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#rdp camping culture daily prompt forest God inspiration intentional living kindness life lifestyles nature poetry spiritual story telling word of the day challenge

A Spring Break

Firtln’ along

marching to my own beat

cool water feels good

fish nipping my feet

Sun sparkles

creating diamonds and rainbows

blooms reflecting on the water

body begins to glow

Approaching the rapids

jumping on the rocks

slipping into the water

laughing as I drop

Time for a nap

hammock between the trees

birds singing a lullaby

sweet dreams put me at ease

Sweet spring day

filled with wonder

beauty surrounds me

enjoying this brief slumber

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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cypress swamp daily prompt happiness inspiration intentional living kindness life lifestyles poetry spiritual story telling word of the day challenge

Valley of Imagination

A magical world

diamonds sparkling in the sun

a small child’s imagination

a valley filled with fun

A true actophile

fills the valley with her collection

each with a personality

the mirror with her reflection

One gathers flowers

and puts them in her hair

another calling for a game

for all to share

Laughing hardily

while chasing a bee

discussing how it feels

to be free

Taking a nap

filled with sweet dreams

beauty of being a child

a precious site to be seen

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#rdp culture daily prompt grief inspiration intentional living kindness life lifestyles poetry spiritual story telling

The Spirit of the Heart

The zenith of existence

is in the heart

joy of the spirit

love which does not part

Even when broken

things are hard

a healing process occurs

leaving a scar

Do I become bitter

cower in fear

become a slave

to whatever comes near

Do I choose

freedom to love again

power to experience joy

make new friends

Heart speaks to spirit

charging ahead

rising from what has been lost

wonder instead of dread

Out of the ashes

joy begins to arise

living life to the fullest

giving love that never dies

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#rdp culture daily prompt God grief inspiration intentional living kindness life poetry spiritual story telling

A Spirit House Cleaning

Riding a broom

around my home

sliding around the corners

starting the new year alone

Smoothly landing

cleaning each room

sweeping out all negative things

anything that threatened doom

Out the door

went the despair

no more crying

this year a life to repair

Next out the door

went everything bitter

a new year now

sun reflecting ice like glitter

Finally out the door

went the anger and fear

time to release it all

love is near

Sun shines brightly

my spirit is cleaned

winter birds sing in joy

life has been redeemed

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#FFFC #FOWC culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry spiritual story telling Uncategorized

Lending a Hand

A beautiful day

walking down the street

new bicycle by my side

a stranger to meet

Working at an outside market

beginning a new life

the stranger had been homeless

spirit filled with strife

A benefactor

helped him to buy the place

believing in the future

bringing a smile to his face

Smiling as I approached

leaving the bicycle by his side

a gift of transportation

a most pleasant ride

Tears in his eye

grateful for the gift

riding around

gave my spirit a lift

As time passes

the stranger helps others in need

spreading love and encouragement

an example to heed

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles prayers spiritual story telling

A Fireside Evening

Sitting in a chair

wrapped in a throw

drinking hot chocolate

listening as rain turns to snow

Fire crackling

reading a book

calm and comforting

in my nook

Poetry expressing feelings

every high and low

emotions are volatile

creating a flow

Feeling calm

comfortable in my space

alone in my thoughts

surrounded by grace

Crackling fire

sounds of snowfall

entering a sweet dream

able to fly through it all

Meditation over

now in a deep sleep

calm and serene

my soul to keep

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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culture daily prompt halloween inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry spiritual story telling

Autumn in the Air

Excitement in the air

as the pumpkin is lit

eyes begin to sparkle

emotions to emit

Trees dropping leaves

red, brown, and yellow

surrounding the pumpkin

a popular fellow

Walking down the streets

fun and scary costumes

collecting candy

such sweet fumes

Bright sparklers

illuminate the night

filled with colors

a festive sight

Autumn continues

tables filled with food

a bountiful harvest

so much to be viewed

Meditation over

so grateful to be alive

sitting by the fire

continuing to thrive

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#tshalloweenchallenge culture daily prompt halloween inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry spiritual story telling Uncategorized

The Evil Clown

A clown came up to me

while walking up the street

screaming in terror

scary fellow to meet

Transformed into evil

on Halloween night

purpose to capture souls

weakening with fright

Some were easy

filled with pain

refusing to heal

a great gain

Others filled with joy

impossible to capture

healing those around them

caught up in rapture

My spirit went into battle

transformed him with light

evil has been defeated

the clown’s future is now bright

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#tshalloweenchallenge culture daily prompt halloween inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry spiritual story telling

Meditation of the Night

Rising each night

the moon lights up the sky

wonders and mysteries

candy for the eye

Surrounded by stars

beauty and peace

gifts from above

blessings increase

Sitting by a fire

watching the sky move

stars are sparkling

dancing to the groove

Planets appear

shining bright

wonder what is on them

following the light

A comet passes

tails with debris

how fun to ride it

exciting thought to me

Drifting off

cool breeze on my face

blanket to keep warm

cricket songs to embrace

Meditation over

feeling safe and secure

surrounded by serenity

my spirit is pure

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp #tshalloweenchallenge culture daily prompt halloween inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry spiritual story telling word of the day challenge

Nightmare of Death

Nightmares haunted me

while in a deep sleep

fighting evil creatures

the hole is deep

Monopolizing the nightmare

is the fear of dying

is there life beyond

a purpose for trying

Grabbing a compass

which direction to run

morning is coming

east to the rising sun

A wraith appears

think it’s mother

pointing to the sky

beginning to smother

Grasping for breath

one final attempt

slaying all fears

my life is exempt

Becoming one with the light

surrounded by love

friends and family join with me

grace from above

Living in harmony

this world has no fear

peace and contentment

not one tear

Sun is rising

nightmares are gone

free to live

grateful for the dawn

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce