Posted in April 2019, Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2019

Pastel Pink Petals

Pink Cherry Blossom tree in bloom

April dresses up

Seasonal springtime dance

Cherry blossom pink

Haiku

#NaPoWriMo 2019—Day 15–Off Prompt

Posted in April 2014, April 2014 PAD Challenge, NaPoWriMo 2014, Nonet

Adieu to April

Adieu to April--Farewell poem--Nonet
Original Photographs by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

Today brings to an end the April Poem a Day Challenge.  This was my second year of participation and I have greatly enjoyed it!
Since I have been writing a Poem a Day for over one year, writing a poem a day was not that big of a challenge to me anymore,
therefore, I chose to challenge myself further this month by not only writing a poem a day, but to also write a different form of poem each day,
plus I also chose to create some form of artwork daily for each poem. 
It was a challenge–but one I really enjoyed!!
Many thanks to NaPoWriMo 2014 and WD 2014 PAD Challenge for their daily prompts which often inspired me!

[NaPoWriMo–Day 30–Farewell poem]    [April 2014 PAD Challenge–Day 30–Closing poem]

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013, Religious

NaPoWriMo 2013, #30–Free Will

Why don’t they listen?
Why can’t they see?
Time and time again I tell them,
Why don’t they believe me?

I tell them the truth,
Things for their own good.
Yet, they ignore what I say
Or treat it as a falsehood.

I love them so much,
It really hurts me to see,
Them reject the wisdom of my way,
And receive a life of misery.

–God

Leona J Atkinson
04-30-13

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #28–Color Choice

Red is favored many a time ,
But how can I choose it over lime?
And orange, I really like a lot,
But purple’s great too, is it not?
Yellow is so bright and cheery,
Pink delights when I’m feeling dreary,
Blue calms me with it’s gentle hue,
Yet a light shade of green does that too!
The glitter of gold I love to see,
But the shine of silver is also special to me.
Black has it’s place, as does brown,
How can I possibly choose a color to crown?
Picking a favorite is to hard for me,
For I like them all, as you can see.
Therefore, the choice I’ll leave undone,
For there’s just too many colors to focus on one.

Leona J. Atkinson
04-28-13

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #27–Proverbs and Old Sayings

Old sayings and proverbs
were what my parents often used
to teach a lesson or make a point.

As a child, I would not be amused,
to hear them speak
with wisdom and wit that was against my will.

Yet now, I the same wisdom I do seek
as a parent relating to my child.

I find myself now repeating
the proverbs and sayings of old,
hoping to convey the message
just as I was told.

Leona J. Atkinson
04-27-13