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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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saturday-six-word-story-prompt/uncertain: Kayaking A Waterfall

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Kayak rushing down rapids over waterfall.

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Fun Childhood Memory

 

Happy Halloween! This is my favourite Halloween show. Charles Shulz was a genius who could spread life and morals through this characters. This remains one of my happy places. 

There was a pumpkin patch

where the moon light was bright

Linus brought a friend

to wait in the night

 

It was spooky 

in the mist

waiting with Sally

was pure bliss

 

The others 

had such fun

trick or treating for candy

getting to run

 

Charlie had fun

collecting rocks

always getting the trick

with each block

 

Snoopy battled the

world war one flying ace

on his flying house

getting shot down with grace

 

Violet’s party 

Snoopy grappled

hiding in water

kissing Lucy bobbing for apples

 

In the end it was Snoopy

who stole the show

rising out of the pumpkin patch

causing Linus to grow

 

Really irate

Linus rants to all

finding a sincere pumpkin patch

will cause Santa to fall

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Halloween Story: A Petrified Soul

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The night is cold as the petrified wood transforms. One night a year the soul is released and allowed to warm. Once transformed the soul walks again. Travailing the earth looking for redemption from within. The tale began one cold October night in a forest with the full moon bright.

A man encountered an extraterrestial who was dressed in bright light. His name was Morning Star and he had an interesting proposition. In exchange for immortality the man was to impart wisdom. Morning Star sought to enslave humans. His knowledge was limited by some confusion. How are some humans able to overcome temptation? Is there some magic that can be cast as persuasion?

The man replied: “Don’t you know that from the beginning of time there are those who walk with the Light all the time?” Morning Star answered “of course there a few who have found the way. I am looking for how to make them sway.”

The man replied ” Take their minds away from gratitude for all that they have. Make them desire all material things good and bad. If you breed discontent among them then all will come to serve you. ”

Morning Star laughed and thought could it really be so simple to cause humans to crumble. Is discontentment really the way to make them stumble? Given this knowledge Morning Star begins to leave and imparts the man with immortality.

The man is shocked when he is turned into a tree. Petrified his soul is as cold as can be. Now marble with no room to grow, the man is terrified with what he has sowed.

Once a year there is a chance of release. The man’s spirit is allowed to spread a message of redemption and peace. If the world takes hold and accepts the true Light , then the man’s soul will be released from its plight.

Years have passed and discontent continues to grow. How long it last no one knows.  Will the world change so he can be free or will he continue as marble without hope for eternity?

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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A Ghostly Bridge

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The ghostly figure walked

along the old rusted bridge

life flashing before him

on this night did eternity hinge

 

Long ago

on a fateful night

the man encountered a Being

bathed in bright light

 

The Being gave him the option

to know the total of his days

to have great wealth

and to do things his own way

 

The man chose

to live his life in mystery

at the end to be accountable

for his place in history

 

The ghostly figure

walking along the bridge

meets the Light

and he begins to cringe

 

All the sudden before him

is a record of all his deeds

afraid of the karma

he is about to receive

 

Quietly the Light

begins to speak

the man cowers

he feels so weak

 

Judgement drawn

karma trumped by grace

the man is astonished

his misdeeds erased

 

Following the Light

the man begins to dance

paradise is embracing him

he has another chance

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Life as a Flower

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A flower sits alone

as schools of fish swim by

asking questions about loneliness

not wanting to hear a lie

 

The flower cried

then suddenly a wisp of wind

asking why the tears

my beautiful friend

 

The flower lamented

alone with many creatures around

nothing to love me

feeling root bound

 

The rain came

and answered with the wind

you are not alone

there are many friends

 

Uniqueness

makes what you are

all wildlife has a gift

loving you near and far

 

Seeds are carried

and you landed here

flourishing in an environment

to spread love and cheer

 

Listen to those around

and you will feel warm

soon other flowers will come

seeds in the storm

 

The flower smiled

as a new bloom arose

alike but different

glowing as it grows

 

The river welcomed

life old and new

living in community

love grew

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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The Living Land

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Blast heard across the land

coming suddenly like the wind

some trees almost made it

the world was in a spin

 

The land was decimated

such was the power of the fire

now it it is barren

the situation is dire

 

Arising out of the ashes

there is a tender green leaf

life is reemerging

will it be brief

 

Winter passes

there is hope in the spring

small animals return

the river forges a new ring

 

People come

manually clearing the brush

breaths of fresh air

there is no rush

 

Seasons pass

continued growth in the land

birds are singing

the animals form a band

 

Suddenly lightening strikes

the forest burns again

still some survive

fire put out by rain and wind

 

The Earth is alive

renewal in seasons and storms

ever changing 

adventure is the norm

 

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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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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

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #37

 

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Lost in a Storm

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The day grows colder

as my soul searches for solitude

walking in the snow

the screaming wind an interlude

 

Snow coming down hard

the trees begin to bend

treacherous storm

is there no end

 

Lost now

the spirits begin to hunt

my soul begs for mercy

the only sound is grunts

 

Trudging further ahead

praying for the light

has God forgotten me

He is out of site

 

Praying fervently

almost dead

suddenly a bright light

telling me not to dread

 

Coming closer

a voice screams in the wind

take hold of my hand

come out of the whirlwind

 

My hand takes hold 

as the spirits begin to run

soul safe now

the Light has won

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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