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#rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling word of the day challenge

The New Year

snow capped mountain alaska

Frigid cold on the mountain tops

a new year to get to know

sleeping dreams ready to rise

in the the flakes of snow

 

Months pass

the first bud of spring

renewal of life in the air

fledgling birds spread their wings

 

The soul senses change

with each new sun rise

tranquility and peace

experience helps us become wise

 

Reflections of trees

crispness in the air

leaves gently spreading color

birds singing with a flair

 

Winter sleep comes again

feeling like the comfort of a friend

silence and reflection

till another year begins

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/renewal/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/rdp-wednesday-frigid/

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A Child’s Thanksgiving

Steve and Deb age 5 to 7 (2_) (2)

Smiling for the camera

ice cream in my hand

Grandma’s for Thanksgiving

leaves falling across the land

 

Smiles and laughter

a game of red rover

waiting for dinner

come on over

 

Sitting in the kitchen

at the children’s table

special surprises

so grateful

 

Running through the orchard

apples on the trees

jumping to pick them

falling in the leaves

 

On the porch

stories being told

of family history

by those who are old

 

Thankful for the memories

of a day so long ago

can still hear the laughter

the love continues to grow

 

Over fifty years later

I still love ice cream

visiting the people long gone

in pleasant dreams

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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A Letter to My Love

deb and bill ocean springs ms

My love

what a year it has been

missing you constantly

feeling you in the wind

 

Searching for your spirit

loneliness in the air

emptiness inside

more than I can bare

 

In this year of grief

longing for your loving touch

wondering if this punishment

have I suffered enough

 

Listening to a recording

comforted by the sound of your voice

watching a video with your image

 my only choice

 

Almost a year has passed

loving you more each day

not knowing where to go from here

or what to say

 

Faith is tested

as life marches on

little acts of kindness

small group to rely on

 

A promise to wait for me

if called home first

remembering gets me through the day

when the loneliness seems to burst

 

I know you are with God

working in the garden

painting pictures, playing guitar, and singing

all sins have been pardoned

 

One day you will meet me

never separated again

forever loving each other

there will be no end

 

Till that time comes

know I always think of you

trying to figure out life

love will carry me through

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

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#FOWC #rdp celebrations culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry ragtag daily prompt story telling word of the day challenge

A Night Time Train Ride

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The night train to New Orleans

chugs along at a slow pace

in a cushy seat

my soul relaxes from the rat race

 

Sounds enter the mind

of music fast and slow

from the ivory keys of a piano

lifting spirits from a low

 

Visits to the cathedral come next

windows filled with saintly images

lighting a candle of hope

sad mood diminishes

 

Sitting in a cafe

listening to tall tales

sipping on coffee and beignets

of exciting city details

 

Street performers

performing magical feats

exciting the crowds

causing many a racing heart beat

 

Now on the way home

drifting into a comfortable sleep

my soul is relaxed

as the night train creeps

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/11/02/rdp-saturday-cushy/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/11/02/fowc-with-fandango-ivory/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/11/02/saintly/

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#rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling

Secret Door in the Heart

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There is a secret door

that leads to my heart

few search to find it

mostly I stay apart

 

Behind the door

are dreams and loving care

it is an exciting place

if one would dare

 

The secret door

is filled with emotion

sometimes like a waterfall

filled with commotion

 

Other times the secret door is hidden

with things that I only know

good and bad

things to ponder not show

 

The secret door

carries things from long ago

filled with memories of others

love that continues to grow

 

We all have a secret door

that sometimes can be found

the choice is ours whether to open it

when others are around

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-the-secret-door/

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#FOWC #rdp culture grief inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling word of the day challenge

Water Rising

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Water rising

life came to a screeching halt

how to solve an issue

experience can’t be bought

 

Water rising quickly

ducks and geese swim by

life looks easy for them

keep wondering why

 

A boat comes by

asking if I need a ride

stubborn in my endevour

I say no with pride

 

Water rising with rapids

now in over my head

still thinking I have all the answers

beginning to tread

 

Drowning

calling out to whoever will listen

deep issue to be solved

something in the water begins to glisten

 

Gleaning from 

others traveling the same path

rapids begin to recede

issue has lost its wrath

 

Water receding

community works with me

the issue being solved

loving each other is the key

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/screech/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/30/fowc-with-fandango-solve/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/rdp-wednesday-glean/

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#FOWC culture daily prompt halloween inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry ragtag daily prompt story telling word of the day challenge

Fun Childhood Memory

 

Happy Halloween! This is my favourite Halloween show. Charles Shulz was a genius who could spread life and morals through this characters. This remains one of my happy places. 

There was a pumpkin patch

where the moon light was bright

Linus brought a friend

to wait in the night

 

It was spooky 

in the mist

waiting with Sally

was pure bliss

 

The others 

had such fun

trick or treating for candy

getting to run

 

Charlie had fun

collecting rocks

always getting the trick

with each block

 

Snoopy battled the

world war one flying ace

on his flying house

getting shot down with grace

 

Violet’s party 

Snoopy grappled

hiding in water

kissing Lucy bobbing for apples

 

In the end it was Snoopy

who stole the show

rising out of the pumpkin patch

causing Linus to grow

 

Really irate

Linus rants to all

finding a sincere pumpkin patch

will cause Santa to fall

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/26/spooky/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/26/8330/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/26/fowc-with-fandango-irate/

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt God inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling word of the day challenge

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

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/karma/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/rdp-friday-accountable/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/25/fowc-with-fandango-total/

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Life as a Flower

white egret pelahatchie bay april 12

A flower sits alone

as schools of fish swim by

asking questions about loneliness

not wanting to hear a lie

 

The flower cried

then suddenly a wisp of wind

asking why the tears

my beautiful friend

 

The flower lamented

alone with many creatures around

nothing to love me

feeling root bound

 

The rain came

and answered with the wind

you are not alone

there are many friends

 

Uniqueness

makes what you are

all wildlife has a gift

loving you near and far

 

Seeds are carried

and you landed here

flourishing in an environment

to spread love and cheer

 

Listen to those around

and you will feel warm

soon other flowers will come

seeds in the storm

 

The flower smiled

as a new bloom arose

alike but different

glowing as it grows

 

The river welcomed

life old and new

living in community

love grew

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-a-flower-cried/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/24/fowc-with-fandango-school/

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt environment inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry ragtag daily prompt story telling word of the day challenge

The Living Land

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Blast heard across the land

coming suddenly like the wind

some trees almost made it

the world was in a spin

 

The land was decimated

such was the power of the fire

now it it is barren

the situation is dire

 

Arising out of the ashes

there is a tender green leaf

life is reemerging

will it be brief

 

Winter passes

there is hope in the spring

small animals return

the river forges a new ring

 

People come

manually clearing the brush

breaths of fresh air

there is no rush

 

Seasons pass

continued growth in the land

birds are singing

the animals form a band

 

Suddenly lightening strikes

the forest burns again

still some survive

fire put out by rain and wind

 

The Earth is alive

renewal in seasons and storms

ever changing 

adventure is the norm

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

 

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/rdp-wednesday-sub-blast/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/almost/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/10/23/fowc-with-fandango-manual/