Posted in June 2019, Tanka

Fleeting June

Rose bush covered with blooms

Covered in roses

Their fragrance trailing her

June passed by

Bidding us fond farewell

Soon she’ll be a fond memory

Tanka

Posted in June 2018, Rhyme

A Golden Rose

Gold Rose

This little flower wasn’t in the garden of a queen,

Or even in a place where it might be seen,

Yet it was beautifully dressed,

Looking it’s best, as if blessed,

Bringing joy where it dwelt,

Sharing fragrance with any who smelt.

Oh that I, daily might try, to be

An affinity, in similarity.

Rhyme

Posted in June 2018, Syllabic Verse

Today’s Choice

Paper Mixed Media Art, bird, flower, heart
Mixed Media Collage Art by Leonas Designs 2018

What will you be today?

A beautiful bird

Singing a cheerful song,

Or a negative voice

That tears down others hopes?

What will you be today?

A beautiful flower

Sharing its sweet fragrance,

Or a cold bitter brook

Drowning in past regrets?

What will you be today?

A heart filled with love

Spreading joy to everyone,

Or just an empty shell

Casting shadows of doubt?

What will you be today?

The choice is yours alone.

You can change the world

Or let the world change you.

Syllabic Verse (6 syllables per line)