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A Dream of Diversity

On a concrete tiled lot

everything is the same

umbrellas and tables alike

nothing has a name

In the shadows of umbrellas

she had a dream

in the pursuit of diversity

being free to scheme

Beginning to renovate

her mind started to spin

excited at the prospect

frown turned into a grin

Taking fabric

the umbrella is transformed

unique in character

no longer uniform

Plants appeared in the shade

color moving with the sun

leaves of different textures

one vine to run

Walking along the edge

someone else comes along

he has a dream

conformity is no longer strong

A little at a time

others that are unique

dare to make changes

no longer afraid to speak

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The Moose

Mighty in his fortress

receiving a lukewarm reception

the moose ambles along

searching for an article for his affection

Coming to a meadow

with a blanket of flowers

he lets out a call

been searching for an hour

She appears

warm and calm

blinking her eyes

chewing on a palm

Moving closer

the mating ritual begins

an interesting dance

in perfect rhythm

Call accepted

together in bliss

commitment to each other

sealed with a kiss

Months later

a new life emerged

the family is growing

a welcome addition to the herd

The sun filters

among the flowers and trees

the herd lives in peace

enjoying life in the breeze

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Morning Canoe Ride

Standing beside the canoe

watching the fog begin to lift

the water is so still

such a wonderful gift

Paddling along the river

fish beginning to jump

not paying attention

hit a wood drift bump

Clear skies surround me

taking a deep breath

cool air contains me

relaxation at inner depth

Paddling along

hearing a fight

so much anger

giving me a fright

Continuing on

the danger has passed

laughter surrounds me

children playing on a raft

Pulling into a cove

to eat and rest

the sun warms me

this time is the best

Getting up

paddling home

a comforting journey

enjoying some time alone

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The Static Squirrel

A garden table

surrounded by red flowers

sits a squirrel

he is not a coward

A recent rain

has caused static electricity

each raindrop is charged

unique in its simplicity

On the table

static electricity flows

a squirrel’s hair stands upright

his determination grows

The hilarious site continues

as the squirrel grabs for the bowl

the shock continues

as he searches for a hole

Booty gathered

a tunnel is near

his cheeks are full

some on the ears

Recovering from the shock

therefore unable to play

he runs through the tunnel

seeking safety for the day

High in a tree

safe in his nest

stomach is now full

eyes closed as he rests

Waking up

willing to do it again

prize is worth the shock

smiling with a grin

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An Experiment

Sitting high upon the rock

the mighty lion roared

it was time to confer a title

he was so adored

The animals waited

as a hippopotamus appeared

stepping forward brandishing his teeth

the lion showed no fear

On this birthday

the hippo joined the pack

having fought with the lion in battle

together they had won the attack

The day has come

spoke the lion

the kingdom will live in peace

there will be no denying

The title of prince

was spread across the land

no one crossed the hippo

his reign was quite grand

The lion

retired to his den

there was a great celebration

the treaty a win

After the lion and hippo died

each species broke the peace

carnage is everywhere

each member had a feast

The land is dark

evil is everywhere

the battle continues

no life is spared

Another day is coming

peace will have another try

when the darkness has lifted

and the sun is in the sky

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Meditation in the Air

High above the ground

in a hot air balloon

freedom to move about

there is so much room

The sky is clear

cool air invisible to me

patterns on the ground

calm as can be

The landscape changes

variables at every turn

from desert to mountains

so much to learn

Floating along

a mist fills the air

suddenly its raining

beauty without care

Coming down

caught up in a cloud

a sudden roar

the thunder is loud

Beginning to land

one last look around

calmness has taken over

sunshine has been found

Walking away

into the sunset

floating in the sky

a memory to be kept

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The Evil Knight

He rode down the path

outre in his clothes

insolent in his manner

without consult did he impose

Striking fear

taking knowledge away

burning everything in sight

his heart has gone astray

In a small village

he encounters resistance

the battle rages on

the people are insistent

The knight is baffled

how dare they not bow down

he is superior

demanding the crown

The battle continues

till the people win the day

the knight has been defeated

the body thrown away

The knight’s spirit

returns back to whence it came

the evil has been defeated

things will never be the same

There is a great celebration

feasting and dancing into the night

a new age of freedom

life filled with delight

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Whispers over Coffee

Flitting in the park

it begins with a phrase

he is quite smitten

she is amazed

Like a young lad

doing things to showoff

causing her to laugh

true love not far – off

An intimate encounter

a whisper in the ear

an answer to a proposal

the wedding is near

A blissful morning

filled with laughter and cheer

now they are newlyweds

the future is clear

One morning

a whisper about something new

joyful glad tidings

a baby is due

Years pass

the couple is now old

happiness spread through whispers

the love and coffee are never cold

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Sailing in a Storm

A sailboat dead in the water

the yard was broken

storm clouds rapidly approaching

was this an omen

A stoic sailor is at the helm

quickly grabbing the sail

sanguine about the repair

praying it will go well

Rain begins to fall

there is thunder and lightening

the boat rocks back and forth

the passenger is frightened

The sailor works quickly

makes the repair

quickly heading toward the coast

taking great care

The storm calms

the sailor and passenger are safe

thankful for safe harbor

and God’s grace

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Spring is in the Air

Blossoms shoot forth

an introduction to spring

the moratorium to awaken has ended

the birds begin to sing

Warmth embracing the land

wildlife ending its slumber

a time of renewal

flowers increasing in number

The streams begin to flow

meager at first

the sun melting the ice

water beginning to burst

A forest filled with trees

pastel colors abound

small promises of fruit

beauty all around

The sky is blue

not a cloud to be seen

nothing is awry

the sun is beaming

The world is awake

spring has arrived

my soul jumps for joy

happy to be alive

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