Posted in Cinquain

You Matter

Goldfish, original watercolor painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Goldfish watercolor painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Just one

Fish in the sea

Of all humanity

Swimming towards eternity?

You matter!

Cinquain

Posted in Rhyme

Compassion

Heart shape on concrete

I want to help you

But I’m struggling too

I see your pain

And sadness too

I want to help you

But I’m struggling too

So I’ll do what I can

And pray for you

That God Who Sees All

Will help us two

Make it through

Rhyme

Posted in November 2015, Senryu

One Among Many

One Oak Leaf among many Maple leaves--Senryu Cascade poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

As I was walking to my car I noticed the many leaves scattered all across the parking lot.  Their colors vividly showed against the black pavement. The leaves seemed to all be from the colorful Maple trees that were planted nearby—except—right by my car I noticed one lonely Oak leaf lying in among all the Maple leaves.  Thus, an inspiration for today’s poem. 

Posted in May 2014, Tanka

One Small Rose

One Small Rose--Tanka
Original Photograph and Tanka by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

This poem is dedicated to my manager, Angela, who made working on Mother’s Day a little nicer with her gift of a single artificial rose corsage to all the mothers working that day.

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013, Religious

NaPoWriMo 2013, #24–Leona

Alone On A Noel,
I sit and ponder for what seems like an Eon,
as
A Lone star shines down on the Lea.
I feel akin to that star, for I too am alone,
Yet my light also shines. La!
Because of the One from above who came down
Nae alone am I,
For Lo!  He is always with me, the Bright Morning Star!   Ole!

Leona J. Atkinson
04-24-13
Used Some Words from the Anagram of Leona
Alone, A Noel, Eon, A Lone, Lea, La, One, Nae,  Lo, Ole,