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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

A prayer of thanksgiving

is tattooed in my heart

for the time we spent together

though now we are apart

Standing on a platform

raising my hands to the sky

extending my spirit

a huge hug up high

The years have passed

yet you are not far away

so thankful for you

especially on this day

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I am posting a poem my late husband wrote for me in 2013. Till we meet again my love. Love never dies.

Love’s Hold

How can I say it

what power words possess

might a sentence be fit

as a way to express

Could a song with a melody

or a book with a plot

might a kiss be the key

or too soon forgot

Would a touch from my finger

or a glance from my eye

cause a memory to linger

or would it soon die

Maybe a fragrance might hang

on the wings of the wind

and remind you of something

or perhaps just offend

So what might best answer

to tell the depths of its hold

perhaps only a lifetime of faithfulness

will confirm the love in the soul

copyright 2013 William Pierce

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Saved by a Web

The battle rages

separating the weak from the strong

a soldier running

the path is long

Bombs exploding

death is at hand

will the young man die

in a foreign land

Enemy close

diving into a cave

situation appears hopeless

trying to be brave

Trying to persuade God

to save his life

so much left to do

with a beautiful wife

Suddenly a spider appears

weaving a new web

covering the cave entrance

flawless like fine thread

Enemy at entrance

shouting no one here

spider web sparkles

hiding what is near

Enemy passes

man is safe in the light

thanking God for all things

before leaving in the night

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Out of the Ashes

Out of the ashes

a new spirit grew

burned in the fire

time to renew

The danger had come

brought to His knees

swore He was defeated

the demons all agreed

The morning came

from the ashes He arose

gaining strength

in the sunlight He began to glow

His enemies trembled

having never seen such love

death has been defeated

a gift from above

Now a King

spreading the Word

darkness has been defeated

the Light has been heard

Grace is given

shared with all who will hear

never again encompassed in darkness

the victory is clear

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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A Spring Break

Firtln’ along

marching to my own beat

cool water feels good

fish nipping my feet

Sun sparkles

creating diamonds and rainbows

blooms reflecting on the water

body begins to glow

Approaching the rapids

jumping on the rocks

slipping into the water

laughing as I drop

Time for a nap

hammock between the trees

birds singing a lullaby

sweet dreams put me at ease

Sweet spring day

filled with wonder

beauty surrounds me

enjoying this brief slumber

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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A Spirit House Cleaning

Riding a broom

around my home

sliding around the corners

starting the new year alone

Smoothly landing

cleaning each room

sweeping out all negative things

anything that threatened doom

Out the door

went the despair

no more crying

this year a life to repair

Next out the door

went everything bitter

a new year now

sun reflecting ice like glitter

Finally out the door

went the anger and fear

time to release it all

love is near

Sun shines brightly

my spirit is cleaned

winter birds sing in joy

life has been redeemed

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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A Year of Kindness, Music And Gratitude

Happy New Year! I pray that your new year will be one filled with love and joy. I am bringing in a new theme to my blog emphasizing kindness, music and gratitude. There will still be poetry and articles on Mississippi as these things bring me joy. In an effort to live more intentionally, I will be adding posts about random acts of kindness.

Random acts of kindness have had a profound effect on my life. It has taught me love, empathy, and compassion. During some of the darkest times these acts have given me hope and a reason to live. I will never know the names of all the people whose acts of kindness have affected my life. Each act has created a ripple effect that has changed me and now affects everyone that I meet in so many unexpected ways. Giving without expecting anything in return is one of life’s greatest joys.

In a world filled with fear and despair one act of kindness can change the course of someone’s life. A train of random acts of kindness has the power to create hope and love. Simple things such as a smile and word of encouragement are so powerful.

Please join me in this year of kindness. I welcome ideas and stories of how each of you has changed a life through the power of giving. Together we can make a difference.

The second goal for me in this new year is to relearn to play the flute. I played it in elementary and middle school. It has numerous benefits as well as a fun instrument to play. My progress should be entertaining. Throughout the year there will be a few videos of me playing the flute.

A final goal for this year is to exercise gratitude for all blessings. Some of my poetry will reflect this goal.

Thank you for reading and commenting on Piper’s Adventures. Your support has made a difference in my life and I appreciate all of you.

Here’s to the New Year. May 2022 be a year filled with love and joy. Cheers!

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Redeemed by the Light

Deeper into darkness

exhausted by calumnies

the caves consume me

spirit filled with agony

Will I be redeemed

or is this the end

no one around

now condemned

Suddenly a light

appears from above

slowly pulling me up

a feeling of love

Closer to the top

hope filling me

a new life chosen

now am free

In the water again

helping others to rise

living in truth

defeating the lies

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Spread the Light

Emotions run high

as the lights kiss the Earth

some are making disparaging remarks

at this birth

A new life

promise fulfilled on this morning

tranquil existence restored

hope is pouring

Light shines bright

filled with many colors

belief that we can be reunited

we are all brothers

It starts with one person

spreading love and kindness across the land

each person doing something

small or grand

The atoms flow

there is electricity in the air

the dream is spreading

because people dare

Spread hope today

sunshine across the land

it only takes a minute

to lend a helping hand

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Lone Cross

Alone on a hill

the solitary cross stands

remembering His patience

a difference made by one man

Talented wordsmith

taught with parables

lived a perfect life

no matter what the variables

Women looking like a flamfoo

feeling great pain

crying silently near Him

not understanding the gain

Death defeated

when He gave up the ghost

graves are opened

dead walking with Heavenly Host

The cross is vacant

standing on a lonely hill

calling all to remember

why His blood was spilled

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Reflections of Light

Drawn by the diamonds

into the world of fantasy

the light reflections

occur naturally

A clover design

sits on the edge

a tiny gnome appears

his throne a hedge

An echo occurs

from a realm far away

I can hear him clearly

on this day

Ah my dear

a choice for you

instant fame and fortune

or a life of servitude

With a twinkle in his eye

glee in his voice

considering my welfare

given the interesting choice

In a moment it was clear

what was at stake

heaven or hell

which route to take

Fame and fortune

comes at a cost

constantly chasing material things

my soul could get lost

Choosing servitude

aiming at a higher goal

good times and bad

it would take a toll

The gnome laughed

as I was sent back

leaving the fantasy world

my life still intact

The beautiful sunset

gives way to the night

each day making a choice

memories of diamonds reflecting light

Is life real

or is it an illusion

choices are made

only the soul knows the conclusion

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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