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Spring: Birds

male bluebird april 10

Songs in the air

the birds are singing

searching for a nest

a doorbell is ringing

 

Sitting on a perch

ready to move in

gathering branches

the nest is thin

 

Little ones now

the nest is full

sounds of chirping

worms to pull

 

Sun is out

learning to fly

aerial tricks

time passing by

 

Leaving the nest

to explore the world

cycle of life continues as

adventures become unfurled

 

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Gregarious and Quintessential: Morning Run Through the Garden

 

Quintessential red roses

sparkled in the morning sun

gregarious in the garden

welcome sight on my run

 

Soon the bees joined them

dancing to a happy tune

doing a line dance

as the crickets crooned

 

Other bugs stepped in

the garden is shining bright

many different flowers

now glowing in the light

 

Summer shower

cool rain on my skin

joining in the excitement

dancing on a whim

 

Time to take a rest

sitting in the shade

observing the birds

picking berries to trade

 

A squirrel joins me

continuing the morning run

throwing him some berries

smiling in the sun

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Conniption: A Bird Tale

blue heron and egret pelahatchie bay april 20

Midafternoon

two birds taking a bath

enjoying the sun

till one expresses wrath

 

A fish jumps high

two engage in a battle

a conniption is thrown

over the chattel

 

Loud noises

fill the air

spreading of wings

neither willing to share

 

Antics escalate

as the fish continues to jump

each bird throwing water

now there is a bump

 

One final jump

the fish has been eaten

an alligator swoops in

the birds have been defeated

 

The show is over

as the alligator departs

the birds spread the story

each exaggerates their part

 

Calmness returns

continuing the beauty of the day

each bird leaves

and goes his separate way

 

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Nefarious: Ducks on a Park Picnic

ducks in strawberry patch park april 23

Walking through the park

picnics all around

nefarious activities being planned

determined ducks abound

 

Strutting around

distracting the crowd

putting on a show

quacking extremely loud

 

There is a commotion

duck jumping on a table

food flying everywhere

ducklings gathering samples where able

 

Flying from table to table

bread scattered on the ground

geese join the fun

bounty for all wildlife around

 

Chased by the people

nefarious plans accomplished

feast had by all

tales told of the outlandish

 

Sun is setting 

return to the nest

the ducks are full

time for a rest

 

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Mirror: Reflection Through Time

blue heron pelahatchie bay 1 april 12

Looking through the mirror

seeing through time

how is life lived

safe or on a dime

 

Looking at my soul

seeing from the beginning

how much has it grown

is it expanding or thinning

 

Living in this beautiful world

there is so much to learn

living in the moment

trying to discern

 

A reflection to review

seeing the inner me

does it need to be changed

is there much to see

 

The mirror reflects time

the good and the bad

continuing the journey

content to be happy not sad

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Bastion: A Cardinal From Heaven

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A bastion of hope

the cardinal sings

there are messages

from Heaven he brings

 

A far off place

visits from those that have departed

bright red feathers

love has not been discarded

 

Not far away

there is a nest

a bastion of protection

little ones rest

 

Landing in a tree

observing the world in a branch

seeking new adventures

continuing to advance

 

Flying away

a visit to ponder

smiles on faces

spirit comforted with wonder

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

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Simple: Life for a Bird on the Bay

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A simple vision

looking forward to the day

standing on the bank

relaxing on the bay

 

The sun is rising

time to take flight

soaring through the clouds

the wind is just right

 

A fish jumps

time to take a dive

capturing breakfast

great to be alive

 

Returning to the nest

there are young ones to feed

plenty of fish to go around

satisfying every need

 

Taking flight again

enjoying the wind

joining others

great to have friends

 

The day is done

calmness as the sun sets

enjoying life’s simple journey

time for a night’s rest

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Insight: Life of a Coastal Bird

coastal bird ms gulf coast may 9

 

Little coastal bird

dressed to a tee

give me some insight

into a world foreign to me

 

Little bird speaks 

scooping a bug in his wing like hand

the world is filled with wonder

especially surrounded by sand

 

So many treasures

come in with each wave

some with delicious food

others sounding like an airwave

 

Running around

exercising with the wind

chasing small fish 

hoping to seize them at the end

 

Flying now

joining others in the sky

enjoying the clouds

occasionally coming down to dive

 

The world of a bird

special to all who observe

enjoying the journey

and the opportunity to serve

 

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Redux: Awakening in the Spring

geese drinking water in strawberry park april 24

 

Spring brings a redux

of all forms of life

waking from a winter’s sleep

geese, squirrels, and other wildlife

 

Bringing antics

associated with the young

so much laughter

some are high strung

 

Watching the water

goslings learn to swim

playing follow the leader

diving on a whim

 

Seeing a fish jump

their eyes fill with wonder

attempting to catch one

missing as it goes under

 

Marching back to the nest

it’s time for a nap

mother tucking them in

under her wing wrap

 

Wonderful spring day

redux in the park

relaxing as children play

listening to the dog’s bark

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Flaunt: An Egret on the River

white egret pelahatchie bay april 12

 

Regal in the water

on a summer day

the egret flaunts its beauty

standing in the waterway

 

A reflection so clear

walking down the bank

picturesque in its beauty

the egret’s movement swank

 

Enjoying the moment

the egret captures a fish

swinging it in the air

enjoying his dish

 

Spreading his wings

the egret begins to bathe

splashing in the water

creating small waves

 

Finished now

the egrets starts to fly

observing the world around

enjoying the wind in the sky

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

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