Posted in Triolet

Faces

Sketches of faces
Face sketches by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Faces are all around me

Young, old, dark, light,

As far as I can see

Faces are all around me

Some sad, some friendly

Some mad, some drawn tight

Faces are all around me

Young, old, dark, light,

Triolet

There are so many faces we see daily. Sometimes I don’t take the time to look at every face but other times I make a point to focus on each face I see. I guess that’s called “People Watching” and it can be very interesting.

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Judge Not—There’s A Time for Everything

The excited butterfly

Shouted at his friend below:

“Fly! Reach for the sky!”

“My time has not yet come”

Said the waiting caterpillar.

Tanka

In its own appointed time, eventually every caterpillar will fly, for it will transform into either a butterfly or a moth.

Perhaps that is the same timing for some people, therefore we should not judge.

To everything there is a season,

A time for every purpose under heaven:…

Eccl. 3:1

Posted in #MayFalls19 Poetry Challenge, Choka, May 2019

World Overview

Man racing with time

Quickly jotted notes

Faceless friends and family

Life passing by

Living in a timeclock

Checking Apple’s watch

Running life’s racetrack

In a zombie world

Filled with roads to nowhere

Lonely souls needing God.

Choka

#MayFalls19 Poetry Challenge-Day 2–Prompt:”quickly jotted notes”

@FallsPoetry on #Instagram

Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Pantoum

Living Life

Robot sculpture in field McMinnville,OR 2019

Living in an imperfect world

With imperfect people

As we struggle to survive

Searching for answers

With imperfect people

We walk, talk and dwell

Searching for answers

Only God can help us achieve

We walk, talk and dwell

Climbing mountains

Only God can help us achieve

Are we willing to trust Him?

Climbing mountains

Living in an imperfect world

Are we willing to trust Him?

As we struggle to survive

Pantoum

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 26–Prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition.

Posted in April 2019, List, NaPoWriMo 2019

People

People

People abundant

People busy, bored

People cranky, caring, cautious

People driving, daring, devious, daunting

People everywhere

People fearful, following

People guilty, going, gullible

People happy, hiding, hoarding, hovering,

People indoors

People jolly, joking,

People kind, kissing, kidding,

People loud, lost, lazy, lacking,

People missing

People nice, needy

People old, obstinate, ordinary,

People pleasant, picky, private, proud

People queer

People running, rude,

People singing, silent, sick

People talking, talented, tall, tiny

People understanding

People victorious, vicious, victims, vulgar

People winning

People xenophobics, x-raying

People yelling, yawning, yielding,

People zestful, zany, zonked, zombies

List poem/alphabetical and numeric

#NaPoWriMo 2019-Day 16 Prompt: Today, I challenge you to write a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane. 

Posted in Nonet, November 2018

Thankful

Thankful, leaves

Thankful for full plates now empty

Thankful for hands that cook and bake

Thankful for another day

Thankful for hearts that care

Thankful for thirst now quenched

Thankful for warm places

Thankful for

My life

Thankful

Nonet