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The Lone Stone

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Beyond the gate

lies a lone grave

a piece of a lost life

one that could not be saved

 

Family visits

broken pieces of the past

each speaks of times long ago

wanting each moment to life

 

The lone stone

carrying a star next to the name

a symbol of war

the world will never be the same

 

Broken pieces

family filled with grief

trying to build a new life

still in disbelief

 

Time passes

love never dies

there are moments of laughter

some happiness is a surprise

 

Broken pieces

the heart begins to heal

each piece glued together

more life to feel

 

The lone stone

merely now a place

as the departed spirit

now lives in the heart’s space

 

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Lost in a Storm

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The day grows colder

as my soul searches for solitude

walking in the snow

the screaming wind an interlude

 

Snow coming down hard

the trees begin to bend

treacherous storm

is there no end

 

Lost now

the spirits begin to hunt

my soul begs for mercy

the only sound is grunts

 

Trudging further ahead

praying for the light

has God forgotten me

He is out of site

 

Praying fervently

almost dead

suddenly a bright light

telling me not to dread

 

Coming closer

a voice screams in the wind

take hold of my hand

come out of the whirlwind

 

My hand takes hold 

as the spirits begin to run

soul safe now

the Light has won

 

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Father time: A Universe Explored

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Mother is the Earth

Father is time

universe is bursting

life is sublime

 

So many theories

of how it all began

particles of dust

creating many places to land

 

Infinite universe

filled with time and space

comets, meteorites, and planets

compete in a race

 

From the moon

man look so small

like tiny ants

climbing up a wall

 

Father time passes

as our imagination soars

creating stories 

of how stars roar

 

Fifty years ago

man walked on the moon

Father time granted a gift

not a moment too soon

 

Constellations call

as man continues to explore

one day all questions will be answered

about the universe we adore

 

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Mother Earth

so beautiful and alive

filled with mountains and valleys

adventures to survive

 

Her resources are abundant

trees upon the land

across great continents

anchored by sea and sand

 

Creatures upon the land

some used for food and cloth

others for observation

giving lessons without much thought

 

Rocks and plants

so many varieties to discover

forming many sculpures

for a nature lover

 

Nourishment of the spirit

for many cultures on the planet

each element has meaning

drawing the soul in like a magnet

 

Made from the dust

Mother Earth is our home

sustaining life

we are never alone

 

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Echo of Can you Spare a Dime

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The streets are silent

except the echo of a man

can you feed me

difficult to live on the land

 

He had a bugaboo

shining in the light

seeing me near

it suddenly was put out of sight

 

Nervously walking up

thankful it is him and not me

giving him a bag with necessities

and some fast food for free

 

The man weaved a tale

of how life began on the streets

so compelling

of strife and defeat

 

Still there is hope

as he crossed the street

walking into a shelter

relief from the heat

 

The shelter offers services

volunteers with skills to help

perhaps one day he will accept them

a life change will be felt

 

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OctPoWriMo Prompts: Eyes or What do you see: The Clouds

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Looking at the clouds

such a beautiful sight

what do you see

looking into the light

 

Much depends

on your attitude

could be something pleasant

granting contentment and gratitude

 

Could be hungry

a cloud hamburger delight

or perhaps a garden vegetables

depending on your appetite

 

Perhaps the spiritual

seeing God in the clouds

praying inwardly 

or perhaps out loud

 

Some people see animals

so perfectly made

each in its own habitat

or under tree shade

 

Some see the ocean

the waves coming in

the vastness of water

watching sea creatures swim

 

Perhaps there is a storm

thunder, lightening, and rain

so powerful

hard to stay sane

 

What our eyes see

is our perception of the world

always filled with wonder

as each adventure unfurls

 

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OctPoWriMo Prompts: Blue: Oct 6

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Vastness of the ocean

blue water everywhere

a dolphin jumps up

taking in the air

 

The sky above

blue filled with puffy clouds

birds riding on the wind

singing voices loud

 

An interesting color

part of the rainbow

associated with coolness

after the wind and rain blow

 

Extending beauty

where this color appears

uplifting moods

giving good cheer

 

Bluegrass music is heard

as banjos play and guitars strum

dancing in the moonlight

cups filled with rum

 

Blue is 

so many things

even a sad mood

can make the heart sing

 

High above the Earth

the color blue shows

brightening the universe

as the sunlight grows

 

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OctPoWriMo Prompts: Doorway – Open or Closed: Oct 5

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Doorway to adventures

with the opening of a book

so many stories

excited to take a look

 

A journey to the sea

unique creatures to explore

each page a new universe

beautiful words to be adored

 

Perhaps a journey to the stars

descriptions so shiny and bright

other planets to explore

or ride on a comet’s tail light

 

Another adventure

is the human soul

where does it come and go

what is its goal

 

A small  door containing

 the world in a box

excitement and adventures

ready to be unlocked

 

Small libraries appear in random places

many books to partake

just open the door and choose

which journey  you take

 

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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

 

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OctPoWriMo Prompts: Womb: October 3

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Outside the old house

an old man stands

recanting his life

from where it began

 

Deep inside the womb

an universe to explore

safe from danger

no need to know more

 

Forced out 

time to move ahead

a journey to continue

nothing to dread

 

Hardship comes

along with laughter and tears

danger lurks around the corner

there is some fear

 

Living life to the fullest

the old man does a life dance

living in the moment

giving this universe a chance

 

Through the years

the house grows old

now an old man

eternity takes hold

 

The spirit leaves

moving on to the next place

taking the love it gained

to the new place

 

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