Posted in Crown Cinquain

Earth Day 2020

Earth wearing a white mask

I looked

Around the earth

The trees were doing fine

As they whispered to the wind

Waving

Welcome

To the sunshine

That Spring had provided

Even though virus threatened their

People

I looked

Around the earth

The birds were doing fine

As they sang sweetly in the garden

Greeting

Morning

Cheerfully as

If the virus didn’t

Exist among many of the earth’s

People

I looked

Around the earh

The flowers grew and bloomed

Dressed in glorious colors

Earth’s fine

Crown Cinquain

Posted in Crown Cinquain, Dialogue, March 2018

Tears of Regret

Above,

Soft voice speaks:

“Saint, why are you crying?”

“My heart has been wounded today

I’m hurt”

I say.

“Ah, tis so I see”

Says He from high above.

“Why is your armor in your closet

Today?”

“Forgot”

I reply shamefully,

Hanging my head in woe.

“I was in a hurry and had places

To go”.

“I see”

Says He from high,

“ Your mind and body was

Unprotected from the enemy’s wiles

And so,

He had

Access to harm

You. Dear Saint always be

Aware and your armor to wear

Each day”

Crown Cinquain/Dialogue

Posted in August 2013, Crown Cinquain

A Tribute to a Light House

Light House.
Beacon of light,
Leading us safely to shore.
Keep us from danger as we explore.
Shine bright!

Tall tower.
Our guiding light,
Shining out over the sea,
Bringing each vessel safely to thee.
Keep on!

Sentry.
Even in fog,
Your horns sound deep and loud,
To warn us of the foggy shroud.
Our hope!

Striped one.
Each day and night,
You show us the right way,
So that on course we can safely stay.
Stand tall!

Sea guide.
Security,
You give in sight and sound,
To us, whenever you are around.
Thank you!

Crown Cinquain
Leona J. Atkinson  08-07-13

This poem was written in honor of National Lighthouse Day.  On August 7, 1789, the United States Congress approved an act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.”  It was two hundred years later that Congress designated August 7 as National Lighthouse Day.