Posted in December 2018, Etheree

Tis’ the Season

Evergreen, red bow, red berries, baby deer, snowy

Lights

Twinkling

Reflecting

Everywhere

Smiles are shared

With strangers on the street

Stores are filled with

Shoppers looking for once a year treats

To share with others generously

There’s just something about Christmas

Etheree

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Posted in Choka, June 2017

Smiles

Cheshire Cat
 “For one of your Smiles

I would walk a country mile”

Said Cheshire Cat 

To the pursuing Red Queen

“I’ll not give you that!

Smiles is the longest word!”

The Red Queen said.

“Then I’ll give you mine instead”

Chershire, vanishing, said. 

Choka
Riddle: 

What is the longest word in the dictionary? 

“Smiles” because there is a mile between each ‘s’

Posted in February 2014, Rhyme

Things of the Heart

curly red hearts

I like red hearts, pink flowers, and chocolate candy.
Lace doilies, cupcakes, and frilly valentines are dandy.
 
But the things I love best are smiles, hugs, and words that inspire.
These are my heart’s true desire.
 
Things said and done that money can’t buy.
A shoulder that’s there when I need to cry,

Or a helping hand to pick me up from a fall,
These are the things I love most of all.
 
Things that are bought can be very nice.
I like little wrapped gifts, and I don’t think twice

About accepting them from family and friends,
For I like the message of love that a little gift sends.
 
Yet, give me your time, talent, and heart’s treasure,
For those are the things I value without measure.
 
Time spent listening to my joys, dreams, or sorrows,
Talent given to make me better tomorrows;

Treasures of your heart, like compassion and care,
Give me any of these, and nothing will compare.
 
For when those things are given, they are most precious you see,
Because they are a bit of you being deposited into me!

  Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  02-14-14