Posted in Choka, December 2019

365 Gifts of Time

Original Enhanced Oil Slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2019
Original Enhanced Oil Slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2019

Once again we say

Goodbye to another year lived

We look back at days

The precious jewels of time

They live in our mind

Shining, jaded, memories

Remain, we reflect

Upon the good and bad days

Gone forever from us

Choka

Posted in December 2019, Tanka

The Waiting

Christmas Bags of Gifts

After Thanksgiving

It all began happening

Planning, purchasing

Decorating and wrapping

Now we sit and wait for morn

Tanka

Our family is having our Christmas tomorrow morning because that’s the only time everyone can get together at once.

Presents are wrapped, cookies are baked, and I’m ready to go!

Tonight I am just resting, watching Christmas movies, nibbling on a few cookies, and waiting for morning 😊

Posted in Acrostic, November 2019

List of Thanks

Cornucopia with an abundance of fruit and lights

Thankful for:

Home, hope, happiness, health, hugs

Another day, abundance, ambition, Ark

Nice neighbors, non-fiction, nuts, nose

Kindness, keepsakes, knowledge, kisses

Sunrises and sunsets seen, suppers, soap

God, grandchildren, gratitude, gifts, glue

Invitations, inspirations, imagination, ice

Victories, verbs, voice, vision, vim, vigor,

Ideas, income increase, internet, invites

Needs met, nature, noises, naps, Nativity

Goodness and Generous Grace of God

Acrostic

I am also thankful for my family, friends and followers.

Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings to all of you!

Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Triolet

Gifts of Joy

Wrapped gift boxes

Declaring today my Deserving Day

I am gifting myself abundant joys

Giving those worries and woes away

Declaring today my Deserving Day

Claiming bliss and joy mine to display

As negativity my heart deploys

Declaring today my Deserving Day

I am gifting myself abundant joys

Triolet

What do you deserve? Name it. All of it. What are you ready to let go of? Name that too. Then name the most gentle gift for yourself. Name the brightest song your body’s ever held. Summon joy like you would a child; call it home. It wanders, yes. But it’s still yours. —Rachel McKibbens

#NaPoWriMo 2019-Day 7-Prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

Posted in Nonet, November 2018, Scripture

Manifold

Tamborine
“Manifold” Tambourine

Many kinds; numerous and varied:

Are God’s Grace and Wisdom shown

To beings in the heavenlies

And to those in the world

By us the church on earth

If we minister

To one another

With our

Gifts

Nonet

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Peter 4:10

To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, Ephesians 3:10

(The photo is of one of my Tambourines that I use in praise and worship. I name all my Tambourines as I feel each instrument has a different purpose. This Tamborine I named “Manifold” because it reflects light in so many ways. I use it in worship to praise God for His Manifold Grace And Wisdom according to the scriptures 1 Peter 4:10 and Ephesians 3:10 )

Posted in Monoku, October 2017

A Visit and a Gift

African Violet Plant
Little surprises are best

Monoku

Feeling blessed. Grand-daughter stopped by with this little plant for me. She said she was thinking of me and saw this little plant and got it for me. What a nice surprise it was! She’s such a thoughtful, sweet girl!