Posted in Syllabic Verse

Flu

Corona Virus symbol

Some words we like

Others not so much

These days it’s true

There’s one word

No one wants to hear

“CoronaVirus”

We can’t stop our ears

From hearing it’s sound

Or close our eyes

To block it from sight

But we can focus

Our minds to not dwell

On this dismal word

We can use prayer

To ask for our God’s help

And for His wisdom

And strength at this time

Syllabic Verse

Praying this word is soon no longer part of our vocabulary.

Posted in Scripture, Triolet

Abiding

“Abide” Art Card created by @LeonasDesigns
“Abide” Art Card created by @LeonasDesigns

“Abide in Me” He said

And I try to Remain

When my flesh groans instead

“Abide in Me” He said

“Wait on Me, do not dread,

Endure pruning’s pain”

Abide in Me” He said

And I try to Remain

Triolet

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:4

Posted in Acrostic, Scripture, September 2019

PEACE

Feather, ATC card created by Leona J. Atkinson
“Peace” ATC CREATED BY LeonasDesigns 2019

Peace, be still, Jesus said

Endeavor to keep unity in the Spirit

And let the peace of God dwell in you

Cover yourself with His Armor and

Equip yourself to walk in His peace

Acrostic

Now the God of peace be with you all.

Romans 15:33 KJV

Posted in November 2014, Shadorma

Take Time to Care

Triple Shadorma poem about taking time to care inspired by a Fall leaf photo
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014


I hope you enjoyed my first Triple Shadorma poem that was inspired by encountering this little leaf.

I dedicate this poem to all the elderly people who are now in nursing homes or care centers living out their lives perhaps in loneliness, hopelessness, or feeling no one cares. This little leaf I saw today reminded me of them.
This leaf reminded me to stop in the middle of my busy life to think of ways to reach out and care for others.
I am glad I am a part of a ministry (Expressions of Miriam Ministries)  that volunteers to go into these homes to visit with the people there and perhaps uplift and encourage them in some way by bringing the joy of life and the love of God into their waning lives.

Posted in October 2013, Religious, Rhyme, Scripture

Heaven Awaits

Death visited last night
It took the body of someone I knew
His earthly tent is now empty
But his spirit lives someplace new

There’s a heavenly mansion above
That Jesus prepared and took him to
Where he’ll dwell forever in peace
Because he believed what was true

We all can join him there
And have our mansion too
We just need to believe and receive
What Jesus did for me and you

Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  10-25-13
In memory of Herman (Rock) Kunneman, a brother in Christ, and former brother-in-law on earth.

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.  –Jesus  (John 14:2,3)

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (2 Corinthians 5:1)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 )

Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Pantoum, Rhyme

Patriotic Pantoum

Flowing over me,
Come thoughts of liberty,
Every time our Flag I see,
Flying over land or sea.

Come!  Thoughts  of liberty.
I welcome you to dwell in me,
Every time our Flag I see.
For you’re a reminder I am free!

I welcome you to dwell in me,
Patriotic thoughts of liberty!
For you’re a reminder I am free.
At times I need you desperately!

Patriotic thoughts of liberty,
Every time our Flag I see.
At times I need you desperately,
Flowing over me.

Pantoum-rhyme scheme aaaa
(This is my first attempt at writing a Pantoum.  It was a challenge, and even more so, because I chose to rhyme it aaaa instead of the usual abab)

Leona J. Atkinson
  07-16-13