Posted in Choka


Garden bench
Our Community Garden Bench

Come sit awhile

Relax after a long day

Solitude awaits

As nature surrounds you

With evening breezes

That carry cares away

Bringing joy to your ears

The lullabies of songbirds

Cuddling their young in their nests


Posted in August 2014, Choka

Haven of Rest

Garden bench under the pine trees

Come sit awhile

On the comfy garden bench,

Neath’ the tall pine trees.

Let the sun melt away your cares.

Close your eyes and rest.

Nature’s tranquility

Will refresh your soul,

And you will leave renewed

To face another day of life.


Posted in November 2013, November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2013, Rhyme

What If?

What if your dream came true today?
Would you enjoy it, or look for another to come your way?

What if all your cares were taken away?
Would you truly be able to enjoy the day?

What if a miracle was granted to you?
Would you give thanks to whom it was due?

What if all your wishes came true ?
Would you be happy or seek more for you?

What if, after change came, you did concur,
that things were better the way they were?

Leona J. Atkinson  11-15-13

Posted in Mirror Cinquain, October 2013, Religious, Scripture

God Cares

He cares
If you’re alone
If others have left you
If you need strength to bear the load
God cares

Seek Him
At times you need help and comfort
When your heart is broken
When you’re downcast
He cares

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you. 1 Peter 5:7 NLT

Mirror Cinquain
Leona J. Atkinson  10-16-13

Posted in October 2013, Rhyme

Take Time for Tea

Tea and Cookies
Take time for tea and cookies, your busy schedule can wait;

Take time for tea and cookies…now… before it gets too late.
The steamy flavors of the tea will soothe your cares away,
And the cookie melting in your mouth will add a little sunshine to your day.
So, go ahead, make time for tea and cookies, and never regret the time you use;
For memories are made and dreams are built, in the quiet moments that you choose.

Leona J. Atkinson  10-13-13