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The Doors of Life

Standing in the field

staring at the doors

which one to walk through

to be rich or poor

Opening a door

to instant wealth

a luxurious lifestyle

filled with self

Luxury turns to greed

beauty loses its appeal

spirit becomes dark

longing for something real

Opening another door

filled with poverty

pain and suffering

living somberly

Life is difficult

never finding a friend

people turn on each other

survival till the end

There is a third door

combination of the two

quirky choices

slightly open with a view

Looking around

people helping each other

through times good and bad

everyone is a sister or brother

Poverty disappears

there is an abundance for all

gratitude for life

allowing no one to fall

Happiness lies

through love and grace

decisively walking through this door

a life to embrace

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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What to Wear

Daylight shines through the house

getting ready the day

should I be obvious about my mood

or look another way

Choosing which

face to wear

should I spout off hate

causing others to despair

I could choose melancholy

spreading tears making others blue

we could have a pity party

pain is nothing new

The choice for today

is to wear a smiling face

happiness will be spread

kindness and grace

Each day is a choice

my thoughts and outlook

the journey through life

writing my own book

Influencing others

power in a question

changing the world

with a facial expression

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Whimsical Game

Fanciful play

generated by laughter

indicative of childhood

and the hereafter

Joy abound

jumping in the wind

a game of truth or dare

depending on where the water spins

Summer at the river

wonderful way to spend the day

surrounded by friends

all wanting to play

Vowing to continue

never to grow up

eternal childhood

the perfect setup

Time to go home

memories to treasure

hoping to do it all again

an eternity of pleasure

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Morning Run

Running along the path

there appears to be no escape

companion is rambling

distracting from the landscape

The path is long

hangry as I run

enclosed in a mental cage

no longer having fun

Running faster

companion catching up

seeing a food station

anxiety about to letup

Grabbing a sandwich

and a drink

sitting down for a second

trying to think

Companion still

getting on my nerves

looking ahead

to where the path swerves

Reaching the curve

companion still talking

throwing him in the water

and then continue walking

Never fear

he knows how to swim

knows me well

accustomed to acts on a whim

Companion catches up

he enjoyed the race

the water is cool and relaxing

it was worth the chase

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Lovely Path

The luminosity of the light

sparkled in the leaves

walking in the rain

heart upon my sleeve

Singing with gusto

driven to love

my faithful companion

a gift from above

He is meeting us

joining in the song

a breeze in the air

pushing me along

Coming together

it is meant to be

a friend for my dog

a suitor for me

Happiness reigns

excitement at his touch

meeting of our souls

loving so much

Colorful leaves

reflections of the season

entering a new life

love is the reason

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Fiery Heart

Fire is raging

in the clandestine human heart

the mind has a vision

of rollicking art

Unable to understand

firemen putting it out

how to explain

take away the doubt

What was once raging

now only smoke and embers

will new life emerge

or only a rememberance

Secrets revealed

pain has been burned

the heart regenerates

from the lessons learned

A new vision

comes to the mind

the heart loves again

this time not blind

The healing forces

of the fire and rain

there is now love and joy

each day a new gain

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Town Rumor

The juicy rumor spread

without a filter

the naughty behavior of some

exaggerated by the transmitter

The rumor took on a life

growing on its own

soon no one in the village

could be left alone

One fateful night

lightening struck from the aura

people took to the streets

screaming in horror

The town disappeared

truth difficult to handle

no one did anything

the rumor was the vandal

High in a moutain

a small child asked

how did a rumor destroy the town

did it wear a mask

The people had an epiphany

they were the cause

spreading a rumor

making many faux pas

The town was rebuilt

this time living in the light

admiring the beautiful color

letting rumors die in the night

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Spaghetti highway

Lonely on a busy highway

a reminder of life right now

pretense that we are all together

having a fun powwow

So many different avenues

everyone taking a different route

passing each other

there is no way out

In the spaghetti junction

deciding to race

weaving in and out

hoping to escape

Others decide to join

having fun going great speeds

some jumping the barriers

others fighting for the lead

Is there an exit

no one knows for sure

it’s a little fun

creating a detour

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Sand Storm

The whirlwind hit me

drawing me into the hole

gateway to another world

beyond my control

Life is disposable

in this strange place

sand swirling around

beating on my face

Seeking shelter

entering into a brick hut

there is peace

in a universe gone nuts

Comfortable

loved and content

an oasis

filled with pleasant scents

Another storm comes

sending me back through the gate

into the this world

it’s getting late

The sun is setting

reflecting beautiful colors in the sand

chaos has turned into peace

in this land

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Pilgrimage

The journey is long

crossing a cold snow bridge trail

a pilgrimage

to cure all ails

At the top

is a magnanimous soul

radiating solar energy

a cure from days of old

The spirit calls to them

testing their devotion

each struggles to continue

strong in emotion

Growing in faith

an important prep

a cold wind blows

difficulty with each step

Reaching the top

there is a light

a healing pool

reflections are bright

Taking the water

each pilgrim is healed

receiving a blessing

and a protective shield

Going down the mountain

strength to endure life’s hardships

their soul’s are at peace

it was a worthy trip

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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