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Disease in Motion

It began in a plum tree

and quickly spread through the land

a strong steady motion

difficult to understand

Darkness reigned

death had a steady run

few could fight it

little could be done

A ray of light

vaccine on the horizon

the plight of many

dependent on the sun rising

Some were immune

growing stronger each day

taking care of the ill

spreading hope along the way

The forest shines now

full of light

the darkness has been conquered

the future is bright

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Life on Earth Day

The waters and land separated

life entered the land and seas

each with a purpose

there were no guarantees

Reflections of beauty

mirrored in a lake

a paradise unspoiled

promises to undertake

Caring for the land

enough resources for all

the spring of creation

before the great fall

Dust and pollution

greed across the land

wars spilling blood

destroying what was grand

Hope arises

each creature has a choice

to take small actions

to have a voice

The end is near

the Earth cries out

you are made from me

live in paradise or die without

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A Bug’s Evening

Perusing the forest

an unexpected surprise

a black bug with white spots

beautiful to my eyes

Regal and strong

surveying the environmental system

calm and serene

the wind provides a rhythm

Sun setting

looking for prey

time for dinner

been a long day

Capturing food

eating in delight

then moving into the limb

resting for the night

The ecosystem

unique in it’s dimensions

each of us has a part

harmony is our decision

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New Life for Tires

The tires were packed

cheek by jowl in the yard

jagged edges beyond repair

life had been hard

The dump manager

was a petulant man

seeing so much waste

but he had a plan

Using a machine

to grind up the tire

bits tied together

bound by wire

The old rubber

will have new life

becoming garden mulch

blending in with the wildlife

More of the recycled tires

used as playground elements

a much easier landing

than a cheek touching cement

Another use is

a wastewater treatment filter

allowing water to be reused

no longer a killer

Fun to ponder

recycling the strife

the Earth provides alternatives

giving its resources new life

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Sign of Progress

Standing in a quagmire

sniffing chemicals in the air

a kettle filled with black water

cameras film the despair

Longing for the forest

of streams that are crystal clear

wildlife roaming in the trees

of a life so dear

Warning signs of the toxins

erasure of common sense

progress all around

the air is dense

A ray of hope

a picture of the brain

thinking of what is being lost

standing in the acid rain

A few gather together

leaving the progress behind

preferring to live in simplicity

returning to an earlier time

Encroachment continues

the few begin to fight

others join them

seeing the light

In the forest

a bird flies above

singing to all those around

the Earth still has love

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A Dream of Diversity

On a concrete tiled lot

everything is the same

umbrellas and tables alike

nothing has a name

In the shadows of umbrellas

she had a dream

in the pursuit of diversity

being free to scheme

Beginning to renovate

her mind started to spin

excited at the prospect

frown turned into a grin

Taking fabric

the umbrella is transformed

unique in character

no longer uniform

Plants appeared in the shade

color moving with the sun

leaves of different textures

one vine to run

Walking along the edge

someone else comes along

he has a dream

conformity is no longer strong

A little at a time

others that are unique

dare to make changes

no longer afraid to speak

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The Painting

The painting spoke volumes

with colors of carker anxieties

a world in turmoil

many societies

The silence is deafening

yet the question is loud

why so much disagreement

thunder in the clouds

Each color has a story

anxious to tell

wanting someone to listen

calmly not having to yell

Out of the darkness

comes a bright light

beckoning each color to join it

taking away all fright

The colors come together

explaining their point of view

each color listens

agrees to create something new

Different designs

now live in harmony

in the new world

all the colors are free

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A True Loving Mississippi Story

One child 2 years old is lost

without a shoe in the street

traffic flowing

not missing a beat

Seen by one

running to save a life

another stopped to help

amid all the strife

A third person stops

calling the police

child standing with safe haven

sighing with relief

Another person stops

as we search for the child’s home

wanting to know how to help

the child is not alone

The police come

helping to figure it out

the child is calm

feeling safe and does not pout

Siblings arrive

rejoicing running up the street

the child had accidentally gotten out

following a dog with bare feet

People helping each other

not a thought given to religion or race

helping an innocent child

experience love instead of hate

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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

 

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