Posted in August 2013, Tanka

August 25

My mom’s day of birth.
She is no longer here on earth.
Heaven celebrates
Her presence within its gates.
I remember her and give thanks.

In remembrance of my Mom who was born August 25, 1915 and passed into heaven October 10, 2001

Leona J. Atkinson  08-25-13


Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Rhyme

The Day After…

The fireworks are over,
The celebrations cease.
Independence Day has passed,
Patriotism tends to decrease.
Yet, Old Glory still stands waving,
For she celebrates freedom everyday.
Her Stars and Stripes fly freely,
Unflurried, come what may.
May her presence daily remind us,
To value our liberty.
Let’s choose to celebrate everyday,
We live in this Home of the Free!

Leona J. Atkinson