Posted in March 2019, Scripture, Sonnet-Modern Unrhymed

Faith

Faith alphabet art sign by LeonasDesigns
Alphabet Art ©️LeonasDesigns

Not once, in all times I’ve cried,

Coming to you broken,

In sorrow on bended knee,

Heart burdened with pain,

Not once, have You not heard.

Yet, of certain things

You’ve not replied though

In tears I ask again and again.

My heart knows as I walk

Taking steps my eyes can’t see,

That someday soon You will answer,

Fulfilling things hoped for

By this trusting soul, for

Not once, have You not heard.

Sonnet (Modern-unrhymed)

(Based on Hebrews 11:1 and 2Corinthians 5:7)

Posted in March 2017, Triolet

Portion Pondering 


Will you leave a legacy of love and joy?

Or pilot a trail of endless pain?

With what marked traits does your life employ?

Will you keave a legacy of love and joy?

Or a bitter life which does annoy

By seeking only its own selfish gain?

Will you leave a legacy of love and joy?

Or pilot a trail of endless pain?

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Posted in Christian, Etheree, January 2017

Ribbons of Life

Ribbons of Life watercolor painting , original painting by Leona J. Atkinson
Life’s

Ribbons

Teardrops flow

Pain overwhelms

Trials seem to grow

Hope slowly declines 

The future looks so dim

Yet thru all these ribbons glows

The strong and sure symbol of Him

He nevers leaves us nor forsakes us

Etheree

Yesterday I decided to do a watercolor tapestry of my life.

I planned to use different colors and drawings to represent my various life events. Well, not being an artist, the whole painting ended up looking like a timeline of colors with some childish doodle drawings. The one thing that stood out was a brown cross that I drew, however, the rest of it I knew I would need to redo.

The whole painting had a good message as I explained it, it just needed a better appearance.   

So, this morning I had the thought to just wash the whole painting clean with water and start over, kind of like a new life, new beginning. So I did. I loaded my shammy with water and washed and rubbed. In the end most of the paint disappeared, some just faded and all the drawings washed away EXCEPT THE CROSS!  Honest! 

The Cross didn’t fade nor change at all! It did not erase thru all I did! All the other drawings were drawn with the same watercolor pencils as the Cross, and they all erased, but it did not! AMAZING! 

It seemed God was speaking to me in this, telling me that nothing can ever erase the message of the Cross. That what Christ accomplished thru His death on the Cross will always remain and that if we believe and receive Him as our Savior and Lord He will never leave us nor forsake us. 

This seemed so profound to me that I decided to name the new painting “Ribbons of Life” to represent that no matter what happens to us in our life, if we have believed and received Jesus as our Savior and Lord, He will always be there with us thru it all! 

Posted in January 2017, Triolet

Life’s Tapestry

Tapestry
Weaved with the color of joy

Stained with the color of pain

Threads that hope does employ

Weaved with the color of joy

Moments of small things that annoy

Seasons filled full with rain

Weaved with the color of joy

Stained with the color of pain

Moments time can’t destroy

Memories that always remain

A perfect pattern they deploy

Moments time can’t destroy

Our private life convoy

Showing exciting and mundane

Moments time can’t destroy

Memories that always remain

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Posted in November 2016, Triolet

Q and A

Rainbow, Life cant be all sunshine and no rain Both are needed to help you grow

Question:

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Some days are hard and others worse

I’m trying to live on nickels and dimes 

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Good fortune falls and trouble climbs

Circumstances are so adverse 

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Some days are hard and others worse

Answer
:

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

Both are needed to help you grow

Remember this when days are filled with pain

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

It’s an important truth you need to know

Remember, for good, healthy, happy life to obtain 

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

Both are needed to help you grow

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