Posted in Syllabic Verse

Keep Looking Up

Sunflower watercolor painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Sunflower watercolor painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

When the morn’s nigh

On His strength rely

Seek Him on High

When day’s done

Oh weary one

Seek the Son

Syllabic Verse

Posted in December 2019, Triolet

Encourage Yourself

Never Give Up painting

Some days when you just can’t win

Fight that feelin’ of just givin’ up

Don’t lose hope before you begin

Some days when you just can’t win

Keep tryin’ and make yourself grin

Pray for God’s strength to stand up

Some days when you just can’t win

Fight that feelin’ of just givin’ up

Triolet

Posted in Scripture, Senryu, September 2018

Pick Your Battles

Fallen Knight in Battle Armor

“Don’t sweat the small things”

When life tries to weary you

Keep up and keep on.

Senryu

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan? Jeremiah 12:5

Posted in May 2018, Rhyme

Difficult Day

Sunset Victory

What can I say,

About this day?

If my wish were a horse,

I’d have used force,

And just galloped away,

Have my way, and not stay.

But determination won,

And I didn’t run!

This day was not fun,

But now it’s done.

I didn’t give up!

I drank of its bitter cup,

And I came thru,

Battered ‘tis true,

A bit worse for the wear,

But I don’t care!

I didn’t taste defeat,

And Victory’s so sweet!

Rhyme

Posted in June 2016, Reverse Etheree

Keep Looking Up


“Everything happens for a reason”

Is what mother used to always say

“Today troubles may visit you”

“But tomorrow’s a new day”

” Always keep looking up”

“God will make a way”

“This too shall pass”

“Don’t dismay”

“Just trust,

N’ pray”

Reverse Etheree

Leona J. Atkinson 2016