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Wild Horses

The wild horses raced

with a brilliant glow in their eyes

through the sand on the beach

running for their lives

The rustling mafia chased them

intense in desire

lacking sobriety

to increase their empire

Water splashing

blinding the enemy

the horses resourcefulness

give them flexibility

A large wave comes

crashing all around

engulfing the rustlers

making a thunderous sound

The horses begin

slowing down to a peaceful pace

the ocean acts as a guardian

to their home place

The horses rest

safe at home

living in harmony

in a safe place to roam

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The Skull

On this particular day

the candle light sniffed out

hollow eyes peering

expression filled with doubt

The breeze oscillates

through the dim lit room

sands of the hourglass flow

is it time for doom

A closed book

the spell has been cast

will there be another victim

or is he the last

It’s the first day of the month

the sun shines in

all dark shadows are gone

the light echoes a grin

The skull changes

his spirit follows the light

the book burst into flames

as the spirit takes flight

Up above the clouds

a huge sigh of relief

his spirit begs forgiveness

for being a thief

Only the skull remains

beside the sands of time

the candle now brightly lit

no longer suffering for his crime

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Living in Harmony

Exploring the trail

a scientific adventure

wanting to know more

there will be no censure

Examining the trees

such beautiful bark

the backbone of the forest

the contrast is stark

Farther down

looking at life in the river

fish everywhere

a snake begins to slither

Now seeing wild life

deer and squirrels

playing delightfully

running in circles

Food abound

acorns everywhere

a winter food drive

before the trees are bare

Loving the ecosystem

amazed at its sufficiency

such a wonder

like a symphony

All is interwoven

a mutual dependency

all things have a purpose

nothing works separately

Walking home

a smile on my face

having learned so much

about how the forest is interlaced

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The Claim

I laid a claim

upon the land

dubious in my movements

feet resting in some sand

The cloud spoke to me

from high above the trees

what right do you have

to live among the leaves

Preservation I replied

to leave a legacy to others

the freedom to live in peace

to be in awe of the wonder

I promise

to give as much as I take

leaving things as pure as possible

clean up what I make

There will be others

who come this way

lessons of respect

each and every day

The cloud dissipated

leaving with a smile

a sense of approval

my task was worthwhile

Lying down

observing the stars

content with my new life

and new stories for my memoirs

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A Fireworks Show

Sitting on a bench

waiting for the fireworks to start

a teenager lighted a fizgig

to play a small part

The show was superior

constant magic in the air

light dancing to the music

life with a flair

Watching the bright colors

create something new

was this how the universe began

with a bang that grew

Becoming a part of it

dancing to the tunes

with each new light

came a boom

After a while

it all came to an end

a spectacular memory

leaving my face with a grin

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The Quest

The minions worked hard

to please the king

invigorated by the project

promises of a magic ring

The ring would grant wishes

provide sumptuous meals

everything they desired

it was a great deal

Time passed

the masterpiece was completed

such magnificense

glory not to be repeated

The minions

went to collect the prize

they were surprised

at what met their eyes

The ring was an illusion

they were enslaved

working intense hours

never satisfied no matter how much they gave

Seeking freedom

they attacked in the night

a magnificent show

featuring music and lights

When the battle was over

the ring was destroyed

all that was left was a castle

hollow and void

The minions cried

they longed for the king

wanting to do it all again

for the promise of a ring

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Life Decision

Walking along the coast line

questioning the wisdom of the day

do I leave paradise

or find a way to stay

Working in the city

cafes, art, and money are the lure

practical for my business

it is secure

Living near the ocean

each day a delight

a simpler life

is within my site

Irreconcilable differences

a choice to be made

where will I be happier

tropical sunshine or the concrete shade

Considering the options

beautiful colors where land meets sea

a simple beach life

is calling to me

Decision made

leaving the city behind

a calmer new life

my soul feels divine

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The Spheres

The vellichor was intoxicating

as I studied the art

sitting at a small table

did not know where to start

I could not repudiate its beauty

how it struck my soul

speaking in volumes

to the days of old

Striking each other

forming a creation

such fun watching them

enjoying the recreation

What would the spheres form

imitation or life

would it be calm

or filled with strife

Light illuminates them

texture and sparkles form

so much excitement

is this the norm

Circling now

each sphere on a mission

what to become

each making a decision

Interrupted by a voice

no more time to perceive

cafe needs the table

time to leave

Looking back

one last time

the journey of my soul

was worth the dime

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Mountain Life

The image below is from the Google Home Photo Frame.

Standing on a mountain peak

grazing across the land

a herd of buffalo

two are taking a stand

One is robust

with an invoice on his head

the other holds a rope

hoping to keep his family fed

The buffalo is quite spritely

a tribute to his age

the opponent is young

impulsive to engage

The young man strikes first

throwing the rope

the buffalo steps aside

as the young man slips on a slope

Moving along

the buffalo makes a wise move

he moves out of sight

while the young man regains his groove

One last time

there is a chase

but the buffalo is wiser

and wins the race

Across the valley

there is small game

the young man practices

his skills and aim

The young man returns home

with a small deer

family dinner is sparse

his drink is a beer

Morning comes

the young man tries again

his skill is better

today he wins

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A Valentine’s Day Dream

Beyond the clouds lies a village

delightful as can be

filled with chocolate

and a life of ecstasy

The streetlights topped with kisses

cream puffs illuminate the sky

a treat for the mind

pleasure for the eye

A stream runs

next to the street

churning chocolate lattes

the water wheel is neat

The surrounding flowers

produce candy blooms

a feast for the taste buds

love this cozy outdoor room

Eating in abundance

having a pleasant dream

wishing all a Happy Valentine’s Day

from my hammock made of ice cream

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