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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

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City Window Inspiration

Haunted by doubt

holding a notebook of fears

praying for a better day

hoping inspiration is near

A window view

of the concrete city

spying a kenspeckle figure

body language quite witty

Glancing at the flowers

a thought came to mind

writing about the figure

including a creative design

Fear disappears

presentation quickly comes together

heavy spirit lifts

now light as a feather

Success comes

all doubts put away

smiling and grateful

inspiration came to stay

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Pocket of Dreams

In the midst of the cobweb

there is a pocket of dreams

interpretations of life

trapped in a screen

Thoughts holding a conference

determining what holds power

discussions begin

at the midnight hour

Emotions assist thoughts

as the leaves glide in the wind

colors represent feelings

the veil is thinned

Red representing rage

at things that are unfair

feeling trapped

caught in a snare

Others leaves without color

representing death

is it all over

at the last breath

Yellow leaves

representing life

hope and love

defeating the strife

Morning comes

dew on each thread

sparkling diamonds

there is nothing to dread

Joyful thoughts

rule this day

feeling love

protected by a sun ray

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Halloween in the Forest

Euphoria in the night

regurgitating tales of old

friends gather

in the autumn cold

Hot apple cider with rum

a homemade drink

gnarl in a tree as a tray

toasting as the mugs clink

Lighting sparklers

dancing in the night

a squirrel joining in the fun

causing a fright

Gathered in blankets

ghost stories are told

of devils appearing

with promises of gold

The moon is full

as the revelers make their way home

filled with joy

allowing imaginations to roam

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Passionate Storm

In the storm there is a melody

encapsulating my heart

consecutively woven

a brilliant piece of art

Raging feelings

loneliness with each lightening strike

fighting for suvival

with all my might

Why can’t I see you

or feel your presence

voice as loud as thunder

you are not a rememberance

Becoming part of the rain

flying in the wind

dropping into the ocean

yearning to send

Living each moment

feeling the pain

searching for you

hoping to gain

Reassurance comes

in the form of a rainbow

getting closer

time is slow

Meditation over

never alone

you are always with me

my spirit has grown

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Cobbler from Halloween Past

Traveling through time

neurons intact

a Halloween long ago

excited to go back

Looking around

in search of a recipe

the cobbler is on the table

aroma is heavenly

Music playing

dancing to the tunes

greeting friends from long ago

reminiscing in each room

Now in the kitchen

filled with remnants of the past

love the oven

made when appliances would last

Cookbook open

recipe printed in bold

easy to read

filled with ingredients of old

Memorizing it all

time to return to the present

citing an incantation

the moon is crescent

In my kitchen

the cobbler sits on the table

warm and comforting

now a Halloween staple

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Mortal Combat

A scorch mark on the table

defined the high stakes

the vampire and the mortal

blood or money to take

Eyes in a hypnotic state

winner take all

hands tightly clasp

who will take the fall

A cautionary tale

to anyone willing to take a risk

strength of the mind and body

breathing is brisk

Swaying arms to the left

and then to the right

crowd is tense

at the sight

A moment of silence

vampire is stunned

mortal slams his hand

grabs the money and runs

Grabbing the bottle of red devil

gulping it down

vampire turns into a bat

chasing the mortal through town

Night becomes day

as the sun begins to rise

mortal takes his winnings

and the vampire cries

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Hunt in the Matrix

The star spangled matrix

lit up the night

souls spidered into the crevices

out of sight

A figure hovers

with deep resolve

swindle a soul

in which to evolve

The figure is empty

filled with hate

wanting to love

before it’s too late

Into the matrix

the figure searches each room

finally finding an unguarded soul

determined to cause doom

The soul fights

there is fire within

the figure strikes

with an evil grin

A light appears

an angel in the mist

striking his sword

the figure begins to hiss

Hurled into the darkness

the figure diminishes

blinded by love

the figure is finished

Love wins the day

the souls emerge again

embracing each other

for the matrix a win

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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An Organ Journey

The scene is grisly

blood where the corpse lays

yet a certain beauty appears

as the light begins to play

On this cold night

with snow on the ground

the wind is eerie

making a whistling sound

The corpse is

placed on the table

the heart is removed

and given a label

Before being stored

the heart gives a beat

flying through the air

down the street

Through the sky

feeling the need

there is a calling

answering with great speed

On another table

a dead heart is removed

the beating heart placed

dancing to the groove

Death in one place

loved ones filled with grief

another place has life

prayers of relief

A spooky beauty to it all

we are all related

connected in life and death

love is inflated

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Visit From A Cat in a Hat

Jumping on the piano

quite fat

looking for a role model

saw a cat in a hat

He sat on the table

looking quite thin

chatting as he ate dinner

getting food on his chin

Picking up the newspaper

reading about current affairs

thought for a moment

stating life is not fair

Take my advice

eat until quite content

stare humans in the eye

they will wonder the intent

Swinging his umbrella

singing as he walked out the door

dancing in the puddles

the rain began to pour

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce