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

Goodbye Thanksgiving

In the news today I see
Christmas Sales have begun
That’s what retailers are promoting
Now that Halloween is done
No more waiting for Black Friday
Stores are open Thanksgiving Day
Cyber Monday is no more
Shoppers need more time they say
So forget about Thanksgiving
That Holiday is obsolete
Consumers need extra time to shop
Not give thanks, stay home, and eat.

Leona J. Atkinson  11-02-13
Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off Early–KGW News–Portland, OR.

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Forget Me Not


Tiny little flowers

In white, pink and blue
How could anyone
Ever forget you?
For you surely are significant
Your beauty’s not obscure
In my garden you are welcomed
Even though you’re miniature
For size doesn’t designate
A flowers sense of worth
As often it’s the little things
That are most regarded on this earth
Therefore you need not worry
As you grow in my garden plots
For I will always remember you
My little  Forget-Me-Nots

Leona J. Atkinson  05-31-13