Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Haiku

From the Meadow

Sweet sounds fill the air
Birds in the meadow singing
Music to my ears

Haiku
Leona J. Atkinson
07-24-13

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

Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Pantoum, Rhyme

Patriotic Pantoum

Flowing over me,
Come thoughts of liberty,
Every time our Flag I see,
Flying over land or sea.

Come!  Thoughts  of liberty.
I welcome you to dwell in me,
Every time our Flag I see.
For you’re a reminder I am free!

I welcome you to dwell in me,
Patriotic thoughts of liberty!
For you’re a reminder I am free.
At times I need you desperately!

Patriotic thoughts of liberty,
Every time our Flag I see.
At times I need you desperately,
Flowing over me.

Pantoum-rhyme scheme aaaa
(This is my first attempt at writing a Pantoum.  It was a challenge, and even more so, because I chose to rhyme it aaaa instead of the usual abab)

Leona J. Atkinson
  07-16-13