Posted in June 2019, Nonet

Finding Happiness, Joy and Peace

Dancing in the rain

I walked along with Happiness

We smiled and laughed all the way

Filled with carefree bliss

We skipped with light hearts

And when the road got rough

We clung to Joy

Kept smiling

And found

Peace

Nonet

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Posted in Haibun, May 2019

Be Positive

ATC created by LeonasDesigns 2019
ATC created by LeonasDesigns 2019

The world needs more laughter

Take time to be silly

Share some smiles

Today as I was walking out to my mailbox, two young girls probably about 8 or 9, were walking past on their way home from school, I imagine, as they had backpacks on and it was early afternoon about the time the grade school down the street lets out for the day.

They were smiling and giggling and begin walking towards me.

“Hi” they said

“Hello” I replied smiling.

“Have you ever had a Woo?” One of them asked, giggling,

“A Woo?” I said “What’s a Woo?”

They both began to laugh and that’s when I realized this was just some childish silliness. I smiled and decided to play along for fun.

“I will throw one to you, and if you can catch it you will see what it is!” said one.

“Okay.” I said “Throw it”

The younger looking of the two grasped her hand in the air and made a throwing motion towards me.

I quickly made a grab into the air and clutched my hand shut tight. “Got it!” I said.

They both began giggling and clapping.

“We want to see it!” They clamored.

“Ok. What’s the Password to open my hand?” I joked.

Surprised at that, they were puzzled. “Hmmm, not sure…” said one

“Guess “ said the other.

After a few guesses, hmmms, and giggles I opened my hand saying “Too late. It’s gone!”

They laughed and laughed as they ran off down the street towards home.

“Silly girls” I said to myself. 🙂

Thank You God for letting them cross my path today. I needed some silliness.

Halibun

Posted in November 2014, Tanka

Not Tellin’

Tanka poem about a humorous experience
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

What a reply!  I never expected that! “I’m not tellin’ ” I said!  LOL!
I met this little guy today while I was cashiering at work.
He was a bundle of energy and full of questions!
His mom must sure have her hands full with him and his brother who are twins!
But, he sure made my day and gave us all a good laugh with his reply to my question!
I just had to write this poem to hold onto the memory of him and this encounter!
🙂

Posted in June 2013

Pool Time

The sun of summer has finally come,
And the neighborhood pool is now home for some.
Shouts and laughter can be heard from afar,
As people gather to swim and to spar.
The pool seems to bring out the child in everyone,
It fosters creativity as games are made up and played for fun.
Adults, as well as children, laugh, splash and play.
What a wonderful family activity on a hot summer day !

Leona J. Atkinson
06-28-13