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#FFFC #FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

The Aquarium

An echo of freedom can be heard

elevated high in the sky

majestic creatures

swimming quite high

With the click of a button

photographs are made

still and grand

hall in the shade

Humans gasp

and hold up their hands

hoping a creature will perform

an act quite grand

The sea creatures are unbothered

as they swim in the sun

living unencumbered

quiet and fun

The aquarium is a facade

humans thinking creatures are in bondage

magnificent creatures are free

not held hostage

Each are released

back into the wild

held only for protection

when having a child

Curious tourists

learn about their habitat

how lives are lived

a wonder at that

The humans and creatures

are each at peace

living in harmony

happiness is within reach

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

Spirits of the Land

A token of time past

the old shed still stands

falling apart

cluttering the land

Walking around

atmospheric feelings flow

ghosts speaking around me

a spiritual glow

The struggles

good and bad

love and hate

sanity and those gone mad

Falling apart

returning to Mother Earth

dying to be reborn

pains of childbirth

Walking away

after being one in spirit

lives not forgotten

the old shed is an exhibit

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

A Desert Monument

A perpetual fixer upper

so much to be learned

diligent in my efforts

knowledge to be earned

Racing with others

a long way to the top

victory in sight

determined not to stop

Sun reflecting off the cross

like a diamond in the rough

a colorful reminder of a place

to go when things are tough

Ancient writing on the wall

difficult to decipher

looking around

for an advisor

Getting hot

time to take my leave

admiring one more time

wiping sweat with my sleeve

Standing alone

a monument to another time

leaving impressions

that last a lifetime

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt poetry spiritual story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

Looking Beyond

Out of the depths

of the ocean I stood

in pristine condition

wanting to be good

Ever so mindful

of the life I have led

time to take account

a moment I dread

Some moments in Heaven

and others in hell

having done my best

till the sound of the bell

In the water

smiting the waves

taking one last moment

trying to be brave

A loving voice calls

telling me not to be afraid

expressing love

for the service I gave

A job well done

for the lessons of this life

time to come home

to a place with no strife

Peaceful and happy

among those I love

an eternity of serenity

a gift from above

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

Ocean Relationships

Enjoying a relationship

with ocean creatures

so fun

with unique features

Transitory in nature

come many friends

swimming with fish

not wanting it to end

Jellyfish surround me

shape shifting in the waves

beaming beautiful light

a gift to save

Swimming in the coral

an octopus comes near

hiding in the grooves

changes become clear

Riding a dolphin

rising to the top

surfing the waves

hoping not to drop

Shells on the beach

creatures call home

a crab climbs in

wanting to be left alone

Sun setting

reflections on the sea

a comforting night

as the breeze sings to me

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt memorial day poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

A Loving Memorial Day

In loving memory of my father, uncles, and all others who are long gone but never forgotten. Love you all. May they rest in peace.

Heat permeated the afternoon

walking amongst the graves

all having downsized

to a marker of the brave

Fighting for what they believed

taking a stand

quiet now

not even a band

Courage trickled down

through the generations

all stronger

a grateful nation

My family

caring a part of them with me

smiling at the traits

through me they see

Eyes looking at peace

a way to live together

recognizing diversity

many types of feathers

On this Memorial Day

you are never forgotten

missing all of you

one of your begotten

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt nature poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

The Meadow Picnic

The spartan accommodations

were worth the view

a meadow picnic

blooms are brand new

Opening a bottle of wine

vintage with class

telling mendacious stories

rolling in the grass

Small animals walk by

fascinated at the site

some coming close

hoping for a bite

Laughter continues

running barefoot in the grass

acting like children

allowing the day to pass

Candle burning

providing our light

time to go home

settle in for the night

Rain begins to fall

weaving a lullaby

having a pleasant dream

happy this nigh

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt hiking nature poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

A Morning Stroll

Searching for perfection

on this beautiful day

a storm washed out a gulley

pushing rocks out of the way

Water swirling

causing a waterfall to blossom

I saw it immediately

the beauty is awesome

The perfect stone appears

now clean and pure

colors reflecting from it

magical I am sure

Picking it up

rubbing it on my face

cleansing my skin

taking away all waste

Slipping from my hand

the stone returns to the river

splashing cool water

causing me to shiver

The waterfall disappears

as the water becomes quite still

the end of an adventure

that was a thrill

Walking into the woods

heading back home

enjoying the magic

the freedom to roam

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt nature poetry story telling summer Uncategorized word of the day challenge

A Morning Kayak Ride

Eating my breakfast

with great haste

the sun is rising

there is no time to waste

Paddling in my kayak

making ripples in the river

a beautiful sunrise

a breeze making me quiver

The forest came to life

as the birds began to sing

blue herons in the river

each doing their own thing

The deer came out

the family came to drink

disturbing a skunk

the air began to stink

Going through the rapids

water on my face

capricious thoughts came to me

as my heart raced

Kayak comes to shore

a lazy summer day

filled with gratitude

as I go my way

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

The Lucid Nightmare

Scurrilous creatures surrounded me

as the lucid dream began

an encounter like no other

liars saying I am damned

Hurling insults

mocking every aspect of my life

talking of fire and terror

an eternity filled with strife

Struggling to respond

more creatures began to scream

acting together

a court with a team

Darkness encompassed me

terror in my soul

falling into an abyss

from a childhood story of old

The abyss opened

a brilliant light appeared

encompassing my soul

taking away all fear

The creatures crouched

many ran away

no match for the light

paralyzed and could not sway

Lifted out of the abyss

hearing a comforting lullaby

awakening from the dream

I began to cry

The light stayed

until I was lulled back to sleep

knowing with certainty

God has my soul to keep

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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