Posted in June 2019, Shadorma

God At Work

Construction zone, God At Work lettering


Spur of the moment

All at once


Opportunities abound

Divine Surprises!


You’ve probably seen those signs “Men At Work” around construction zones. Well, lately considering what has been happening in my life I would say I could hang up a sign “God At Work” because of so many blessings, new opportunities and just friendly encounters I am having lately. I am really enjoying it all and giving thanks to God.

I know God is always at work in our lives but much of the time He works in the background and He doesn’t always reveal to us what He’s doing or He allows us to see it at a later time.

But sometimes He brings us unexpected surprising blessings suddenly! And it is so great to experience those!

( The word “suddenly” occurs 40 times in the KJV bible. It’s interesting to read the different things that the Lord did “suddenly” )

Posted in Cascade, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Hold On Tight

Girl hanging on to dandelion blowing in the wind

Dont let your dreams slip away

And fall through the cracks of life

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Look at each day with new eyes

Keep your future plans alive

Dont let your dreams slip away

There’ll always be imperfections

Trying to crush dreams until they crumble

And fall through the cracks of life

So if you stumble and fall, rise up

Begin again, grasp your dreams

Expect the unexpected and hold tight


#OctPoWriMo Day 11

Falling Through The Cracks

Suggested poetry form: Cascade

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

Word Prompts:

unexpected, imperfection, slipping,

with new eyes, begin again

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Unexpected Sunshine


Dont you just love it

When those gray skies turn blue,

Raindrops disappear,

And inexpected sunshine

Comes shining thru,

Making a drab day turn new!

A smile can do

A very similar thing

Into life, as light it brings.


This poem was inspired by this mornings burst of sunshine! The weatherman had predicted rain and cloudy skies all day and so it was as I awoke this morning , but then, suddenly, as I sat drinking coffee staring out at the rain falling upon my patio, the rain stopped, the sun broke though the clouds, and behold! It was a new day

Posted in Acrostic, March 2016


March Acrostic poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

So, today was the 1st day of March.  It was cold, rainy, windy and then calm and sunshiny.  “March of many weathers” my mom used to always say, and it was true of today as off and on we had some crazy weather.  I guess I would say March “came in like a lion” so then it should go out “like a lamb” if that old saying is true.:)