Posted in Senryu, September 2019

Worth?

Penny on the street

Some thoughts are worth

More than just a penny.

That’s just my two cents

Senryu

Based on the idioms: “ A Penny For Your Thoughts” and “Putting In My Two Cents”

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Posted in Haibun, July 2019

Keep Shining Bright

Penny

Shining in the sun

Though a bit worn down from its use

Penny catches my eye

There lying in an obscure place, just off the beaten path was a penny.

I probably would never have noticed it if the sun hadn’t been shining as most of it was worn from use and dulled. It’s edges were rough, as if it had been chewed up a bit by a machine.

However, today in the sunlight it shone brightly enough for me to notice and that made me think of how I reflected my life.

What did people see when they looked at me? Was I shining in the light of the Son?

Was I noticeable or just obscure.? Was I making a difference in people’s lives?

I might be worn and weary, but I should still be shining out the light of Christ.

Something this little penny in my path made me ponder.

Haibun

Posted in October 2015, Shadorma

A Penny

Shadorma poem about a penny and God's provision
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

I am in the midst of a transition right now.  I am moving to a new place, in a new area. I had to quit my job to do so, and I just bought a new car.  Moving is never fun during the sorting, packing time, besides there are always extra expenses to deal with,  so I took a break and went out to eat at my favorite restaurant.  I was going to just get the food to go so I could rush home and get back to packing while I ate, but at the last minute I changed my mind and decided to stay there and eat in.  There were several tables available to sit at, so I kind of roamed around to make my choice.  Amazingly, the table I chose to sit at had a penny laying on the very spot I chose to sit!  “Thank You God” I said. For, every time I start to worry about money it seems I happen to find a penny or dime in my path. It is really amazing!  I have found them in so many odd places that one would never expect a penny or dime to be!   I believe they are reminders to me,  from God,  that I should not be worrying about money, or anything else,  because He is in control and He is my Provider.