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Let me in!

Let me in! Let me in!

cried the bee

the sun is scorching

feel the window to see

 

The plant next to the window

has a cool leaf

a flower blooming

a place of relief

 

Tapping hard

the glass will not move

legs stuck to the window

sliding down to the groove

 

Buzzing now

begging for help

sun getting hotter

beginning to melt

 

A ray of hope

a hole in the screen

edging through it

cool and redeemed

 

On the flower now

restored and in a sweet slumber

cool drafts flow through the leaves

content in the summer

 

copyright 2020 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/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/careful/

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Fervid: A Puppy Adventure

grace baby picture

Sweet puppy

name is Grace

filled with energy

life is a race

 

Out of the sky

ice was falling

with great fervid strength

Grace found her calling

 

Leaping into the air

not to be outdone

grabbing the ice cube

she began to run

 

Oh such fun

flipping each piece in the air

jumping delightfully

dancing with a flair

 

Added grass

just a little flavor

each piece melting

hardly waiting to savor

 

As soon as it starts

the falling ice is over

time to lie down

taking a minute to recover

 

Oh the life of a puppy

it is so grand

learning new things

happiness across the land

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13265

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/rdp-monday-fervid/

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Scintilla: Mischief in the Mud

geese drinking water in strawberry park april 24

Gathering close to the water

scintilla of mischief in the air

fresh rain produced mud

adventure with a flair

 

Coming closer

mom turned around

siblings near

close to the ground

 

Siblings close to the puddle

excitement in my eyes

just one push

will ire arise

 

Pushing the first one

oh so much fun

hit face first

the others begin to run

 

Getting up

my sibling chases me

running through the mud

sounds of glee

 

Mom grabs my neck

then we both fall

covered with mud

silliness for all

 

Chided into the lake

dunked until clean

adventure was fun

should have heard them scream

 

Quiet now

lying in the shade

mom watching closely

mischief well played

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13225

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/83440335/posts/2385865175

 

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

geese drinking water in strawberry park april 24

 

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

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/rdp-44-spoof/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/integrated/

https://fivedotoh.com/2018/07/14/fowc-with-fandango-cursory/

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Hoax: A Skipper Tale

Skipper

Vacation is coming

time to drive my car

Piper thinks she is driving

the destination is far

 

The car is packed

time to get in

sitting in the back

opportunity is thin

 

Then it happens

Piper sees where I dropped her keys

the car is running

I jump to the driver’s seat on my knees

 

Into the driver’s seat

locking the door in an instant

steering wheel in front of me

moving the car a short distance

 

Piper running

rushing with the key

pulling the emergency brake

stopping the car immediately

 

Jumping to the back seat

relishing the moment at hand

thrill of driving a car

my hoax is legendary across the land

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/06/18/hoax-a-skipper-tale

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/hoax/

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Debonair: A Family Reunion

tin bicycle man clinton march 28 2017

Arriving at the reunion

debonair as can be

he parks his bicycle

next to the sycamore tree

 

Sitting at a table

tales begin to flow

family surrounds him

his eyes begin to glow

 

History of the area

how the town began

tales of heroics

how a man ran

 

Tales of love

how each couple met

families speculated marriage

some had a bet

 

Lunch is served

other tales are told

each one getting taller

as the day grows old

 

Reunion over

the debonair man leaves

smiles on all faces

to family stories they cleave

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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http://fivedotoh.com/2018/06/14/fowc-with-fandango-debonair/

 

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Nefarious: Ducks on a Park Picnic

ducks in strawberry patch park april 23

Walking through the park

picnics all around

nefarious activities being planned

determined ducks abound

 

Strutting around

distracting the crowd

putting on a show

quacking extremely loud

 

There is a commotion

duck jumping on a table

food flying everywhere

ducklings gathering samples where able

 

Flying from table to table

bread scattered on the ground

geese join the fun

bounty for all wildlife around

 

Chased by the people

nefarious plans accomplished

feast had by all

tales told of the outlandish

 

Sun is setting 

return to the nest

the ducks are full

time for a rest

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/06/14/nefarious-ducks-on-a-park-picnic

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/nefarious/

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Introduction: A Blueberry Cobbler Love Affair

 

The introduction was simple

it was just sitting there

the sweet aroma

too much for my senses to bear

 

An blueberry cobbler

filled with such delight

right out of the oven

such a beautiful sight

 

Capers take calculation

this was the first one

jumping hastily toward it

the prize to be won

 

The first blueberry cobbler

sitting high on the table

it was too far away

for my attempts to be able

 

After some begging

a serving given to dine

the introduction to a delicacy

a lifetime favorite of mine

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/word-prompt-introduce/

https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/06/13/introduction-a-blueberry-cobbler-love-affair

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Guilty: A Blueberry Cobbler Caper

 

Out of the oven

the cobbler cooled

sending out sweet aromas

causing senses to drool

 

Glancing to the left

and then to the right

looking for an opportunity

the future looks bright

 

The edge of the table

oh so close

peering around the corner

no time to boast

 

Time to strike

pulling at the table cloth

the prize falls down

quietly landing like a moth

 

Oh so good

savoring every bite

guilt shown with blueberries

a remarkable site

 

Now caught with the prize

running away with delight

spreading blueberries everywhere

giving few people a fright

 

Sleeping now

after enduring the wrath

there was some laughter

and a pleasant bath

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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