Posted in Cinquain

“This Too Shall Pass”

Photo of March 15 “The Grace of Encouragement”calendar page
My calendar today inspired this poem.

Troubles

Like storm clouds

Floating into our lives

Will flow out like river water

Fear not!

Cinquain

(My mom lived in and survived the Great Depression. “This Too Shall Pass” was one of her favorite sayings. It is also becoming one of mine.)

Posted in Christian, Nonet, October 2019

Memo to Believers from God

Quote from Chuck Swindoll

That guy that walks dogs everyday,

Elderly man with head of gray,

Have you ever asked him

How to get to heaven?

The people on the street,

Each one you meet,

All wanted.

Tell them!

—God

Nonet

This poem was inspired by a quote on my daily calendar “The Grace of Encouragement” by Charles R. Swindoll.

I have had this calendar for many years and it has inspired me over and over.

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Reluctantly,

November Goodbye scene

Tonight with sadness,

I shall say “Goodbye November.”

Month of gratitude,

That causes us to reflect

Upon our blessings,

And give thanks for our life.

No other month does this.

November, I shall miss you,

In December’s hectic days.

Choka

Posted in January 2015, Sedoka

Two Sides

Sedoka poem about New Year
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

Happy New Year everyone!  I am an optimist!  Therefore, I am looking forward to this New Year and all the new challenges it may bring!  To start it off, and add to the fun of creating poems, I have decided to challenge myself to write some poetry using new forms that I have not yet tried.  Today I have chosen the form “Sedoka”.  I hope you enjoy!