Posted in Senryu

You

Painted rock that says “Believe in Yourself”

There’s only one you

You are unique, you matter

Believe in yourself

Senryu

Posted in Free Verse

Friends-You and Me

Quote “We are all different flowers from the same garden”  image from Pinterest
image from Pinterest

You go to bed before the sun sets

I am a night owl, burning the midnight oil

Yet we are friends

You like hazelnuts, spice cake, and tea

I like licorice, mint and coffee

Yet we are friends

You like cool nights and enjoy the rain

I like it warm and enjoy hot summer days

Yet we are friends

You like flip flops and air conditioning

I like sneakers and natural air

Yet we are still friends

Your skin is a different color from mine

My skin is a different color from yours

Yet we are friends

We are all different

We are all unique

That’s what makes us each special

We all have likes and dis-likes

Our skin maybe a different color

But we can still all be friends

We can agree to disagree

Walk in friendship and love

And enjoy a life of harmony

Sharing with each other

Every nation, tribe, language and people.

For we are all God’s Masterpiece according to Ephesians 2:10

Free Verse

Posted in Acrostic, August 2019, Scripture

YOU MATTER

Original drawing by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Yes, you are unique! There’s

Only one you in this whole

Universe! Imagine that!

Many might make

Attempts to be like you, but

Try though they might,

They’ll never be you,

Ever! Because you are special!

Remember that!

Acrostic

“You are God’s masterpiece”

Ephesians 2:10

Posted in May 2019, Nonet, Reverse Nonet

Can Do

Original photo of my grand-daughter Victoria,in her “Can Do” T-shirt
©️VNM2019

God Created You For A Good Purpose

You Are Special To God

Remember That You Do Matter

Flee Negativity

Believe in Yourself

Never Give Up

Always Try

You Can

Do

You

Can Do

If You Try

Never Give Up

Positivity

Is The Key To Success

Remember That You Do Matter

You Are Special To God

He Created You For A Good Purpose

Nonet and Reverse Nonet

Posted in November 2015, Senryu

One Among Many

One Oak Leaf among many Maple leaves--Senryu Cascade poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

As I was walking to my car I noticed the many leaves scattered all across the parking lot.  Their colors vividly showed against the black pavement. The leaves seemed to all be from the colorful Maple trees that were planted nearby—except—right by my car I noticed one lonely Oak leaf lying in among all the Maple leaves.  Thus, an inspiration for today’s poem.