Posted in September 2019, Shadorma

I’m More Than What You See

Seashell outside, seashell inside holding a pearl

Do you like me,

My mind, my thoughts inside?

Respect me

Internally,

Or the shell which I reside?

I’m more than that.

Shadorma

Posted in Etheree, November 2018

Fragile

Box makes Fragile

Boxes

All shapes

And all sizes

Like people

They hold things inside

Secrets, treasures, dreams

Or maybe unwanted things like

Bitterness, unforgiveness

Handle all boxes with care because

They can be damaged inside and out

Etheree

Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Sonnet-(English)

Inside and Out

Person in thought, dreaming inside, beside a window covered in raindrops

Emotions stir inside of me

Thoughts rushing in like a hurricane

Cripple my mind causing great pain

Cold feet numb, desire to flee

Would I not gotten so intense

Spoke out loud the things inside

Revealed hurts instead of hide

Tried to reason with offense

But nay, I kept it trapped within

Tongue lies silent in its tomb

Nerves on edge await their doom

I need new life to begin

God reveal to me what to do

No one knows me better than You

Sonnet (English)

#OctPoWriMo Day 26

What is inside you (thoughts, feelings etc) that should be out to the world, but aren’t? Do you have anything inside you that is out, but that you didn’t want to be? Or maybe you are relieved that these ‘inside’ feelings are finally ‘out’?

Suggested forms: Sonnet
Word prompts
open, secret, introspective, reveal, discover

Posted in Choka, February 2018

Point of View

Window

Plans are often made

From the inside looking out

Or from the outside

As someone’s looking in

What is it you see?

Two different perspectives

Are presented

In a vista from within

Or an angle from without

Choka

Posted in November 2014, Shadorma

Take Time to Care

Triple Shadorma poem about taking time to care inspired by a Fall leaf photo
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014


I hope you enjoyed my first Triple Shadorma poem that was inspired by encountering this little leaf.

I dedicate this poem to all the elderly people who are now in nursing homes or care centers living out their lives perhaps in loneliness, hopelessness, or feeling no one cares. This little leaf I saw today reminded me of them.
This leaf reminded me to stop in the middle of my busy life to think of ways to reach out and care for others.
I am glad I am a part of a ministry (Expressions of Miriam Ministries)  that volunteers to go into these homes to visit with the people there and perhaps uplift and encourage them in some way by bringing the joy of life and the love of God into their waning lives.