Posted in August 2013, Free Verse, Religious, Scripture

Pondering Paths

I was going,
But now, I’m not.
Plans change so quickly.

Another day passes,
As I do mundane tasks.
Time passes slowly.

Days become filled
With work and school.
Minutes fly by.

Sunrises in the East.
Sunsets in the West.
Moments in between are a blur.

Life–a daily gift.
Have I used it well?
Have I shared it with others?

The Lord of days
Watches it all
And ponders…

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He ponders all his paths. Proverbs 5:21

Free Verse
Leona J. Atkinson  08-23-13

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013, Religious

NaPoWriMo 2013, #30–Free Will

Why don’t they listen?
Why can’t they see?
Time and time again I tell them,
Why don’t they believe me?

I tell them the truth,
Things for their own good.
Yet, they ignore what I say
Or treat it as a falsehood.

I love them so much,
It really hurts me to see,
Them reject the wisdom of my way,
And receive a life of misery.

–God

Leona J Atkinson
04-30-13

Posted in Holiday, NaPoWriMo 2013, Religious, Scripture

NaPoWriMo 2013, #19–Blessings–“Pocket Poem”

Blessings-Pocket Poem 2013This a “Pocket Poem” I wrote and shared yesterday.  I printed out 5 in the shape of a pocket, which I carried in my coat pocket,to share with people throughout the day.
One share was unexpected and very special!
So glad I was able to participate in “Pocket Poem Day 2013”
and  I plan  to do so every year
(And…next year I hope to print out even more to share! 🙂

 

 

I bless you with hope,
As you go about this day.
I bless you with dreams,
That will never fade away.
For as you keep these within,
The battle of life you will win!

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24 (NKJV)

Leona J. Atkinson
© “Blessings–Pocket Poem” 04-18-13

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013, Religious, Scripture

NaPoWriMo 2013, #9–Treasures

With my Bible in my hand,
Off to church I go,
With expectation in my heart,
Of what I may come to know.

A Book so full of mysteries,
And knowledge to be found,
Is not something that I want,
To just leave sitting around.

So I walk ever so swiftly,
Across the frozen ground,
Eager to reach my destination,
And the treasures that abound.

For when the Book is opened,
It often speaks to me,
And inspires me with wisdom,
That solves the mystery,
Of life now and forever,
And a Hope that is to come.

What a great adventure !
And it’s not just for some,
But for all who seek and desire,
The truth to be known.

Come with me on this journey,
And treasures you too will be shown.

Leona J. Atkinson  04-09-13