Posted in July 2019, Rhyme

Slow Down and Breathe

Mirrors reflecting shoppers in a shopping mall

Gasp Gasp Puff Puff

Life’s not made of this kind of stuff

Run Run Race Race

Life’s better when you slow your pace

Pant Pant Rant Rant

Stop to smell the flowers by the garden gate

Busy Busy Dizzy Dizzy

Life’s too precious to spend in a tizzy

Just like the movies you watch and the food you eat,

life does have an end time, an expiration date

Take time to breathe. Enjoy every moment before it’s too late

Rhyme

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”

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Posted in Free Verse, November 2013, November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2013

Always in Demand

Someone’s always watching me,
Or racing to beat me.
It seems they can’t live without me!
In the morning I wake them
When they tell me to,
Yet then they often get angry
And hit me!
People are always saying I move too fast,
Yet if I stop, they get upset!
I really don’t understand the logic of it all,
But then, I’m just a clock!

Free Verse
Leona J. Atkinson  11-20-13