Posted in Etheree, March 2018, Reverse Etheree, Scripture

Unclad

Unworn Armor

We smiled, chittering and chattering

As daylight filled with bright sunshine

Spilled upon us walking sprightly.

In the distance a lion roared

But the sound did not reach

Our quiescent ears

Dulled by sleep.

Our guard down,

The lion

Strikes!

Caught

Off guard

We scramble

To stand and fight

The enemy attack.

Unprepared for battle,

Head and heart vulnerable

To fleshly fear and worldly anger,

We attempt to vanquish our beastly foe

Unprotected. We cry out for God to help us!

Reverse Etheree and Etheree

Based on 1Peter 5:8 and Ephesians 6:10-18

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Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Religious, Rhyme, Villanelle

Daily Prayer

This daily prayer I do say.
Lord, in heaven on high,
Lead and guide me to Your way.

Lord, protect me I pray.
From all evil that might come nigh.
This daily prayer I do say,

Whether I be at work or play,
I ask that You, my needs supply.
Lead and guide me to Your way.

Teach me what I should say.
Show me Your word to apply.
This daily prayer I do say.

Lord, help me make it through this day.
If my plans go awry,
Lead and guide me to Your way.

Help me, my words to weigh,
That You I might glorify.
This daily prayer I do say,
Lead and guide me to Your way.

Villanelle

(This is my first attempt at writing a Villanelle.  It was very challenging.)
Leona J. Atkinson  07-21-13

Posted in Freedom-July 2013, Triolet

Independence Eve

Independence Eve,
A time to reflect,
Upon all the freedoms we receive.
Independence Eve,
A time to stand for what we believe,
And our liberties to protect.
Independence Eve,
A time to reflect.

Triolet
Leona J. Atkinson
07-03-13