You can’t go back
And erase the past
You can go forward to create a
Next month I have chosen to do a challenge called “Dressember.”
For this challenge I have committed to wear a dress everyday for the month of December in order to raise awareness (and funds) in the campaign against human trafficking and modern slavery.
So some of my poetry next month may reflect on this as I journey thru each day of the challenge.
I will be making daily posts on my personal blog about my journey regarding this challenge as well as posting pics and info about Dressember and the fight against human trafficking and abuse.
If any of you would like to follow me on this journey I invite you to subscribe to my other blog at: Blog | Leona J. Atkinson | Inspirational Writer/Artist
Once upon a tree
Crab leaves his comfort zone
While on a recent visit to an Oregon coastal town I came upon this unusual sight as I was out walking to the beach.
There, high in a bush, was a crab. It was not alive, but it looked real.
I was puzzled at how it had gotten there but I never did find out, so I imagined the positive and decided it must have went on an adventure one day, took a challenge from a seagull to climb a tree and ended up not being able to get back down.
The positive part is that it was adventurous, it left it’s comfort zone and took a chance, many of us don’t do that out of fear or complacity, and even though perhaps the crab didn’t end up with the happy ending he’d hoped for, at least he won at his life’s challenge and
had the satisfaction that he tried something new.
Something to think about….
That a child can do it.”
I admit my inabilty.
I am not a child.
#NaPoWriMo Day 1 Prompt: write an instructional or dis-instructional poem
Has it been so long
That we have forgotten
The New Year challenge?
80 days have quietly passed,
What’s your new year story say?
Dictionary.com Word Of The Day
1. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text.
All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.
— George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four,
Come follow me, I’ll never leave you
I’ll show you all the things you must do
To win life’s battles against your foe
And gain victory no matter where you go
You’ll be more than a conqueror, it tis true
Your enemies will always pursue
But them you’ll always mightily subdue
Together them we’ll overthrow
Come follow me
You’ll never be alone, for it’ll be us two
I’ll lead and guide and bring you through
In every challenge you’ll conquer and grow
Power and victory you’ll always bestow
Everyday I’ll give you victories anew!
Come follow me
Based on Romans 8:37-38 and John 12:26
#OctPoWriMo Day 6
Word Prompts: worth the fight
victory, battle, forever, together
Suggested poetry type: Rondeau
Call out someone or thing
Hang in until your heard
Leave out rudeness
Leave out negativity
Examine all sides
Now go forward
Goad your beliefs
Engage in action