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Life on Earth Day

The waters and land separated

life entered the land and seas

each with a purpose

there were no guarantees

Reflections of beauty

mirrored in a lake

a paradise unspoiled

promises to undertake

Caring for the land

enough resources for all

the spring of creation

before the great fall

Dust and pollution

greed across the land

wars spilling blood

destroying what was grand

Hope arises

each creature has a choice

to take small actions

to have a voice

The end is near

the Earth cries out

you are made from me

live in paradise or die without

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Awakening the Soul

In the forest there is a great awakening

on this typical day

creatures begin to wander

making their way

Across the span of time

in the immutable space

cycles are in rhythm

in perfect pace

Walking along the edge

water cascading down the stream

into a blue valley

like a painting in a dream

Mist hitting my face

a rainbow within view

being part of the river

my soul is renewed

In the moment

combination of space, time, and thought

all in harmony

have hit the jackpot

Separating again

back into the present reality

ready to face the day

my soul has been set free

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Plastic Cup Vision

Digesting information

that was hard to hear

the man looked around

with an intense loneliness to bear

Capitulating

to a shorter life

the disease was taking over

causing him strife

A chance reflection

caused him to look up

as if a miracle had happened

a vision through a plastic cup

Balloons in the sky

floating freely

no pain or loneliness

life looked easy

His spirit soared

realizing this was not the end

in a brief time

he would be with friends

A group of balloons

gathered closer together

colorful and beautiful

light as a feather

The old man smiled

knew when his days were done

love and family would be there

forever they would run

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Minimal Life Dream

Running along the creek

away from the flagrant city life

sun streaming through the trees

country comfort opposed to strife

A talent for simple living

running barefoot in the trees

mist in the air

a cool summer breeze

Under the waterfall

sits a fishing hole

fresh food for lunch

caught with a cane pole

A simple cabin

sits by the stream

lying in a hammock

a pleasant afternoon dream

Birds and crickets sing

on a cool night

happy in the minimalism

of a life in the fire light

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Peaceful Dream

The insects swarmed

in the middle of the night

leaving the establishment

an impromptu flight

In the midst

each began to glow

filled with life

some flew low

Beautiful colors

reflecting in a stream

creating a lighted path

following a dream

The cicadas sing

a special song

enlightening my spirit

I sing along

Calmness in the night

close to daybreak

serenity in my spirit

a desire to create

Morning comes

insects disappear in the wind

resting now

the dream ends

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A Habit of Play

The operation began

when he was a older puppy

having become complacent

now quite chubby

To start a new habit

we began to walk everyday

bouncing in the waves

exercising while he played

A small treat

a reward for each pound lost

the toys began to gather

totally worth the cost

Now living with joy each day

the operation is a success

both of us are thinner

enjoying the process

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A Natural Storm

A storm raged

as darkness covered the river

shouldering the responsibility

thoughts that made me shiver

A product of the soil

an avatar houses my spirit

a constant reminder

that I am only here to visit

Underwear wet

as the rain beats down

my swaying in the wind

looking like a clown

Looking in the water

a jar of artificial crab

so close to me

waiting to be grabbed

Frankenfood is not for me

choosing to eat what is real

fish swirling around

nipping at my heel

Lightening strikes the water

moving safely away

wildlife all around

as the trees continue to sway

The storm calms

as I capture the evening meal

my avatar is healthy

eating what is real

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A Relaxing Day

The mongrel sits beside me

taking in the beauty of life

projecting a prodigious amount of strength

having begun with strife

Jumping into the river

splashing around in the sun

with a seminal bark

inviting me to join in the fun

Taking the plunge

the water is cold

grabbing at the ripples

it never gets old

Splashing around

taking a brief swim

the coldness envelops me

numbing my lower limbs

Climbing up the rocks

the sun warms my soul

relaxing in the moment

thinking of taking a stroll

So peaceful

at the water’s edge

sounds of wildlife

speaking to me on this ledge

Getting up to leave

the mongrel leads the way

our souls are at peace

on this beautiful day

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Spread the Light

Emotions run high

as the lights kiss the Earth

some are making disparaging remarks

at this birth

A new life

promise fulfilled on this morning

tranquil existence restored

hope is pouring

Light shines bright

filled with many colors

belief that we can be reunited

we are all brothers

It starts with one person

spreading love and kindness across the land

each person doing something

small or grand

The atoms flow

there is electricity in the air

the dream is spreading

because people dare

Spread hope today

sunshine across the land

it only takes a minute

to lend a helping hand

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Piper’s Easter Reflections

Good morning. This is a reblog from an Easter a long time ago. I hope that everyone has a Happy Easter! Have a wonderful day!

Easter in Mississippi is a wonderful time. Like many places in theĀ south it is filled with crosses, Easter eggs, and spring flowers in the garden. Sunrise services dominate Easter morning as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Renewal and redemption fill our hearts as we sing hymns old and new. All of the people are excited to announce that “He is risen! ” After the sun rises above the horizon we return to our homes for a day of Easter egg hunts, food, and family. The lunch at our home will often consist of ham, potatoes, green beans, casseroles, and delectable desserts. Our families will visit as the children search for hidden treasures and the adults try to remember where the prize egg is hidden. Many old Easter eggs will beĀ found in gardens long after the holiday has ended. As this Easter approaches we hope that you will join us in this celebration of hope, faith, and family.

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce