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A Spring Break

Firtln’ along

marching to my own beat

cool water feels good

fish nipping my feet

Sun sparkles

creating diamonds and rainbows

blooms reflecting on the water

body begins to glow

Approaching the rapids

jumping on the rocks

slipping into the water

laughing as I drop

Time for a nap

hammock between the trees

birds singing a lullaby

sweet dreams put me at ease

Sweet spring day

filled with wonder

beauty surrounds me

enjoying this brief slumber

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A Year of Kindness, Music And Gratitude

Happy New Year! I pray that your new year will be one filled with love and joy. I am bringing in a new theme to my blog emphasizing kindness, music and gratitude. There will still be poetry and articles on Mississippi as these things bring me joy. In an effort to live more intentionally, I will be adding posts about random acts of kindness.

Random acts of kindness have had a profound effect on my life. It has taught me love, empathy, and compassion. During some of the darkest times these acts have given me hope and a reason to live. I will never know the names of all the people whose acts of kindness have affected my life. Each act has created a ripple effect that has changed me and now affects everyone that I meet in so many unexpected ways. Giving without expecting anything in return is one of life’s greatest joys.

In a world filled with fear and despair one act of kindness can change the course of someone’s life. A train of random acts of kindness has the power to create hope and love. Simple things such as a smile and word of encouragement are so powerful.

Please join me in this year of kindness. I welcome ideas and stories of how each of you has changed a life through the power of giving. Together we can make a difference.

The second goal for me in this new year is to relearn to play the flute. I played it in elementary and middle school. It has numerous benefits as well as a fun instrument to play. My progress should be entertaining. Throughout the year there will be a few videos of me playing the flute.

A final goal for this year is to exercise gratitude for all blessings. Some of my poetry will reflect this goal.

Thank you for reading and commenting on Piper’s Adventures. Your support has made a difference in my life and I appreciate all of you.

Here’s to the New Year. May 2022 be a year filled with love and joy. Cheers!

copyright 2022 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

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Spread the Light

Emotions run high

as the lights kiss the Earth

some are making disparaging remarks

at this birth

A new life

promise fulfilled on this morning

tranquil existence restored

hope is pouring

Light shines bright

filled with many colors

belief that we can be reunited

we are all brothers

It starts with one person

spreading love and kindness across the land

each person doing something

small or grand

The atoms flow

there is electricity in the air

the dream is spreading

because people dare

Spread hope today

sunshine across the land

it only takes a minute

to lend a helping hand

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Reflections of Light

Drawn by the diamonds

into the world of fantasy

the light reflections

occur naturally

A clover design

sits on the edge

a tiny gnome appears

his throne a hedge

An echo occurs

from a realm far away

I can hear him clearly

on this day

Ah my dear

a choice for you

instant fame and fortune

or a life of servitude

With a twinkle in his eye

glee in his voice

considering my welfare

given the interesting choice

In a moment it was clear

what was at stake

heaven or hell

which route to take

Fame and fortune

comes at a cost

constantly chasing material things

my soul could get lost

Choosing servitude

aiming at a higher goal

good times and bad

it would take a toll

The gnome laughed

as I was sent back

leaving the fantasy world

my life still intact

The beautiful sunset

gives way to the night

each day making a choice

memories of diamonds reflecting light

Is life real

or is it an illusion

choices are made

only the soul knows the conclusion

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The Power of Three

A triangle created

the power of three

binding together

power for many

Each having a planet

surrounding the sun

faith, hope, and love

persistence is never done

Living in faith

believing in what one can’t see

wind blowing music in the heart

hearing what we need

Hope springs eternal

even when there is no clear way

somehow miracles happen

when the world has gone astray

Love is

the greatest of all

causing us to sacrifice

sometimes taking a fall

Our souls are full

the planets align

happiness and joy burst

when faith, hope, and love intertwine

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Night Lights

Brilliant colors

light up the sky

through the darkness

a portal in the night

The light show

a gift from the sun

atomic particles

dance in the night one to one

A noise

echoed by the ice

so clear and beautiful

the howling is nice

Sitting on my ice stool

having a hot drink

my body is warm

comfortable as I think

Such natural beauty

a life of its own

becoming a part of it

not alone

My spirit

joins with each step

in perfect harmony

where my heart is kept

The sun rises

the lights fade away

my spirit nourished and excited

to join the new day

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Raging Water in Life

The water rages

a mesmerizing site

tossing intimate details of my soul

trying to cause a fright

Every fear

imagined or real

churning it all

telling me how to feel

The water slows

there is raft

a tree reaches for me

begging me to graft

A decision to be made

is this something I can trust

a blanket of security

or something else to make me rust

Suddenly there is calm

a reassuring voice

trust in the Light

and rejoice

Grafted now

the water is calm

the fear is gone

listening to a Psalm

A sprout comes from me

in the darkness there is light

hope abounds

my soul rejoices at the site

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A Canyon View

Climbing the slope is awkward

trying not to fall

determined to reach the top

to observe the view with awe

Reaching the top

observing a lineament in the rock

such beautiful colors

like the tail of a peacock

The epitome of grandeur

enough to speak to the heart

so much to take in

perfect art

Taking a breath

the wind begins to blow

whistling through the crevices

adding music to the show

Rain shower begins

dew against the stone

small rocks shimmer

no one is alone

The showers stop

a colorful bright rainbow appears

time to climb down

sunset is near

Feeling calm

ready to sleep

thankful for God’s grace

and for my soul’s peace to keep

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A New Year ‘s Day Meditation

Wind blowing through the chimes

singing a song

birds on the feeders

helping the melody along

A new day

the beginning of a new year

the sun shines bright

thoughts of love and cheer

Peace fills my heart

another new day

wind speaking to my soul

guiding me along the way

A new year

filled with optimism and grace

opportunities to serve

to see His face

Smiling now

seeing the beauty along the way

praying for all to experience joy

on this New Year’s Day

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce