Posted in April 2019, Etheree, NaPoWriMo 2019, Reverse Etheree

A List Of Things

Clipboard with list

Things

Things lost

Things broken

Things we’ve found

Things of beauty

Things chosen in haste

Things we’ll treasure forever

Things we let go to slip away

Things broken by their use or misuse

Things left behind, forgotten, unwanted

Things dreamed about yet never received

Things dreamed about that we’ve achieved

Things we never wanted but got

Things that rose up like weeds

Things we kept to appease others

Things we threw away

Things we’ve loved

Things we miss

Things lost

Things

Etheree/Reverse Etheree

#NaPoWriMo—Day 9–Prompt: write a list of things

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Posted in Free Verse, November 2018

Revival

Leaf in the wind drawing
“leaf in the wind” drawing by LeonasDesigns

My mind wasn’t focused on You

Like a leaf in the wind

It swirled and twirled

And got carried away

To wander in places of doubt

Coming to rest on the fence of indecision

Caught in the fear of unknown

Where it began to wither away

Without purpose

Until the force of Your divine breath

Caused it to stir, awaken, and break free

To soar to higher places

And sit in the heavenlies

At Your feet

Soaking in the truth of Your word

Now it’s a mind renewed

To do good works

And walk in Your Spirit on earth

It no longer wanders aimlessly

Blown by winds of uncertainty

For it awaits resurrection

Where it will live forever

On the tree of life.

Free Verse

Posted in Acrostic, October 2017

AMAZING GRACE 

Amazing Grace Original Drawing
And when I remember 

Myself 

Adrift in a sea of sin 

Zombie like, drowning

In my own foolishness 

No one to help me, nothing to

Grasp on to, I was lost, but then, 

God’s Grace

Reached out to me

Amazing Grace 

Came to me

Enveloped me, and saved me

Acrostic

“Amazing Grace”–the Song-Verse 1 

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found Was blind, but now I see.

Lyrics by John Newton

Listen to the Amazing Story of how the song “Amazing Grace” came to be written. Watch the Video Here 

Posted in June 2015, Scripture, Tanka

True Identity?

Stalk of Wheat?--Tanka poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona j. Atkinson ©2015

Today as I was walking on my College Campus going to an appointment with my academic counselor, I happened to look down and noticed this, what I thought to be, stalk of wheat.  Just laying there on the footpath, all by itself, and not a wheat field in sight.  Quite odd, I thought.  I picked it up to take home, quite excited because I had never had the chance to have a stalk of wheat before.:)  But….then I got to thinking about the parable in Matthew 13:24-30 and I began to wonder if it might be a tare…..Something to consider….and to ponder, why it happened to be right in my path today…..??  Perhaps it’s purpose was only to inspire me to write this poem 🙂