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A True Loving Mississippi Story

One child 2 years old is lost

without a shoe in the street

traffic flowing

not missing a beat

Seen by one

running to save a life

another stopped to help

amid all the strife

A third person stops

calling the police

child standing with safe haven

sighing with relief

Another person stops

as we search for the child’s home

wanting to know how to help

the child is not alone

The police come

helping to figure it out

the child is calm

feeling safe and does not pout

Siblings arrive

rejoicing running up the street

the child had accidentally gotten out

following a dog with bare feet

People helping each other

not a thought given to religion or race

helping an innocent child

experience love instead of hate

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

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Soaring High in the Day

Flying high

looking over a water view

freedom in the air

always something new

 

A fish jumps

diving to pick it up

quickly snatching it

a perfect setup

 

The wind flowing

comfort for my wings

soaring with the breezes

the scent of sweet things

 

A few friends join me

a fun aerial battle

twists and turns

till our brains are addled

 

Returning to the trees

time to cool down

listening to the chirping

of the insects around

 

Awakening now

time for the sun to set

brilliant colors

the most beautiful yet

 

One final flight

as the moon is rising

watching a glimmer in the water

the view is mesmerizing

 

Time to call it a day

now in the nest

all is well

comfortable and at rest

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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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

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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Horror: Feeling of Being Trapped

Looking into the sky

the dome came down

searching for answers

no one around

 

Enclosed in a world

with no birds and bees

the sights and smells were awful

so much death to see

 

The separation

the horror of being alone

someone help me

the feeling of a drone

 

Finding a lake

getting into a boat

storms and waves surround me

fear of being smote

 

Suddenly comes a voice

that calms the storm

He gets into the boat with me

my spirit is now warm

 

The dome lifts

my faith is restored

birds and bees return

I was never ignored

 

Living in the light

gone are the disguises

the storm has passed

a new day arises

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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Let me in!

Let me in! Let me in!

cried the bee

the sun is scorching

feel the window to see

 

The plant next to the window

has a cool leaf

a flower blooming

a place of relief

 

Tapping hard

the glass will not move

legs stuck to the window

sliding down to the groove

 

Buzzing now

begging for help

sun getting hotter

beginning to melt

 

A ray of hope

a hole in the screen

edging through it

cool and redeemed

 

On the flower now

restored and in a sweet slumber

cool drafts flow through the leaves

content in the summer

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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A July Memory

One of my favorite poems written by my husband. Difficult to believe it has been 19 months since his passing. Along with his faith, he also had a wonderful sense of humor.

 

Isaiah 46:4 
New Living Translation (NLT)

4 I will be your God throughout your lifetime—
until your hair is white with age.
I made you, and I will care for you.
I will carry you along and save you

 

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Avatar

It’s wrinkled now more than before
It hurts when I have to bend,
It still looks much the way it did
But like some long lost, old friend,

It’s not that I would throw it out
Or even change it if I could,
It’s just that so much time has come and gone
It’s not running as it should,

A wrinkle here, a wrinkle there
Some poundage added on,
The vision’s getting fuzzy
And the hair is almost gone,

The teeth are doing alright, I think
I floss and brush them every day,
Then I put them in that little glass
And promptly put them out of the way,

Then there are those pills to help it run
So many I lose track,
When I go away on a trip
They fill up a large backpack,

But there’s nothing much that we can do
Things are just what they are,
We can either sit here crying in our beer
Or go on and open up the bar,

Because time is a cruel pacesetter
It marches to its own beat,
I only hope there’s still some Epsom salts
So I can soak my tired old feet.

©2018 by William Pierce

Father,

Thank You for always being near, for always caring for us, and for always loving us.

 

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culture happiness inspiration intentional living life lifestyles Mississippi poetry story telling summer

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

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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A Summer Day Hiking Dream

Sun beating down

a hot summer day

longing for cool comfort

along the trail way

 

Suddenly I hear

while turning  around

a trickling noise

then a roaring sound

 

Following the path

a cool mist on my face

relief from the heat

I quicken my pace

 

Allowing my feet to dangle

in the pleasure of the rapid

another world appears

which mystical creatures inhabit

 

A chameleon appears

changing colors in the rainbow

finding food on a rock

his pace is quite slow

 

Down a bit further

a fish jumps along the bank

performing acrobatics

his movements are swank

 

A duck appears

bathing in the mist

diving and shaking his wings

doing the twist

 

Back to the real world

refreshed from the rapid stream

thankful for the inhabitants

of a summer day dream

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Sweet Innocence: A Puppy at Play

grace baby picture

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

This is a reblog my post that I wrote on August 29, 2017. Prayers for all and have a wonderful day!

Clouds 1

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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