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A Droplet of Life

Tears stain my face

as I walk through the rain

thinking of you

time playing a game

The impact of your loss

affects me each day

looking for life

on life’s path way

Looking at a puddle

watching a rain drop

water spreads out

not appearing to stop

Following the puddle

as it flows into a stream

a small water fall forms

taking life on as in a dream

Going faster into the rapids

such force in the flow

splashing with laughter

the life force begins to glow

A fish rides the rapids

jumping with delight

joined by others

the future is quite bright

The rapids dissipate

calm near a creek

life continues to flow

the droplet is unique

Tears are gone

a smile on my face

can see you living

awaiting my embrace

Meditation over

realizing life never ends

knowing that I will see you

around the next bend

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Relationship Walls

Holidays are here

looking for an escape

anxiety is high

relationships to reshape

Taking a walk

along memory lane

looking for an alibi

to hide from the pain

Frost at the table

silence the order of the day

moving toward separation

love has gone away

So many old arguments

between family old and new

walls have been built up

understanding out of view

One last attempt at reconciliation

asking everyone to forgive

remember we are family

with a long time to live

Icy eyes

along with hardened hearts

things have gone to far

family wants to depart

Death comes into life

as each member leaves

sadness in my spirit

as the loss is grieved

Perhaps the time will come

when we can live in peace

love will return

and all anger will be released

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Musing of the Soul

Meditating on the cliff

musing on the soul

of the things good and bad

young and old

Strange excrescence on the heart

appear after mean words

some accidental

depending on how it was heard

Danger lies

if the heart retreats

a disease with no cure

soul burns in the heat

Then rain comes

putting out the fire

forgiveness in the heart

if there is a desire

Kind words are spoken

there is a strong heart beat

soul is healing

but still incomplete

Each day is a challenge

choosing love or hate

the excrescence can grow larger

or with love abate

Meditation over

as the rain bathes my face

soul is lighter

heart filled with grace

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt God grief inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual story telling word of the day challenge

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

A prayer of thanksgiving

is tattooed in my heart

for the time we spent together

though now we are apart

Standing on a platform

raising my hands to the sky

extending my spirit

a huge hug up high

The years have passed

yet you are not far away

so thankful for you

especially on this day

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I am posting a poem my late husband wrote for me in 2013. Till we meet again my love. Love never dies.

Love’s Hold

How can I say it

what power words possess

might a sentence be fit

as a way to express

Could a song with a melody

or a book with a plot

might a kiss be the key

or too soon forgot

Would a touch from my finger

or a glance from my eye

cause a memory to linger

or would it soon die

Maybe a fragrance might hang

on the wings of the wind

and remind you of something

or perhaps just offend

So what might best answer

to tell the depths of its hold

perhaps only a lifetime of faithfulness

will confirm the love in the soul

copyright 2013 William Pierce

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The Story

Eternity is a spectacular place

filled with constant renewal

sitting at my desk

realizing sometimes it can be cruel

The story began

so long ago

believing I could finish it

refusing to let go

Physical life ended

but my soul refused to leave

so very important

or so I believed

It seemed the universe concurred

as the light never went out

skin rotting with each stroke

going to finish without a doubt

Only the shadow of me remains

my bones attached the paper

words are flowing

finishing now instead of later

On a bus

arriving in Heaven

allowed to see my story

on the news at eleven

Walking into the gates

eyes filled with expression

explaining that the story

is my confession

After hearing laughter

there was an examination

a sigh of relief

that I have been granted dispensation

New life

another story begins

excitement and adventure

knowing the story never ends

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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The Magnificent Flight

Giving thanks this morning

for the privilege of seeing him fly

soaring in the wind

it’s his ally

Wings spread

flying through a cloud

expressing adoration for creation

song is quite loud

Confessing the truth

of how freedom feels

riding a breeze into the mountains

has a thrilling appeal

Over a river

seeing a fish

diving down quickly

a delicious dish

On top of a tree

there is a nest

the magnificent creature lands

basking in the sun to rest

What a thrill

to have the ability to fly

soaring across the land

in the beautiful sky

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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An Invitation to Rest

The cold wind blows

as the seasons change

an invitation to rest

priorities to rearrange

The trees begin a tapestry

with the dropping of leaves

yellow, red, and orange piles

as the wind weaves

Next are the animals

gathering food in the night

having secret storage

some a laughable sight

Humans are peculiar

some have a ritual

gathering around a fire

it’s quite spiritual

Preparations complete

trees and animals asleep

snow covers the land

in places quite deep

All rest now

with the promise of spring

renewal with awakening

when the birds sing

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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A Struggle with Envy

A typical night

in the middle of a dream

hovering above the clouds

hearing a scream

A struggle ensued

between life and death

emotions roared

at the discovery of the theft

Contentment gone

envy is awry

sparkling trinkets scattered

all left to do is cry

Others have so much

not wanting share

why is this important

need a reason to care

Crouching behind a cloud

going between rage and desire

looking for answer

spirit on fire

Envy is cruel

charring the heart

blood boils for answers

tearing the spirit apart

Passing through rain

beginning to calm down

resting on a rainbow

looking around

Counting blessings

important things in life

hope for the future

a place with no strife

Sliding down the rainbow

contentment is back

surrounded by love

life is on track

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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Craig’s Inner Storm

The poem for today comes from Fandango’s story starter. Thank you Fandango for hosting.

Craig had to choose a path, but given his history of making poor decisions, he…

The storm within is raging

as Craig chooses a path

mourning past decisions

struggling with a history of wrath

Inner thunder

as he runs through the trees

dodging snakes in the ferns

then falls to his knees

A lightening strike of emotions

anger, rage, and desire

which path to choose

what will it require

Running into a field

chance meeting a moose

flee or stand his ground

there is nothing to lose

In desperation

something seems to click

Craig runs toward the moose

picking up a stick

Frightened and confused

the moose retreats

Craig has a revelation

the vision is sweet

With renewed vigor

the inner storm has ceased

now making wiser choices

confidence has increased

Time moves forward

living a new way

happiness is found

wiser decisions save the day

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce

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An Insect’s Dream

Lying on the ground

a simple insect on its back

hallucinating before death

and becoming a bird’s snack

The enemy came

brutal and thriving

shooting fiery arrows

taking the living

With drive and determination

insect made a bold move

fiercely aiming for the eyes

sight to be removed

Enemy falls

screaming in pain

insect is victorious

now time for the gain

Covered in armor

leaping toward some meat

a handsome reward for victory

a feast to eat

All of the sudden

enemy reappears

with renewed strength

death is near

It is finished

as the spirit begins to rise

now living in limbo

awaiting a new disguise

The veil opens

living again

a new battle emerges

maybe this time the insect wins

copyright 2022 Debbie Pierce