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Sweet Innocence: A Puppy at Play

grace baby picture

Running and playing

enjoying the day

free of all worry

scampering away

 

Moments of bliss

each time he turns around

a squirrel appears

not making a sound

 

Living each moment

breathing in the clean air

stopping for a second

absorbing the sun’s glare

 

Letting today take care of itself

enjoying the race

always a new experience

part of God’s grace

 

The future is uncertain

life has many slopes

he enjoys the journey

always with love and hope

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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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

 

<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/rhyme/”>Rhyme</a&gt;

via Daily Prompt: Rhyme

 

 

 

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Hope: Antidote for Difficult Times

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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

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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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/