Posted in February 2019, Syllabic Verse

Count The Days

Roses and rose petals on ground at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR
Roses and rose petals on ground at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR—June 2012

We count our life in years,

But what about the days?

All the seconds of life?

Cherish all the minutes.

It’s in those moments,

Memories are made,

Chances are taken,

Changes often happen.

Treasure every breath.

Celebrate each day.

Give thanks for your life.

Syllabic Verse

My grand-daughter messaged me today to tell me I have lived 27,365 days so far! Where did all those days go?

It seems a lot longer when you view your life as days rather than years!

It’s pretty amazing to think about, and so inspired the thoughts for this poem.

Posted in Cinquain, December 2014

Tick Tock

Poem regarding annual Tick Tock day
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

annual tick tock day Dec.29thMy poem today was inspired by the annual observation of “Tick Tock Day”.
Tick Tock Day is observed annually on December 29th.

Tick Tock Day is a reminder that there are only 2 days remaining in the year.
Do you have any unfinished business that needs to be done in this calendar year?
Is there something big you want to accomplish yet this year?
Now is the time to finish up as the clock is ticking!
For info on daily observances all year visit: National Day