Posted in January 2019, Scripture, Tanka

Tarry Time

Leaves in Fall

New Year days in flight,

Flying away like fall leaves.

What is your vision?

Are your dreams anchored down,

To withstand the winds of time?

Tanka

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry Habakkuk 2:2-3

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Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Someday-One Day

Martin Luther King Jr.

We are still dreaming

We are still rising

We are still trying

To live the creed

Syllabic Verse

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’
— Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream,” delivered August 28, 1963

Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Dead End

Original photo digitized in Go Art
©️2019 LeonasLines original photo digitized in GoArt

Making unwise choices

Following blind guides

Leads to securing

Path of broken dreams

Do not remain there

Turn around, go back

Gather scattered pieces

To recreate your dreams

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Choka, January 2019

Fear’s Shadow

Shadow, poetry,
Image and poetry created by Leona J. Atkinson

It came creeping

In the dark night of my soul

Fear over shadowed

Covering like a thick fog

I lay paralized

Frozen in its doubt and dread

Until a shaft of hope

Broke through the darkness bringing

Strenght to rise and overcome

Choka

“When you face fear it evaporates. Shadows cannot stand light. —LeAura Alderson

This quote by LeAura is very true.

And this poem I wrote today is written from one of my true experiences with fear. We must face our fears and when we do they will dissipate.

Shakespeare also said it well:

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”

(This quote has also helped me to face fears many times in my life.)

Posted in Acrostic, Christian, December 2018, Holiday

CHRISTMAS CAROLS-Acrostic

angelic choir
C
ome All Ye Faithful
He Has Come, The Christ Of God
Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn
It’s Christmas Day
Sing Ye Songs Of Praise
To Us A Child Of Hope Is Born
Mortals Awake, With Angels Join
A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem
Sing, Oh Sing This Blessed Morn

Christians Awake, Salute The Happy Morn
A Babe Is Born, To Bliss Us Bring
Rejoice, Rejoice, Ye Christians
On The Birthday Of The Lord
Let Us All With Gladsome Voice
Shout The Glad Tidings

Acrostic
(Each line is the title of a Christmas Carol.)

All Christmas Songs A to Z
http://www.singalongfestivetunes.com/all-christmas-songs-a-z/

Posted in Double Choka, November 2018

Revived

Bright sky

I sat with Despair

She held my hand and led me

Into sinking sand

Where I met disappointment

Doubt and disbelief

I watched my dreams fading

Near Disappearing

And then I felt a presence

A Hand lifting and leading

Me out to a better place

A land of hope and purpose

Where the Light shines

Upon dreams making them new

A firm foundation

Where no Disses can dwell

An encouraging

Place full of life where

I’m building a good future

Double Choka