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A Peaceful Hike

snow capped mountain alaska

Glancing across the horizon

beauty everywhere

wanting to be a particle

spread across the air

 

Wishful thinking

taking it all in

difficult to breathe

the air is thin

 

Such diversity

mountains then a valley below

hiking across the country

pace is slow

 

Air particles concur

traveling within the wind

from warm to cold

each way on a whim

 

Settling down

a bear passes by

ignoring me

he has fish to fry

 

Feeling freedom

with each step

like the wind

knowing the depth

 

Hike ends 

making camp for the night

like the air particle

now out of sight

 

Sleeping now

lulled by the stream

now an air particle

a  peaceful dream

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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An After Rain Promise

rainbow on colorado mountain

Beautiful rainbow

filled with promise

connecting worlds

decisions thrust upon us

 

Switching from 

one land to another

forming gregarious communities

gaining a new brother

 

So much to share

each world something to teach

happiness is near

within our reach

 

Each side

contains a pot of gold

rich stories

of many cultures told

 

Mystical scenery

beautiful sun rises

from seas to mountains

God’s blessing advises

 

Working together

a new bridge is formed

living in harmony

is the norm

 

One rainbow promise

to be together again

a perfect moment

to be shared with a friend

 

Meditation over

admiring beauty from above

seeing more clearly

through the lens of love

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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A Nebulous Canyon Fissure

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A deep fissure

along the canyon wall

nebulous water flowing

the mystery of it all

 

Going deeper

a wonderous world unfolds

sun beams of color

a story being told

 

New life

living on the edge

fighting for survival

in between a wedge

 

Small animals appear

looking for relief

sun beams down

heat beyond belief

 

Within the fissure

water begins to evaporate

a short lifespan

how did life rate

 

Nebulous water disappears

without a sign or trace

carving more of the fissure

more beauty awaits

 

The canyon is alive

so much nourishment to give

helping all creatures

with a life well lived

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Blooms in the Wind

Native to this land

blowing in the wind

azalea blooms duplicate

spreading color within

 

Never missing a beat

continually in bloom

exciting onlookers

creating a festive room

 

So many colors

dominate the land

exciting diversity

each lending a hand

 

Offering so much

as each bloom grows

asking so little

spreading what it knows

 

Life is abundant

inner spirits filled with peace

living in the moment

together bounty will increase

 

Continuing in many forms

throughout the year

growing bushes

nothing to fear

 

Meditation over

morning sun fills my face

meandering along

grateful for God’s grace

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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simplicity: anyone: Meditation by the Bay

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Is anyone out there

my soul calling to the sea

simplicity in living

an example for me

 

A sea gull answered

as it was flying by

landing on a post 

to explain why

 

Grateful for the morning

the sun is in the east

the bay provides food

it is a feast

 

The sea gull leaves

a fish begins to jump

answering me

finishing a fly up

 

Living in the present

there is no need to worry

enjoy every moment

no need to hurry

 

Alone now

basking in the wind

silence envelopes me

there is no end

 

A glorious day

living without strife

basking in gratitude

for the simple life

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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Assimilate: A Rapid Ride

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Rushing through the river

with a big smile

assimilating with the rapids

having gone a mile

 

Oh such power

taking it all in

such exhilaration

combination of water and wind

 

A waterfall is near

can hear the rushing sound

being part of all of this

makes my heart bound

 

Over the falls

such a rush

totally consumed in rapids

water making a fuss

 

Calmer now

the ride is almost over

storm brewing on the horizon

time to take cover

 

Assimilating into nature

fun to heed the call

feeling power within me

wanting to take it all

 

Time to call it day

rain is coming down

quietly meditating

on the way to town

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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troglodyte: brash: A Secret World

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Hidden in a mountain

deep beneath the soil

lies a silent world

where a troglodyte toils

 

Beauty surrounds him

carvings on the wall

a life long tale

wanting to tell it all

 

The river flows through

bats on stalactites above

a mirror of brash images

all the things he loves

 

More life 

a bear comes through

basking in the coolness

away from the mountain view

 

A universe in itself

never a lonely day

basking in underground beauty

life is not gray

 

The troglodyte lives

in a world of his own

finding inner happiness

never feeling alone

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Marker: Etches of Time

rocky spring cemetery april 28

In the serenity

trees along the way

sits many markers

monuments of another day

 

Some are etched with sayings

of how life was lived

personal expressions

some are a fib

 

Others carry nothing

erased by the passing of time

wind and rain cleanse them

stones not worth a dime

 

Others cluster together

telling of a plague

many lives lost

details are vague

 

After passing through life

only a marker remains

is this the only story

do we leave nothing but grain

 

Leaving a mark

an expression of who we are

can be accomplished

we need not go far

 

A mark is left on others

as we express kindness and love

remembering who we were

a gift from above

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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Ameliorate: A New World

fish bowl

In a bowl

transformation ameliorates strife

a new world emerges

taking on life

 

Darkness ends

separation of land and sea

light on the horizon

fascinating to me

 

New life appears

takes on many forms

the cold is disappearing

warmth is the norm

 

Plants growing now

spring is in the air

colorful blooms appearing

the show has much flair

 

Fish in the sea

great and small

each with a purpose

gifts for all

 

Many animals now

fierce and strong

continuing a cycle

what could go wrong

 

The final stage comes

humans appear

put in charge of all

does earth live or disappear

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Irrefutable : Life

Alaska

Spectacular view

irrefutable evidence everywhere

life is a miracle

no moments to spare

 

Explaining the impossible

wondering how it all began

life is a miracle 

difficult to understand

 

On a mountain top

snow covered life

hidden in a cloud

extensive wildlife

 

Down below

snow has begun to melt

mountain reflects on a river mirror

life heartily felt

 

Suddenly a bear appears

awaken from a winter’s nap

surveying the beauty

paths are a road map

 

Farther down

birds building a nest

soon to be filled with young ones

no time to rest

 

Sun goes down

northern lights appear

beautiful colors

the night is clear

 

Life is irrefutable

existence a miracle

exciting adventures await

for the senses are empirical

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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