Posted in Choka

As Time Goes By

Pen writing “Once upon a time” on paper

Life is passing by

Enjoy the living moments

While you have time

Savor every moment

Before it is gone

Grasping all those good times

While they’re in reach

Will give you good memories

A storehouse of treasures

Choka

It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living. —Terry Pratchett

Posted in Choka

Welcome Summertime!

Welcome Summertime yard windmill

Twenty Two days since

June arrived to bring us

Summertime again

How long we have waited

Anticipating

The sunshine to greet us

Each morning we woke

And now in the midst of it

We treasure each moment

Choka

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 Double Cinquain

Finding Joy in the Journey

Art Journal page “Joy” by Leona J.Atkinson 2020

Searching,

Finding the joy,

Unexpected delight, and

The wonder, in everything

I smile

And give

Thanks, treasuring

The memories that bring

Joy and hope when a dark day comes

In sight

Double Cinquain

Find joy in the journey” —Anonymous

Posted in Cinquain

Trash to Treasure

Oil Slick image

Trash to me

Treasure to her

Just made neighbor’s day

And mine so much better by

Sharing

Cinquain

Spring cleaning reveals un-wanted items in my closet that become just the thing my neighbor needs.

Posted in Senryu

A Moment in Time

Mist, trees, forest, road

Life is a vapor

We are all a just breath away

From eternity

Saddened by the news of Kobe Bryant’s death today and also that of his young daughter.

We never know how much time we have on this earth, and today is a reminder of how short life sometimes can be.

Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Senryu

Something Significant

Green fold up scissors

Small but great treasure

Tiny green fold up scissors

They’re never dull

Senryu

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day12–Prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about a dull thing that you own, and why (and how) you love it.

I have had this little pair of green fold up scissors for many, many years. I have always carried them with me either in my purse or in my car. There have been countless times they’ve come in so handy!

Posted in February 2019, Syllabic Verse

Count The Days

Roses and rose petals on ground at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR
Roses and rose petals on ground at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR—June 2012

We count our life in years,

But what about the days?

All the seconds of life?

Cherish all the minutes.

It’s in those moments,

Memories are made,

Chances are taken,

Changes often happen.

Treasure every breath.

Celebrate each day.

Give thanks for your life.

Syllabic Verse

My grand-daughter messaged me today to tell me I have lived 27,365 days so far! Where did all those days go?

It seems a lot longer when you view your life as days rather than years!

It’s pretty amazing to think about, and so inspired the thoughts for this poem.