Posted in Rhyme

Simplicity

Yellow Roses in bloom
My yellow rose in bloom

Neighbor’s helping hand

Good news in the mail

Peace where I stand

Counting my blessings

Makes me feel grand!

Rhyme

Just a simple little rhyme today as I sit counting my blessings.

Sometimes I just stand and look at my roses in bloom and give thanks for their beauty.

Sometimes I see my neighbor’s friendly faces or am the recipient of their helping hands and am so grateful.

Sometimes when I see news reports of all the chaos, sadness and destruction going on all around the world I give thanks it is not happening in my little corner of the world.

And as I count my blessings, I pray for those who can’t.

I hope you who are reading this today are blessed and enjoying many little things in your life that are bringing you joy and happiness even in the midst of this pandemic.

Posted in Syllabic Verse

Shine Your Light

iPhone flashlight shining
Image from Google Play at google.com

Be a flashlight

Shine a light

On darkness

Reveal things

To help guide

Those lost

Be a flashlight

Be ready

Offer help

When needed

Syllabic Verse

This poem was inspired by an incident I had the other day as I was creating art.

I needed to see deep down into a vase I was using, and since my iPhone was in my pocket I remembered it had a built in flashlight option which I could easily flip on to shine light down into the vase and reveal what, if anything, might be inside.

This experience reminded me that I should always be ready to be a light bearer whenever and wherever needed.

Posted in Triolet

Pandemic Peace Please

Painted Rock with message “Go in Peace”

We’re all in this together

So let’s not argue and fight

We all want things as they were

We’re all in this together

So let’s just all concur

Not debate who’s wrong or right

We’re all in this together

So let’s not argue and fight

Triolet

Posted in Cinquain

Memories

“Laundry Day” paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
“Laundry Day” paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

At times

Memories surface

Arising from a sight,

Sound or smell, and “Remember when…”

We say

Cinquain

I just took an online class to create this “Laundry Day” collage and it sure did cause me to recall many memories of the times spent hanging clothes out on a clothesline when growing up in the 50’s in Illinois.

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Listen!

White flower among yellow flowers

Unique,

Trying to grow tall,

Feeling you don’t fit in

With all those who surround you.

Listen!

Listen!

Don’t you dare give up trying!

Look up, reach for the sky!

You do have a

Purpose.

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Thoughtful Encouragement

Two birds in a nest lawn ornament

In a busy world

That’s been slowed down by the

Corona Virus

Opportunities exist

To consider one another

Tanka

“and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds,”

Hebrews 10:24 AMP

Posted in Cinquain

Seeking Togetherness

Abstract artwork a collaboration by @LeonasDesigns and @HerringPondPottery 2020 and
Abstract artwork a collaboration by @LeonasDesigns and @HerringPondPottery 2020 and

In the

Middle of this chaos

Can we find common ground

Where all of us can live in peace

Together

Cinquain