Posted in February 2019, Triolet

Rear View Mirror

View in my rear view mirror
“Rear View Mirror” ©️LeonasDesigns 2019

Looking back at where I’ve been

Won’t get me where I want to be

Thinking of what life was then

Looking back at where I’ve been

Mulling over where I was when

Hides the future from me

Looking back at where I’ve been

Won’t get me where I want to be

Triolet

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Posted in January 2019, Scripture, Tanka

Tarry Time

Leaves in Fall

New Year days in flight,

Flying away like fall leaves.

What is your vision?

Are your dreams anchored down,

To withstand the winds of time?

Tanka

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry Habakkuk 2:2-3

Posted in August 2017, Etheree

Past-Present-Future

Bridge
Life

Is short

Waste not.

Time is precious

Record memories.

Capture each moment

But dont dwell there, move on.

Fixate your mind on the future.

Wake every morning and proclaim: 

“The Past has no Present in my Future”

Etheree 

Thanks to my daughter, Laura, for the last line which inspired me to write this poem. 

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain, July 2016

Doubts

staircase
To win

Don’t dwell with doubts

Doubts are just traitors

They promote fear, cause loss

In life

They keep attempts from happening

Quench good and create losers

Do not listen

To them

Butterfly Cinquain

(Inspired by Shakespeare)

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” 

-William Shakespeare