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Sailing in a Storm

A sailboat dead in the water

the yard was broken

storm clouds rapidly approaching

was this an omen

A stoic sailor is at the helm

quickly grabbing the sail

sanguine about the repair

praying it will go well

Rain begins to fall

there is thunder and lightening

the boat rocks back and forth

the passenger is frightened

The sailor works quickly

makes the repair

quickly heading toward the coast

taking great care

The storm calms

the sailor and passenger are safe

thankful for safe harbor

and God’s grace

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Spring is in the Air

Blossoms shoot forth

an introduction to spring

the moratorium to awaken has ended

the birds begin to sing

Warmth embracing the land

wildlife ending its slumber

a time of renewal

flowers increasing in number

The streams begin to flow

meager at first

the sun melting the ice

water beginning to burst

A forest filled with trees

pastel colors abound

small promises of fruit

beauty all around

The sky is blue

not a cloud to be seen

nothing is awry

the sun is beaming

The world is awake

spring has arrived

my soul jumps for joy

happy to be alive

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A Spring Shower

The spring shower

casting raindrops on a leaf

serendipity for the surrounding life

giving much needed relief

Repeating patterns

contrary to the ice

a piece of art

actually quite nice

The fallout

causes life to grow

trees, grass, and flowers

create a summer glow

The spring shower is over

rain drops continue their cascade

some create a waterfall

a new stream is made

Repeating rain patterns

working together

the land is bountiful

what could be better

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The Pier

In a secluded place

I have found my retreat

on this pier

water on my feet

In the brevity of the day

contemplating my thoughts

away from the world

what lessons are taught

Dangling my pole

out of the water jumps a fish

making a perfect circle

I make a wish

A theme for life

how much fun it would be

if there was a plan

specifically for me

Surrounded by the mountains

each day carries new life

a unique adventure

sometimes filled with strife

Things planned out

that would be so easy

nothing would go wrong

never a thought of being crazy

But for me

that would not be fun

must feel the soil

freedom to run

Excitement each day

a new adventure to happen

joy in my heart

each day a new passion

Picking up my pole

turning to leave

fish continue to jump in the water

I can finally breathe

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Living in Harmony

Exploring the trail

a scientific adventure

wanting to know more

there will be no censure

Examining the trees

such beautiful bark

the backbone of the forest

the contrast is stark

Farther down

looking at life in the river

fish everywhere

a snake begins to slither

Now seeing wild life

deer and squirrels

playing delightfully

running in circles

Food abound

acorns everywhere

a winter food drive

before the trees are bare

Loving the ecosystem

amazed at its sufficiency

such a wonder

like a symphony

All is interwoven

a mutual dependency

all things have a purpose

nothing works separately

Walking home

a smile on my face

having learned so much

about how the forest is interlaced

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Mountain Life

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Standing on a mountain peak

grazing across the land

a herd of buffalo

two are taking a stand

One is robust

with an invoice on his head

the other holds a rope

hoping to keep his family fed

The buffalo is quite spritely

a tribute to his age

the opponent is young

impulsive to engage

The young man strikes first

throwing the rope

the buffalo steps aside

as the young man slips on a slope

Moving along

the buffalo makes a wise move

he moves out of sight

while the young man regains his groove

One last time

there is a chase

but the buffalo is wiser

and wins the race

Across the valley

there is small game

the young man practices

his skills and aim

The young man returns home

with a small deer

family dinner is sparse

his drink is a beer

Morning comes

the young man tries again

his skill is better

today he wins

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Morning Field Meditation

The sun beams brightly

over the horizon

sparkling dew on the blooms

the purity surprising

On this cheery morning

the warmth feels like a hug

birds singing loudly

joined by some bugs

As luck would have it

a family of deer appear

silhouetted in the shadows

till they disappear

The dew on the flowers

sparkle in the sun

creating a magical path

a fun place to run

Cascading down

following a stream

image is a mirror

a pleasant dream

Meditation over

hiking to the next place

marveling at the wonder

as the sun covers my face

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The Camp Fire

Beauty in the fire

blazing colors in the night

a crackling sound

embers dancing with delight

Providing warmth

a circle to speak a tale

all around are intrigued

the story is told well

Crackers, marshmallows and chocolate

melting on a stick

sweet dessert

delightful and quick

Gazing at the stars

lighting up the night

dreaming of distance places

the journey is bright

Lulled to sleep

serenaded by the wind

crickets sing a lullaby

a pleasant days end

The sun rises

it is a new day

the journey continues

as we go our separate ways

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Out of the ashes

new life emerges

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Winter Scene

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Animals and wildlife sleep

while snow covers the trees

branches filled with ice

instead of leaves

The wind is biting

trees on the brink of destruction

will the forest survive

this brutal obstruction

Wind dies down

the assault has ceased

a winter wonderland created

there is an internal peace

Like columns of old

the trees form a design

an illusion of sanctuary

or perhaps a shrine

The day becomes night

there is light from the moon

an eerie quiet

fills the created room

The scene continues

till time for spring

when new life appears

and winter becomes a dream

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Victory on a Wave

In a fictitious universe

I am soaring confidently on the waves

one with the ocean

my spirit will not cave

Rising higher

with a cathartic laugh

dolphins dancing with me

movements are choreographed

Speed is increasing

super powers enhanced

the universe is mine

controlling all in the dance

Sliding into the beach

raising my arms in victory

defeating all fears

power now in my history

Walking toward the ocean

to do it all again

surfing is exhilerating

every wave is a win

The sun is setting

time to go home

grateful for the experience

and the time alone

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