Posted in August 2013, Free Verse, Religious

Child of God

As I ride the World’s Roller Coaster,
Each day offers different emotions.
One day I am “King of the Hill”,
The next I find myself at the “Bottom of the Barrel”,
Often I feel like I am “The Man in the Middle”.
But when each day’s ride is over,
I make time to talk with my Father,
And His words bring me comfort.
I find my true identity
In the truth of His words.
I am a Child of the King,
But His Kingdom is not of this world.

Free Verse
Leona J. Atkinson  08-29-13

Posted in August 2013, Rhyme

My Hands

My Hands

I am thankful for my hands.
They do so much for me each day.
They are my handy helpers,
While at work or at play.
I often don’t give them notice,
Or the credit they are due.
But they shouldn’t be taken for granted,
For its amazing to think of all they do!
So today I wrote a list,
Of how their day was spent.
From the time I rose up,
Until to bed I went.
I was pretty humbled,
To see all they did for me.
In the time frame of a day,
So much activity!
So I want to give them thanks,
And appreciation for each task.
They should never be taken for granted,
These hands who perform without bring asked !


Leona J. Atkinson  08-27-13

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Posted in August 2013, Tanka

August 25

My mom’s day of birth.
She is no longer here on earth.
Heaven celebrates
Her presence within its gates.
I remember her and give thanks.

In remembrance of my Mom who was born August 25, 1915 and passed into heaven October 10, 2001

Leona J. Atkinson  08-25-13


Posted in August 2013, Free Verse, Religious, Scripture

Pondering Paths

I was going,
But now, I’m not.
Plans change so quickly.

Another day passes,
As I do mundane tasks.
Time passes slowly.

Days become filled
With work and school.
Minutes fly by.

Sunrises in the East.
Sunsets in the West.
Moments in between are a blur.

Life–a daily gift.
Have I used it well?
Have I shared it with others?

The Lord of days
Watches it all
And ponders…

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He ponders all his paths. Proverbs 5:21

Free Verse
Leona J. Atkinson  08-23-13