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Friendship and Food

Old friends

Sharing lunch

And bits of wisdom

Seasoned with

Laughter and tears

Met with an ol’ friend today

Banquet of blessings

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Delightful Day

Daffodils

First day of Spring

Sun is shining bright

Daffodils

Sashaying

To the music of songbirds

In the gentle breeze

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Blessings to all my family, friends and followers!

I hope you are all are experiencing a delightful First Day of Spring wherever you are at this time.

I do pray for those in quarantine and lockdown that they can still look outside and see the beauty of nature and for those who are shut in with illnesses at this time I pray for your speedy recovery as well.

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January

My Red Camellia plant in bloom 1-27-2020
My Red Camellia plant in bloom 1-27-2020

The sun sleeps.

Rain drizzles upon

Decaying leaves.

Misty morn.

In the bleakness, a patch of red.

Camellia blooms.

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My Camellia plant offers a bright spot of color on this dreary January day.

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Seuss Says:

“Be Silly” Art Card created by @LeonasDesigns
“Be Silly” Art Card created by @LeonasDesigns

Sometimes

You need to be silly

Featherbrained

Harebrained

Just a little bit childish

It’s just simply fun

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If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good” —Dr. Seuss

This New Year I created a daily Art Challenge in my Instagram account. Each day of the week has a different prompt.

Saturday’s prompt is “Silly Saturday”.

Gee, I was surprised that I had such a hard time being creatively silly! I guess I am always so focused on making meaningful art and poetry that I find it hard to just create something non-sensical. However, I kept trying and did come up with something.

It helped to read some Dr. Seuss and Alice in Wonderland 😊

If you are on Instagram you can follow me @LeonasDesigns

to see and/or participate in my #JanuaryArt2020 Challenge.

Posted in December 2019, Shadorma

Singularly

One Heart enhanced original photo by Leona J. Atkinson
“One Heart” enhanced original photo by @LeonasDesigns

One heart

Filled with His love

Overflows

Submerging

Many others with its fervor

Changing many lives

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This poem was inspired by a book I am reading titled “Kisses for Katie”. It is a true story of a young American girl Katie Davis who leaves her comfortable lifestyle in America to go to help the under privileged people of Uganda. Her one heart full of love for these people ended up changing many lives for the better. It is an amazing story that continues today thru the non- profit ministry “Amazima.” Which she started in 2008.

For more information visit this link: https://amazima.org/

Posted in December 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

Guiding Light

Bethlehem Star

His Star

In the Eastern sky

Was a sign

Of His birth

Pointing towards Bethlehem

Leading Wise Men

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Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Matthew 2:1-2 KJV