Posted in Tanka

Memorial Day

Field of Flags—represent Oregon’s fallen soldiers
Field of Flags—represent Oregon’s fallen soldiers

In memory of your

Faces we no longer see,

Who fought to keep us free,

Souls so brave and true, now gone,

For our freedom we thank you.

Tanka

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Thank You Essentials

Mask

The few

Essential ones

Their dedication and

Skills kept us going at night and day

Let’s not

Forget

Their faithful determination

To face fear head on

In such a time

As this

Butterfly Cinquain

While I appreciate and salute all who served as essentials during COVID-19, I specifically want to dedicate this poem to my grand-daughter Vivian, age 21, who is a care-giver at a nursing home.

Vivian faithfully worked many long and extra shifts to take care of the residents during quarantine.

And also, want to dedicate this poem to my other grand-daughter’s boyfriend, Michael, age 20, who is an auto maintenance worker, earning minimum wage. Micheal faithfully worked many long days and extra hours with no extra raise in wages during this time of pandemic.

Thanks to both of these hard working young people and many others I don’t know.

Let’s remember it was people like this that kept our country going during the pandemic.

Posted in December 2018, Syllabic Verse

Christmas Eve Eve

Christmas Cookies and Presents

Holiday tasks done

Nightfall will bring rest

To this weary head

Nothin left to do

But say “Merriest

Christmas” to all of you!

Syllabic Verse

Wishing all of my family, followers and friends Happy Holidays! I appreciate all of your visits, reads, likes and comments.

Posted in July 2017, Nonet

To My Followers and Friends

Thank You image
Don’t often have time to say

That I am thankful everyday

For you who visit and say

Kind words, compliments pay 

Thanks for things you say

Stars of “Yay”

I will say

Alway

“Yea”

Rhymed Nonet

I don’t often have time to visit your sites to read your writings and view your images but when I do I am always blessed and inspired so I just wanted to say “Thanks”to all of you who take the time to visit my site. I appreciate your visits, likes and comments.  Blessings to all of you. 

–Leona

Posted in April 2015, Butterfly Cinquain, NaPoWriMo 2015, Rhyme

Blog Review

Butterfly Cinquain poem about a year's review of my blog
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

NaPoWriMo–Day 29–write a poem in the form of a review.
I chose to review what has happened on this blog over the last year and that is what I based this poem on.

I want to take this time to say “Thank You” to all of you who read my poems, like them and share them.
I appreciate all of the followers this blog has and enjoy the interactions I have had with many of you.