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Out of the Ashes

Out of the ashes

a new spirit grew

burned in the fire

time to renew

The danger had come

brought to His knees

swore He was defeated

the demons all agreed

The morning came

from the ashes He arose

gaining strength

in the sunlight He began to glow

His enemies trembled

having never seen such love

death has been defeated

a gift from above

Now a King

spreading the Word

darkness has been defeated

the Light has been heard

Grace is given

shared with all who will hear

never again encompassed in darkness

the victory is clear

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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

A Spring Break

Firtln’ along

marching to my own beat

cool water feels good

fish nipping my feet

Sun sparkles

creating diamonds and rainbows

blooms reflecting on the water

body begins to glow

Approaching the rapids

jumping on the rocks

slipping into the water

laughing as I drop

Time for a nap

hammock between the trees

birds singing a lullaby

sweet dreams put me at ease

Sweet spring day

filled with wonder

beauty surrounds me

enjoying this brief slumber

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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

The Spirit of the Heart

The zenith of existence

is in the heart

joy of the spirit

love which does not part

Even when broken

things are hard

a healing process occurs

leaving a scar

Do I become bitter

cower in fear

become a slave

to whatever comes near

Do I choose

freedom to love again

power to experience joy

make new friends

Heart speaks to spirit

charging ahead

rising from what has been lost

wonder instead of dread

Out of the ashes

joy begins to arise

living life to the fullest

giving love that never dies

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#rdp culture daily prompt God grief inspiration intentional living kindness life poetry spiritual story telling

A Spirit House Cleaning

Riding a broom

around my home

sliding around the corners

starting the new year alone

Smoothly landing

cleaning each room

sweeping out all negative things

anything that threatened doom

Out the door

went the despair

no more crying

this year a life to repair

Next out the door

went everything bitter

a new year now

sun reflecting ice like glitter

Finally out the door

went the anger and fear

time to release it all

love is near

Sun shines brightly

my spirit is cleaned

winter birds sing in joy

life has been redeemed

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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

Nightmare of Death

Nightmares haunted me

while in a deep sleep

fighting evil creatures

the hole is deep

Monopolizing the nightmare

is the fear of dying

is there life beyond

a purpose for trying

Grabbing a compass

which direction to run

morning is coming

east to the rising sun

A wraith appears

think it’s mother

pointing to the sky

beginning to smother

Grasping for breath

one final attempt

slaying all fears

my life is exempt

Becoming one with the light

surrounded by love

friends and family join with me

grace from above

Living in harmony

this world has no fear

peace and contentment

not one tear

Sun is rising

nightmares are gone

free to live

grateful for the dawn

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FFFC #FOWC #rdp #tshalloweenchallenge culture daily prompt halloween inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

City Window Inspiration

Haunted by doubt

holding a notebook of fears

praying for a better day

hoping inspiration is near

A window view

of the concrete city

spying a kenspeckle figure

body language quite witty

Glancing at the flowers

a thought came to mind

writing about the figure

including a creative design

Fear disappears

presentation quickly comes together

heavy spirit lifts

now light as a feather

Success comes

all doubts put away

smiling and grateful

inspiration came to stay

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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

Pocket of Dreams

In the midst of the cobweb

there is a pocket of dreams

interpretations of life

trapped in a screen

Thoughts holding a conference

determining what holds power

discussions begin

at the midnight hour

Emotions assist thoughts

as the leaves glide in the wind

colors represent feelings

the veil is thinned

Red representing rage

at things that are unfair

feeling trapped

caught in a snare

Others leaves without color

representing death

is it all over

at the last breath

Yellow leaves

representing life

hope and love

defeating the strife

Morning comes

dew on each thread

sparkling diamonds

there is nothing to dread

Joyful thoughts

rule this day

feeling love

protected by a sun ray

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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

Halloween in the Forest

Euphoria in the night

regurgitating tales of old

friends gather

in the autumn cold

Hot apple cider with rum

a homemade drink

gnarl in a tree as a tray

toasting as the mugs clink

Lighting sparklers

dancing in the night

a squirrel joining in the fun

causing a fright

Gathered in blankets

ghost stories are told

of devils appearing

with promises of gold

The moon is full

as the revelers make their way home

filled with joy

allowing imaginations to roam

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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

Passionate Storm

In the storm there is a melody

encapsulating my heart

consecutively woven

a brilliant piece of art

Raging feelings

loneliness with each lightening strike

fighting for suvival

with all my might

Why can’t I see you

or feel your presence

voice as loud as thunder

you are not a rememberance

Becoming part of the rain

flying in the wind

dropping into the ocean

yearning to send

Living each moment

feeling the pain

searching for you

hoping to gain

Reassurance comes

in the form of a rainbow

getting closer

time is slow

Meditation over

never alone

you are always with me

my spirit has grown

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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

Cobbler from Halloween Past

Traveling through time

neurons intact

a Halloween long ago

excited to go back

Looking around

in search of a recipe

the cobbler is on the table

aroma is heavenly

Music playing

dancing to the tunes

greeting friends from long ago

reminiscing in each room

Now in the kitchen

filled with remnants of the past

love the oven

made when appliances would last

Cookbook open

recipe printed in bold

easy to read

filled with ingredients of old

Memorizing it all

time to return to the present

citing an incantation

the moon is crescent

In my kitchen

the cobbler sits on the table

warm and comforting

now a Halloween staple

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce