Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Renewal

Scripture verse image for Isaiah 40:31

Waiting

Upon the Lord

Praying, hoping, believing,

All give me strength to begin

Again

Cinquain

Posted in Rhyme

I Don’t Know

Sky

I don’t know the why

But I know the One who does

He sits upon high

I don’t know the when

But I know the One who does

And He knows the time to begin

I don’t know the how

But I know the One who does

And I’ll trust Him in the now

I don’t know the where

But I know the One who does

And He’s already there

I don’t know the end

But I know the One who does

And I’m glad He’s my friend

Rhyme

Posted in July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Just One Word

Blackboard, open journal, flowers, message Write! It all begins with one word

Today I wrote a word

Just one short word

It sat there awhile

All alone it sat

Until inspiration

Caused it to grow

And multiply itself

Creating a story

Of three thousand words

The power of pen

And inspiration

Can change the world

Syllabic Verse

Posted in August 2018, Double Triolet

They Said—I Said

Big tree

They said “Just give in”

They said “You’ll never get far”

They said “ You won’t win”

They said “Just give in”

They said “ Don’t even begin”

They said “Who you think you are?”

They said “Just give in”

They said “You’ll never get far”

I said “ I won’t give in”

I said “ I’ll make it someday”

I said “ I will soon win”

I said “ I won’t give in”

I said “ I will begin”

I said “ I will soon find a way”

I said “ I won’t give in”

I said “ I’ll make it someday”

Double Triolet

Written to all the Naysayers from a Yaysayer

“Never Ever Give Up!” “Stand Tall” “Grow”

(When I saw this huge tall tree on my walk the other day these thoughts came to mind)

Posted in January 2014, Rhyme

It’s National Opposites Day!

Shall I say goodbye when I mean hello?
And should I stay when I really want to go?
On this day of opposites,
Does anyone know what really fits?
If I say what I mean,
Will I mean what I say?
Oh Lord help me make it through this crazy day!
Perhaps it would be better to stay in bed,
And just skip this day instead,
But if sunrise is sunset, it’s over before it begins,
So I shall just play along ’til it ends!

Silly Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  01-25-14

National Opposites Day–January 25th