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A Summer Day Hiking Dream

Sun beating down

a hot summer day

longing for cool comfort

along the trail way

 

Suddenly I hear

while turning  around

a trickling noise

then a roaring sound

 

Following the path

a cool mist on my face

relief from the heat

I quicken my pace

 

Allowing my feet to dangle

in the pleasure of the rapid

another world appears

which mystical creatures inhabit

 

A chameleon appears

changing colors in the rainbow

finding food on a rock

his pace is quite slow

 

Down a bit further

a fish jumps along the bank

performing acrobatics

his movements are swank

 

A duck appears

bathing in the mist

diving and shaking his wings

doing the twist

 

Back to the real world

refreshed from the rapid stream

thankful for the inhabitants

of a summer day dream

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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An Autumn Transition

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A misty vapor

comes across the land

the first signs of fall

crickets and frogs lead the band

 

A wrinkled leaf 

floats in the mist

birds migrating south

a flippant song on their lips

 

Such beauty

as the leaves begin to turn

showing much color

makes the heart yearn

 

Hearty abundance

covers the landscape

squirrels gather acorns

as the birds escape

 

Colorful leaves gathered

on a mantle to be admired

others raked into a pile

thrown onto a bonfire

 

A watery mist

snow begins to fall

steep drops in temperatures

a hibernation call

 

The days grow cold

there is little light

wrapped up in a blanket

meditating on a peaceful night

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

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Autumn: Season of Color and Abundance

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September comes

the debut is near

trees and bushes are ready

the signs are clear

 

Sun rises with high temperatures

jeopardizing the debut

high humidity with no rain

provides a big clue

 

Will autumn come

or will an error occur

humans and animals shake their head

then with high hopes concur

 

The show must go on

it happens each year

autumn is coming

there is no need to fear

 

Bright colorful foliage

emanating from the trees

leaves begin to drop

fulfilling a spiritual need

 

Abundant food

in each community a feast

acorns for squirrels

for human a roasted beast

 

Temperatures drop

coolness in the air

celebrations of plenty

many a state fair

 

Seasons change

 the life cycle continues

the journey is exciting

enjoying each venue

 

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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Incipient: Power of a Water Drop

river rock structures

The incipient drop

fell down the rocks

carving a path

bypassing any road blocks

 

Others began to follow

reshaping the landscape

cascading rapidly

causing debris to escape

 

Down below

rapids begin to form

mighty sounds erupt

fed by a thunderstorm

 

There are formations

being carved into the rock

a natural artist

creating a landmark

 

There is much power

in each water drop

nourishment for the land

where the trees and bushes stop

 

Soon wildlife

come to explore the falls

food for birds and animals

fresh water for all

 

An incipient water drop

the power of one

the ability to change things

wonder to be done

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Doppelganger: Reflections in a Mist

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Walking in the shadows

through the glasses of time

seeing a bell

telling a story for a dime

 

A doppelganger appears

moving through the mist

reliving every moment

revealing some of life’s twist

 

In an earlier time

could this have been me

is this apparition good or evil

now hiding behind a tree

 

Walking along the path

seeing pain and suffering

knowing that I walk in the light

can do some buffering

 

Banishing the doppelganger

sending her into a shell

spreading kindness and joy

healing while ringing the bell

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Disappear: Joy in the Rising Sun

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Slowly rising sun

above the mountain top

wildlife is scurrying

with no reason to stop

 

Morning dew sparkles

with rainbows everywhere

drops are flowing

there is no time to spare

 

The sun filters

shadows disappear

plants welcome the light

there is nothing to fear

 

Morning flowers bloom

humming birds fly through the air

sweet nectar flowing

aerial  battles with a flair

 

Water crackling

what a sweet sound

cheering on the morning sun

comfort to all around

 

Anxiety disappears

living in the moment now

expressing joy in spirit

sun taking a bow

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Infect: An Infectious Walk

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Walking through the forest

observing the plants and trees

infected by their beauty

a pleasure to see

 

 

Golden honeysuckle

growing on the vine

white and yellow

scent luscious to nose of mine

 

Swaying in the wind

bees drop by

taking in the nectar

like a sweet pie

 

Observing squirrels 

jumping from tree to tree

infecting me with laughter

as they play with glee

 

One with the forest

taking it all in

infected with joy

spirit dancing within

 

Meditation over

welcoming the new day

sun shining brightly

going on my way

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Pedigree: The Land

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The pedigree of the land

is filled with beauty

every form of life

has a duty

 

There is a stream

giving life to all around

gently flowing

making a sweet sound

 

The trees 

have a story to tell

of times good and bad

sometimes under a spell

 

Clouds fill the sky

filtering the sun

rain coming down

causing the river to run

 

Birds, frogs, and crickets

fill the land and trees

singing songs of happiness

enjoying the breeze

 

A rich pedigree

continuing through the ages

enriching the planet

through all life’s stages

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Forest: A Meditation

Life in the forest

filled with joy and wonder

rivers and valleys

the sounds of thunder

 

How do the birds

find a place to nest

so many choices

where do they rest

 

Sounds of water

coming from the falls

adventures at every twist and turn

how to do it all

 

Significant color

expanding across the land

blending in harmony

a unique band

 

Seasons pass

the forest is alive

life is thriving

it is easy to survive

 

Meditation over

it has been a fun week

meandering through the forest

finding the peace I seek

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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