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Smokey Mountain Train Ride

A train ride in the mountains

a beautiful fall day

saluting everyone

as we pull away

The antithesis of spring

coolness in the air

the leaves are colorful

bold and bright with a flair

Up the mountain we chug

minstrels sing a song

drawing us into the music

raising mugs we sing along

The top of the mountain

time to turn around

stopping for a picnic

before the caboose leads us down

Slowing coming down

watching kayaks in the stream

cars rocking slowly

a midday dream

Back at the station

stepping into the museum

a fun look at history

enjoying the freedom

End of the day

mountains are a fun vacation

hiking and camping

our souls are awakened

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Lone Cross

Alone on a hill

the solitary cross stands

remembering His patience

a difference made by one man

Talented wordsmith

taught with parables

lived a perfect life

no matter what the variables

Women looking like a flamfoo

feeling great pain

crying silently near Him

not understanding the gain

Death defeated

when He gave up the ghost

graves are opened

dead walking with Heavenly Host

The cross is vacant

standing on a lonely hill

calling all to remember

why His blood was spilled

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Story for an April Day

An accurate story

spring is in the air

it happened recently

a dog with an eccentric flair

The car had been started

getting ready for a trip

Skipper excitedly jumped into the car

a key attached to his lip

Forgetting something

I shut the car door

Skipper jumped into the front

dropping the key on the floor

Paws locking the door

my expression was a site

Skipper climbed into the driver’s seat

giving me a fright

Backing up slowly

Skipper put the car in gear

sitting on the horn

toward the road he began to veer

Going down the street

I began to run

Skipper pressed the accelerator

having so much fun

Head out the window

wind in his hair

tongue wagging happily

freedom everywhere

Grabbing my bike

yelling at him to stop

finally catching up with him

stopping the car with a mop

Skipper jumped into the passenger seat

expecting me to pay

a treat for this story

Happy April Fool’s Day!

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Musical Hike

As the sun rises

filtering colors through the trees

music fills the air

as wind moves through the leaves

Sweet notes

weaving a melody

squirrels chomping on crumbs

drumming pleasantly

A mountain

snow beginning to melt

the stream continuing the rhythm

fish awaken in the sunbelt

There is a mist

continuing the magical tone

an occasional thunder

acting as a metronome

An innocent world

everything in harmony

beautiful surroundings

a pleasant hike for me

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Stealthie

Walking along the water’s edge

in my rumpled jeans

not the slightest care in the world

stealthie for a magazine

If the picture states

a thousand words

what does it say about me

is my spirit heard

Finding a shell

picking it up

hearing the ocean in my ear

a tiny universe closeup

Each crashing wave

speaks to my soul

does a picture record this

the story to be told

Walking along

the sun has begun to set

a thousand words being written

it’s not the end yet

Now in a dream

a new stealthie to be taken

the wonder of life

a miracle each day I awaken

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Joy in a Train

A young boy

stands upon the bridge

purity in his soul

character without a ridge

An ace at jumping

many times on his bed

the train gets closer

the caboose is red

Wanting to ride

he had plan

his method was simple

timing where he would land

Walking closer to the gate

the train is near

eyes wide open with excitement

there is no fear

Standing on the edge

he doesn’t hear the footsteps

father is behind him

determined to protect

The boy jumps up

its time to leap

father catches him

in one big sweep

The boy cries

let me go

I can make it

the train is slow

Father hugs him

now is not the time

we will go to the station

the ride is just a dime

On the train

the whistle blows

excitement all around

the boy’s face begins to glow

Childhood

time to enjoy

simple things make him happy

just to be a boy

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Celebration at Sunset

Splashing around

being part of the sunset

raw materials surrounds me

a human not finished yet

Arms up celebrating

my figure in the waves

dancing around

spirit is brave

Fish hit me

caught in a rip current

there is some danger

action is urgent

Jumping up

swimming into the sun

colorful magic

rip current is out run

Celebrating victory

exhilarated to be alive

one with the waves

contentment has been revived

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Bug’s Evening

Perusing the forest

an unexpected surprise

a black bug with white spots

beautiful to my eyes

Regal and strong

surveying the environmental system

calm and serene

the wind provides a rhythm

Sun setting

looking for prey

time for dinner

been a long day

Capturing food

eating in delight

then moving into the limb

resting for the night

The ecosystem

unique in it’s dimensions

each of us has a part

harmony is our decision

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Fishing Day

Fishing upon the lake

the sun my nemesis for the day

pole out in the water

small current leading the way

Pulling sunscreen out

of my fishing bag of junk

slathering it on my face

smelling like a skunk

Leaning on my seat

living with a paradisiac view

baiting my pole

my spirit is renewed

My bobbin goes down

playing with a fish

he’s fighting hard

going to make a delightful dish

Coming up now

a small fishing shack

place to get out of the sun

take in a beer and a snack

Break over

continuing to float down the lake

the sun beginning to go down

time to end my escape

On shore

onloading all my gear

has been a wonderful day

peaceful sleep is near

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Whim

Jumping into the river

looks like so much fun

a dangerous adventure

emotions begin to run

Fear and excitement

a smile on my face

a small parcel of rocks

which one to use as a base

Water flowing

hearing laughter from up high

a cannonball into the falls

an excited cry

Climbing to the top

a moment of reservation

glancing at the falls below

a slight hesitation

Taking a dive

flying into the air

doing a somersault

it was a dare

Under the water

it seems like a dream

rising to the surface

letting out a scream

Such exhileration

climbing to do it again

there is a mist in the air

water on my skin

One more jump

deciding to swim

enjoying the day

the decision was a whim

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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