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A July Memory

One of my favorite poems written by my husband. Difficult to believe it has been 19 months since his passing. Along with his faith, he also had a wonderful sense of humor.

 

Isaiah 46:4 
New Living Translation (NLT)

4 I will be your God throughout your lifetime—
until your hair is white with age.
I made you, and I will care for you.
I will carry you along and save you

 

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Avatar

It’s wrinkled now more than before
It hurts when I have to bend,
It still looks much the way it did
But like some long lost, old friend,

It’s not that I would throw it out
Or even change it if I could,
It’s just that so much time has come and gone
It’s not running as it should,

A wrinkle here, a wrinkle there
Some poundage added on,
The vision’s getting fuzzy
And the hair is almost gone,

The teeth are doing alright, I think
I floss and brush them every day,
Then I put them in that little glass
And promptly put them out of the way,

Then there are those pills to help it run
So many I lose track,
When I go away on a trip
They fill up a large backpack,

But there’s nothing much that we can do
Things are just what they are,
We can either sit here crying in our beer
Or go on and open up the bar,

Because time is a cruel pacesetter
It marches to its own beat,
I only hope there’s still some Epsom salts
So I can soak my tired old feet.

©2018 by William Pierce

Father,

Thank You for always being near, for always caring for us, and for always loving us.

 

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Happy Independence Day

What a glorious day

to think about Independence

the blessings and privileges

that have come my way

 

Freedom of thought

and of things to share

the right to agree or disagree

about the things we care

 

Freedom to move about

to see and enjoy this great land

from the seashores to the mountains

by any mode of transportation we can

 

Freedom to worship God

or the freedom not to

expressions of faith

see our souls through

 

Happy Birthday America

celebrations throughout the land

fireworks and barbecue

parades and bands

 

In the pursuit of freedom

many lives have been lost

cherish and protect it

freedom comes at a cost

 

God bless America

on this Independence Day

let freedom ring

as we go our way

 

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Coping with Impossible Situations

This is a reblog my post that I wrote on August 29, 2017. Prayers for all and have a wonderful day!

Clouds 1

Storms come through

excessive wind and rain

impossible conditions

coming in like a train

 

Some people are good

ready to lend a helping hand

others are evil

taking advantage of the storm’s band

 

Impossible situations

difficult decisions to make

critics abound

praying for God’s grace

 

Finally it happens

a rash of good deeds

showing love and kindness

everyone taking the lead

 

Prayers are answered

hope is spread

food, clothing, and shelter

God is not dead

 

Impossible situations

God made us for these

faith, hope, and love

for these we are lead

 

Impossible situations

healing has begun

restoring communities

one by one

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

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Coping with Impossible Situations

Clouds 1

Storms come through

excessive wind and rain

impossible conditions

coming in like a train

 

Some people are good

ready to lend a helping hand

others are evil

taking advantage of the storm’s band

 

Impossible situations

difficult decisions to make

critics abound

praying for God’s grace

 

Finally it happens

a rash of good deeds

showing love and kindness

everyone taking the lead

 

Prayers are answered

hope is spread

food, clothing, and shelter

God is not dead

 

Impossible situations

God made us for these

faith, hope, and love

for these we are lead

 

Impossible situations

healing has begun

restoring communities

one by one

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

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Hope: Antidote for Difficult Times

sun on river mountain 1

Panic spreads

throughout the land

a ravaging disease

fear of touching a hand

 

Fear is vicious

taking away people’s power

contagious darkness spreading

despair grows by the hour

 

The sun rises

it is a new day

an antidote grows

light is on the way

 

Rising out of the fear

through the light shines hope

love fights the fear

we learn to cope

 

Time passes

the disease appears to have no end

loving each other

we rely on friends

 

Hope is the antidote

causing the fear to bend

darkness is wiped out

Light wins in the end

 

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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

 

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OctPoWriMo Prompts: Oct 4 Cage – Pewter, Silver, or Gold

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Sitting on the patio

viewing the world through a tree

caged in by life’s circumstances

lonely as can be

 

In between the branches

a mirror suddenly appears

leaning in closely to see

before it disappears

 

Within the mirror

are visions of my life

failures in pewter

times of unbelievable strife

 

Looking closer

as my eyes fill with tears

are visions of me being carried

during the worst times of fear

 

The mirror changes

there is joy within the pain

a silver lining in the clouds

love in lessons gained

 

The mirror shows

that I have never been alone

always a loving guiding presence

one that is well known

 

The mirror shifts

to one last scene

a golden road to follow

loved ones waiting for me

 

Mirror no longer there

the loneliness is gone

knowing God is always with me

my soul is now strong

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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An After Rain Promise

rainbow on colorado mountain

Beautiful rainbow

filled with promise

connecting worlds

decisions thrust upon us

 

Switching from 

one land to another

forming gregarious communities

gaining a new brother

 

So much to share

each world something to teach

happiness is near

within our reach

 

Each side

contains a pot of gold

rich stories

of many cultures told

 

Mystical scenery

beautiful sun rises

from seas to mountains

God’s blessing advises

 

Working together

a new bridge is formed

living in harmony

is the norm

 

One rainbow promise

to be together again

a perfect moment

to be shared with a friend

 

Meditation over

admiring beauty from above

seeing more clearly

through the lens of love

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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Healed: Challenge – Triumphant – Thursday

 

Psalm 30:2 New International Version (NIV)

Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.

 

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Sitting high upon the perch

calling out to the Lord

the loss is great

I can’t sing a chord

 

Climbing higher

looking to the clouds

is my love lost

chirping really loud

 

The Lord spoke to me

 love is not lost

your mate is with me

I paid the cost

 

During this time of turmoil

begin singing again

do unto others

you will be reunited with your friend

 

Till that time

I have given you a task

spread kindness and love

do as I ask

 

Healed in that moment

the bird began to sing

tales of redemption

taking away death’s sting

 

Never again 

would there be such despair

God’s love healed him

the heart had been repaired

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Ameliorate: A New World

fish bowl

In a bowl

transformation ameliorates strife

a new world emerges

taking on life

 

Darkness ends

separation of land and sea

light on the horizon

fascinating to me

 

New life appears

takes on many forms

the cold is disappearing

warmth is the norm

 

Plants growing now

spring is in the air

colorful blooms appearing

the show has much flair

 

Fish in the sea

great and small

each with a purpose

gifts for all

 

Many animals now

fierce and strong

continuing a cycle

what could go wrong

 

The final stage comes

humans appear

put in charge of all

does earth live or disappear

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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