Posted in #MayFalls19 Poetry Challenge, Choka, May 2019

Once Upon A Time

Lighthouse by the sea

High upon a rock

Above the craggy shore

Shined a beacon

A guiding light in the night

Kept lit by the hand

Of a watchman of the sea

With tides of time

Waves of change came, yet

Lonely lighthouse stands


#MayFalls19 Poetry Challenge—Prompt: lonely lighthouse

Posted in April 2015, Mirror Cinquain, NaPoWriMo 2015

Starlight Nights

Mirror Cinquain poem about constellations and childhood memories
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015
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NaPoWriMo–Day 2–prompt:  constellations

This prompt inspired me to write this poem of childhood memories of clear night skies out in the country where we lived, looking up at all the stars and listening to dad tell us about the constellations and point out which ones we were seeing.