Posted in June 2019, Syllabic Verse

Buttercup Blessings

Buttercup in bloom

You matter

So bloom

Wherever

Whenever

You can

Alone?

So what!

Someone

Will notice

Your smile

Perhaps

You will

Cheer them

Along

Their way

Syllabic Verse

Yesterday on my walk I was tired from the uphill climb to get to the grocery store and then on my way back I was burdened down with the two heavy bags I was carrying.

I stopped to rest on a bench and happened to notice a solitary Buttercup blooming. The little waxy bright yellow flower brought a smile to my face as it looked so cheerful. Even though it was not very big, nor in a prominent place, it still bloomed and in doing so made a difference in my life that day.

Remember—You Matter—wherever you are, bloom where you are planted, and you will make someone’s day better.

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Posted in Acrostic, Holiday, November 2013, November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2013

November’s New Traditions

Become quite a special day
Lasting longer each year
All those bargains are waiting
Commercials tell us loud and clear
Kick the Thanksgiving Day tradition
Forget family values held dear
Rise early or shop late
Ignore staying home with family near
December’s big day is coming
And shopping days are few we hear
Yes! Today we can shop and save
Such awesome deals will appear
All across town the stores are open
Let’s give thanks as we all cheer
Embracing commercialism
Society succumbs without a tear

Acrostic
Leona J. Atkinson  11-29-13

Posted in Holiday, June 2013

:) Smile!

Smiling Sun

 

There’s power in a smile
To chase a frown away.
It will uplift a gloomy spirit,
And cheer up someone’s day!

We all have one we can use,
So let’s put it on for those we meet.
It costs nothing to wear,
And it’s beauty can’t be beat!

Leona J. Atkinson   06-15-13
June 15th is a day specially set aside to celebrate the smile and encourage everyone to share one!
Read more at: 
National Smile Power Day