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The Vacation Craft

It began as a craft

with my mawkish crew

the fish died of a bacterial infection

from the morning dew

A jacket was made

to commemorate the day

the last day of vacation

in an unusual way

The fish were cleaned

the skin sewed together

hooks and rocks made jewelry

there was talk of adding a feather

It smelled awful

one of us gathered a flowery weed

spreading it on the coat

giving it the aroma of a sweet seed

Gathering the fish

wrapping them in the coat

jewelry at the neck

then in the water to float

Waving goodbye

the craft moved away

taking a picture

before going along our way

Years later

recalling our craft

telling our grandchildren

who think we are daft

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Spider in a Cafe

Entering the revolving doors

an idea in his mind

the patriarch sat down

for a minute he was blind

Startled by a voice

looking at the woman with a glance

began an awkward conversation

her beauty was enhanced

He spoke softly

with a radical plan

they could make a fortune

he asked for her hand

Sitting up straight

she looked him in the eye

speaking from her heart

she could not lie

Sometimes people think they want something

not thinking it through

acting on emotion

especially after having a brew

In this cafe

it’s just you and I

for all you know

I could be a spy

The man thought for a moment

then got up and left

realizing he was about to commit

to certain death

The woman had a sly smile on her face

she was not a fool

being a black widow

was ever so cool

Waiting for her next victim

in the dim cafe light

listening to jazz music

it had been an interesting night

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Spread the Light

Emotions run high

as the lights kiss the Earth

some are making disparaging remarks

at this birth

A new life

promise fulfilled on this morning

tranquil existence restored

hope is pouring

Light shines bright

filled with many colors

belief that we can be reunited

we are all brothers

It starts with one person

spreading love and kindness across the land

each person doing something

small or grand

The atoms flow

there is electricity in the air

the dream is spreading

because people dare

Spread hope today

sunshine across the land

it only takes a minute

to lend a helping hand

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Piper’s Easter Reflections

Good morning. This is a reblog from an Easter a long time ago. I hope that everyone has a Happy Easter! Have a wonderful day!

Easter in Mississippi is a wonderful time. Like many places in theĀ south it is filled with crosses, Easter eggs, and spring flowers in the garden. Sunrise services dominate Easter morning as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Renewal and redemption fill our hearts as we sing hymns old and new. All of the people are excited to announce that “He is risen! ” After the sun rises above the horizon we return to our homes for a day of Easter egg hunts, food, and family. The lunch at our home will often consist of ham, potatoes, green beans, casseroles, and delectable desserts. Our families will visit as the children search for hidden treasures and the adults try to remember where the prize egg is hidden. Many old Easter eggs will beĀ found in gardens long after the holiday has ended. As this Easter approaches we hope that you will join us in this celebration of hope, faith, and family.

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

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Smokey Mountain Train Ride

A train ride in the mountains

a beautiful fall day

saluting everyone

as we pull away

The antithesis of spring

coolness in the air

the leaves are colorful

bold and bright with a flair

Up the mountain we chug

minstrels sing a song

drawing us into the music

raising mugs we sing along

The top of the mountain

time to turn around

stopping for a picnic

before the caboose leads us down

Slowing coming down

watching kayaks in the stream

cars rocking slowly

a midday dream

Back at the station

stepping into the museum

a fun look at history

enjoying the freedom

End of the day

mountains are a fun vacation

hiking and camping

our souls are awakened

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Lone Cross

Alone on a hill

the solitary cross stands

remembering His patience

a difference made by one man

Talented wordsmith

taught with parables

lived a perfect life

no matter what the variables

Women looking like a flamfoo

feeling great pain

crying silently near Him

not understanding the gain

Death defeated

when He gave up the ghost

graves are opened

dead walking with Heavenly Host

The cross is vacant

standing on a lonely hill

calling all to remember

why His blood was spilled

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Story for an April Day

An accurate story

spring is in the air

it happened recently

a dog with an eccentric flair

The car had been started

getting ready for a trip

Skipper excitedly jumped into the car

a key attached to his lip

Forgetting something

I shut the car door

Skipper jumped into the front

dropping the key on the floor

Paws locking the door

my expression was a site

Skipper climbed into the driver’s seat

giving me a fright

Backing up slowly

Skipper put the car in gear

sitting on the horn

toward the road he began to veer

Going down the street

I began to run

Skipper pressed the accelerator

having so much fun

Head out the window

wind in his hair

tongue wagging happily

freedom everywhere

Grabbing my bike

yelling at him to stop

finally catching up with him

stopping the car with a mop

Skipper jumped into the passenger seat

expecting me to pay

a treat for this story

Happy April Fool’s Day!

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Musical Hike

As the sun rises

filtering colors through the trees

music fills the air

as wind moves through the leaves

Sweet notes

weaving a melody

squirrels chomping on crumbs

drumming pleasantly

A mountain

snow beginning to melt

the stream continuing the rhythm

fish awaken in the sunbelt

There is a mist

continuing the magical tone

an occasional thunder

acting as a metronome

An innocent world

everything in harmony

beautiful surroundings

a pleasant hike for me

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Stealthie

Walking along the water’s edge

in my rumpled jeans

not the slightest care in the world

stealthie for a magazine

If the picture states

a thousand words

what does it say about me

is my spirit heard

Finding a shell

picking it up

hearing the ocean in my ear

a tiny universe closeup

Each crashing wave

speaks to my soul

does a picture record this

the story to be told

Walking along

the sun has begun to set

a thousand words being written

it’s not the end yet

Now in a dream

a new stealthie to be taken

the wonder of life

a miracle each day I awaken

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Joy in a Train

A young boy

stands upon the bridge

purity in his soul

character without a ridge

An ace at jumping

many times on his bed

the train gets closer

the caboose is red

Wanting to ride

he had plan

his method was simple

timing where he would land

Walking closer to the gate

the train is near

eyes wide open with excitement

there is no fear

Standing on the edge

he doesn’t hear the footsteps

father is behind him

determined to protect

The boy jumps up

its time to leap

father catches him

in one big sweep

The boy cries

let me go

I can make it

the train is slow

Father hugs him

now is not the time

we will go to the station

the ride is just a dime

On the train

the whistle blows

excitement all around

the boy’s face begins to glow

Childhood

time to enjoy

simple things make him happy

just to be a boy

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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