Posted in January 2019, Shadorma

The Cross

The symbol

Of Christ’s victory

Over sin

Over death

The true message of God’s love

Stands the test of time

Shadorma

Advertisements
Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Pink Path

Pink Feather on sidewalk

A pink feather in my path

I know not from whence it came

Some say it’s from an angel

Or perhaps pink flamingo

Neither makes sense to me

Tis a pinkish mystery

Syllabic Verse

Today I happened to see this pink feather just laying right in the middle of the sidewalk. No pink flamingos around, or angels or kids wearing Indian Headdresses or Pink Boas, so it’s a curiosity. I am keeping it for a bookmark 🙂

Posted in January 2019, Senryu

Realization

The word Happiness

Diligently I was

On a quest for happiness

Had to make my own

Senryu

The other evening I was creating a collage using some torn paper and I wanted to title the balloon in the picture with the word “Happiness”. I did not want to write or print the word but hoped to find it in a magazine that I could cut out and paste in. I looked in magazine after magazine to no avail. The best thing I could find was the word “Happy”—no Happiness.

I decided then that I would just have to find some letters to cut and paste in order to make the word myself.

That is when the realization came to me that in life we often search and search for Happiness and never find it, because we really need to create it ourselves

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

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! 😃