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New Life in the Spring

Hiding in the tree

is a nest

made from branches

a place of birth and rest

Eggs filled with deep color

appealing to the eye

a miracle will happen

little birds will cry

A small crack

an egg is broken

new life emerging

a prayer is spoken

The newborns appear

chirping for food

parents carefully nurturing

in time the newborns grew

The trees are full

newborns left the nest

singing songs of joy

in a life that is blessed

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The Pursuit

The night was cold and dreary

as the owl guards the night

the gabble ratchet high above

the timing is right

The rain comes down harder

a silhouetted figure on the run

dogs are in pursuit

there are many with a gun

The figure finds a ravine

a place to hide

pursuers go around it

increasing the chance to survive

The clouds clear

allow the moon to shine

an owl becomes a snitch

crossing a line

The pursuers turn

come back toward the ravine

the figure turns around

lets out a howling scream

The pursuit is over

guns begin to fire

blood seeps everywhere

the situation is dire

The battle is over

the figure is dead

the fire is hot

its coals brick red

The pursuers settle down

for the long awaited meal

the figure is cooked

the wild sweet taste is real

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A Timeless Battle

The dark figure stood

far away from the light

having cast long shadows

causing victims to have much fright

A vendetta

from a scene long ago

so many centuries

origins hard to know

The pedantic one

organizes a plan

under the cover of darkness

will take all who live in this land

Which evil to begin

the mind or the soul

which inflicts the greatest pain

ensures the most control

The time has come

time to execute the plan

oh how easy

they all are damned

A sudden surprise

in the midst of the battle

a strong Light emerges

lost some of the chattel

The Light grows stronger

souls no longer afraid

darkness taking a beating

the souls have prayed

The dark figure retreats

there will be another day

it is an epic battle

repeating as long as souls stray

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Bees in the Spring

Forming a queue

the bees get to work

so many places to go

can’t afford to shirk

Skills have been sharpened

old teaching the young

working quickly

making honey sweet for the tongue

A wise queen pundit

stays at home

trusting her drones

while she sits on the throne

The result of the work

is seen in late spring

tiny fruits form

trees filled with bling

Hard and careful work

something to score

produce and honey

a sweet reward

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A Dance

Through the looking glass

images of another time

my mother dances

to a metronome chime

In pink winklepickers

matching her flowing pink dress

her body flows

movements without distress

Lightening up

as the metronome ceases

she twirls around happily

as the melody eases

A young man enters

casually takes her hand

a meme of formal dance

practice before the evening band

Together they dance

now act as one

a flow of happiness

having fun

The dance ends

the man drops to his knee

a marriage proposal

she screams with glee

A life together

which began with a dance

continuing to be eternally one

eternal romance

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A Comforting Meditation

An early morning walk

along the creek

the water wildly flowing

equally my heart beat

Sitting on a rock

attempting to mellow out

so much happening

faith beginning to doubt

Clouds above me

beginning to cry

what happened

the world has gone awry

A calming voice

the sun comes from behind the clouds

the streams are sparkling

reassurance heard quite loud

There is a season

to all of life

sometimes it is calm

other times with strife

You are never alone

feel My healing hand

observe all the seasons

look at the land

In the winter

everything falls asleep

seems like death

causing many to weep

Then spring comes

there is a renewal

beautiful flowers

like a heavenly crown jewel

Summer arrives

time for joy and play

all is in full bloom

sun shines all day

Autumn comes

a harvest of abundance

falling colorful leaves

landscape is wonderous

Then winter comes

the seasons cycle again

there are lessons in each

every blessing is a win

Meditation over

wiping away my tears

my soul is nourished

there is no more fear

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The Park

The man hovered near

the piece of art

listening to some young people

seeking adventure in the park

The man interrupted them

wanting to make a deal

promising them an adventure

his strategy was to steal

The young people eagerly

said yes

all were willing to

not thinking what was best

The man began to speak

weaving a tale

of an utopian world

inside the circular veil

He snowed them good

as they ran with a grin

the man threw a nut-brown rock

and each followed it in

At first the world was filled with color

so bright and new

paradise within their grasp

all desires granted with a view

Then the world turn monstrous

the bright colors began to fade

dragons chasing them

they were afraid

An opening appeared

the chance to escape

all ran for circle

before it was too late

Escaping to safety

each one began to cry

how could they have been mislead

it all was a lie

While they were gone

the man took all they left

laughing as he walked away

happy with his theft

A little wiser

the young people walked away

grateful for a second chance

and a new day

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The Conflict

The visitor smirked

laughing at the people’s dissent

they paid the ultimate price

after giving consent

It came so swiftly

many were snug in bed

no one could have imagined

where they were being led

A world of confusion

filled with deceit

a daily struggle

trying to find something to eat

There were many

who chose to fight

gaining some ground

searching for the light

The visitor thought

how silly the people were

to think they could defeat

an issue with no cure

There was another visitor

one who stood on a hill

who smiled with hope

there would be no surrender of will

Darkness and light

a continuous struggle

only one can win

putting an end to the trouble

Each visitor leaves

there will be another day

the sun continues to rise

as the visitors go their separate ways

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A Night Hunt

Hidden in the shadows

the hunter stood with a gun

camouflaged in the woods

waiting for a deer on the run

He had left the deer feeder

filled with food

an unfair advantage

increased his good mood

Underneath the moon

a pauciloquent described the site

there was a big buck

silhouetted in the light

The hunter aimed

hoping for a perfect shot

the buck stood still

taking in the lot

Sensing trouble

the buck began to run

the hunter took a shot

a loud noise from the gun

Having missed the target

the buck jumped behind some trees

the hunter running after him

then he fell to his knees

A comeuppance

for the hunter who tried to cheat

he sprained his ankle

trying to free his feet

The hunter went home

without the deer

having nothing to eat

when the daylight was near

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The Log

An exciting standoff

each staring at the other

amazing sangfroid in the moment

causing the fear to smother

There was tenderness

each filled with respect

reaching the log together

not knowing what to expect

The stillness of the river

sparkling water in the sun

deciding whether to fight

or to run

The alligator closes his eyes

warmth to much to resist

snoring ensues

excited to exist

The turtle eases off the log

deciding not to stay

instead enjoys the cool water

slowly inching away

Harmony on the water

places where wildlife live

serenity all around

nature continues to give

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