Posted in Syllabic Verse

Where Am I?

Abstract art

Sometimes wonder

Where I do reside.

Living life daily

In different worlds,

Virtual and real.

Social Media,

News, Televison,

Websites,and books.

Asleep and awake,

I am a sojourner.

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Double Choka

Morning Thoughts

Painted rock says Welcome with bird singing

I arose early

But not before the sun

Opening the blinds

Revealed a gray squirrel

Burying his treasures

In my plants, (little rascal)

As the coffee perked

I watched events unfold

Sleep would’ve hidden from me

Maintenence man

Digging up the dead bushes

In my back yard

Birds chattering at stray cat

Cars passing by as

My little corner of world

Awakens to another

Day of life, unknowing what it

Will bring, we all grasp it with hope

Double Choka

Posted in Senryu

Think Positive

Positive Thinking Area sign and two paper birds

Wherever we awake

Everyday we have a choice

Look on the bright side

Senryu

I have the little saying “Positive Thinking Area” which I clipped it out of a magazine long ago, hanging in the hallway of my home, and often times my eyes just happen to fall upon it at exactly the right time that I need to refocus my thinking to be more positive.

I have little quotes, poems, pictures, scriptures, etc posted and scattered all about my home as reminders to me to keep thinking positive and to look on the bright side of life. For each day I awake is a blessing to me and I don’t want to waste a minute of it entertaining negative thoughts.

Posted in March 2019, Shadorma

An Achiever

Hang Gliding

Be a day dreamer,

For its been said that

Those awake

Can achieve!

Dreaming with eyes wide open

Can be dangerous!

Shadorma

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. — T. E. Lawrence

Posted in March 2018, Word Lune

Armored and Able

Lion sleeping

Believer be aware

Always put on your armor

Wear it daily

The lion sleeps

But he will arise again

So be on guard

Your great adversary

Is as a roaring lion

Wanting to devour

The lion slumbers

But he will again awake

So be wise

Be spirtually ready

Don’t be caught off guard

Always be vigilant

For the devil

Is as a prowling lion

Seeking to devour

Stand against him

Wearing the Armor of God

He will flee.

Word Lunes

(Based on 1 Peter 5:8-9 and Ephesians 6:10-18)

Posted in Cinquain, March 2014

Sleep Writing

In sleep
My mind writes verse
I wish I could capture
Such beautiful poetic lines
Awake

Cinquain
Leona J. Atkinson. 03-25-14

Tonight I fell asleep before writing my poem to post. I kept dreaming of poems and writing some in my sleep. Yet, when I woke up I could not remember any of them. I wish I could have,  as in my dreams they seemed to be very good. Thus, the reason I wrote this poem.