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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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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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Valley of Imagination

A magical world

diamonds sparkling in the sun

a small child’s imagination

a valley filled with fun

A true actophile

fills the valley with her collection

each with a personality

the mirror with her reflection

One gathers flowers

and puts them in her hair

another calling for a game

for all to share

Laughing hardily

while chasing a bee

discussing how it feels

to be free

Taking a nap

filled with sweet dreams

beauty of being a child

a precious site to be seen

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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A Midnight Dance

As the wind whispers

your name in the air

come close to me

with great care

Love and beauty

capture my soul

becoming one with your spirit

as in days of old

Feeling your spirit

within my heart

swaying to the music

we are never apart

Dancing at midnight

shadows in the moon

spirits joined together

separated too soon

Sun rises

dawn of a new day

swaying to the music

love is never far away

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Surfing into Eternity

Rising to the top

happy as can be

not a care in the world

dolphins joining me

Foaming as it crests

power in the wave

crashing on top itself

adventure for the brave

Shouting for joy

what a ride

grabbing the board

doing a little slide

Back in the water

swimming out to sea

another wave is coming

anticipation and glee

Riding the waves

till the sun burns into the night

freedom in the moment

eternity is bright

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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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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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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A New Year’s Stroll

Walking along the path

on a cold winter day

trees filled with ice

sun lighting the way

A cardinal sings

a happy song

welcoming me

as I walk along

Spotting the proper branch

I hang some sunflower seed

an act of kindness

food for creatures in need

Ice crystals sparkle

in the morning sun

prisms filled with color

beautiful webs are spun

Connecting with nature

experiencing a new world

the year is young

peace and harmony unfurl

Smile on my face

calmness in the air

a year of intentional living

life with flair

Meditation over

happiness in my heart

spirit is warmed

by nature’s art

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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A Year of Kindness, Music And Gratitude

Happy New Year! I pray that your new year will be one filled with love and joy. I am bringing in a new theme to my blog emphasizing kindness, music and gratitude. There will still be poetry and articles on Mississippi as these things bring me joy. In an effort to live more intentionally, I will be adding posts about random acts of kindness.

Random acts of kindness have had a profound effect on my life. It has taught me love, empathy, and compassion. During some of the darkest times these acts have given me hope and a reason to live. I will never know the names of all the people whose acts of kindness have affected my life. Each act has created a ripple effect that has changed me and now affects everyone that I meet in so many unexpected ways. Giving without expecting anything in return is one of life’s greatest joys.

In a world filled with fear and despair one act of kindness can change the course of someone’s life. A train of random acts of kindness has the power to create hope and love. Simple things such as a smile and word of encouragement are so powerful.

Please join me in this year of kindness. I welcome ideas and stories of how each of you has changed a life through the power of giving. Together we can make a difference.

The second goal for me in this new year is to relearn to play the flute. I played it in elementary and middle school. It has numerous benefits as well as a fun instrument to play. My progress should be entertaining. Throughout the year there will be a few videos of me playing the flute.

A final goal for this year is to exercise gratitude for all blessings. Some of my poetry will reflect this goal.

Thank you for reading and commenting on Piper’s Adventures. Your support has made a difference in my life and I appreciate all of you.

Here’s to the New Year. May 2022 be a year filled with love and joy. Cheers!

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Meditation on Gratitude 1

Thankful today

for simple gifts

a smile

makes my spirit lift

A kindness

silent but hears

quietly comforts

sits through tears

A helping hand

in a time of need

not realizing

they have done a good deed

Gratitude

to be exercised each day

caring for each other

as we make our way

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce