Posted in Acrostic, Scripture

Love Eternal

God’s Valentine. John 3:16

Let us love one another as 

Our savior loved us. He gave us
Victory over sin and death plus
Eternal life. 
Acrostic

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” -Jesus John 13:34

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Amazing Love

Red Heart Balloons-"Love U" text, watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Red Heart Balloons-“Love U” text, watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

“Love you.”

I say to Him,

My creator in heaven.

“Love you more” is His reply to me,

“Always.”

Cinquain

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1John 4:10 NLT

“Amazing Love” song

http://dianaleaghmatthews.com/king-amazing-love/

Posted in December 2019, Shadorma

Singularly

One Heart enhanced original photo by Leona J. Atkinson
“One Heart” enhanced original photo by @LeonasDesigns

One heart

Filled with His love

Overflows

Submerging

Many others with its fervor

Changing many lives

Shadorma

This poem was inspired by a book I am reading titled “Kisses for Katie”. It is a true story of a young American girl Katie Davis who leaves her comfortable lifestyle in America to go to help the under privileged people of Uganda. Her one heart full of love for these people ended up changing many lives for the better. It is an amazing story that continues today thru the non- profit ministry “Amazima.” Which she started in 2008.

For more information visit this link: https://amazima.org/

Posted in Choka, October 2019

In My Own Backyard

Backyard rock garden

Walking thru this world

Alone, looking for friends?

Searching for joy and love?

I found them unexpectedly

In my backyard.

Getting to know my neighbors

Common interests

Betters our community

And inspires one another

Choka

This summer I was blessed to get to know a few of my neighbor’s better.

It all happened because of a fallen tree in my backyard.

One windy stormy night last Spring a good sized evergreen in my yard was taken down by lightening or wind. Thankfully it fell away from the building and caused no harm.

A few days later a maintenance man cut the tree down and hauled it away leaving a big stump where it had been.

For many days I would gaze out my window at that stump, missing the tree and thinking something needed to take its place to brighten up the yard.

Since I am fond of rock gardens and painting inspirational rocks I decided to put some plants and rocks in around the stump.

My grandson helped me move a potted plant I had to sit on the stump. Then we planted some flowering ground cover perennials and seeds. Since the ground around the stump was so hard and root filled we couldn’t easily dig or plant much but we managed to get some flowers in. Then we put a few rocks around.

A few weeks later my granddaughter came over and we painted a bunch of inspirational rocks to put out.

Through all of this a few of my neighbors who I didn’t really know well were watching the progression and they came out to admire and ask if they could help. They added more unique beautiful items and one of them offered to water the plants daily.

Through all this the project grew and blossomed and we all became friends and now are sharing a common interest of beautifying our backyards to benefit us all.

Posted in Epulaeryu, September 2019

Pizza Pie

Pizza infographic

A culinary delight!

When I first met you,

It was true love at first sight!

Especially so,

After taking that

Very first

Bite!

EPULAERYU:  (7 lines–33 syllables–7-5-7-5-5-3-1 About a culinary treat or favorite food.  Ends with an exclamation point! = !)

I first saw and tasted Pizza in the late 1950’s in a small Italian restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. My older sister had discovered it through eating out with some of her high school friends and excitedly told our family about this wonderful new food item. So our whole family went to see what it was and we all loved it! It ended up being my dad’s favorite food 😊

Where Did The Word “Pizza” Come From, Anyway?

For more information:https://www.dictionary.com/e/whats-the-origin-of-pizza/