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A Rainy Night Walk

Chills running down my spine

walking in the rain

a car splashes water

composure difficult to maintain

Calming down

walking into a cafe

getting the runaround

an interesting day

The waiter

fetches a towel

drying off

face with a scowl

A glass of wine

soup on the table

feeling better

more stable

Walking out

night has come

rain drizzling around me

street lights hum

As I meditate

walking down the street

a feeling of comfort

heat on the concrete

Home now

spirit is at rest

loving life

no longer stressed

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The Aquarium

An echo of freedom can be heard

elevated high in the sky

majestic creatures

swimming quite high

With the click of a button

photographs are made

still and grand

hall in the shade

Humans gasp

and hold up their hands

hoping a creature will perform

an act quite grand

The sea creatures are unbothered

as they swim in the sun

living unencumbered

quiet and fun

The aquarium is a facade

humans thinking creatures are in bondage

magnificent creatures are free

not held hostage

Each are released

back into the wild

held only for protection

when having a child

Curious tourists

learn about their habitat

how lives are lived

a wonder at that

The humans and creatures

are each at peace

living in harmony

happiness is within reach

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The Picture

Filling out an application

to a venerable institution

reflecting on my grandparents

who loved the constitution

From a distant land

to America they came

like a mermaid out of water

nothing was the same

With great hope and faith

from the sparks of dawn

hard work and dedication

they journeyed on

Generations later

their sacrifice is felt

opportunities have evolved

their courage a safety belt

An old man and woman

sitting in a living room at night

filled with life and love

a beautiful site

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The Coffee Chase

Sweet aroma filled the room

as the fluid began to drip

a typical morning

before the walking trip

With a leash in his mouth

Skipper headed toward the door

surely the human will share

and spill some coffee on the floor

Oh but there is also a filter

paper is so much fun

with a nefarious look

Skipper grabbed it and began to run

Thus the game began

Skipper is on borrowed time

when the human catches him

Skipper will pay for the crime

Jumping over furniture

human calling his name

grabbing the leash on the floor

the human is insane

A safe corner

tearing up the paper

the human trips the coffee pot

room fills with a pleasant vapor

Fluid on the floor

with a delightful taste

human attaches the leash

no time to waste

Skipper smiles

it was a fun game to play

walking in the coolness

on this cloudy day

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A Bicycle Ride in the Sky

Fish in my backpack

my spirit chipper in the cool air

riding in the clouds

without a care

Investing in the future

doing my favorite thing

so alive and happy

bicycling while I sing

With roads leading to Heaven

a city in the sky

atop the mountain is a cabin

where family gathers for a fish fry

Getting closer

the clouds begin to break

a forest with beautiful flowers

a calm serene lake

Home now

in the Garden of Eden

unconditional love surrounding me

complete tranquility and freedom

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Fashion of the Soul

In a snowstorm

I got a glimpse of my soul

something speaking to me

a challenge of old

Mental traffic

in my brain

every aspect of my style

difficult to explain

My soul is colorful

expressed in my dress

hair of many colors

crumpled clothes in distress

Shoes with different heels

sometime mixed colors

a muddled look

strange to others

Even with a frown

acceptance of my fashion

everyone is unique

always having compassion

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Traveling Spirits

Traveling the forest

with a gun in hand

being a vagrant

spreading light across the land

Partially hidden

a hood hides your face

walking the land

with a mission to embrace

A personality with pizzazz

with some hidden mystery

I was fortunate to meet you

on my life journey

Crossing the span of time

we meet in spirit each day

bright light encompasses you

spreading happiness along the way

The time will come

when we live forever

the dark will not hide your face

your spirit I will always treasure

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Staring into a Vision

Staring out the window

of his hobbit home

the man shivers

knowing he is not alone

There is a sizzle

a pleasant fragrant smell

something unusual

not knowing it well

A past experience is relived

being taken into a UFO

strange beings cooking

begging him not to go

Up into the structure

a rope hanging from a tree

the beings begin grabbing him

he falls to his knees

The fragrant aroma continues

intense light from the sun

blinded temporarily

wanting to run

A small being speaks

please come in

the fragrant aroma in the air

causing his head to spin

Memories flow

trying to piece the puzzle

then suddenly the fragrant aroma disappears

there is no more struggle

Quiet and serene

the lights and voice fade

sight returning to normal

now in the shade

Awakening now

was it just a dream

staring out the window

his eyes now gleam

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Life Choices

Leaving the island

hoping never to return

looking through rose colored glass

so much to learn

The sun is setting

on this time in my life

taking my faithful dog

fascinated with the wildlife

Across the mountains

accessible by the sea

the city awaits promising a

hectic lifestyle with glee

Excitement abound

no time to rest

so much to experience

life filled with zest

Years pass

no time to catch up

spirit is weary

tired if being grownup

On a ship again

returning home

the sun is rising

longing to be alone

Home now

favorite dog by my side

fishing near an island

enjoying being alive

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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

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