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Spaghetti highway

Lonely on a busy highway

a reminder of life right now

pretense that we are all together

having a fun powwow

So many different avenues

everyone taking a different route

passing each other

there is no way out

In the spaghetti junction

deciding to race

weaving in and out

hoping to escape

Others decide to join

having fun going great speeds

some jumping the barriers

others fighting for the lead

Is there an exit

no one knows for sure

it’s a little fun

creating a detour

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Sand Storm

The whirlwind hit me

drawing me into the hole

gateway to another world

beyond my control

Life is disposable

in this strange place

sand swirling around

beating on my face

Seeking shelter

entering into a brick hut

there is peace

in a universe gone nuts

Comfortable

loved and content

an oasis

filled with pleasant scents

Another storm comes

sending me back through the gate

into the this world

it’s getting late

The sun is setting

reflecting beautiful colors in the sand

chaos has turned into peace

in this land

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Pilgrimage

The journey is long

crossing a cold snow bridge trail

a pilgrimage

to cure all ails

At the top

is a magnanimous soul

radiating solar energy

a cure from days of old

The spirit calls to them

testing their devotion

each struggles to continue

strong in emotion

Growing in faith

an important prep

a cold wind blows

difficulty with each step

Reaching the top

there is a light

a healing pool

reflections are bright

Taking the water

each pilgrim is healed

receiving a blessing

and a protective shield

Going down the mountain

strength to endure life’s hardships

their soul’s are at peace

it was a worthy trip

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The World of Time

Traveling through time

at a frenetic pace

deluged with information

repeating the paper chase

From one continent

to another

thinking success

was ignoring my brother

One fateful night

having gotten lost in the shuffle

the time keepers on the wall

my spirit was ruffled

Leaving it all

for a simpler life

choosing the time zone

with less strife

All clocks are gone

there is no longer time

becoming one with the land

not missing the chimes

Happy and content

my spirit is at ease

knowing where I belong

floating in the breeze

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Map

Driving down the road

computer map revealing a route

the man contemplated life

nuances of doubt

Subsequent events

would change his mood

but for now

things were not so good

Wind blowing through his hair

an argument relived

remorse for words uttered

praying for a chance to forgive

Pulling into the driveway

he sees a tear on her face

apologies given

there are moments of grace

Driving with the top down

there is excitement in the air

a new route is given

a life long love affair

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Rainy Night Walk

Chills running down my spine

walking in the rain

a car splashes water

composure difficult to maintain

Calming down

walking into a cafe

getting the runaround

an interesting day

The waiter

fetches a towel

drying off

face with a scowl

A glass of wine

soup on the table

feeling better

more stable

Walking out

night has come

rain drizzling around me

street lights hum

As I meditate

walking down the street

a feeling of comfort

heat on the concrete

Home now

spirit is at rest

loving life

no longer stressed

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Aquarium

An echo of freedom can be heard

elevated high in the sky

majestic creatures

swimming quite high

With the click of a button

photographs are made

still and grand

hall in the shade

Humans gasp

and hold up their hands

hoping a creature will perform

an act quite grand

The sea creatures are unbothered

as they swim in the sun

living unencumbered

quiet and fun

The aquarium is a facade

humans thinking creatures are in bondage

magnificent creatures are free

not held hostage

Each are released

back into the wild

held only for protection

when having a child

Curious tourists

learn about their habitat

how lives are lived

a wonder at that

The humans and creatures

are each at peace

living in harmony

happiness is within reach

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Picture

Filling out an application

to a venerable institution

reflecting on my grandparents

who loved the constitution

From a distant land

to America they came

like a mermaid out of water

nothing was the same

With great hope and faith

from the sparks of dawn

hard work and dedication

they journeyed on

Generations later

their sacrifice is felt

opportunities have evolved

their courage a safety belt

An old man and woman

sitting in a living room at night

filled with life and love

a beautiful site

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Coffee Chase

Sweet aroma filled the room

as the fluid began to drip

a typical morning

before the walking trip

With a leash in his mouth

Skipper headed toward the door

surely the human will share

and spill some coffee on the floor

Oh but there is also a filter

paper is so much fun

with a nefarious look

Skipper grabbed it and began to run

Thus the game began

Skipper is on borrowed time

when the human catches him

Skipper will pay for the crime

Jumping over furniture

human calling his name

grabbing the leash on the floor

the human is insane

A safe corner

tearing up the paper

the human trips the coffee pot

room fills with a pleasant vapor

Fluid on the floor

with a delightful taste

human attaches the leash

no time to waste

Skipper smiles

it was a fun game to play

walking in the coolness

on this cloudy day

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Bicycle Ride in the Sky

Fish in my backpack

my spirit chipper in the cool air

riding in the clouds

without a care

Investing in the future

doing my favorite thing

so alive and happy

bicycling while I sing

With roads leading to Heaven

a city in the sky

atop the mountain is a cabin

where family gathers for a fish fry

Getting closer

the clouds begin to break

a forest with beautiful flowers

a calm serene lake

Home now

in the Garden of Eden

unconditional love surrounding me

complete tranquility and freedom

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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