Posted in Loop, October 2019, Scripture

Embracing the Light

Oil Slick photo showing light and darkness

Power of darkness is broken

Broken are the heavy chains

Chains that kept me accepting darkness

Darkness that now no longer remains

God in rich mercy sent His Son to deliver

Deliver me from the power of darkness

Darkness flees the embracing light

Light of the Kingdom I now possess

Loop Poem

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed usinto the kingdom of the Son of His love, Colossians 1:13 NKJV

OctPoWriMo 2019 prompts: broken, darkness, embracing light,–suggested form: Loop

Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line.

In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4.

This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.

Posted in October 2019, Scripture, Senryu

Father’s Jewels

Original Oil Slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
Original Oil Slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

We shine so bright

His peculiar treasures

Bought by His Son’s sacrifice

Senryu

And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

Malachi 3:17 KJV

Posted in October 2019, Scripture, Tanka

Eternity

“Eternity” Oil Slick original photo by LeonasDesigns 2019
“Eternity” Oil Slick original photo by LeonasDesigns 2019

Millions of lost souls

Afore eternity’s gates

Hearing the good news.

Blinded eyes see the Son, as

Tongues share the gospel.

Tanka

whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 NKJV

For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. Matthew 18:11 NKJV

Posted in Haibun, July 2019

Keep Shining Bright

Penny

Shining in the sun

Though a bit worn down from its use

Penny catches my eye

There lying in an obscure place, just off the beaten path was a penny.

I probably would never have noticed it if the sun hadn’t been shining as most of it was worn from use and dulled. It’s edges were rough, as if it had been chewed up a bit by a machine.

However, today in the sunlight it shone brightly enough for me to notice and that made me think of how I reflected my life.

What did people see when they looked at me? Was I shining in the light of the Son?

Was I noticeable or just obscure.? Was I making a difference in people’s lives?

I might be worn and weary, but I should still be shining out the light of Christ.

Something this little penny in my path made me ponder.

Haibun

Posted in July 2019, Triolet

Created to Fly

Butterfly sitting on a flower

I hear the message “It’s Time”

Yet my butterfly wings won’t fly

I want to soar, be sublime

I hear the message “It’s Time”

I want to rise in my prime

I want to circle the sky

I hear the message “It’s Time”

Yet my butterfly wings won’t fly

Triolet

Butterflies were created to fly but did you know they can’t fly if they are cold?

Butterfly Kinesiology: Keeping Warm and Staying Aloft

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/butterfly2.htm

I can also relate this to myself, in that unless I say close to The Son, abiding in Him to receive the warmth of the Father’s love, I will not be able to stay aloft to reach my full potential and do what I was created for.

Something to think about today as I sit and watch the butterflies flutter about my yard in the summer sun.

Posted in Etheree, March 2019, Scripture

The Greatest Gift

God

So loved

Everyone

Yes, everyone

In the whole world

That He gave us a gift

The most precious gift He could

He gave us all His Only Son

Who died to save us all from our sins

And bring us all into eternal life

Etheree

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13

Posted in April 2016, NaPoWriMo 2016, Sea Shanty

Sunday Service At Sea

Sea Shantie (or Chantie) about a Sunday Church Service at Sea
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

#NaPoWriMo–Day 26–Prompt: a challenge to write a poem that incorporates a call and response. Calls-and-responses are used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea chanties (or shanties)!), in which the preacher or singer asks a question or makes an exclamation, and the audience responds with a specific, pre-determined response. (Think: Can I get an amen?, to which the response is AMEN!.). You might think of the response as a sort of refrain or chorus that comes up repeatedly, while the call can vary slightly each time it is used.
I wrote a Sea Shantie (or Chantie) in which I imagined what a Sunday Service at sea would be like conducted by a fiery Spirit-filled preacher aboard a ship filled with sailors. 🙂