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The Shag Wig

Reaching into a surreal world

searching for the shag wig

the colorful bush holds many things

treasures within the twigs

First pulling out a screw

from a project long past

setting it aside

wondering how long it will last

Next came a bone

buried by the dog

throwing in the yard

oops, hit a frog

Finding my shag wig

an interesting site

the color washed out

now muddy with some white

Washing it out

placing it on my head

family is laughing

at how far it spreads

Walking away

it’s a great new look

suddenly a bird grabs it

an efficient crook

Back in the house

recovering from the ordeal

grateful for the ordinary

bald head is now ideal

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Cycle

A war fractures the community

sending many to a new land

survivors coalesced in a boat

colloquial talented people taking a stand

The journey was long

many died on the way

working the land was difficult

many refusing to stay

Each generation adapted

lifting the next a little higher

living in prosperity

gathering all they could aquire

Greed took over

the cycle began again

war destroyed their civilization

as they fought against kin

A small group flees

filling a boat

in search of a new home

where again there is hope

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Serene Escape

Within the matrix of the city

trying to break free

constant distractions

trying to sedate me

Fleeing the web

an expatriate writer in the making

listening to the stream

homemade bread is baking

A new life

peace in the breeze

wildlife surrounds me

a life of ease

Able to breathe

the words begin to flow

sun streaming through the trees

there is a shadowy glow

Content at last

away from the rat race

spirit is filled with joy

living at a slower pace

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 Stranger

In a time long past

the stranger came

his shibboleth was unique

nobody could understand his name

Thorough questioning ensued

as various family members tried

to understand his mission

looking into those eyes

Finally a breakthough

after using charades

purpose now understood

the family was able to aid

Walking into the barn

retrieving some whiskey

the stranger drank it

and quickly became tipsy

Shaking hands

the stranger went on his way

singing a song

feeling happy this day

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Raindrop

In the circle

a raindrop falls

entering into the earthly realm

a small light to all

Living through the depression

then a world war

an example of resilence

a mentor

The raindrop spreads

making an impact on all

participating in history

determined not to fall

A man walks on the moon

expanding the universe

crisis on this planet

the raindrop continues to traverse

A passing occurs

the raindrop perseveres

faith shaken

grace appears

The incandescent raindrop

returns to the clouds

joining others that are loved

the priviledge of knowing you was ours

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

In loving memory of Stacye Hartzog 1928 – 2021

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The Canvas

Adding the trinket

expelled from the trees

a special box

filled with leaves

Pasted on the canvas

an expression of self

the child was excited

her muse was an elf

Enchanted stories

filled her mind

beauty is everywhere

all life is intertwined

The canvas hangs

in a treasured place

memories of childhood

that can’t be erased

Now an adult

a family appears

the canvas is still special

the muse is still dear

Surrounded by grandchildren

the canvas comes down

stories of innocence told

having found common ground

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Telephone Game

Reposing in a tidepool

listening to the sounds

a child stops on a bridge

others quickly gather around

In a line

the telephone game began

giggles abound

as the message ran

I heard the message

as it echoed in the wind

the leaves are colorful

telling the child to send

Whispers continue

going ear to ear

giggles with each message

difficult to hear

Reaching the last child

time to hear what was sent

the message said

the colors are bent

A childhood game

lesson is learned

the more a message is spread

the meaning can get burned

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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Redeemed by the Light

Deeper into darkness

exhausted by calumnies

the caves consume me

spirit filled with agony

Will I be redeemed

or is this the end

no one around

now condemned

Suddenly a light

appears from above

slowly pulling me up

a feeling of love

Closer to the top

hope filling me

a new life chosen

now am free

In the water again

helping others to rise

living in truth

defeating the lies

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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