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OctPoWriMo Prompts: Doorway – Open or Closed: Oct 5

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Doorway to adventures

with the opening of a book

so many stories

excited to take a look

 

A journey to the sea

unique creatures to explore

each page a new universe

beautiful words to be adored

 

Perhaps a journey to the stars

descriptions so shiny and bright

other planets to explore

or ride on a comet’s tail light

 

Another adventure

is the human soul

where does it come and go

what is its goal

 

A small  door containing

 the world in a box

excitement and adventures

ready to be unlocked

 

Small libraries appear in random places

many books to partake

just open the door and choose

which journey  you take

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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A Lizard’s Life

green lizard 6 april 4

Atop the gutters

with a wistful glance

an eye on a prize

almost in a trance

 

Blending in

the prize moves fast

in a corrupt environment

no hiding place can last

 

Running quickly

changing colors with each room

getting closer

prize about to meet its doom

 

A calculated leap

have been spotted now

prize moving fast

letting out a yowl

 

Not fast enough

acting with haste

my mouth watering

oh! what a delightful taste

 

Scurrying back

somethings chasing me now

back into the bushes

safely eating my chow

 

The life of a lizard

living with incredible speed

enjoying the moment

in whatever color it needs

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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A Morning Walk

Early in the morning

coolness in the air

taking umbrage to mosquitoes

mostly without a care

 

Remembering the languor 

of a day not long ago

exploring the swamp

with my beau

 

Through the stillness

a story unfolds

of two young lovers

caught in the mist of woe

 

One wanted excitement

could never stand still

action with every turn

an instant thrill

 

The other more quiet

dreams of a simple life

serenity around every corner

never any strife

 

Two young lovers

a decision to make

journey life together

or make a permanent break

 

The swamp is still

trees reflecting in the sun

a snake swims by

the two lovers run

 

Running up the stairs

he carries her in his arms

the thrill of being together

her safe without harm

 

True love prevailed

twenty years of wedded bliss

combination of thrills and serenity

sealed with a passionate kiss

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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A Peaceful Museum on the Natchez Trace

Sitting on a hill

the old homestead stood

living in eras past

porch has some chopped wood

 

In days of old

it was the habit of the caretaker

to hand lemonade out to guests

with ice cream from a wood maker

 

In those early days

explorers crossed the land

seeking a nights lodging

listening to nature’s band

 

Confusion reigned 

in the next centuries years

a great war raged 

there were many tears

 

After the war was over

magnanimous reconciliation occurred

as the culture was rebuilt

different sounds were heard

 

Coming forward

the house is a museum now

testament to the changes around it

ghosts of the past taking a bow

 

Sitting along a peaceful road

lessons from the past

one with its surroundings

resting at last

 

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

 

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/09/17/fowc-with-fandango-duplicate/

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jumble:upbeat: A Nature Symphony

 

wind chimes

Upbeat music

wind weaves a tune

calling to wildlife

must come soon

 

Suddenly a sound

singing with the wind

songbirds harmonize

hymns that never end

 

Adding to the jumble

hummingbirds buzz by

wings adding rhythm

music high in the sky

 

Cicadas come

adding bass

the symphony continues

music begins to race

 

At the height

some bees chime in

buzzing to the melody

harmony begins to win

 

The wind silences

the music dies away

nature returns to normal

as the ensemble goes their way

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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simplicity: anyone: Meditation by the Bay

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Is anyone out there

my soul calling to the sea

simplicity in living

an example for me

 

A sea gull answered

as it was flying by

landing on a post 

to explain why

 

Grateful for the morning

the sun is in the east

the bay provides food

it is a feast

 

The sea gull leaves

a fish begins to jump

answering me

finishing a fly up

 

Living in the present

there is no need to worry

enjoy every moment

no need to hurry

 

Alone now

basking in the wind

silence envelopes me

there is no end

 

A glorious day

living without strife

basking in gratitude

for the simple life

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/rdp-saturday-simplicity/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/09/14/fowc-with-fandango-anyone/

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Fervid: A Puppy Adventure

grace baby picture

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

 

https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13265

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/rdp-monday-fervid/

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Marker: Etches of Time

rocky spring cemetery april 28

In the serenity

trees along the way

sits many markers

monuments of another day

 

Some are etched with sayings

of how life was lived

personal expressions

some are a fib

 

Others carry nothing

erased by the passing of time

wind and rain cleanse them

stones not worth a dime

 

Others cluster together

telling of a plague

many lives lost

details are vague

 

After passing through life

only a marker remains

is this the only story

do we leave nothing but grain

 

Leaving a mark

an expression of who we are

can be accomplished

we need not go far

 

A mark is left on others

as we express kindness and love

remembering who we were

a gift from above

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13251

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/rdp-saturday-marker/

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Charisma: Temptation of the Day

alligator on the golf course may 5

Come closer

I will give you a ride

across the mighty river

always by your side

 

Come closer

trust my eyes looking strong

charisma in my voice

nothing can go wrong

 

Come closer

look at the sparkling sea

there is joy in riding

so much to see

 

Come closer

feel the wind on my back

adventure is waiting

fun it will not lack

 

Inching closer

ready to take the bait

oh so enticing

hard to wait

 

Almost there

iching to get on

running eagerly

the urge is strong

 

Suddenly a hidden hand

pulls me back

preventing arrival

extremely exact

 

Moving into the water

the creature disappears

saved from deception

grace is clear

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13230

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/rdp-saturday-charisma/