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A Morning Standoff

The bacon was settling

in my jentacular walk

when I came upon a scene

causing a mob to gawk

He sat silently

eyes shining in the sun

a small dog barking at him

refusing to run

The small dog’s hair stood up

his bark so loud

I started to interfere

but was stopped by the crowd

The alligator inched forward

ready to attack

my eyes widened

as his mouth cracked

Tension mounting

all eyes glued to the scene

could hardly stand it

wanted to scream

Moving closer

the small dog held his ground

then came the kaboom

a surprise to all around

A kaboom

the sound of a firecracker

caused the small dog and alligator

to immediately scatter

I turned around

to the sound of laughter

a young boy

whose small dog the gator was after

Calling the small dog

he announced the game was over

the dog happily followed him

having proved he was not a pushover

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Raging Water in Life

The water rages

a mesmerizing site

tossing intimate details of my soul

trying to cause a fright

Every fear

imagined or real

churning it all

telling me how to feel

The water slows

there is raft

a tree reaches for me

begging me to graft

A decision to be made

is this something I can trust

a blanket of security

or something else to make me rust

Suddenly there is calm

a reassuring voice

trust in the Light

and rejoice

Grafted now

the water is calm

the fear is gone

listening to a Psalm

A sprout comes from me

in the darkness there is light

hope abounds

my soul rejoices at the site

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A Canyon View

Climbing the slope is awkward

trying not to fall

determined to reach the top

to observe the view with awe

Reaching the top

observing a lineament in the rock

such beautiful colors

like the tail of a peacock

The epitome of grandeur

enough to speak to the heart

so much to take in

perfect art

Taking a breath

the wind begins to blow

whistling through the crevices

adding music to the show

Rain shower begins

dew against the stone

small rocks shimmer

no one is alone

The showers stop

a colorful bright rainbow appears

time to climb down

sunset is near

Feeling calm

ready to sleep

thankful for God’s grace

and for my soul’s peace to keep

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The Old Bell

In the midst of nudiustertian

wresting the tree limb

the old bell nudged

sounding a note from a hymn

The wind howls

as the tower gets an overhaul

power washing the bricks

mold now gone from summer rainfalls

The bell is stunning

surrounded by oak and maple trees

brilliant yellow and red leaves

swaying in the breeze

The brass on the bell

gets a cleaning

dirt and grime are removed

now shining brightly with the sun beaming

The bell rings again

as it has for two hundred years

its melodious sound

continues to bring joy to all who hear

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A Love Filled Meeting

Galavanting down the street

remiss at the cars passing by

the gentlemen lifts his hat

his head held high

The ladies balk

at the sight

a man wearing a suit

riding a bike

He pulls into a yard

straightens his tie

a woman is waiting

lunch on the lania

Laughing and carrying on

stories being told

he holds her hand

a knight from days of old

Walking down the street

listening to the birds sing

the man bends down

gives her a ring

An old fashion story

of a couple in love

each completes the other

a gift from above

Many years have passed

the couple is now old

riding bicyles together

basking in love that never grows cold

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A Squirrel’s New Year

Goodbye to the old year

hello to the new

time for squirrel adventures

racing in the morning dew

Tis the season of renewal

time to have some fun

new seed in the bird feeders

humans to out run

A new brass feeder hangs

a gift from St. Nick

think that glass will stop me

a thrown rock broke it like a brick

Seed dropping to the ground

the human is running

watching that expression

the humor is stunning

Ah a new year

no need to hide

my cheeks filled with seed

2021 is going to be a fun ride

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A New Year ‘s Day Meditation

Wind blowing through the chimes

singing a song

birds on the feeders

helping the melody along

A new day

the beginning of a new year

the sun shines bright

thoughts of love and cheer

Peace fills my heart

another new day

wind speaking to my soul

guiding me along the way

A new year

filled with optimism and grace

opportunities to serve

to see His face

Smiling now

seeing the beauty along the way

praying for all to experience joy

on this New Year’s Day

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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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Soaring High in the Day

Flying high

looking over a water view

freedom in the air

always something new

 

A fish jumps

diving to pick it up

quickly snatching it

a perfect setup

 

The wind flowing

comfort for my wings

soaring with the breezes

the scent of sweet things

 

A few friends join me

a fun aerial battle

twists and turns

till our brains are addled

 

Returning to the trees

time to cool down

listening to the chirping

of the insects around

 

Awakening now

time for the sun to set

brilliant colors

the most beautiful yet

 

One final flight

as the moon is rising

watching a glimmer in the water

the view is mesmerizing

 

Time to call it a day

now in the nest

all is well

comfortable and at rest

 

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Giddy: A Moonlit Night

Dancing in the moonlight

giddy as can be

somewhat in a trance

a whole new world to see

 

Rain coming down

sweet to my lips

splashing around in the water

embracing the drips

 

Light from the moon

awareness begin to grow

in harmony with nature

creates a brief shadow

 

In the midst of the wind

an owl begins to hoot

sending out messages

frogs follow suit

 

Rain is gone

sky is clear

stars in the sky

some are near

 

A beautiful night

feeling quite free

grateful to be alive

bending to my knee

 

Thanking God 

for the blessings of this night

alone in the darkness

everything is alright

 

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