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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

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The Haunting Attempt

The apparition appeared

in the middle of the night

making noise

trying to give a fright

Moving things around

suddenly the woman was awake

looking around

at things about to break

The apparition was suave

wanting her to be his queen

looking at the mess

she began to scream

Stay if you must

haunting this home

but as for me

I choose to be alone

Rules of the house

here is a broom

if you want to stay

clean this room

The apparition was quiet

this was not what he expected

to be a servant

and to be rejected

Leaving the house

vowing never to return

better to haunt alone

a lesson learned

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Faithful Schmo

Oblivious to the diverticulitis attack

the dog let out a fart

being a schmo

he thought it was art

The man called for help

retching as he began to bend

food pouring out

when will it end

The trail is long

day is hot

the dog jumps out

looking at the rot

Deciding to be faithful

he quickly ran for help

the rangers found him

when the dog started to yelp

First aid administered

the man is fine

sitting in bar

relaxing with beer and wine

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/08/03/rdp-tuesday-diverticulitis/

https://fivedotoh.com/2021/08/03/fowc-with-fandango-oblivious/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/08/03/schmo/

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt happiness humor inspiration intentional living life lifestyles Mississippi nature poetry squirrel story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

A Squirrel’s New Year

Goodbye to the old year

hello to the new

time for squirrel adventures

racing in the morning dew

Tis the season of renewal

time to have some fun

new seed in the bird feeders

humans to out run

A new brass feeder hangs

a gift from St. Nick

think that glass will stop me

a thrown rock broke it like a brick

Seed dropping to the ground

the human is running

watching that expression

the humor is stunning

Ah a new year

no need to hide

my cheeks filled with seed

2021 is going to be a fun ride

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/01/02/renewal-2/

https://wordpress.com/tag/ragtag-daily-prompt

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/79388113/posts/3105852851

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culture humor inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry story telling summer

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/