Posted in March 2019, Senryu

Daylight Savings

Alarm clock, morning, coffee cup

Lose an hour of sleep,

Or gain an hour of daylight?

Thinking positive

Senryu

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Posted in August 2018, Double Triolet

They Said—I Said

Big tree

They said “Just give in”

They said “You’ll never get far”

They said “ You won’t win”

They said “Just give in”

They said “ Don’t even begin”

They said “Who you think you are?”

They said “Just give in”

They said “You’ll never get far”

I said “ I won’t give in”

I said “ I’ll make it someday”

I said “ I will soon win”

I said “ I won’t give in”

I said “ I will begin”

I said “ I will soon find a way”

I said “ I won’t give in”

I said “ I’ll make it someday”

Double Triolet

Written to all the Naysayers from a Yaysayer

“Never Ever Give Up!” “Stand Tall” “Grow”

(When I saw this huge tall tree on my walk the other day these thoughts came to mind)

Posted in June 2018, Syllabic Verse

Today’s Choice

Paper Mixed Media Art, bird, flower, heart
Mixed Media Collage Art by Leonas Designs 2018

What will you be today?

A beautiful bird

Singing a cheerful song,

Or a negative voice

That tears down others hopes?

What will you be today?

A beautiful flower

Sharing its sweet fragrance,

Or a cold bitter brook

Drowning in past regrets?

What will you be today?

A heart filled with love

Spreading joy to everyone,

Or just an empty shell

Casting shadows of doubt?

What will you be today?

The choice is yours alone.

You can change the world

Or let the world change you.

Syllabic Verse (6 syllables per line)

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain, Scripture, September 2017

Leaf Legacy

Leaf on sidewalk
Living 

Among shadows

Of the past’s occurances

Alone I face the future

Certain

That my life was not in vain

It was orchestrated

For a purpose

Fulfilled

Butterfly Cinquain

Based on Psalm 138:8  The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. (ESV)