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A Night Hunt

Hidden in the shadows

the hunter stood with a gun

camouflaged in the woods

waiting for a deer on the run

He had left the deer feeder

filled with food

an unfair advantage

increased his good mood

Underneath the moon

a pauciloquent described the site

there was a big buck

silhouetted in the light

The hunter aimed

hoping for a perfect shot

the buck stood still

taking in the lot

Sensing trouble

the buck began to run

the hunter took a shot

a loud noise from the gun

Having missed the target

the buck jumped behind some trees

the hunter running after him

then he fell to his knees

A comeuppance

for the hunter who tried to cheat

he sprained his ankle

trying to free his feet

The hunter went home

without the deer

having nothing to eat

when the daylight was near

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The Log

An exciting standoff

each staring at the other

amazing sangfroid in the moment

causing the fear to smother

There was tenderness

each filled with respect

reaching the log together

not knowing what to expect

The stillness of the river

sparkling water in the sun

deciding whether to fight

or to run

The alligator closes his eyes

warmth to much to resist

snoring ensues

excited to exist

The turtle eases off the log

deciding not to stay

instead enjoys the cool water

slowly inching away

Harmony on the water

places where wildlife live

serenity all around

nature continues to give

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A Fish Bowl Universe

The assignment was to

find a new universe in the light

hidden from us

but still in plain sight

Filled with dazzling illusions

the beta fish lived in a bowl

there were mountains and valleys

even specks of gold

He swam around exploring

swimming quickly with delight

around fast corners

his gills glittering in the light

A small universe

filled with life

the fish owns the world

there is no strife

Universes exist

in every small thing

all we need to do is look

and enjoy the wonders that they bring

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A Morning Meditation

There is a gnawing feeling

in my soul

that the sun will not shine

a common story often told

An operation going on

the world continues to change

so many rumors

is the light out of range

Sitting on the edge

picking a rose

it never seems to worry

how the wind blows

Watching the mountain

the sun begins to beam

reassuring and warm

stones in the river sparkle and gleam

A deer walks by

not afraid to be near

the beam surrounds

the sky is so clear

Calmer now

comforted and warm

time to walk home

no longer fearing the storm

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A Land River

Walking along the trail

landscape creates an illusion

of a flowing river

creating some confusion

Grass and moss

liquid in the shadows

flowing with precision

combining mountains and meadows

Wildlife abound

in the moss and trees

crickets singing

birds flying in the breeze

Like a dream of

walking on the water

jumping and twirling

molding images like a potter

The sun shifts

the mossy river fades

till the next cycle

the return of the shade

An awesome creation

the wonders of the land

grateful to be a part

something so grand

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Raging Water in Life

The water rages

a mesmerizing site

tossing intimate details of my soul

trying to cause a fright

Every fear

imagined or real

churning it all

telling me how to feel

The water slows

there is raft

a tree reaches for me

begging me to graft

A decision to be made

is this something I can trust

a blanket of security

or something else to make me rust

Suddenly there is calm

a reassuring voice

trust in the Light

and rejoice

Grafted now

the water is calm

the fear is gone

listening to a Psalm

A sprout comes from me

in the darkness there is light

hope abounds

my soul rejoices at the site

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A Canyon View

Climbing the slope is awkward

trying not to fall

determined to reach the top

to observe the view with awe

Reaching the top

observing a lineament in the rock

such beautiful colors

like the tail of a peacock

The epitome of grandeur

enough to speak to the heart

so much to take in

perfect art

Taking a breath

the wind begins to blow

whistling through the crevices

adding music to the show

Rain shower begins

dew against the stone

small rocks shimmer

no one is alone

The showers stop

a colorful bright rainbow appears

time to climb down

sunset is near

Feeling calm

ready to sleep

thankful for God’s grace

and for my soul’s peace to keep

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The Old Bell

In the midst of nudiustertian

wresting the tree limb

the old bell nudged

sounding a note from a hymn

The wind howls

as the tower gets an overhaul

power washing the bricks

mold now gone from summer rainfalls

The bell is stunning

surrounded by oak and maple trees

brilliant yellow and red leaves

swaying in the breeze

The brass on the bell

gets a cleaning

dirt and grime are removed

now shining brightly with the sun beaming

The bell rings again

as it has for two hundred years

its melodious sound

continues to bring joy to all who hear

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A Love Filled Meeting

Galavanting down the street

remiss at the cars passing by

the gentlemen lifts his hat

his head held high

The ladies balk

at the sight

a man wearing a suit

riding a bike

He pulls into a yard

straightens his tie

a woman is waiting

lunch on the lania

Laughing and carrying on

stories being told

he holds her hand

a knight from days of old

Walking down the street

listening to the birds sing

the man bends down

gives her a ring

An old fashion story

of a couple in love

each completes the other

a gift from above

Many years have passed

the couple is now old

riding bicyles together

basking in love that never grows cold

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A Squirrel’s New Year

Goodbye to the old year

hello to the new

time for squirrel adventures

racing in the morning dew

Tis the season of renewal

time to have some fun

new seed in the bird feeders

humans to out run

A new brass feeder hangs

a gift from St. Nick

think that glass will stop me

a thrown rock broke it like a brick

Seed dropping to the ground

the human is running

watching that expression

the humor is stunning

Ah a new year

no need to hide

my cheeks filled with seed

2021 is going to be a fun ride

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