Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #26–A Soul’s Search

It’s late and I am seeking sleep,
Yet all that I can find,
Are “what ifs”, “whys” and questions,
Deep within my mind.
“If only” is my companion,
As I search for needed sleep.
Rest I cannot  find,
As the days troubles I do keep.
Worries weigh upon my heart,
And chase the peace away,
Until I turn to God,
Give it all to Him, and pray.

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in Ballad, NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #25–Ballad of If’s

If I had the power dreams to fulfill,
Yours I would instill,
If I only could, I surely would.

If I knew the way to ease your pain,
Hurting, you would never feel again,
If I only could, I surely would.

Your sorrow I would banish,
Your dreams would never vanish,
If I only could, I surely would.

I’d bring you hope for the morrow,
and joy for your sorrow,
If I only could, I surely would.

Leona J. Atkinson
Ballad Poem

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013, Religious

NaPoWriMo 2013, #24–Leona

Alone On A Noel,
I sit and ponder for what seems like an Eon,
A Lone star shines down on the Lea.
I feel akin to that star, for I too am alone,
Yet my light also shines. La!
Because of the One from above who came down
Nae alone am I,
For Lo!  He is always with me, the Bright Morning Star!   Ole!

Leona J. Atkinson
Used Some Words from the Anagram of Leona
Alone, A Noel, Eon, A Lone, Lea, La, One, Nae,  Lo, Ole,

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #20–Counting Down

Twenty days have come and gone,
Only Ten more to go,
A challenge it was and still is,
Of Thirty poems to bestow.

I’ve enjoyed what’s come to mind,
Each day as the words form,
is something new to me,
As impromptu is not my norm.

My hope is that I can finish,
And accomplish well this task,
Of Thirty poems in thirty days,
Then in my accolades I will bask .

Leona J Atkinson

Posted in Holiday, NaPoWriMo 2013, Religious, Scripture

NaPoWriMo 2013, #19–Blessings–“Pocket Poem”

Blessings-Pocket Poem 2013This a “Pocket Poem” I wrote and shared yesterday.  I printed out 5 in the shape of a pocket, which I carried in my coat pocket,to share with people throughout the day.
One share was unexpected and very special!
So glad I was able to participate in “Pocket Poem Day 2013”
and  I plan  to do so every year
(And…next year I hope to print out even more to share! 🙂



I bless you with hope,
As you go about this day.
I bless you with dreams,
That will never fade away.
For as you keep these within,
The battle of life you will win!

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24 (NKJV)

Leona J. Atkinson
© “Blessings–Pocket Poem” 04-18-13

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013, Rhyme

NaPoWriMo 2013, #18–A Pocket Full of Rhyme

I’ve got a poem in my pocket,
A verse in my heart.
A vision in my mind,
As this new day I start.

I want to share them all with you,
As I go about my day.
Perhaps what I offer you,
Will encourage you in some way.

I hope my “Pocket Poem” will bless,
For it’s a verse from my heart,
It’s purpose is to bring happiness,
That’s my vision to impart.

So should we chance to meet today,
I hope you will stop for a time,
And let me share my thoughts with you,
from a pocket full of rhyme.

Leona J Atkinson 04-18-13
Written in celebration of “Pocket Poem Day”