Posted in Free Verse

Inspiration Corner

Inspiration Rock Garden created by Leona J Atkinson June 2020
My Inspiration Rock Garden created in the corner of my back yard June 2020

Smile at everyone

Believe in yourself

Respect others

Dream a million dreams

Create joy and gladness

Imagine new things

Bless everyone and everything

Faith gives strength

Grace is needed daily

Kindness is always welcomed

Peace is precious

Love is the greatest treasure

Hope is an anchor

Joy is contagious-give some away

Free Verse

I had been wanting to create a place to share my painted rocks with others and also offer the opportunity for others to place and share rocks they paint, so after several months of hoping, dreaming, planning and praying it came to fruition in a wonderful way and today it was completed! I am very happy with how it all turned out and feel blessed that it has already been noticed, used, and admired by many in my neighborhood. I am hoping now that it continues to grow and expand!

Posted in Cascade, Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2020

Oregon’s Evergreens – Arbor Day 2020

Oregon Evergreens

Stately they stand

Strong branches holding new life

Sheltered from storms

As wind and rain beat

Steadily upon their mossy boughs

Stately they stand

Green giants waving

Strong branches holding new life

All across our land

Some are chosen

As lumber to keep people

Sheltered from storms

Triple Haiku Cascade

To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.” — President Theodore Roosevelt.

“Other holidays repose upon the past; Arbor Day proposes for the future.”

#ArborDay2020 https://www.almanac.com/content/arbor-day-history-facts-date

#ArborDayAtHome #ArborDayFoundation

Posted in Triolet

United We Stand

“United We Stand” paper collage art created by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
“United We Stand” paper collage art created by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

When clouds of adversity hover

As they someday surely will

Dont give up and run for cover

When clouds of adversity hover

Stand firm and you’ll discover

There’s strength in standing still

When clouds of adversity hover

As they someday surely will

Triolet

Posted in Nonet

Fly Away from Fear

Paper collage bird flying above water
Paper Collage Bird by LeonasDesigns ©️2019

Fly above the waters of doubt

Don’t let them drown and destroy your dreams

Don’t let your fears hold you down

Soar to the brights skies beyond

Keep looking ahead

Gather your strength

Never give

Fear a

Chance

Nonet

Posted in December 2019, Triolet

Encourage Yourself

Never Give Up painting

Some days when you just can’t win

Fight that feelin’ of just givin’ up

Don’t lose hope before you begin

Some days when you just can’t win

Keep tryin’ and make yourself grin

Pray for God’s strength to stand up

Some days when you just can’t win

Fight that feelin’ of just givin’ up

Triolet

Posted in Choka, October 2019

Mending the Broken Pieces

Broken windchimb

Discouraged, tearfully

I picked up the broken pieces.

Another trial.

Reaching for the Light of hope

To show me the way

I prayed for healing and strength

To mend broken wings

So I might fly, to try again

‘Til I reach heaven’s reward

Choka

OctPoWriMo 2019

Word Prompts:

Discouraged, Broken Wings, Healing,

Strength, Calm, Acceptance

“Our heart mends as our inner self—the central or innermost part of our identity—is wrapped around the Light inside of us, rather than around the people who have harmed us. This one small step changes the way we see things”. Suzanne Eller

                                                                                                       

Posted in Palindrome, September 2019

Strong Standing Faith—Faith Standing Strong

Tree in leaves blowing in wind, rooted deep

Tree holding strongly

Roots digging deeply

Un-battered,Un-broken

Leaves swaying

Branches dancing wildly

Whipping winds lashing

Tree standing firm

Rooted deep

Unshaken

Deep rooted

Firm standing tree

Lashing winds whipping

Wildly dancing branches

Swaying leaves

Un-broken, Un-battered

Deeply digging roots

Strongly holding tree

Palindrome

Since today is a “Palindrome Day”—9/19/19–19/19/9, I decided to write a Palindrome Poem.

Posted in July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Beset by Remora

Remora, tiny sucker fish,
Image from: https://images.app.goo.gl/9LAESEiMA75akuML7

Tiny remora

Surrounds, holds me back

All my human strength

Not enough to overcome

Only blood of Christ

Can wash it away

Syllabic Verse

Remora is today’s “The Word of the Day” at Dictionary.com

See the definition and interesting origin of this word “remora” at this link:

http://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-day/remora-2019-07-15/

In ancient times, the remora was believed to stop a ship from sailing. In Latin, remora means “delay”, while the genus name Echeneis comes from Greek εχειν, echein (“to hold”) and ναυς, naus (“a ship”). In a notable account by Pliny the Elder, the remora is blamed for the defeat of Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium and, indirectly, for the death of Caligula.[15] A modern version of the story is given by Jorge Luis Borges in Book of Imaginary Beings(1957).

Source:Wikipedia