Posted in Cinquain, May 2018

Blind Birds?

Doves, Birdbath, yard, springtime

Blessings

Within their reach

Abundantly given

Yet they seek the world’s meager scraps

Instead

Cinquain

My daughter sat on her porch and watched the two doves walk down the street together as if they were humans out for an evening stroll.

They had visited her yard previously to check it out, tasting of its goodness, yet today they bypassed her fresh green yard overflowing with beautiful foliage, birdseed, and a water filled birdbath, to forage in the dry, dusty gutter. Were they blind to the goodness nearby that was offered to them so freely, or did they just stubbornly choose to ignore it, determinedto live their in own way?

It makes one ponder if we humans are the same. Do we walk blindly through this world, seeking to find blessings and happiness in our own way while all the while passing by the goodness God has provided to those who will stop to believe and receive From Him?

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #27–Proverbs and Old Sayings

Old sayings and proverbs
were what my parents often used
to teach a lesson or make a point.

As a child, I would not be amused,
to hear them speak
with wisdom and wit that was against my will.

Yet now, I the same wisdom I do seek
as a parent relating to my child.

I find myself now repeating
the proverbs and sayings of old,
hoping to convey the message
just as I was told.

Leona J. Atkinson
04-27-13