Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Triolet

Gifts of Joy

Wrapped gift boxes

Declaring today my Deserving Day

I am gifting myself abundant joys

Giving those worries and woes away

Declaring today my Deserving Day

Claiming bliss and joy mine to display

As negativity my heart deploys

Declaring today my Deserving Day

I am gifting myself abundant joys

Triolet

What do you deserve? Name it. All of it. What are you ready to let go of? Name that too. Then name the most gentle gift for yourself. Name the brightest song your body’s ever held. Summon joy like you would a child; call it home. It wanders, yes. But it’s still yours. —Rachel McKibbens

#NaPoWriMo 2019-Day 7-Prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

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Posted in October 2015, Shadorma

A Penny

Shadorma poem about a penny and God's provision
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

I am in the midst of a transition right now.  I am moving to a new place, in a new area. I had to quit my job to do so, and I just bought a new car.  Moving is never fun during the sorting, packing time, besides there are always extra expenses to deal with,  so I took a break and went out to eat at my favorite restaurant.  I was going to just get the food to go so I could rush home and get back to packing while I ate, but at the last minute I changed my mind and decided to stay there and eat in.  There were several tables available to sit at, so I kind of roamed around to make my choice.  Amazingly, the table I chose to sit at had a penny laying on the very spot I chose to sit!  “Thank You God” I said. For, every time I start to worry about money it seems I happen to find a penny or dime in my path. It is really amazing!  I have found them in so many odd places that one would never expect a penny or dime to be!   I believe they are reminders to me,  from God,  that I should not be worrying about money, or anything else,  because He is in control and He is my Provider.

Posted in Mirror Cinquain, October 2013, Religious, Scripture

God Cares

He cares
If you’re alone
If others have left you
If you need strength to bear the load
God cares

Seek Him
At times you need help and comfort
When your heart is broken
When you’re downcast
He cares

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you. 1 Peter 5:7 NLT

Mirror Cinquain
Leona J. Atkinson  10-16-13

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #26–A Soul’s Search

It’s late and I am seeking sleep,
Yet all that I can find,
Are “what ifs”, “whys” and questions,
Deep within my mind.
“If only” is my companion,
As I search for needed sleep.
Rest I cannot  find,
As the days troubles I do keep.
Worries weigh upon my heart,
And chase the peace away,
Until I turn to God,
Give it all to Him, and pray.

Leona J. Atkinson
04-26-13