Posted in Cinquain

Adverse to Autumn’s Arrival

Brick pathway with scattered pink rose petals

Today

In the garden

I saw hints of Autumn

And I’m not ready to bid Summer

Goodbye

Cinquain

I realized today that August is nearly over and that in about one month Autumn will arrive and I am not at all ready for that!

Summer got started here a month late, and I’m just not looking forward to losing those long warm sunny days yet.

Ah, but every year I fight a losing battle as Summer runs and Winter walks and I can’t do anything about it.

Posted in Triolet

Faces

Sketches of faces
Face sketches by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Faces are all around me

Young, old, dark, light,

As far as I can see

Faces are all around me

Some sad, some friendly

Some mad, some drawn tight

Faces are all around me

Young, old, dark, light,

Triolet

There are so many faces we see daily. Sometimes I don’t take the time to look at every face but other times I make a point to focus on each face I see. I guess that’s called “People Watching” and it can be very interesting.

Posted in December 2016, Lymerick

Not a Back Up Plan

Sad face
Old Mr. Wunder

Really made a blunder

Made a bad day worse

When he threw his car in reverse

And knocked my plans asunder 

Limerick

As I was waiting to leave a restaurant parking lot today another elderly customer was backing out from his parking spot and apparently didn’t see my bright red car right in front of him. He backed into the right rear side of my car and thankfully only caused minor damage to it, and no injuries to anyone except my car, however, the whole incident caused about an hour’s loss of time. At least he had insurance. Such is life sometimes…