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Zenith of Beauty

Its thirst satisfied

reaching the zenith of beauty

the spring blooms shine

the smell is quite fruity

The humming birds visit

leaving a plume behind

bees do a dance

all visitors being kind

The sun nourishes

the blooms on the trees

soon small fruit appears

growing in the summer breeze

Spring and summer pass

harvest ready in the fall

fruit is large and plentiful

there is enough for all

The fruit is gone

leaves coat the ground

cold winds are coming

spreading color around

Winter comes

the forest is asleep

until the spring comes

and the blooms again peek

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Lighted Path

In a whimsical contest

to see who could circle the world

a bright light appeared

a colorful path unfurled

Jumping aboard

the colorful path

an optional choice

not knowing how long it would last

The adventure began

competition left behind

so many mysteries

excitement to find

Crossing each continent

observing deserts and trees

so much wildlife

flowers filled with bees

The people were fun

inviting me to learn their culture

each was unique

cities and agriculture

The path took me to the stars

each telling a story

some very bizarre

others full of glory

At the finish line

the race is over

having circled the world

living life slower

The light path disappears

the sky is dark

now am wiser

than I was at the start

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Mountain Climb

I perambulated on the path

intrigued by the clouds

then a sudden fall

the shout is quite loud

A tirade about

the lack of sight

hypoxic and in pain

the future did not look bright

Another hiker came

and picked me up

taking me out of the clouds

into a first aid setup

After recovering

ready to try again

this time taking precautions

for when the air is thin

Reaching the top

feeling a thrill

all expectations met

a dream has been fulfilled

Beginning descent

absorbing the complete scene

heart filled with gratitude

spirit is serene

On the bottom

mountain shielded again

knowing the secrets

adventure a win

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/05/11/perambulate/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/05/11/rdp-tuesday-hypoxic/

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A Bicycle Ride in the Sky

Fish in my backpack

my spirit chipper in the cool air

riding in the clouds

without a care

Investing in the future

doing my favorite thing

so alive and happy

bicycling while I sing

With roads leading to Heaven

a city in the sky

atop the mountain is a cabin

where family gathers for a fish fry

Getting closer

the clouds begin to break

a forest with beautiful flowers

a calm serene lake

Home now

in the Garden of Eden

unconditional love surrounding me

complete tranquility and freedom

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Buoyant Window

Looking through

a window of time

motherhood on the horizon

wind causing shells to chime

Buoyant feelings

looking through the glass

arborial palms bearing fruit

sun filtered as clouds pass

New life

traveling through the waters

beauty and wisdom

gifts to our sons and daughters

Time passes slowly

tranquility in the ocean breeze

living in this moment

spirit is at ease

Generations pass

love shared by each one

connected through the window of time

no one is alone

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/05/09/motherhood/

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry river story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

The Expedition

The expedition began

with the teasing rays of the sun

challenging my dexterity

on the river run

Gently paddling

the cool mist on my face

almost to the falls

my heart starts to race

The filtering sun

casts light in the strait

excitement builds

what will be my fate

Over the falls

an adrenaline rush

flying through the falls

a continuous water gush

Paddling through the rapids

each movement a thrill

only lasting a few minutes

before reaching the bottom of the hill

In the heat of the moment

a victorious shout

not paying attention

barely dodging a wipe out

Floating down the river

now at ease

observing life around me

enjoying the gentle breeze

Smaller rapids ahead

the end of the day

easily passing through them

pulling into the bay

Sun setting

the moon begins to rise

the crickets lull me to sleep

as I close my eyes

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/05/08/ragtag-daily-prompt-saturday-expedition/

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https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/05/08/teasing/

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The Sea Biscuit

Leaving my home

walking along the ocean’s edge

hoping to find a perfect sea biscuit

on a sandbar ledge

There is a lottery of shells

each wave bringing in a new batch

so much fun searching

some difficult to catch

As the sun set

deciding to search in one more wave

a perfect sea biscuit appeared

captured in a net to save

Back in my workshop

the artistry began

carefully choosing paints

dynamic and grand

Finished now

a beautiful work of sea art

sharing the piece with the world

a shell that caught my heart

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/05/07/biscuit/

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Disease in Motion

It began in a plum tree

and quickly spread through the land

a strong steady motion

difficult to understand

Darkness reigned

death had a steady run

few could fight it

little could be done

A ray of light

vaccine on the horizon

the plight of many

dependent on the sun rising

Some were immune

growing stronger each day

taking care of the ill

spreading hope along the way

The forest shines now

full of light

the darkness has been conquered

the future is bright

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/05/06/rdp-thursday-plum/

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An Adventurous Fight

Prior to the storm

laughter could be heard

a fresh new captain

who had much to learn

Daring the storm to come

he sailed into the wind

rain beating down

with a message to send

The captain danced

as the waves began to roar

as the boat rocked

his arrogance soared

Lightening strikes

electricity in the air

a fight with nature

there is a dare

Thunder roars

waves going over the boat

the captain climbs to the top sail

and begins to gloat

The next few minutes

the scene is a blur

the outcome uncertain

the captain’s spirit undeterred

The storm passes

calmness returns

the boat reappears

all concerned

The captain shouts

I have defeated the storm

the universe is mine

the ultimate life form

Sailing into the sunset

happy as can be

looking for the next adventure

his spirit filled with glee

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/rdp-wednesday-laughter/

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Ice Illusion

A barmecide cleanser

the snow covers the land

using basic materials

continuing to expand

Pollution is hidden

white clouds in the sky

a beautiful scene

candy for the eye

Crisp and cold

the land is asleep

a section of ice melting

causing the river to weep

Spring will come

there is another chance

to clean up the pollution

so the ecosystem will dance

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/05/04/barmecide/

https://fivedotoh.com/2021/05/04/fowc-with-fandango-basic/

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