Posted in Choka

Stay Positive

Sign “Keep Smiling and Carry On”

Times are sad

But dont dwell on on the bad

Stay calm and do your part

Keep hope alive in your heart

Don’t let fear creep in

Stay positive to win

Soon too, this will pass

Vanish as vaporous gas

We must stand strong en masse


Posted in August 2014, Haiga, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt


Haiku regarding Pioneer spirit--photo of Oregon Trail
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

This week’s Haiku prompt reminded me of my visit to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon back in 2006 when I was traveling via the now, new, Oregon Trail route to reach my destination of Oregon.  I am so glad I took the time out to stop at the Center.  It was truly a wonderful time of stepping back into History as I viewed the wonderful interactive displays they have and actually got to walk down some of the original wagon ruts left from the pioneer wagon trains of long ago. What an experience that was!  I was so fortunate to be able to capture a photo!

Thus, the inspiration for my Haiku this week.  I feel the Pioneer spirit of forward movement should always be in our bones, for the Pioneers sacrificed so much for what we now enjoy today!  
Click Here  to earn more about the Oregon Trail via the Interpretive Center’s website.

Haiku Horizons  Week 26–Prompt: bones