Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Thank You Essentials

Mask

The few

Essential ones

Their dedication and

Skills kept us going at night and day

Let’s not

Forget

Their faithful determination

To face fear head on

In such a time

As this

Butterfly Cinquain

While I appreciate and salute all who served as essentials during COVID-19, I specifically want to dedicate this poem to my grand-daughter Vivian, age 21, who is a care-giver at a nursing home.

Vivian faithfully worked many long and extra shifts to take care of the residents during quarantine.

And also, want to dedicate this poem to my other grand-daughter’s boyfriend, Michael, age 20, who is an auto maintenance worker, earning minimum wage. Micheal faithfully worked many long days and extra hours with no extra raise in wages during this time of pandemic.

Thanks to both of these hard working young people and many others I don’t know.

Let’s remember it was people like this that kept our country going during the pandemic.

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Leap Day

Leaping Rabbit original watercolor by Leona J Atkinson 2020
Leaping Rabbit original watercolor by Leona J Atkinson 2020

Today,

An extra day,

What shall I do with it?

Making a special memory

To look

Back on

If I am blessed to be alive

Four years from now, if not,

Then it’s for my

Family.

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in Acrostic, August 2019, Scripture

YOU MATTER

Original drawing by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Yes, you are unique! There’s

Only one you in this whole

Universe! Imagine that!

Many might make

Attempts to be like you, but

Try though they might,

They’ll never be you,

Ever! Because you are special!

Remember that!

Acrostic

“You are God’s masterpiece”

Ephesians 2:10