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Debonair: A Family Reunion

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Arriving at the reunion

debonair as can be

he parks his bicycle

next to the sycamore tree

 

Sitting at a table

tales begin to flow

family surrounds him

his eyes begin to glow

 

History of the area

how the town began

tales of heroics

how a man ran

 

Tales of love

how each couple met

families speculated marriage

some had a bet

 

Lunch is served

other tales are told

each one getting taller

as the day grows old

 

Reunion over

the debonair man leaves

smiles on all faces

to family stories they cleave

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Nefarious: Ducks on a Park Picnic

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Walking through the park

picnics all around

nefarious activities being planned

determined ducks abound

 

Strutting around

distracting the crowd

putting on a show

quacking extremely loud

 

There is a commotion

duck jumping on a table

food flying everywhere

ducklings gathering samples where able

 

Flying from table to table

bread scattered on the ground

geese join the fun

bounty for all wildlife around

 

Chased by the people

nefarious plans accomplished

feast had by all

tales told of the outlandish

 

Sun is setting 

return to the nest

the ducks are full

time for a rest

 

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Meander: Walk in the Park

 

Meandering in the park

enjoying the day

walking along the path

observing life along the way

 

Taking time to speak to people

all have a story to tell

listening carefully

spreading a smile as well

 

There is new life

ducks, turtles, and geese

amazing small wonders

playfulness has increased

 

The community comes together

continuing to bond

sharing food and laughter

gathering by the pond

 

Meditation over

sweet aromas in the air

time to give thanks

for the blessings everywhere

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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An Athletic Deer

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Small brown deer

wandering through the park

so athletic

after running in the dark

 

He stops for a moment

searching for a friendly hand

spotting  dropped food

scattered throughout the land

 

Showing much grace

while wiggling his ears

swishing of the tail

as he draws near

 

Photographs are taken

by quiet observers unseen

making his way to the table

a feast to be gleaned

 

Eating a small morsel

a child begins to cry

startled and running

he leaps into the sky

 

Over the fence

beautiful form in his jump

leaping to safety

not even a thump

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

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More Than a Meal

blueberry cobbler may 14

 

The old couple excitedly 

dresses in their finest this day

there is a delivery

that is on the way

 

They set the table

add two extra spaces

using the fine dishes

at these two places

 

It is close to noon

when the doorbell rings

they are so happy

the elderly man begins to sing

 

He opens the door and

with two young people in sight

carrying a hot meal

made just right

 

He welcomes them in

they sit at the table

sharing a hot homemade meal

made out of household staples

 

These people share a meal

one day each week

loneliness is cured

the deliverance they seek

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

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Saturday Football

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A crisp fall morning

there is football in the air

barbecue on the table

sweet spicy aromas with a flair

 

The fans are waiting

for the game to begin

teams with a rivalry

each expecting to win

 

The stadium is full

the game begins with a flair

cheering this afternoon

a goal line ball in the air

 

It is half time

the band begins to play

marching in formation

a grand stand this day

 

Second half begins

more touchdowns to be found

cheering crowds stand up

excitement on the ground

 

The game is over

the trash talk begins

fans having fun

only one team can win

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

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Summer River Day

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Morning sun rises

above the mountain top

opportunities for adventure

no time to stop

 

Time to be dormant

on a winter day

it’s summer now

time to play

 

A new adventure

by the river edge

there is a rope 

swinging over the ledge

 

Splashing in the water

laughter all around

the rope swings continuously

jumping without bounds

 

On to the canoe

down the river rapids

such a thrill

never a habit

 

The day continues

picnic in the sun

eating wonderful food

this day is fun

 

The sun is setting

time to be sleeping again

filled with dreams

till the next adventure begins

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

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Blueberry Cobbler : Edible Treats

blueberry cobbler may 14

Blueberry cobbler

an edible treat

filled with love

ready to eat

 

Love in food

shown in many ways

veggies or dessert

appear each day

 

Sitting at the table

sharing life’s news

loving one another

even with different views

 

Food binds us together

cooked from the heart

sharing new recipes

some are an art

 

Crossing generations

each dish a story to tell

learning about each other

tasting oh so well

 

Meeting new friends

diversity crosses the plates

enjoying each other

eating until late

 

Blueberry cobbler

topped with ice cream

sharing with friends

such a wonderful scene

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Skipper’s Apple Pie Caper

Skipper

The apple pie

across the picnic table sits

warm with an aromatic scent

Skipper eyeing it

 

He employs a caper

catching the air with his ears

flying high in the air

coming oh so near

 

Skipper’s mouth open

flying next to the pie

grabbing it quickly

before anyone can spy

 

He hits the ground

rushes next to a boat

carrying the pie

no time to gloat

 

The pie looks good

such a wonderful prize

he grazes upon it

a feast for the eyes

 

The pie tastes good

now it is all gone

time for a nap

on the lawn

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

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Holiday Passage

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It’s a holiday weekend

people traveling all around

spreading love to others

goodwill to be found

 

Food on the table

the ice cream is cold

people sharing with others

telling stories of old

 

Life is filled with experiences

adventures of joy

learning about others

lessons to employ

 

It is time to eat

the food is on my plate

a passenger on this holiday

I will not be late

 

On this holiday weekend

as you journey this day

I wish you happiness and peace

Happy Independence Day

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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