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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt flash fiction inspiration intentional living life lifestyles Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie nature poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual squirrel story telling Uncategorized

A Squirrel’s Heaven

Eyes slanted looking

toward the scene

having a conniption

heart jealous and green

Scampering closer

while mama yells

there’s no going back

now is the time to rebel

So many sights and smells

food dropped on the ground

greedily grabbing

jumping on the merry go round

Sitting on a seat

eating to my heart’s content

suddenly a jolt into the air

this was not my intent

Flying high

with a twist and a twirl

time slows down

as stomach contents begin to unfurl

Hitting the ground

in a nearby field

surround by flowers

so this is how death feels

Regaining consciousness

as my mother rushes over

she looks worried

picking off the clover

Returning to life

squealing in an excited tone

time to go again

twirling like a cyclone

Mama shakes her head

as she turns to leave

tears in her eyes

a look of disbelief

Days pass

I’ll never leave again

filled with delight

now living in a garbage bin

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC culture daily prompt grief inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry spiritual story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

A Droplet of Life

Tears stain my face

as I walk through the rain

thinking of you

time playing a game

The impact of your loss

affects me each day

looking for life

on life’s path way

Looking at a puddle

watching a rain drop

water spreads out

not appearing to stop

Following the puddle

as it flows into a stream

a small water fall forms

taking life on as in a dream

Going faster into the rapids

such force in the flow

splashing with laughter

the life force begins to glow

A fish rides the rapids

jumping with delight

joined by others

the future is quite bright

The rapids dissipate

calm near a creek

life continues to flow

the droplet is unique

Tears are gone

a smile on my face

can see you living

awaiting my embrace

Meditation over

realizing life never ends

knowing that I will see you

around the next bend

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#FFFC #FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

The Story

Eternity is a spectacular place

filled with constant renewal

sitting at my desk

realizing sometimes it can be cruel

The story began

so long ago

believing I could finish it

refusing to let go

Physical life ended

but my soul refused to leave

so very important

or so I believed

It seemed the universe concurred

as the light never went out

skin rotting with each stroke

going to finish without a doubt

Only the shadow of me remains

my bones attached the paper

words are flowing

finishing now instead of later

On a bus

arriving in Heaven

allowed to see my story

on the news at eleven

Walking into the gates

eyes filled with expression

explaining that the story

is my confession

After hearing laughter

there was an examination

a sigh of relief

that I have been granted dispensation

New life

another story begins

excitement and adventure

knowing the story never ends

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

An Invitation to Rest

The cold wind blows

as the seasons change

an invitation to rest

priorities to rearrange

The trees begin a tapestry

with the dropping of leaves

yellow, red, and orange piles

as the wind weaves

Next are the animals

gathering food in the night

having secret storage

some a laughable sight

Humans are peculiar

some have a ritual

gathering around a fire

it’s quite spiritual

Preparations complete

trees and animals asleep

snow covers the land

in places quite deep

All rest now

with the promise of spring

renewal with awakening

when the birds sing

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt flash fiction inspiration intentional living life lifestyles Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie photo challenge poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

The Prison

Artist for photo Z ward, Adelaida

All doors open

the day has come

to release all from the prison

the sentences done

With crimson eyes

having paid a heavy price

walking out the doors

new fate is roll of the dice

In an attempt

to replenish the soul

some prayed to God

a practice of old

Rain falling

some disappeared into the clouds

weak and beaten

wailing loud

Others walked passed the rain

into the sun

finding new life with hope

starting to run

The prison is empty

all released from the chains

now a harsh reminder

of a lifetime of pain

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#FFFC #FOWC culture daily prompt flash fiction inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry spiritual story telling Uncategorized

Spirit Painting

Immersed in a painting

taking inspiration from within

in harmony with my spirit

face with a grin

In the abstract

shapes appear

looking for colors

vision is clear

Free from distractions

spirit shows its colors

a matrix appears

sadness is duller

Closer to the heart

music begins to flow

a symphony with movements

crescendo beginning to grow

Matrix is complete

as the movements end

returning to the moment

life now a friend

Happiness flows

as I hang up the art

a symphony of spirit

coming from the heart

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Encounter With Souls

Encounters with a soul

what fun it can be

searching the emotions of others

knowing which is free

Some are like a thunderstorm

filled with anger and rage

loud thunder and lightening

getting stronger with age

Others are playful

such as a light summer rain

dancing in the streams

rainbows are the gain

Other soul encounters

are in deep thought

ranging in curious to serious

deciding which idea is caught

Then an internal encounter

with the sun filtering morning rays

to smile or frown while choosing

adventures for the day

Encounters with souls

each with its own light

perceiving the world

choosing its plight

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

An Upgrade to Life

Things are getting fuzzy

the end is near

reaching for something

there is much fear

Wanting to upgrade

ascend into a new life

leaving all things behind

particularly the strife

Into the paranormal

a dark tunnel appears

flying fast

suddenly everything is clear

The light is bright

entering a new world

a new reality

choices begin to unfurl

A universe to explore

filled with planets and stars

different dimensions

or a trip to mars

Another choice

field with beautiful flowers

calm and serene

cooling rain showers

A new power

to slow down time

live in the moment

each experience a lifetime

This new life

always an adventure

ability to experience it all

without censure

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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An Eclectic Treasure

An aficionado of treasure

seeking it in all of life

I came across a box

filled with delight

Covered with arbitrary items

eclectic in its intricate nature

excited at the possibilities

loving the different color paper

Pulling it away

loading it in a truck

off to the studio

marveling at my luck

On the canvas

careful with the design

a new tapestry arises

abstract in my mind

Finished now

recycled into art

from trash to treasure

tapestry a new start

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Peace in Writing

Seeking solitude

in the middle of the day

distractions everywhere

taking my peace away

Gathering needed supplies

ignoring all pleas for my time

going to my happy place

with coffee and wine

Time to write

immerse myself in a story

paper and pictures

may use an allegory

Words flow

magical world takes me away

trees and flowers

begging me to stay

Now at peace

warm with a scarf and a sweater

immersed in a fantasy world

spirit is lite as a feather

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce