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A Night Time Train Ride

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The night train to New Orleans

chugs along at a slow pace

in a cushy seat

my soul relaxes from the rat race

 

Sounds enter the mind

of music fast and slow

from the ivory keys of a piano

lifting spirits from a low

 

Visits to the cathedral come next

windows filled with saintly images

lighting a candle of hope

sad mood diminishes

 

Sitting in a cafe

listening to tall tales

sipping on coffee and beignets

of exciting city details

 

Street performers

performing magical feats

exciting the crowds

causing many a racing heart beat

 

Now on the way home

drifting into a comfortable sleep

my soul is relaxed

as the night train creeps

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/11/02/rdp-saturday-cushy/

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Water Rising

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Water rising

life came to a screeching halt

how to solve an issue

experience can’t be bought

 

Water rising quickly

ducks and geese swim by

life looks easy for them

keep wondering why

 

A boat comes by

asking if I need a ride

stubborn in my endevour

I say no with pride

 

Water rising with rapids

now in over my head

still thinking I have all the answers

beginning to tread

 

Drowning

calling out to whoever will listen

deep issue to be solved

something in the water begins to glisten

 

Gleaning from 

others traveling the same path

rapids begin to recede

issue has lost its wrath

 

Water receding

community works with me

the issue being solved

loving each other is the key

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/screech/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/30/fowc-with-fandango-solve/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/rdp-wednesday-glean/

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Fun Childhood Memory

 

Happy Halloween! This is my favourite Halloween show. Charles Shulz was a genius who could spread life and morals through this characters. This remains one of my happy places. 

There was a pumpkin patch

where the moon light was bright

Linus brought a friend

to wait in the night

 

It was spooky 

in the mist

waiting with Sally

was pure bliss

 

The others 

had such fun

trick or treating for candy

getting to run

 

Charlie had fun

collecting rocks

always getting the trick

with each block

 

Snoopy battled the

world war one flying ace

on his flying house

getting shot down with grace

 

Violet’s party 

Snoopy grappled

hiding in water

kissing Lucy bobbing for apples

 

In the end it was Snoopy

who stole the show

rising out of the pumpkin patch

causing Linus to grow

 

Really irate

Linus rants to all

finding a sincere pumpkin patch

will cause Santa to fall

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/26/spooky/

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A Ghostly Bridge

old bridge picture of daddy's

The ghostly figure walked

along the old rusted bridge

life flashing before him

on this night did eternity hinge

 

Long ago

on a fateful night

the man encountered a Being

bathed in bright light

 

The Being gave him the option

to know the total of his days

to have great wealth

and to do things his own way

 

The man chose

to live his life in mystery

at the end to be accountable

for his place in history

 

The ghostly figure

walking along the bridge

meets the Light

and he begins to cringe

 

All the sudden before him

is a record of all his deeds

afraid of the karma

he is about to receive

 

Quietly the Light

begins to speak

the man cowers

he feels so weak

 

Judgement drawn

karma trumped by grace

the man is astonished

his misdeeds erased

 

Following the Light

the man begins to dance

paradise is embracing him

he has another chance

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/karma/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/rdp-friday-accountable/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/25/fowc-with-fandango-total/

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Life as a Flower

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A flower sits alone

as schools of fish swim by

asking questions about loneliness

not wanting to hear a lie

 

The flower cried

then suddenly a wisp of wind

asking why the tears

my beautiful friend

 

The flower lamented

alone with many creatures around

nothing to love me

feeling root bound

 

The rain came

and answered with the wind

you are not alone

there are many friends

 

Uniqueness

makes what you are

all wildlife has a gift

loving you near and far

 

Seeds are carried

and you landed here

flourishing in an environment

to spread love and cheer

 

Listen to those around

and you will feel warm

soon other flowers will come

seeds in the storm

 

The flower smiled

as a new bloom arose

alike but different

glowing as it grows

 

The river welcomed

life old and new

living in community

love grew

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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The Living Land

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Blast heard across the land

coming suddenly like the wind

some trees almost made it

the world was in a spin

 

The land was decimated

such was the power of the fire

now it it is barren

the situation is dire

 

Arising out of the ashes

there is a tender green leaf

life is reemerging

will it be brief

 

Winter passes

there is hope in the spring

small animals return

the river forges a new ring

 

People come

manually clearing the brush

breaths of fresh air

there is no rush

 

Seasons pass

continued growth in the land

birds are singing

the animals form a band

 

Suddenly lightening strikes

the forest burns again

still some survive

fire put out by rain and wind

 

The Earth is alive

renewal in seasons and storms

ever changing 

adventure is the norm

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

 

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/rdp-wednesday-sub-blast/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/almost/

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Lost in a Storm

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The day grows colder

as my soul searches for solitude

walking in the snow

the screaming wind an interlude

 

Snow coming down hard

the trees begin to bend

treacherous storm

is there no end

 

Lost now

the spirits begin to hunt

my soul begs for mercy

the only sound is grunts

 

Trudging further ahead

praying for the light

has God forgotten me

He is out of site

 

Praying fervently

almost dead

suddenly a bright light

telling me not to dread

 

Coming closer

a voice screams in the wind

take hold of my hand

come out of the whirlwind

 

My hand takes hold 

as the spirits begin to run

soul safe now

the Light has won

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Spectator Sport

 

 

Trapped within a cage

the spectators voices shrilly

mimicking their movements

acting silly

 

Shiny baubles

oh so close

carefully watching

as the spectators boast

 

Ignoring the sign

saying not to touch

calling to them

the temptation is too much

 

A woman approaches

with a small child

I mimic their gestures

my behavior is mild

 

The candy is close

almost within my grasp

trying to be cool

letting a small time elapse

 

Got it!

the woman begins to scream

pulling the child back

dropping his ice cream

 

The candy is mine

I will do it again

enjoying my prize

as the crowd grows thin

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/rdp-wednesday-mimic/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/16/fowc-with-fandango-silly/

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Echo of Can you Spare a Dime

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The streets are silent

except the echo of a man

can you feed me

difficult to live on the land

 

He had a bugaboo

shining in the light

seeing me near

it suddenly was put out of sight

 

Nervously walking up

thankful it is him and not me

giving him a bag with necessities

and some fast food for free

 

The man weaved a tale

of how life began on the streets

so compelling

of strife and defeat

 

Still there is hope

as he crossed the street

walking into a shelter

relief from the heat

 

The shelter offers services

volunteers with skills to help

perhaps one day he will accept them

a life change will be felt

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

 

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A Walk in the Night

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Darkness has fallen

as I walk on the tenebrous path

rain has begun to fall

nature taking a bath

 

Temperatures drop

chill in the air

path becomes muddy

my feet are bare

 

A rocky hill

insurmountable in the night

owls begin to hoot

now a feeling of fright

 

Sliding on the hill

there is a scrape upon my knee

sound of a close hiss

I begin to flee

 

Thunder and lightening

light up the night sky

taking an alternate route

afraid I may die

 

A familiar voice calls

safety around the corner

a cabin with fire and love

a gift having been ordered

 

Storm has stopped

full moon shines in the night

peace and serenity

lit by star’s light

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/09/fowc-with-fandango-chill/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/rdp-wednesday-tenebrous/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/insurmountable/