Posted in Concrete, Double Cinquain, NaPoWriMo 2020, Shape

Clouds of Hope

Clouds, sky, kites flying
Drawing and poetry by Leona J. Atkinson

I see

Patches of hope

White clouds of promise

Floating above the virus

Look up!

Rise up

Above the

Gloom and doom that’s creeping

Set your focus higher, freedom’s

Coming

Shape, Concrete, Double Cinquain

NaPoWriMo Day 9–Prompt: Concrete Poem

Posted in Scripture, Syllabic Verse

You Matter

Hand painted rock says “You Matter”
Hand painted rock by Leona J. Atkinson

Perhaps to the world

You have been deemed

As “Non-Essential”

But in God’s eyes we

Are all “Essential”

We ALL Matter to Him

Syllabic Verse

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Matthew 10: 29-31 NKJV

Posted in Triolet

Prevailing in Place

Snoopy as the Red Baron with a face mask on.
Original drawing by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Snoopy never gave up the fight

Though the enemy came on strong

Attacking all that was good and right

Snoopy never gave up the fight

He fearlessly fought with all his might

Against the things he knew were wrong

Snoopy never gave up the fight

Though the enemy came on strong

Triolet

I drew this picture for my daughter who has been a #Snoopy fan since she was a little girl.

She saw a picture yesterday of just Snoopy’s doghouse, no Snoopy on top of it as he was “Sheltering in Place”.

It made us both feel so sad, 😥 that I told her I would draw him as the Red Baron with a mask on, signifying he was staying strong and not giving up.

#UnitedWeStand #staystrong #wewillprevail💪 #never give up #thistooshallpass

Posted in Christian, Tanka

God’s Hand

Hand drawing, Psalm 91background, red heart in center with words Hope, Help, Healing
Art by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Hope, Help, Healing

Are in my God’s palm today

He’s reaching forth to

Bring His hope and help worldwide

And healing to the nations

Tanka

As I was praying this morning for my family, friends, fellow believers, myself, and the nations of people worldwide, tears of sorrow came to me as I prayed against this virus which seems to be covering the world.

I asked that the blood of Jesus might come to cover us instead.

I asked that there be a worldwide revival so people might be drawn to God and come to know Him as His hand is not too short to save anyone anywhere.

As I was praying I had a vision of God’s Hand extended. He was holding out His hand and in His Palm were the words Hope, Help, Healing.

This is what He is offering to all of us today, anywhere we are, worldwide.

If you are looking for Hope, Help, or Healing, He is offering it to you.

Take His Hand and receive what you need. He is a good God who will never leave you, nor forsake you in this time of pandemic or anytime.

He will always be near to bring Hope, Help and Healing to your mind, body and soul night or day.

NaPoWriMo Day 4--Prompt: Dream image. ( Well my poem is close to prompt as it was a vision I had, but not actually a dream)

Posted in Acrostic, NaPoWriMo 2020

My Sheltering Place

Couch

Comfortable, cozy cushions

Old fashioned, plump, place

Upholstered in pink flowers

Covered with patterned pillows

Home sweet home’s happy place

Acrostic

#NaPoWriMo Day 2–Prompt: Place

This old couch might be out of style and unattractive to some, but it’s my comfort place and where I often go to relax in the mornings to have my coffee and view the world outside my window.

This is where I often get inspirations for my poetry also.

Sometimes I look at it and can’t believe I purchased it second hand for only $7.00!

It’s a treasure to me and my favorite place, now more than ever since we are in this “shelter in place” time.

Where is your favorite place? Are you able to access it often?

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2020, Reverse Etheree

I Am -Self Portrait

Leona-name Art
Alphabet Art by Leona J. Atkinson

I am my mother’s face in the mirror,

As I speak her favorite quotes

To myself, that “This Too Shall Pass”.

I am dad’s voice echoing,

“Don’t Forget, Smell The Flowers”.

I am God’s Spirit,

Reflecting Him

To the world,

At this

Time.

Reverse Etheree

#NaPoWriMo 2020–Prompt: Self Portrait Poem

This will be the 7th year that I will be participating in #NaPoWriMo April Poetry Poem A Day Challenge.

If you would like to participate also click this link to visit their website:

http://www.napowrimo.net/day-one-2/

Posted in Senryu

March Madness

Watercolor Frog by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Watercolor Frog by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Saying Goodbye to the

Most unprecedented month

March hopping away

Senryu

I wish March was taking the virus with it.

Looking forward to better days in April.