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Independence and Fireworks: Holiday as a Young Adult

american flag may 5

Fireworks light up the sky

it has been a beautiful day

having shown my independence

in a unique way

 

For the first time

decisions made by me

living in my first place

away from immediate family

 

Such freedom

the bed can be left unmade

clothes left in the floor

no chores to trade

 

First holiday

there is barbeque on the grill

few friends at my new place

fun times to chill

 

An exciting adventure

adulting is a challenge indeed

celebrating the birth of our country

trying to succeed

 

As the fireworks shine bright

on this beautiful night

independence in my first place

inhaling freedom in the light

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/independence-2/

https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/07/04/independence-and-fireworks-holiday-as-a-young-adult

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Nightmare: Falling

ms college bell tower march

In the church yard

an old bell rings

falling down a hole

my spirit begins to scream

 

Falling faster

 life deeds flash before my eyes

the good and the bad

terrified by every lie

 

It is getting darker

farther away from the light

stagnation in the air

no place for flight

 

The endless pit

filled with deceit

coldness in my spine

there is no heat

 

All hope is gone

alone in despair

hoping for an end

no one cares

 

Suddenly lightening strikes

awakened from the dream

 love is calling me

pulling me upstream

 

There is a bright light

my spirit begins to soar

surrounded by peace and serenity

faith is restored

 

No more nightmares

the bell continues to ring

this time surrounded by life

as the world begins to sing

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/06/29/nightmare-falling

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Stellar and Ostentatious: A Thunderstorm Performs

rainbow on colorado mountain

A stellar performance

thunderstorm moving across the land

rain coming down in sheets

lightening ostentatiously joins the band

 

Strikes to the left

then the thunder roars

moving effortlessly

the land craves more

 

Rain coming down hard

the river moves beyond its banks

gushing torrid waters

causing some landscape to be blank

 

Another lightening strike

hitting metal full force

electricity is present everywhere

power changing course

 

Wild beauty in the sky

an electric light show

the full force of nature

causing land and sky to glow

 

The storm ends

rainbow in the sky

the finish to a fine performance

the sun is on standby

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/06/18/stellar-a-thunderstorm-performs

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Debonair: A Family Reunion

tin bicycle man clinton march 28 2017

Arriving at the reunion

debonair as can be

he parks his bicycle

next to the sycamore tree

 

Sitting at a table

tales begin to flow

family surrounds him

his eyes begin to glow

 

History of the area

how the town began

tales of heroics

how a man ran

 

Tales of love

how each couple met

families speculated marriage

some had a bet

 

Lunch is served

other tales are told

each one getting taller

as the day grows old

 

Reunion over

the debonair man leaves

smiles on all faces

to family stories they cleave

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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http://fivedotoh.com/2018/06/14/fowc-with-fandango-debonair/

 

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Mirror: Reflection Through Time

blue heron pelahatchie bay 1 april 12

Looking through the mirror

seeing through time

how is life lived

safe or on a dime

 

Looking at my soul

seeing from the beginning

how much has it grown

is it expanding or thinning

 

Living in this beautiful world

there is so much to learn

living in the moment

trying to discern

 

A reflection to review

seeing the inner me

does it need to be changed

is there much to see

 

The mirror reflects time

the good and the bad

continuing the journey

content to be happy not sad

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/06/13/mirror-reflection-through-time

http://fivedotoh.com/2018/06/13/fowc-with-fandango-mirror/

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Succinct: Floating Down the River

pelahatchie bay river 1 april 12

Paddling down the river

the channel is wide

following a succinct course

avoiding obstacles on the outside

 

Floating down the river

an alligator swims along

slowly observing me

deciding to go on

 

Farther down river

a blue heron on the bank

taking in the sun

sitting on a bucket that sank

 

Close to the dam now

can hear the water roar

churning through the gates

watching the birds soar

 

Fish jumping in the water

fishermen with wood poles

birds following them

dinner is the goal

 

Returning home now

the sun is going down

silence along the river

serenity abound

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/06/11/succinct-floating-down-the-river

http://fivedotoh.com/2018/06/11/fowc-with-fandango-succinct/

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Hidden: A Canyon Key Hole

Grand Canyon Survive

 

Beyond the key hole

there is a hidden treasure

looking through the hole

it is hard to measure

 

There in the landscape

vibrant colors appear

the valley takes shape

as sounds grow near

 

A river runs

carving out a masterpiece

ever changing

palettes and artistry increase

 

Glancing through the hole

a bird appears

gracefully following the wind

singing voice is clear

 

There is a cave

filled with mystery

hidden colors and shapes

some of it eerie

 

Through the canyon key hole

the view is like a looking glass

filled with a unique view

of a spectacular land mass

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

https://pipersadventures.blog/2018/06/09/hidden-a-canyon-key-hole

http://fivedotoh.com/2018/06/09/fowc-with-fandango-hidden/

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