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A Letter to My Love

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My love

what a year it has been

missing you constantly

feeling you in the wind

 

Searching for your spirit

loneliness in the air

emptiness inside

more than I can bare

 

In this year of grief

longing for your loving touch

wondering if this punishment

have I suffered enough

 

Listening to a recording

comforted by the sound of your voice

watching a video with your image

 my only choice

 

Almost a year has passed

loving you more each day

not knowing where to go from here

or what to say

 

Faith is tested

as life marches on

little acts of kindness

small group to rely on

 

A promise to wait for me

if called home first

remembering gets me through the day

when the loneliness seems to burst

 

I know you are with God

working in the garden

painting pictures, playing guitar, and singing

all sins have been pardoned

 

One day you will meet me

never separated again

forever loving each other

there will be no end

 

Till that time comes

know I always think of you

trying to figure out life

love will carry me through

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

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Water Rising

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Water rising

life came to a screeching halt

how to solve an issue

experience can’t be bought

 

Water rising quickly

ducks and geese swim by

life looks easy for them

keep wondering why

 

A boat comes by

asking if I need a ride

stubborn in my endevour

I say no with pride

 

Water rising with rapids

now in over my head

still thinking I have all the answers

beginning to tread

 

Drowning

calling out to whoever will listen

deep issue to be solved

something in the water begins to glisten

 

Gleaning from 

others traveling the same path

rapids begin to recede

issue has lost its wrath

 

Water receding

community works with me

the issue being solved

loving each other is the key

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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The Lone Stone

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Beyond the gate

lies a lone grave

a piece of a lost life

one that could not be saved

 

Family visits

broken pieces of the past

each speaks of times long ago

wanting each moment to life

 

The lone stone

carrying a star next to the name

a symbol of war

the world will never be the same

 

Broken pieces

family filled with grief

trying to build a new life

still in disbelief

 

Time passes

love never dies

there are moments of laughter

some happiness is a surprise

 

Broken pieces

the heart begins to heal

each piece glued together

more life to feel

 

The lone stone

merely now a place

as the departed spirit

now lives in the heart’s space

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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The garden is beautiful this time of year surrounded by vintage plants. Each piece holds a story in the life of a woman. Treasures gathered in a faded blue chair the woman’s light shines through.  A tattered bear holds secrets of joy and pain. Rememberances of a simple time when a hug and kiss healed all the strain. The others playmates on a rainy day. Jumping around a play house in a small girl’s room. Flowers often sitting beside it in full bloom.

The day has come to leave the fantasy land. Time to leave them to the grandchild who now besides them stand. The woman’s time is short and soon her worldly light will go out. However, now is a time to smile and not to pout.

The child dances as she picks up each treasure with glee. The woman smiles as she tells the child that each will be a remembrance of me. I will never be truly gone as long each treasure brings you joy. We will be playing together with each toy.

Dancing around the room while talking of things good and bad. They will bring comfort when you are sad. Always a light will shine giving you a hug each day. Now my child it is time to go away.

The woman passes into the eternal light. The child grows up treasuring each moment the light is bright. A new day has dawned and the treasures are in the chair again. The time has come for another new friend.

As generations pass the vintage toys carry joy and pain. Each time passed there is a wonderful gain.

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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OctPoWriMo Prompts: Dark Night of the Soul – October 1

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As the bell tolled 

my spirit sank

my soul mate is gone

I have death to thank

 

The night is long

the moon continues to shine

ghostly images in the trees

branches holding shroud twine

 

The rain begins to fall

more darkness in my soul

how will I survive

will my soul grow cold

 

Lightening now

thunder with the wind

making the bell toll

when will it end

 

Months have passed

there is a small light

dim at first

will it shine bright

 

My love speaks to me

signs that he is near

showing beauty in the seasons

there is nothing to fear

 

The time will come

we will be together again

love only grows stronger

light shining from within

 

The bell tolls

darkness begins to flee

by God’s grace

our entwined souls are free

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Marker: Etches of Time

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In the serenity

trees along the way

sits many markers

monuments of another day

 

Some are etched with sayings

of how life was lived

personal expressions

some are a fib

 

Others carry nothing

erased by the passing of time

wind and rain cleanse them

stones not worth a dime

 

Others cluster together

telling of a plague

many lives lost

details are vague

 

After passing through life

only a marker remains

is this the only story

do we leave nothing but grain

 

Leaving a mark

an expression of who we are

can be accomplished

we need not go far

 

A mark is left on others

as we express kindness and love

remembering who we were

a gift from above

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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Sanctify: The Beauty of a New Day

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Walking through the valley

seeking to sanctify my soul

breathing in deeply

smells from times of old

 

Smells of morning dew

whispers from the rain

mirror images in the river

cleansing away the pain

 

New life emerges

there is a new nature show

flowers surrounding me

blooms begin to glow

 

Sweet serenity

life begins anew

slowly cleansing my soul

now from a different point of view

 

Love envelopes me

stronger from the storm

stretching out to enjoy the day

the journey is full and transformed

 

copyright Debbie Pierce 2019

 

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Azalea in the Spring

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From the bloom

there is a story to be told

tales of adventure

the colors are bold

 

The journey begins

in a land far away

filled with emptiness

faith had begun to sway

 

The winter was long

buried beneath the ground

lonely and cold

seemed no one was around

 

Then it happened

a warm wind began to blow

sun began to shine

there was life below

 

Having faith

on this brand new day

springing forth with color

growth gave way

 

Opening up

shining from within

promise of continuing life

faith has a win

 

Spring has come

colorful life everywhere

time for joy

happiness to share

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Comfort: Voices From Beyond

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I heard your voice today

from Heaven so far away

comforting me still

as my faith begins to sway

 

Tears flowing 

down my cheeks

missing you

all these weeks

 

A kind word

gift of a book

of words I need to hear

smile with your look

 

Knowing you 

are not far away

sending a message of love

faith has a way

 

Time will pass

love will never die

you are always with me

love does not lie

 

Praying for you everyday

God’s love carries me through

our separation is temporary

love death can never undo

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce