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jumble:upbeat: A Nature Symphony

 

wind chimes

Upbeat music

wind weaves a tune

calling to wildlife

must come soon

 

Suddenly a sound

singing with the wind

songbirds harmonize

hymns that never end

 

Adding to the jumble

hummingbirds buzz by

wings adding rhythm

music high in the sky

 

Cicadas come

adding bass

the symphony continues

music begins to race

 

At the height

some bees chime in

buzzing to the melody

harmony begins to win

 

The wind silences

the music dies away

nature returns to normal

as the ensemble goes their way

 

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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https://fivedotoh.com/2019/09/12/fowc-with-fandango-brash/

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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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Expression: Pennies From Above

coins

Glancing around

what did I find

a penny from Heaven

different things came to mind

 

The sun shone upon it

radiating the color from within

shiny with a pinpoint

the penny was thin

 

This penny for my thoughts

thinking of how to share and express love

looking at those around

gifts from above

 

Kindness in helping a neighbor

giving food to those in need

healing the sick

teaching someone to read

 

Inspiration from a penny

nourishment for the soul

now picking it up

spreading love before the day is old

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Present, Potential, Clouds: Alligator’s Recap of the Day

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Living in the present

so many things to do

life has potential

some days not a clue

 

Lying on this course

in the morning sunshine

fish jumping near me

a fine place to dine

 

A sound in the distance

scrumptious smells in the air

face lifted upward

eyes staring with a glare

 

Opportunities abound

a bird flies by

diving into the water

returning to the sky

 

Glancing around

comfortable in the present

head back down

the moon is crescent

 

Time to slip away

rain falling down

day turning to night

creatures are abound

 

Living in the moment

having fulfilled the potential of the day

clouds giving me cover

as I retire in the bay

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Spoof, Integrated, and Cursory: A Duckling’s Game

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The small duckling looked around

his family not found

seeing a mother goose

to a game he became bound

 

He spoofed the goose

integrated into her nest

everything going well

it was a good place to rest

 

Time to get up

the mother goose called

goslings and the duckling fell in line

each having a ball

 

Leaving the nest

closer to the water they came

each got in

the duckling thought it was a wonderful game

 

His mother spotted him

calling his name

with cursory speed she swam

quacking he should be ashamed

 

The mothers met 

not amused by his spoof

each gave a lecture

expressions of reproof

 

The duckling swam home

he quacked with fake shame

climbed into the nest

having enjoyed his game

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Abundant and Mean: Floating Down the River

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Floating down the river

abundance everywhere

meditating on gratitude

life is not bare

 

Shore filled with wildlife

squirrels playing in the trees

birds singing loudly

voices carried in the breeze

 

Messages conveyed

from the water to the land

after a summer shower

a beautiful rainbow band

 

Floating down further

observing the clouds in the sky

moving gracefully

no worries about why

 

My spirit is at peace

on a relaxing afternoon

content with life’s meaning

watching nature bloom

 

Sun is setting

time to end the day

 lulled into sleep

by sounds of branches sway

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Gregarious and Quintessential: Morning Run Through the Garden

 

Quintessential red roses

sparkled in the morning sun

gregarious in the garden

welcome sight on my run

 

Soon the bees joined them

dancing to a happy tune

doing a line dance

as the crickets crooned

 

Other bugs stepped in

the garden is shining bright

many different flowers

now glowing in the light

 

Summer shower

cool rain on my skin

joining in the excitement

dancing on a whim

 

Time to take a rest

sitting in the shade

observing the birds

picking berries to trade

 

A squirrel joins me

continuing the morning run

throwing him some berries

smiling in the sun

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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