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Happy Independence Day

What a glorious day

to think about Independence

the blessings and privileges

that have come my way

 

Freedom of thought

and of things to share

the right to agree or disagree

about the things we care

 

Freedom to move about

to see and enjoy this great land

from the seashores to the mountains

by any mode of transportation we can

 

Freedom to worship God

or the freedom not to

expressions of faith

see our souls through

 

Happy Birthday America

celebrations throughout the land

fireworks and barbecue

parades and bands

 

In the pursuit of freedom

many lives have been lost

cherish and protect it

freedom comes at a cost

 

God bless America

on this Independence Day

let freedom ring

as we go our way

 

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Blooms in the Wind

Native to this land

blowing in the wind

azalea blooms duplicate

spreading color within

 

Never missing a beat

continually in bloom

exciting onlookers

creating a festive room

 

So many colors

dominate the land

exciting diversity

each lending a hand

 

Offering so much

as each bloom grows

asking so little

spreading what it knows

 

Life is abundant

inner spirits filled with peace

living in the moment

together bounty will increase

 

Continuing in many forms

throughout the year

growing bushes

nothing to fear

 

Meditation over

morning sun fills my face

meandering along

grateful for God’s grace

 

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Scintilla: Mischief in the Mud

geese drinking water in strawberry park april 24

Gathering close to the water

scintilla of mischief in the air

fresh rain produced mud

adventure with a flair

 

Coming closer

mom turned around

siblings near

close to the ground

 

Siblings close to the puddle

excitement in my eyes

just one push

will ire arise

 

Pushing the first one

oh so much fun

hit face first

the others begin to run

 

Getting up

my sibling chases me

running through the mud

sounds of glee

 

Mom grabs my neck

then we both fall

covered with mud

silliness for all

 

Chided into the lake

dunked until clean

adventure was fun

should have heard them scream

 

Quiet now

lying in the shade

mom watching closely

mischief well played

 

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Gesture: A Squirrel’s Adventure

squirrel eating grass in park march

Scattered about

gesturing to all your friends

there is a feast awaiting

bounty has no end

 

Gathering together

scattering to and fro

coming in from all directions

so many now know

 

Climbing up the pole

the booty is oh so close

knocking the feeder over

eating till overdose

 

Looking around

danger lurks

time to flee the scene

human going berserk

 

Chaos continues

being chased by a broom

friends scattering everywhere

there is barely any room

 

Safe now

it’s a wrap

nestling with family

time for a nap

 

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Wish: Hot Summer Night

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Up in the night sky

gazing upon the star

wishing for peace

contentment is not far

 

Darkness has come

creatures moving in the night

searching for adventure

stars providing the light

 

Wind rustles 

moving through the trees

creating silhouettes

fascinating to me

 

Creatures grow larger

as the dim light passes by

exaggerated personalities

featuring fireflies

 

Hot summer nights

encouragement to dream

eyes begin to close

sounds from the stream

 

Wishing upon the star

contentment has been found

my soul is nourished

abundant life is all around

 

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The Feeder

squirrel eating grass in park march

Exploring the world

happy as can be

chewing seeds in the grass

packing them in a tree

 

Eyes wide open

a bird feeder comes into sight

rushing through the field

hoping to eat all of it before night

 

Inching closer

crawling on the roof

sliding down the wall

hoping not to goof

 

Seeing no one around

time to seize the prize

inching closer

climbing the pole toward the sky

 

Seeds are wonderful

his cheeks are full

now leaving the feeder

munching on the last mouthful

 

Life is good

returning to his nest

eyes are heavy

time for a night’s rest

 

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Summer Day

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Walking along the banks

enjoying a summer’s eve

beautiful flowers before me

blowing in the breeze

 

Along the path

a bird begins to sing

life’s joy in the melody

it is a peaceful thing

 

Further down the path

there are clouds in the sky

showers are scattered

welcomed by the tree that is dry

 

Headed home

time to take a nap

enjoying the summer day

with a book in my lap

 

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Expression: Pennies From Above

coins

Glancing around

what did I find

a penny from Heaven

different things came to mind

 

The sun shone upon it

radiating the color from within

shiny with a pinpoint

the penny was thin

 

This penny for my thoughts

thinking of how to share and express love

looking at those around

gifts from above

 

Kindness in helping a neighbor

giving food to those in need

healing the sick

teaching someone to read

 

Inspiration from a penny

nourishment for the soul

now picking it up

spreading love before the day is old

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Present, Potential, Clouds: Alligator’s Recap of the Day

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Living in the present

so many things to do

life has potential

some days not a clue

 

Lying on this course

in the morning sunshine

fish jumping near me

a fine place to dine

 

A sound in the distance

scrumptious smells in the air

face lifted upward

eyes staring with a glare

 

Opportunities abound

a bird flies by

diving into the water

returning to the sky

 

Glancing around

comfortable in the present

head back down

the moon is crescent

 

Time to slip away

rain falling down

day turning to night

creatures are abound

 

Living in the moment

having fulfilled the potential of the day

clouds giving me cover

as I retire in the bay

 

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Spoof, Integrated, and Cursory: A Duckling’s Game

geese drinking water in strawberry park april 24

 

The small duckling looked around

his family not found

seeing a mother goose

to a game he became bound

 

He spoofed the goose

integrated into her nest

everything going well

it was a good place to rest

 

Time to get up

the mother goose called

goslings and the duckling fell in line

each having a ball

 

Leaving the nest

closer to the water they came

each got in

the duckling thought it was a wonderful game

 

His mother spotted him

calling his name

with cursory speed she swam

quacking he should be ashamed

 

The mothers met 

not amused by his spoof

each gave a lecture

expressions of reproof

 

The duckling swam home

he quacked with fake shame

climbed into the nest

having enjoyed his game

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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