Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Rhyme

Goodbye July

Goodbye July
A fitting farewell to July was the sight of our Flag
Flying in the breeze at sunset tonight.

 

 

The days of July are coming to a close,
We have come to the end of its last day.
The sun has set on another month.
Summer is quickly running away…

 
Leona J. Atkinson
07-31-13

Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Rhyme

Letting Go

Every day has its challenges.
All life has ups and downs.
 Many a day problems will come,
And turn smiles into frowns.
Focusing on what should have been,
And complaining negatively,
Is not going to change the present,
Or make “if only” come to be.
Therefore when upsets come,
It’s best to just smile and say,
“This isn’t what I hoped would happen,
But I’ll make the best of it anyway”

Leona J.Atkinson
07-25-13

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