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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

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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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

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

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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.

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

The image is from Fandango at fivedotoh.com.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #37

 

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fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-36/: The Legacy

 

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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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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #36

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Game Day in the South

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It’s fall in the South

a time for all things grand

waiting for the game to start

I am an ardent fan

 

A gourmand of rich delicacies

found only on game day

aromatic smells feed the soul

as we all play

 

Scratching the surface

game day banter appears severe

teasing the other team

until the hamburger and beer appear

 

Then we are all friends

sharing in the glory

sausages, salsa, and chips

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The games goes on

we watch in the tent

cheering on the teams

time well spent

 

The game is over

packing up to go home

a wonderful day of sharing

fans are never alone

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Autumn: Season of Color and Abundance

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September comes

the debut is near

trees and bushes are ready

the signs are clear

 

Sun rises with high temperatures

jeopardizing the debut

high humidity with no rain

provides a big clue

 

Will autumn come

or will an error occur

humans and animals shake their head

then with high hopes concur

 

The show must go on

it happens each year

autumn is coming

there is no need to fear

 

Bright colorful foliage

emanating from the trees

leaves begin to drop

fulfilling a spiritual need

 

Abundant food

in each community a feast

acorns for squirrels

for human a roasted beast

 

Temperatures drop

coolness in the air

celebrations of plenty

many a state fair

 

Seasons change

 the life cycle continues

the journey is exciting

enjoying each venue

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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An After Rain Promise

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Beautiful rainbow

filled with promise

connecting worlds

decisions thrust upon us

 

Switching from 

one land to another

forming gregarious communities

gaining a new brother

 

So much to share

each world something to teach

happiness is near

within our reach

 

Each side

contains a pot of gold

rich stories

of many cultures told

 

Mystical scenery

beautiful sun rises

from seas to mountains

God’s blessing advises

 

Working together

a new bridge is formed

living in harmony

is the norm

 

One rainbow promise

to be together again

a perfect moment

to be shared with a friend

 

Meditation over

admiring beauty from above

seeing more clearly

through the lens of love

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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Blooms in the Wind

Native to this land

blowing in the wind

azalea blooms duplicate

spreading color within

 

Never missing a beat

continually in bloom

exciting onlookers

creating a festive room

 

So many colors

dominate the land

exciting diversity

each lending a hand

 

Offering so much

as each bloom grows

asking so little

spreading what it knows

 

Life is abundant

inner spirits filled with peace

living in the moment

together bounty will increase

 

Continuing in many forms

throughout the year

growing bushes

nothing to fear

 

Meditation over

morning sun fills my face

meandering along

grateful for God’s grace

 

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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Fervid: A Puppy Adventure

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Sweet puppy

name is Grace

filled with energy

life is a race

 

Out of the sky

ice was falling

with great fervid strength

Grace found her calling

 

Leaping into the air

not to be outdone

grabbing the ice cube

she began to run

 

Oh such fun

flipping each piece in the air

jumping delightfully

dancing with a flair

 

Added grass

just a little flavor

each piece melting

hardly waiting to savor

 

As soon as it starts

the falling ice is over

time to lie down

taking a minute to recover

 

Oh the life of a puppy

it is so grand

learning new things

happiness across the land

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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