Posted in November 2019, Tanka

November’s Opening Night

November calendar with scattered leaves on it

On a red carpet

Tossing leaves of welcome

November swept in

As the barren trees shivered

And the crescent moon vanished

Tanka

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Posted in Christian, March 2014, Pantoum, Scripture

The Thief in the Night

Beware of the thief in the night
He only comes to kill, steal and destroy
His entrance is a sorry plight
To remove peace and take away joy

He only comes to kill,steal and destroy
His agenda includes an evil plan
To remove peace and take away joy
And he uses confusion and chaos whenever he can

His agenda includes an evil plan
He kills hope and destroys dreams.
And he uses confusion and chaos whenever he can
His purpose is to remove all good it seems

He kills hope and destroys dreams
His entrance is a sorry plight
His purpose is to remove all good it seems
Beware of the thief in the night

Pantoum
Leona J. Atkinson. 03-11-14
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” John 10:10

Posted in November 2013, November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2013, Rhyme

A Word

A word came into my life today,
and it was totally brand new.
It caused me to stop and think
of what I was about to do.

It made me realize
that words can change a life,
Their entrance can bring about
the beginning or ending to strife.

Spoken in just a moment,
at the proper time and place,
a word can make a difference
of winning or losing a race.

For good words are treasures,
golden nuggets received along the way
hold them close ,dearly,
for they can truly make your day.

And then, when the time is right,
choose to let those good words go,
and right into the life of another
some goodness you will sow.

Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson 11-08-13

Posted in Rhyme, September 2013

Fall’s Day One

Fall’s entrance was dramatic!
She certainly let us know she had arrived!
Gusts of wind and drops of rain quite climatic,
Showed us Fall had been revived.
She continued most of the day,
Her rampant weather to bestow,
And then summer jumped Into the fray
With a beautiful sunny rainbow!
But summer had to leave at last,
For her days are now all done.
And Fall returned with a chilly blast,
As her reign officially begun.

Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  09-22-13
First Day of Fall 2013