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troglodyte: brash: A Secret World

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Hidden in a mountain

deep beneath the soil

lies a silent world

where a troglodyte toils

 

Beauty surrounds him

carvings on the wall

a life long tale

wanting to tell it all

 

The river flows through

bats on stalactites above

a mirror of brash images

all the things he loves

 

More life 

a bear comes through

basking in the coolness

away from the mountain view

 

A universe in itself

never a lonely day

basking in underground beauty

life is not gray

 

The troglodyte lives

in a world of his own

finding inner happiness

never feeling alone

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Irrefutable : Life

Alaska

Spectacular view

irrefutable evidence everywhere

life is a miracle

no moments to spare

 

Explaining the impossible

wondering how it all began

life is a miracle 

difficult to understand

 

On a mountain top

snow covered life

hidden in a cloud

extensive wildlife

 

Down below

snow has begun to melt

mountain reflects on a river mirror

life heartily felt

 

Suddenly a bear appears

awaken from a winter’s nap

surveying the beauty

paths are a road map

 

Farther down

birds building a nest

soon to be filled with young ones

no time to rest

 

Sun goes down

northern lights appear

beautiful colors

the night is clear

 

Life is irrefutable

existence a miracle

exciting adventures await

for the senses are empirical

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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Sad Announcement

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It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my husband William Pierce. As many of you know he was the author of the blog site Walk with God. He was the most kind, loving, generous man that I have ever known. Prayers are appreciated during this most difficult time. Thank you.

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Expression: Pennies From Above

coins

Glancing around

what did I find

a penny from Heaven

different things came to mind

 

The sun shone upon it

radiating the color from within

shiny with a pinpoint

the penny was thin

 

This penny for my thoughts

thinking of how to share and express love

looking at those around

gifts from above

 

Kindness in helping a neighbor

giving food to those in need

healing the sick

teaching someone to read

 

Inspiration from a penny

nourishment for the soul

now picking it up

spreading love before the day is old

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Present, Potential, Clouds: Alligator’s Recap of the Day

alligator on golf course 2 may 5

Living in the present

so many things to do

life has potential

some days not a clue

 

Lying on this course

in the morning sunshine

fish jumping near me

a fine place to dine

 

A sound in the distance

scrumptious smells in the air

face lifted upward

eyes staring with a glare

 

Opportunities abound

a bird flies by

diving into the water

returning to the sky

 

Glancing around

comfortable in the present

head back down

the moon is crescent

 

Time to slip away

rain falling down

day turning to night

creatures are abound

 

Living in the moment

having fulfilled the potential of the day

clouds giving me cover

as I retire in the bay

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Spoof, Integrated, and Cursory: A Duckling’s Game

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The small duckling looked around

his family not found

seeing a mother goose

to a game he became bound

 

He spoofed the goose

integrated into her nest

everything going well

it was a good place to rest

 

Time to get up

the mother goose called

goslings and the duckling fell in line

each having a ball

 

Leaving the nest

closer to the water they came

each got in

the duckling thought it was a wonderful game

 

His mother spotted him

calling his name

with cursory speed she swam

quacking he should be ashamed

 

The mothers met 

not amused by his spoof

each gave a lecture

expressions of reproof

 

The duckling swam home

he quacked with fake shame

climbed into the nest

having enjoyed his game

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Abundant and Mean: Floating Down the River

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Floating down the river

abundance everywhere

meditating on gratitude

life is not bare

 

Shore filled with wildlife

squirrels playing in the trees

birds singing loudly

voices carried in the breeze

 

Messages conveyed

from the water to the land

after a summer shower

a beautiful rainbow band

 

Floating down further

observing the clouds in the sky

moving gracefully

no worries about why

 

My spirit is at peace

on a relaxing afternoon

content with life’s meaning

watching nature bloom

 

Sun is setting

time to end the day

 lulled into sleep

by sounds of branches sway

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Gregarious and Quintessential: Morning Run Through the Garden

 

Quintessential red roses

sparkled in the morning sun

gregarious in the garden

welcome sight on my run

 

Soon the bees joined them

dancing to a happy tune

doing a line dance

as the crickets crooned

 

Other bugs stepped in

the garden is shining bright

many different flowers

now glowing in the light

 

Summer shower

cool rain on my skin

joining in the excitement

dancing on a whim

 

Time to take a rest

sitting in the shade

observing the birds

picking berries to trade

 

A squirrel joins me

continuing the morning run

throwing him some berries

smiling in the sun

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Independence and Fireworks: Holiday as a Young Adult

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Fireworks light up the sky

it has been a beautiful day

having shown my independence

in a unique way

 

For the first time

decisions made by me

living in my first place

away from immediate family

 

Such freedom

the bed can be left unmade

clothes left in the floor

no chores to trade

 

First holiday

there is barbeque on the grill

few friends at my new place

fun times to chill

 

An exciting adventure

adulting is a challenge indeed

celebrating the birth of our country

trying to succeed

 

As the fireworks shine bright

on this beautiful night

independence in my first place

inhaling freedom in the light

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Nightmare: Falling

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In the church yard

an old bell rings

falling down a hole

my spirit begins to scream

 

Falling faster

 life deeds flash before my eyes

the good and the bad

terrified by every lie

 

It is getting darker

farther away from the light

stagnation in the air

no place for flight

 

The endless pit

filled with deceit

coldness in my spine

there is no heat

 

All hope is gone

alone in despair

hoping for an end

no one cares

 

Suddenly lightening strikes

awakened from the dream

 love is calling me

pulling me upstream

 

There is a bright light

my spirit begins to soar

surrounded by peace and serenity

faith is restored

 

No more nightmares

the bell continues to ring

this time surrounded by life

as the world begins to sing

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

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