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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

 

copyright 2019 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

 

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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

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

 

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A Walk in the Night

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Darkness has fallen

as I walk on the tenebrous path

rain has begun to fall

nature taking a bath

 

Temperatures drop

chill in the air

path becomes muddy

my feet are bare

 

A rocky hill

insurmountable in the night

owls begin to hoot

now a feeling of fright

 

Sliding on the hill

there is a scrape upon my knee

sound of a close hiss

I begin to flee

 

Thunder and lightening

light up the night sky

taking an alternate route

afraid I may die

 

A familiar voice calls

safety around the corner

a cabin with fire and love

a gift having been ordered

 

Storm has stopped

full moon shines in the night

peace and serenity

lit by star’s light

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Art in the Mist of a Hurricane

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Amidst the ruins

following a hurricane’s fury

lies an esoteric monument

not made in a hurry

 

Compassion is expressed

for a way of life lost

created out of remnants of wood

knowing the cost

 

Fury in a storm

communities wiped out

a national tragedy

there is much fallout

 

Many people flee

having lost all they had

no way to recover

all is sad

 

A small piece of wood

a monument to what has passed

hope has returned

optimism to last

 

The communities are rebuilt

the people have returned

prospering now

with lessons learned

 

Carvings of art

along the highway

may we never forget

those lost on that day

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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A Cave Adventure

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Looking back to the insanity

of an adventure yesterday

there was milquetoast explorer

that got lost along the way

 

Wandering into a mountain

he encountered a strange site

sitting on ledges was a being

surrounded by light

 

The being saw him

as he turned run

all the sudden stuck

the being decided to have fun

 

Strumming on an instrument

the being began to croon

causing the man to dance

he got his groove

 

Communication is odd

as each one expressed his life

the milquetoast gained courage

listening to the fife

 

In an instant the man’s life was changed

did he received what he craved

music and being were gone

he was alone in the cave

 

Wandering out

never to be lost again

the world was now exciting

there was a new day to begin

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Game Day in the South

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It’s fall in the South

a time for all things grand

waiting for the game to start

I am an ardent fan

 

A gourmand of rich delicacies

found only on game day

aromatic smells feed the soul

as we all play

 

Scratching the surface

game day banter appears severe

teasing the other team

until the hamburger and beer appear

 

Then we are all friends

sharing in the glory

sausages, salsa, and chips

helps to enhance our stories

 

The games goes on

we watch in the tent

cheering on the teams

time well spent

 

The game is over

packing up to go home

a wonderful day of sharing

fans are never alone

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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An Autumn Transition

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A misty vapor

comes across the land

the first signs of fall

crickets and frogs lead the band

 

A wrinkled leaf 

floats in the mist

birds migrating south

a flippant song on their lips

 

Such beauty

as the leaves begin to turn

showing much color

makes the heart yearn

 

Hearty abundance

covers the landscape

squirrels gather acorns

as the birds escape

 

Colorful leaves gathered

on a mantle to be admired

others raked into a pile

thrown onto a bonfire

 

A watery mist

snow begins to fall

steep drops in temperatures

a hibernation call

 

The days grow cold

there is little light

wrapped up in a blanket

meditating on a peaceful night

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

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A Lizard’s Life

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Atop the gutters

with a wistful glance

an eye on a prize

almost in a trance

 

Blending in

the prize moves fast

in a corrupt environment

no hiding place can last

 

Running quickly

changing colors with each room

getting closer

prize about to meet its doom

 

A calculated leap

have been spotted now

prize moving fast

letting out a yowl

 

Not fast enough

acting with haste

my mouth watering

oh! what a delightful taste

 

Scurrying back

somethings chasing me now

back into the bushes

safely eating my chow

 

The life of a lizard

living with incredible speed

enjoying the moment

in whatever color it needs

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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A Morning Walk

Early in the morning

coolness in the air

taking umbrage to mosquitoes

mostly without a care

 

Remembering the languor 

of a day not long ago

exploring the swamp

with my beau

 

Through the stillness

a story unfolds

of two young lovers

caught in the mist of woe

 

One wanted excitement

could never stand still

action with every turn

an instant thrill

 

The other more quiet

dreams of a simple life

serenity around every corner

never any strife

 

Two young lovers

a decision to make

journey life together

or make a permanent break

 

The swamp is still

trees reflecting in the sun

a snake swims by

the two lovers run

 

Running up the stairs

he carries her in his arms

the thrill of being together

her safe without harm

 

True love prevailed

twenty years of wedded bliss

combination of thrills and serenity

sealed with a passionate kiss

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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