Posted in Haibun, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Scripture

Dear God

,Carpet of fallen leaves

Do you see the real me

Beneath the heavenly skies

Leaf covered path

On my daily walk I pass by and over so many fallen leaves, some noticeable, some not. Some freshly fallen are filled with beautiful colors while some are withered, lifeless, or hidden beneath others.

It causes me to think that they are like many of us in this world. Some of us are more noticeable than others, perhaps more lively, active or attractive while others might be older, less active, or perhaps feel insignificant or hidden because they are covered in worries or burdens.

Just like the many leaves they may wonder if anyone sees the real them.

But the truth is that God does.

He sees us all, for that is one of His names.

In Genesis 16:13 it says “So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are ‘God who sees,’ because I have truly seen the one who looks after me.”

Hagar was a runaway who was alone in the wilderness with her child, she figured no one cared about her and she thought she and her son were going to die—alone….but God saw her and He spoke to her and helped her.

Matthew 10:29 says that not even a sparrow falls to the earth without God knowing about it, so I am thinking it must be the same for leaves and people too. He sees us all.

Everbody matters

For the clear truth is written

He’s “God who sees me”

Haibun

#OctPoWriMo Day 23

Theme: See Me.

Prompts: beneath, uncover, clear, unspoken,truth

Form: Haibun

Posted in August 2014, Haiga, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt

Clear Views

Haiku about seeing 5 mountains on a clear day
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson©2014 Photograph created in Photoshop from images found on Wikipedia.com Views of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Jefferson, Mount Adams, and Mount Rainier.

Bald Peak State Park–Scenic Viewpoint.  In clear weather the park offers views of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Jefferson, Mount Adams, and Mount Rainier.
(I actually saw the view of the five mountains one clear day when I was at Bald Peak Park.  At the time I did not have a good camera with which to photograph the scene, therefore I had to create the picture that you see here, but the original view was similar though not quite as clear.  However, it was so amazing as I did actually  see all five mountains!   I wish I would have had a camera that could have captured that experience.  Maybe someday…..:)

Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge:  Week 28–Prompt: Clear

Posted in December 2013, Holiday, Rhyme

Thank You to All My Followers!

advent logoChristmas is a special time for me!
Yet I know for some it may not be.
And so at this time of the year,
When my heart is full of cheer,
I want to also acknowledge you,
Who may not be feeling as I do.
Though my wish is bright and clear,
For a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
I want to offer these thoughts too,
Of Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings to you.
And even for those who don’t celebrate,
I do not hesitate,
To wish you well in all you do,
And offer my thanks to you.
I appreciate all who follow me,
And where ever you may be,
I send my heartfelt greetings,
and hope for many more poetic meetings!

Christmas Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  12-25-13