Posted in Syllabic Verse

Some Sweet Advice

Cupcakes, watercolor drawing by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Cupcakes, watercolor drawing by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Simple advice

Does suffice

When life gets hard

And worries bombard

Take a break

And eat cake

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Double Butterfly Cinquain, September 2019

Simultaneous Sights and Sounds

Sunset

Last night

The sun painted

The western sky orange red,

While fingers plucked harp strings

Inside.

Soothing sounds enveloped my ears,

Drowning out the darkness

Of reality

Outside.

A home

Just blocks away,

While my ears heard sweet words,

Others were being torn apart

Inside,

As the blackness of a cold heart,

Unleased its bitterness,

Drowning a soul

In tears.

Double Butterfly Cinquain