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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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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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Lending a Hand

A beautiful day

walking down the street

new bicycle by my side

a stranger to meet

Working at an outside market

beginning a new life

the stranger had been homeless

spirit filled with strife

A benefactor

helped him to buy the place

believing in the future

bringing a smile to his face

Smiling as I approached

leaving the bicycle by his side

a gift of transportation

a most pleasant ride

Tears in his eye

grateful for the gift

riding around

gave my spirit a lift

As time passes

the stranger helps others in need

spreading love and encouragement

an example to heed

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Evil Clown

A clown came up to me

while walking up the street

screaming in terror

scary fellow to meet

Transformed into evil

on Halloween night

purpose to capture souls

weakening with fright

Some were easy

filled with pain

refusing to heal

a great gain

Others filled with joy

impossible to capture

healing those around them

caught up in rapture

My spirit went into battle

transformed him with light

evil has been defeated

the clown’s future is now bright

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Listening to the Rain

Candles lit

sitting with a cup of tea

listening to the rain fall

wind blowing through the trees

Heart rate slows

taking slow breaths

feeling my spirit grow

praying with depth

Spirit flying

filled with peace and light

all is well

spirit is bright

Light joins

with my mate

surrounded by love

feeling elate

Meditation ends

as the rain passes by

content and happy

a rainbow appears in the sky

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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City Window Inspiration

Haunted by doubt

holding a notebook of fears

praying for a better day

hoping inspiration is near

A window view

of the concrete city

spying a kenspeckle figure

body language quite witty

Glancing at the flowers

a thought came to mind

writing about the figure

including a creative design

Fear disappears

presentation quickly comes together

heavy spirit lifts

now light as a feather

Success comes

all doubts put away

smiling and grateful

inspiration came to stay

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Filtering Doorway

Walking through the forest

contemplating heaven

sun filtering through the clouds

a beautiful intercession

A doorway appears

reflections in the light

past, present, and future

all within sight

In this perfect moment

love radiates from within

sending hugs and kisses

through the wind

The golden leaves fade

door is closed

time is reset

leaves decompose

Seasons change

fall to winter

soul rejoices

in nature’s splendor

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Flowing Meditation of Grace

Water flows

cleansing my soul

the blessings of the day

shimmer in the water hole

Encouragement from a new friend

over a cup of tea

answer to a prayer

sitting with me

Feeding the hungry

with a hot meal

listening to a story

life is quite real

Sitting with the sick

holding their hand

healing of the spirit

grace in command

Admiring the beauty

breathing clean air

gift of nature

reflections everywhere

Walking home

sparkles in my eyes

sun is shining

puffy clouds in the sky

Meditation over

spirit filled with glee

listening to the falls

grateful to be free

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Halloween in the Forest

Euphoria in the night

regurgitating tales of old

friends gather

in the autumn cold

Hot apple cider with rum

a homemade drink

gnarl in a tree as a tray

toasting as the mugs clink

Lighting sparklers

dancing in the night

a squirrel joining in the fun

causing a fright

Gathered in blankets

ghost stories are told

of devils appearing

with promises of gold

The moon is full

as the revelers make their way home

filled with joy

allowing imaginations to roam

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Passionate Storm

In the storm there is a melody

encapsulating my heart

consecutively woven

a brilliant piece of art

Raging feelings

loneliness with each lightening strike

fighting for suvival

with all my might

Why can’t I see you

or feel your presence

voice as loud as thunder

you are not a rememberance

Becoming part of the rain

flying in the wind

dropping into the ocean

yearning to send

Living each moment

feeling the pain

searching for you

hoping to gain

Reassurance comes

in the form of a rainbow

getting closer

time is slow

Meditation over

never alone

you are always with me

my spirit has grown

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce