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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 Love Filled Meeting

Galavanting down the street

remiss at the cars passing by

the gentlemen lifts his hat

his head held high

The ladies balk

at the sight

a man wearing a suit

riding a bike

He pulls into a yard

straightens his tie

a woman is waiting

lunch on the lania

Laughing and carrying on

stories being told

he holds her hand

a knight from days of old

Walking down the street

listening to the birds sing

the man bends down

gives her a ring

An old fashion story

of a couple in love

each completes the other

a gift from above

Many years have passed

the couple is now old

riding bicyles together

basking in love that never grows cold

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A Squirrel’s New Year

Goodbye to the old year

hello to the new

time for squirrel adventures

racing in the morning dew

Tis the season of renewal

time to have some fun

new seed in the bird feeders

humans to out run

A new brass feeder hangs

a gift from St. Nick

think that glass will stop me

a thrown rock broke it like a brick

Seed dropping to the ground

the human is running

watching that expression

the humor is stunning

Ah a new year

no need to hide

my cheeks filled with seed

2021 is going to be a fun ride

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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

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Giddy: A Moonlit Night

Dancing in the moonlight

giddy as can be

somewhat in a trance

a whole new world to see

 

Rain coming down

sweet to my lips

splashing around in the water

embracing the drips

 

Light from the moon

awareness begin to grow

in harmony with nature

creates a brief shadow

 

In the midst of the wind

an owl begins to hoot

sending out messages

frogs follow suit

 

Rain is gone

sky is clear

stars in the sky

some are near

 

A beautiful night

feeling quite free

grateful to be alive

bending to my knee

 

Thanking God 

for the blessings of this night

alone in the darkness

everything is alright

 

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a morning bicycle ride

Riding through old town

wind racing through my hair

sweet bits of summer

music in the air

 

Sitting on a porch

men playing chess

smells of cigars 

harmony at this address

 

Further down the street

children playing in a pool

relief from the heat

a game without rules

 

Passing by a cafe

teens sporting summer fashions

one telling a joke

waiting for a reaction

 

Passing the park now

ducks walking in a row

heading toward the pond

with little ones in tow

 

Parked under a tree

reading a book

blessed by each moment

everywhere I look

 

Life is sweet 

on this summer day

happiness abound

enjoying each sun ray

 

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Happy Independence Day

What a glorious day

to think about Independence

the blessings and privileges

that have come my way

 

Freedom of thought

and of things to share

the right to agree or disagree

about the things we care

 

Freedom to move about

to see and enjoy this great land

from the seashores to the mountains

by any mode of transportation we can

 

Freedom to worship God

or the freedom not to

expressions of faith

see our souls through

 

Happy Birthday America

celebrations throughout the land

fireworks and barbecue

parades and bands

 

In the pursuit of freedom

many lives have been lost

cherish and protect it

freedom comes at a cost

 

God bless America

on this Independence Day

let freedom ring

as we go our way

 

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Sweet Innocence: A Puppy at Play

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Running and playing

enjoying the day

free of all worry

scampering away

 

Moments of bliss

each time he turns around

a squirrel appears

not making a sound

 

Living each moment

breathing in the clean air

stopping for a second

absorbing the sun’s glare

 

Letting today take care of itself

enjoying the race

always a new experience

part of God’s grace

 

The future is uncertain

life has many slopes

he enjoys the journey

always with love and hope

 

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Coping with Impossible Situations

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Storms come through

excessive wind and rain

impossible conditions

coming in like a train

 

Some people are good

ready to lend a helping hand

others are evil

taking advantage of the storm’s band

 

Impossible situations

difficult decisions to make

critics abound

praying for God’s grace

 

Finally it happens

a rash of good deeds

showing love and kindness

everyone taking the lead

 

Prayers are answered

hope is spread

food, clothing, and shelter

God is not dead

 

Impossible situations

God made us for these

faith, hope, and love

for these we are lead

 

Impossible situations

healing has begun

restoring communities

one by one

 

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fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-37/ A Parallel Life

 

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Standing on the bridge taking a break from my morning run. The environment changes with the movement of the sun. The scenery changes depending upon the point of view.  My solid self can touch the world around. Textures are exciting and so are the sounds.   My shadow sees the world in a parallel place. Though we are connected each has its own space.

Living in the light my shadow explores the depths of things great and small. Able to change with light climbing up the features on the wall. It can jump from a building to a tree or go through the tiniest cracks smiling with glee.

My solid self is limited by space and time. Material things change as the clock chimes. Things that are new slowly decay. That is why my solid self enjoys the adventures of today.

Life passes and is  enjoyed by each part of myself. Dancing in parallel union till the sun starts to melt. The separation is brief as the sun rises again. Then we find another adventure as the sun filters through the wind.

 

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #37