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A Natural Storm

A storm raged

as darkness covered the river

shouldering the responsibility

thoughts that made me shiver

A product of the soil

an avatar houses my spirit

a constant reminder

that I am only here to visit

Underwear wet

as the rain beats down

my swaying in the wind

looking like a clown

Looking in the water

a jar of artificial crab

so close to me

waiting to be grabbed

Frankenfood is not for me

choosing to eat what is real

fish swirling around

nipping at my heel

Lightening strikes the water

moving safely away

wildlife all around

as the trees continue to sway

The storm calms

as I capture the evening meal

my avatar is healthy

eating what is real

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Relaxing Day

The mongrel sits beside me

taking in the beauty of life

projecting a prodigious amount of strength

having begun with strife

Jumping into the river

splashing around in the sun

with a seminal bark

inviting me to join in the fun

Taking the plunge

the water is cold

grabbing at the ripples

it never gets old

Splashing around

taking a brief swim

the coldness envelops me

numbing my lower limbs

Climbing up the rocks

the sun warms my soul

relaxing in the moment

thinking of taking a stroll

So peaceful

at the water’s edge

sounds of wildlife

speaking to me on this ledge

Getting up to leave

the mongrel leads the way

our souls are at peace

on this beautiful day

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Trip

On a cool windy day

the man walked the plank

blamed for storms upon the sea

his spirit sank

Once in the water

a titanic opening appeared

gulping him in to a passage

he disappeared

Inside he passed

into a section of coach

fish surrounding him

even a ghost approached

The usages within

the belly of the shark

required him to make changes

to his spirit and heart

Spit out at a port

the man now spiritual and clean

walked on to his assignment

given to him in a dream

Frightening at first

continuing on the venture

the man’s soul remains content

as he fulfills each exciting adventure

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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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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