Posted in Choka, October 2016, Scripture

Within and Without

Proverbs 3:3-4
Image used with permission of SGLY Ministry


Bound about my neck,

Written on my heart’s tablet,

See Mercy and Truth.

I will keep them very close.

If they never leave,

I will find high esteem and

I will find favor,

With God and with all mankind.

This is the word of the LORD.


 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.  

Proverbs 3:3-4 NKJV 

Posted in Free Verse, October 2016

My Dream…

white ship with pink flower sails and pink clouds
Image from Discovering Poetry Class at

If my sails were pink flowers,
my white ship would float
upon calm waters
amongst cotton candy clouds,
and all who saw
would gasp in wonder
at the sight.

And friends would follow
in pink petal boats
to leave behind their mundane life
and join me on my journey,

While enemies wave their fonds of hate
in anger,
stuck in the mud of jealousy
on some distant shore.
–Leona J. Atkinson/Free Verse

(This was an image shared in a poetry class titled “Discovering Poetry” that I am currently taking in College.
I am not sure where the image is from or the story behind it, however,  I think it is a beautiful image and it caused me to dream as I examined it.  Since we students were asked to describe the image.  I decided to write this poem as my description which I thought I would share with all of you.  –Leona J. Atkinson )