Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Sheltered

My shadow

Living

In the shadow

Of good things yet to come

Sheltered by His shade on my

Right hand

Cinquain

The Lord is your keeper;

The Lord is your shade on your right hand.

Psalm 121:5

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Eftsoon

Sheep, Psalm 23

I came

Soon afterward

Twas just at the right time

They said, but I knew Father had

It planned

Cinquain

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Posted in Triolet

March’s Marquee

Yellow and White Crocus blooming

“Coming soon” the signs say

Bits of color speak loud and clear

As I walk the dreary way

Coming soon” the signs say

Birds sing of a brighter day

Spring color will soon be here

“Coming soon” the signs say

Bits of color speak loud and clear

Triolet

Posted in Triolet

IAM-God of the Present

IAM, Yahweh, ABBA, art card

I am right here

I am in your now

I am very near

I am right here

My word is clear

I keep my vow

I am right here

I am in your now

Triolet

God says His name is I AM

He is God of the present, the now.

He says:

“When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard for you because I am not there.

My Name is not: I WAS.”

“When you live in the future with its unknowns and fears, it is hard for you because I am not there.

My Name is not: I WILL BE.”

“But when you live in this moment, it is not hard, because I am here. My Name is: I AM.”

–Author Unknown

( quote from A Reminder from God on SGLY Ministry website. )

Posted in Cinquain, November 2019

Some Thoughts on This Last Day of November 2019

November 2019 calendar with fall leaves on it

Consider…

You can’t go back

And erase the past

You can go forward to create a

future

Cinquain

Next month I have chosen to do a challenge called “Dressember.”

For this challenge I have committed to wear a dress everyday for the month of December in order to raise awareness (and funds) in the campaign against human trafficking and modern slavery.

So some of my poetry next month may reflect on this as I journey thru each day of the challenge.

I will be making daily posts on my personal blog about my journey regarding this challenge as well as posting pics and info about Dressember and the fight against human trafficking and abuse.

If any of you would like to follow me on this journey I invite you to subscribe to my other blog at: Blog | Leona J. Atkinson | Inspirational Writer/Artist

Posted in Christian, November 2019, Rhyme

Blessings and Sorrows

Original Oil Slick photo by LeonasDesigns 2019
Original Oil Slick photo by LeonasDesigns 2019

As blessings come

So do many sorrows

All have some

Present, or tomorrows

Like a beating drum

Life constantly harrows

As blessings come

So do many sorrows

Keep the faith to overcome

And stand strong in all the morrows

Rhyme

Inspired by:–Don Moen–“Be It Onto Me” song lyrics:

You promised to carry our sorrows
Lord, we believe it’s true
You promised unending tomorrows
Lord we receive them from you