Posted in Syllabic Verse

Everyday Life

Mixed Media art, flowers, by Leona J. Atkinson

While the world is falling apart

My neighbors and I are building

Relationships, gardens, and ideas

In our little corner of the world

We are making the most of each day

That we have to build friendships and

Create beauty while we can

No not burying our heads in the sand

But focusing on the positive

And ignoring negativity

We live sensibly in unity

Praying, trusting in theLord and doing good

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Acrostic, Scripture, September 2019

PEACE

Blue feather watercolor drawing “Peace” original creation of Leona J. Atkinson
Original Watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27)

Endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3)

And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house (Luke 10:5)

Carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.(Romans 8:6)

Eschew evil, and do good; seek peace and ensue it. (1Peter 3:11)

Acrostic

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture, September 2019

This or That

Scatter kindness mixed media art
“Scatter Kindness” mixed media ATC by Leona J. Atkinson

Scattered

Everywhere

Tiny seeds of kindness

Some grew and joyfully to me

Returned

Cinquain

In the morning sow your seed,

And in the evening do not withhold your hand;

For you do not know which will prosper,

Either this or that,

Or whether both alike will be good.

EccL. 11:6 NKJV

Posted in Double Nonet, June 2019

Right On Target

Bullseye with arrow in the middle

I gave life to a word today

I released it in haste

It formed like an arrow

Piercing its target deep

In regret I tried

To take it back

But it still

Left a

Mark

I gave life to a word today

Releasing it with tenderness

It formed like an a heart

Hugging its target tight

Awaking lost dreams

To hope again

Happily it

Left a

Mark

Double Nonet

Be careful how you speak and what words you bring to life as they all leave a mark and make a difference.