Posted in Cinquain, September 2013

Grand Ma

White hair
Face wrinkled with age
Her eyes sparkle with love
I seek her wisdom about life
Grand Ma

Leona J. Atkinson  09-08-13
Today is National Grandparents DayTake time to honor Grandparents today

Posted in Holiday, June 2013

Flag Day

Our Flag


Today we honor our red,white and blue.
The Flag that over many battles flew.
The Flag that stands for what we hold true.
Take time today it’s beauty to view,
And contemplate what it means to you.


Leona J. Atkinson
National Flag Day-USA

Posted in Holiday, June 2013, Tanka

In Honor of the Pen

To celebrate this
National Ball Point Pen Day
I buy a new pen
I write a new style of poem
My choice handwritten Tanka

Leona J. Atkinson 06-10-13
(My first try at writing a Tanka, which is 5-7-5-7-7 syllables with the third line as a pivot)

To day is National Ball Point Pen Day
Brothers, Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro,  are credited with the invention of the ballpoint pen and obtained a patent in June of 1943.

Posted in Holiday, June 2013, Rhyme

Yo! A Yo-Yo!

Today we Nationally honor,
The toy that’s named “Yo-Yo”.
An object kids love,
To spin, wind and throw.
A little axle and two disks,
Wrapped about with twine.
Who would think it would become,
Such a popular design!
Loved the world over,
For the challenge it presents,
And every year there are held,
Many contests and events.
Players  come to compete,
They spin, loop, and throw,
Performing tricks and freestyle,
To bring control of the Yo-Yo.
What a delight it is to watch!
It brings me such great joy,
To see the amazing feats accomplished,
With this simple toy!

Leona J. Atkinson  06-06-13
National Yo-Yo Day–June 6th

US National Yo-Yo Championship 2012

2013 World Yo-You Contest–August 8-10–Orlando, Florida

Heritage–The Duncan Yo-Yo Story