatest Showman” and I added it to a paper collage piece I was working on that the song also inspired me to create😩)