Posted in August 2019, Syllabic Verse

Gentle Guide

Lighthouse
Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson

You didn’t make noise

As the fog horn does

You merely shined

To show me the way

Syllabic Verse

“Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine” –Dwight L. Moody

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Posted in Cascade, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Of Plans and Paths

Path

An unexpected crack in my plans

Puts me on a path of imperfection

I must keep myself from slipping

And with new eyes, begin again

I can’t let my plans slip away

I must now patch the imperfection

That arose and caused me to have

An unexpected crack in my plans

With new eyes I search for an answer

That will help me smooth out my plans

To keep me from a happening that

Puts me on a path of imperfection

As I avidly search to find the answer

I come upon one who offers help

He extends His strong hand, I grasp it

I must keep myself from slipping

My kind strong Helper leads me to new places

Places where I can find perfect plans

Good sound plans created just for me

And with new eyes begin again

Cascade

Posted in August 2013, Crown Cinquain

A Tribute to a Light House

Light House.
Beacon of light,
Leading us safely to shore.
Keep us from danger as we explore.
Shine bright!

Tall tower.
Our guiding light,
Shining out over the sea,
Bringing each vessel safely to thee.
Keep on!

Sentry.
Even in fog,
Your horns sound deep and loud,
To warn us of the foggy shroud.
Our hope!

Striped one.
Each day and night,
You show us the right way,
So that on course we can safely stay.
Stand tall!

Sea guide.
Security,
You give in sight and sound,
To us, whenever you are around.
Thank you!

Crown Cinquain
Leona J. Atkinson  08-07-13

This poem was written in honor of National Lighthouse Day.  On August 7, 1789, the United States Congress approved an act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.”  It was two hundred years later that Congress designated August 7 as National Lighthouse Day.

Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Religious, Rhyme, Villanelle

Daily Prayer

This daily prayer I do say.
Lord, in heaven on high,
Lead and guide me to Your way.

Lord, protect me I pray.
From all evil that might come nigh.
This daily prayer I do say,

Whether I be at work or play,
I ask that You, my needs supply.
Lead and guide me to Your way.

Teach me what I should say.
Show me Your word to apply.
This daily prayer I do say.

Lord, help me make it through this day.
If my plans go awry,
Lead and guide me to Your way.

Help me, my words to weigh,
That You I might glorify.
This daily prayer I do say,
Lead and guide me to Your way.

Villanelle

(This is my first attempt at writing a Villanelle.  It was very challenging.)
Leona J. Atkinson  07-21-13