Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Sonnet-Modern Unrhymed


My Dad 1943 US Army
My Dad 1943

In the spring of 1910 a new life was

Born in Sisseton South Dakota,

Just in time to be counted in

The Census taken April fifteen.

Roberts County gains another boy

And I, yet unknown, a future father.

A good man who would love nature,

Poetry, and baseball, a man

I would meet on a summer day in June

1944, when he came home from the war

To spend his time teaching a girl

How to hit home runs, name trees

By their leaves, track animals in

The woods, but not how to forget him.

Sonnet (Un-Rhymed)

In memory of my Dad, Erling Claremont Cliff, (4-4-10—1-1-85)

#NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 4 Prompt: sad, Sonnet

Posted in May 2017, Tanka

In Honor of Lost Socks

Socks, Lost Sock Day
No sock left behind

Remember those lost socks 

That served you well

Whether white, red, grey, black

Honor them on this day in May


Lost Sock Memorial Day

No Sock Left Behind: things you can do with that one mismatched sock. Donate mismatched socks to: 

Help Restore Sight in Poor Communties

Help the Homeless-The Joy of Sox

Or get Crafty and make something with them

40 Creative Crafts to Make with Socks

Posted in June 2013


69 years ago this day
A baby was born.
No one knew at that time
The baby was me.

It took all those years
To create the me I am today.

So, on this remembrance day of my birth,
I want to thank God for my life,
And praise Him for all He has done to make me–me.

Leona J. Atkinson   06-13-13