Posted in Rhyme

Clean Sweep

Worrying thoughts creep
Disturbing sleep
Fears rise steep
Calm hard to keep
Doubts start to heap
But faith runs deep
Causing joy to leap
Courage to seep
And victory does reap

Rhyme

Posted in Triolet

United We Stand

“United We Stand” paper collage art created by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
“United We Stand” paper collage art created by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

When clouds of adversity hover

As they someday surely will

Dont give up and run for cover

When clouds of adversity hover

Stand firm and you’ll discover

There’s strength in standing still

When clouds of adversity hover

As they someday surely will

Triolet

Posted in June 2018, Rhyme

Facing Fear

Overcoming fear, man jumping over a rock of fear

For many a year

I lived with my greatest fear.

Controlled by his power,

I used to cower

At the thought of leaving him.

But as my eyes became dim,

I had to make a choice

To listen to him, or another’s voice

Who was telling me

From this fear I had to flee.

So as God held my hand,

I made a stand!

I faced that fear, told it to go.

It stared at me, and it said “NO!”

Knees shaking, I dug in my feet,

I was determined it to defeat!

I stood my ground,

New strength I found,

To conquer fear’s intimidating frown,

And make it shrink,and back down.

And then with God’s power I overcame,

I crushed that fear in Jesus’ Name!

Rhyme

The pathway to your greatest potential is straight through your greatest fears! —Craig Groeschel

Posted in Choka, June 2018

Ever Upward

Original mixed media by Leonas Designs

On Excelsior!

Higher and always upward,

Though shades of night fall,

Your youth shall bring victory!

Though sadness and sorrow

Threaten in the storms of life,

Carry your banner high!

Faint thee not! Excelsior!

Your help comes from above!

Choka

(This poem was inspired by reading “Excelsior” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)