Posted in June 2013


The sky is totally black,
Not a star is in sight.
It’s the perfect time for Supermoon
To shine forth its big light,
Yet it’s no where to be seen.
Supermoon’s not here tonight.

Leona J. Atkinson

(I look forward to seeing Supermoon tomorrow night though. It is supposed to appear soon!)

Posted in Acrostic, June 2013

SUMMER Acrostic

Sunny days are here
Umbrellas now put away
Many take vacations
Mountains and beaches are visited
Evenings are often spent outdoors
Relatives gather at  family picnics
Time is made for outside activities
Indoors is not where most want to be
Music and laughter are all around
Everyone enjoys summertime

Happy First Day of Summer!  June 21, 2013
Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in June 2013

Picnic in the Park

Dark gray clouds hang overhead,
Their presence threatens to bring
An end to outdoor plans for the day,
Ominously, they hover and cling.

Everyone plans to seek cover,
If raindrops begin to fall.
Silently some sit, watch and wait,
While others gather to cover all.

The gray clouds slowly drift north,
Away from our area of concern.
White clouds reveal a sunny sky,
Sighs release, and smiles return.

Plans once again move forward,
As there’s no rain  in sight.
The picnic proceeds outdoors in the park,
Stopping only as day turns into night.

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in June 2013

Come and Gone

June, it seems you just arrived,
Yet your 18 days are nearly gone,
only  12 more remain to be seen,
and then never more shall you dawn.

You’ve given me memories to cherish,
Adventures and surprises galore,
June, I will enjoy your daily presence,
Until you, or I, are no more.

Leona J.Atkinson

Posted in Holiday, June 2013

:) Smile!

Smiling Sun


There’s power in a smile
To chase a frown away.
It will uplift a gloomy spirit,
And cheer up someone’s day!

We all have one we can use,
So let’s put it on for those we meet.
It costs nothing to wear,
And it’s beauty can’t be beat!

Leona J. Atkinson   06-15-13
June 15th is a day specially set aside to celebrate the smile and encourage everyone to share one!
Read more at: 
National Smile Power Day

Posted in Holiday, June 2013

Flag Day

Our Flag


Today we honor our red,white and blue.
The Flag that over many battles flew.
The Flag that stands for what we hold true.
Take time today it’s beauty to view,
And contemplate what it means to you.


Leona J. Atkinson
National Flag Day-USA

Posted in June 2013


69 years ago this day
A baby was born.
No one knew at that time
The baby was me.

It took all those years
To create the me I am today.

So, on this remembrance day of my birth,
I want to thank God for my life,
And praise Him for all He has done to make me–me.

Leona J. Atkinson   06-13-13