Posted in Syllabic Verse

Where Am I?

Abstract art

Sometimes wonder

Where I do reside.

Living life daily

In different worlds,

Virtual and real.

Social Media,

News, Televison,

Websites,and books.

Asleep and awake,

I am a sojourner.

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Syllabic Verse

Everyday Life

Mixed Media art, flowers, by Leona J. Atkinson

While the world is falling apart

My neighbors and I are building

Relationships, gardens, and ideas

In our little corner of the world

We are making the most of each day

That we have to build friendships and

Create beauty while we can

No not burying our heads in the sand

But focusing on the positive

And ignoring negativity

We live sensibly in unity

Praying, trusting in theLord and doing good

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Choka

Nature’s Refuge

My garden

In the early morn,

Rising with the summer sun,

Waking with the birds,

I sit among trees and flowers,

Sipping coffee as

Windchimes serenade me.

A squirrel scurries,

Butterflies flutter, bees buzz.

My garden shuts out the world.

Choka

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Sheltered

My shadow

Living

In the shadow

Of good things yet to come

Sheltered by His shade on my

Right hand

Cinquain

The Lord is your keeper;

The Lord is your shade on your right hand.

Psalm 121:5

Posted in Choka

As Time Goes By

Pen writing “Once upon a time” on paper

Life is passing by

Enjoy the living moments

While you have time

Savor every moment

Before it is gone

Grasping all those good times

While they’re in reach

Will give you good memories

A storehouse of treasures

Choka

It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living. —Terry Pratchett

Posted in Scripture, Syllabic Verse

Times of Refreshment

Refresh yourselves

Come all you who thirst

All are welcome

Refresh yourselves

With the living water

Only He provides

Syllabic Verse

“…Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

John 7:37-38 KJV

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Sounds of the Wind

Wind chimes

Windchimes

Without the wind

Are hanging around

And not fulfilling their creator’s

Purpose

Cinquain

My daughter bought me this beautiful wind chime today as a Mother’s Day gift. I love the look of it as it hangs on my patio, yet it’s real beauty is revealed in the wind as it moves and creates the tinkling sounds it was created to do.

So we, believers, will fulfill the purpose God created us for as we move in the wind of the Holy Spirit.

“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:8

I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4

Posted in Abecedarian, September 2019

Living Alphabetically

Alphabet letters

Appreciate beauty

Be present daily

Color your world with kindness

Decide to be positive

Encourage others to grow

Focus on today

Give smiles freely

Help those in need

Imagine great things

Jostle yourself to live life fully

Keep on making everyday count

Let the past remain there

Make everyday new

Notice nice little things

Open your mind to new opportunities

Ponder possibilities

Quickly forgive others

Valiantly seize the day

Walk in peace with purpose

X out all negativity

Yoke yourself to Christ

Zoom in on peace and happiness

ABECEDARIAN

Posted in August 2019, Scripture, Tanka

In a Mirror

Puzzling refections

Living in this earthly life

Parcial, incomplete

His ways imperfectly seen

Until the time of perfection

Tanka

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.

All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

1 Corinthians 13:12-13 NKJV