Posted in Shadorma

Be A Dandelion

Dandelion painted rock with quote “Never Give Up”
Dandelion painted rock by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Tenacious

Like a dandelion

Persistent

Determined

Holding strongly on to life in

Any circumstance

Shadorma

Posted in August 2019, Choka

Are You?

Dandelion growing in cracked dry ground

Falling through life’s cracks?

Or are you a ground breaker?

Growing in the hard places,

Blooming where you’re planted,

In spite of dry times,

Letting nothing hold you back,

From reaching your goal?

Modeling tenacity,

Like teeming dandelions?

Choka

Posted in May 2014, Tanka

Resolute Rose

Peach Rose--Tanka poetry
Original Photograph and Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson©2014

I saw this beautiful Peach Rose today growing in a somewhat abandoned area of old factories and thought it so odd that such a thing of beauty should be growing so voraciously even though obviously unattended to, but apparently someone, at sometime, had planted it there.
Well, I just had to pull over, climb through the weeds and photograph it and while doing so I was reminded of the quote
“Bloom Where You are Planted”.  🙂