Posted in Tanka

Heart Sightings

Hearts all around us

Happy hearts and hurting hearts

Hearts looking for hope

Heavy hearts needing healing

All seek to meet helpful hearts


Posted in December 2019, Tanka

One Heart

Original photo of a small heart, enhanced in a photo app
Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2019

In a world of hurt

One heart among many

Can bring souls comfort

One heart that’s surrendered

Completely to God’s will


As I continue to read the true story of Katie Davis Majors heart’s commitment to God and His will, I am amazed at what God has done through her for the people in Uganda.

I recommend reading her book “Kisses for Katie”. It’s a great testimony of what God can accomplish through one heart that’s totally surrendered to Him.

Posted in Ballad, NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #25–Ballad of If’s

If I had the power dreams to fulfill,
Yours I would instill,
If I only could, I surely would.

If I knew the way to ease your pain,
Hurting, you would never feel again,
If I only could, I surely would.

Your sorrow I would banish,
Your dreams would never vanish,
If I only could, I surely would.

I’d bring you hope for the morrow,
and joy for your sorrow,
If I only could, I surely would.

Leona J. Atkinson
Ballad Poem