Posted in Acrostic, August 2019

FRIEND

Scrabble letters spell Friend

Faithful one who stands

Right beside you

In good times or bad

Encouraging you to be your best

Nudging you to grow and

Do better, while enjoying who you are now

Acrostic

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Posted in November 2016, Triolet

Q and A

Rainbow, Life cant be all sunshine and no rain Both are needed to help you grow

Question:

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Some days are hard and others worse

I’m trying to live on nickels and dimes 

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Good fortune falls and trouble climbs

Circumstances are so adverse 

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Some days are hard and others worse

Answer
:

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

Both are needed to help you grow

Remember this when days are filled with pain

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

It’s an important truth you need to know

Remember, for good, healthy, happy life to obtain 

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

Both are needed to help you grow

Double Triolet

Posted in Decuain, May 2014, PTWWW-"Be Inspired" Challenge

Giving Up…

Giving Up--Decuain poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

I wrote this poem, sadly, because of a conversation with a person who is dear to me that was experiencing feelings of giving up because of recent circumstances in his life. As we talked, he asked me what empathy meant.  I explained it’s meaning.  His tears moved me to realize that is what he was looking for, and not finding it, he was too weak to continue his search.  The poem is written to express his feelings.  However, I have hope that my actions and prayers will be the helping hand he needs at this time. 

PTWWW–Poetic Form of the Week Challenge: Decuain