Posted in April 2016, Butterfly Cinquain, Mix and Match Poetry, NaPoWriMo 2016

Mix and Match Poetry

Mix and Match poetry
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

#NaPoWriMo–Day 24–Prompt: write a “mix-and-match” poem in which you mingle fancy vocabulary with distinctly un-fancy words

Posted in Cinquain, March 2014

Sleep Writing

In sleep
My mind writes verse
I wish I could capture
Such beautiful poetic lines
Awake

Cinquain
Leona J. Atkinson. 03-25-14

Tonight I fell asleep before writing my poem to post. I kept dreaming of poems and writing some in my sleep. Yet, when I woke up I could not remember any of them. I wish I could have,  as in my dreams they seemed to be very good. Thus, the reason I wrote this poem.

 

 

Posted in October 2013, Rhyme

A Guy named George

I met a guy named George today,
Quite a character was he.
97 years old,
And still full of glee!

He came into the room singing,
Every song mentioned he did know.
Verse by verse he’d sing them out,
He really stole the show!

Our Dance Team came prepared,
Joy and happiness to bring.
Yet it was we who were blessed,
As we listened to George sing.

George showed forth a true joy,
That only faith in God can bring,
As he smiled and encouraged all,
To just open up and sing!

Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  10-28-13

Posted in Clerihew, Freedom-July 2013, Rhyme

Oh-My-Oh-Bio

Leona J. Atkinson
Writes poetry for fun
Her great accomplishment has been
Learning to speak through a pen

Clerihew poem

Leona J. Atkinson  07-10-13

This poem was written in honor of NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY which is celebrated on July 10 of each year.
The Clerihew poem was invented by Edmund Clerihew Bently, (1875-1956). 
A Clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem, in an aabb form.

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013, Rhyme

NaPoWriMo 2013, #18–A Pocket Full of Rhyme

I’ve got a poem in my pocket,
A verse in my heart.
A vision in my mind,
As this new day I start.

I want to share them all with you,
As I go about my day.
Perhaps what I offer you,
Will encourage you in some way.

I hope my “Pocket Poem” will bless,
For it’s a verse from my heart,
It’s purpose is to bring happiness,
That’s my vision to impart.

So should we chance to meet today,
I hope you will stop for a time,
And let me share my thoughts with you,
from a pocket full of rhyme.

Leona J Atkinson 04-18-13
Written in celebration of “Pocket Poem Day”