Posted in Choka

I Can and Can’t

Dandelions

As I walk through this life

I can change many things

But I can’t change you

I can change my habits

But I can’t change yours

I can control my actions

But can’t control yours

I can do so many things

But only God can change you

Choka

Posted in Free Verse

Friends-You and Me

Quote “We are all different flowers from the same garden”  image from Pinterest
image from Pinterest

You go to bed before the sun sets

I am a night owl, burning the midnight oil

Yet we are friends

You like hazelnuts, spice cake, and tea

I like licorice, mint and coffee

Yet we are friends

You like cool nights and enjoy the rain

I like it warm and enjoy hot summer days

Yet we are friends

You like flip flops and air conditioning

I like sneakers and natural air

Yet we are still friends

Your skin is a different color from mine

My skin is a different color from yours

Yet we are friends

We are all different

We are all unique

That’s what makes us each special

We all have likes and dis-likes

Our skin maybe a different color

But we can still all be friends

We can agree to disagree

Walk in friendship and love

And enjoy a life of harmony

Sharing with each other

Every nation, tribe, language and people.

For we are all God’s Masterpiece according to Ephesians 2:10

Free Verse

Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Triolet

If I Were You

Question mark

I really don’t know what I’d do

If I were you and you were me

I might celebrate my debut

I really don’t know what I’d do

I might enjoy me being you

But us being reversed is a mystery

I really don’t know what I’d do

If I were you and you were me

Triolet

#OctPoWriMo Day 12

Word Prompts:

should, might, consider, absolute, discover

Posted in June 2013

Me

69 years ago this day
A baby was born.
No one knew at that time
The baby was me.

It took all those years
To create the me I am today.

So, on this remembrance day of my birth,
I want to thank God for my life,
And praise Him for all He has done to make me–me.

Leona J. Atkinson   06-13-13