Posted in Cinquain, December 2019

She Laughs

Origami dress ornament, dignity

Clothed

In dignity

Filled with inner strength

She faces the future fearless

Set free

Cinquain

Praying for freedom for the 40 million people trapped in slavery and abuse through human trafficking.

As an Advocate for Dressember.org I am also spreading awareness and raising funds. Click the link below for more information

https://www.dressember2019.org/fundraiser/leona-atkinson

Posted in Cinquain, December 2019

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Info GraphicImage provided by Dressember.org

Victims

Know no freedom

Mired in slavery

They pray and hope for a victor

To come

Cinquain

Modern slavery exists today in many places worldwide. Be it sexual exploitation, forced marriage, or forced labor, many women, men and children are victims.

You can help set them free by spreading awareness, making a donation to help one of the many organizations in their fight to stop this, or simply just pray that those who can help or intervene will do so.

I have teamed up with Dressember.org this month as a Advocate to spread awareness and raise funds. If you’d like to donate to my team’s campaign “Help Stop the Chains of Abuse” I would very much appreciate your support.

Handmade Origami Dress Ornaments I will be giving a free handmade Origami Dress Ornament to anyone who makes a donation of $5.00 or more by December 15th.

Click this link to donate securely to my team at: Dressember 2019

Thank you.

–Leona

Posted in Blank, November 2015

Thankful?

World Toilet Day--Thankful poem
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015 ClipArt from clker.com

World Toliet Day logoToday, November 19th, is World Toilet Day
A day that raises awareness of the 2.5 billion people globally who do not have access to a toilet or clean water.
Read this article “24 Hours Without Clean Water” to get some idea of what it might be like to have to live without a toliet and clean water.
Cottonelle is partnering with Water For People to raise funds and awareness around the lack of basic sanitation for families worldwide by asking individuals to #GoCommando4ACause. Kimberly-Clark Corporation will donate $1 to Water For People for every mention of the hashtag #GoCommando4ACause on social media, November 19-26.

Show your support in 140 characters or on Facebook, and help bring improved sanitation and clean water to those in need.

Posted in November 2014, Shadorma

Take Time to Care

Triple Shadorma poem about taking time to care inspired by a Fall leaf photo
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014


I hope you enjoyed my first Triple Shadorma poem that was inspired by encountering this little leaf.

I dedicate this poem to all the elderly people who are now in nursing homes or care centers living out their lives perhaps in loneliness, hopelessness, or feeling no one cares. This little leaf I saw today reminded me of them.
This leaf reminded me to stop in the middle of my busy life to think of ways to reach out and care for others.
I am glad I am a part of a ministry (Expressions of Miriam Ministries)  that volunteers to go into these homes to visit with the people there and perhaps uplift and encourage them in some way by bringing the joy of life and the love of God into their waning lives.