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Geysers Reflecting Life

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Geysers shooting water in the air

high up in the sky

steam and water in the wind

catching the visitor’s eye

 

The eruption is short

beautiful to see

the ground is storing up energy

for the use of you and me

 

The eruption is over

the cycle to begin anew

Heat and water churning like a wheel

taking its time to brew

 

The storms of life are like this geyser

stirring silently in the night

issues continuing  to build up

till the time to erupt is right

 

People can avoid eruptions such as these

by working together in time of need

Crisis big can become small

love can help solutions to succeed

 

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Birds on a Pier

 

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Birds on a pier

Happy as can be

Diving for fish

Getting it for free

 

Wading through the watery wheel of life

Calm and serene

Without fear of strife

 

Trusting God to feed them

One by one

Each and every day

Till the hungry are none

 

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Family Reunions

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Family reunions

such a fun place to be

aunts, uncles, and cousins

so great to see

 

Some are local

others from far away

telling stories

from back in the day

 

We are blessed

to visit with one another

learning about life

from each other

 

The food is wonderful

most of it barbeque

salads and desserts

with a few dishes new

 

Thanking God for His blessing

enjoying this time together

fun and games

each year is a pleasure

 

We are part of a large community

welcoming each newcomer

growing each year

watching babies slumber

 

Blessing are abound

as we remember the old

thankful for the past

as our stories are told

 

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Sweet Summer Food

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Eating a pear while walking

on a warm summer day

grown locally

from a tree on my way

 

My soul is nourished

eating this way

helping local farmers

living by the bay

 

God gave this land

to provide for our needs

lovely sweet fruits

from which to feed

 

There are festivals

across the land

celebrating local produce

with music and bands

 

It is summer

good things are abound

sharing with others

having fun all around

 

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Summer Festivals

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Boats in the marina

waiting for a day of fun

people bringing coolers

for a day in the sun

 

The local waterways

are filled on this day

with kayaks and rafts

people out to play

 

Music on the water

harmony among folks

kindness to one another

happiness is invoked

 

Local festivals in the summer

people sharing a meal

learning about one another

how people feel

 

The day is over

sun setting in the park

harmony rules the day

as people head home in the dark

 

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Ducks in the Park

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Ducks walking in the park

watching the people by day

dropping crackers on the path

as they go on their way

 

The ducks are happy

visiting this park

there is plenty of water

a place to nest after dark

 

They cringe at the sight

of the litter that people leave

taking away the beauty

damage to nature is believed

 

Our souls are renewed

when we take care of the land

picking up litter

giving the ducks a hand

 

The park is now clean

ducks swim and wonder

will care for the park continue

is something to ponder

 

God gave parks to us

a refuge that is beautiful indeed

keeping nature free of litter

is our choice to succeed

 

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Nature

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Nature is so beautiful

in each and every way

God gave His perfect creation

to admire each day

 

We walk along the paths

enjoy the river runs

never giving a thought

of not having fun

 

I cringe at the thought

of nature going away

not having a place to go

for serenity and to pray

 

Taking care of this planet

is our charge

not wasting its resources

by living large

 

God gave us nature

to provide for our needs

we must use its resources wisely

with wisdom to heed

 

My soul is nourished

grateful for God’s grace

in the beauty of nature

observing each place

 

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Sunset Illusions

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Sunsets in the sky

beautiful as can be

creating shapes of illusion

for all to see

 

The beauty in the sky

reflects our moods

happy for some

others to brood

 

Our attitudes determine

how we see each day

happiness in the skies

shapes our ways

 

Sunrises are the beginning

of how we view our life

each day is new

without any strife

 

Kindness in every situation

dealing with life’s issues

helps us to face life

without many tissues

 

The sunset ends the day

as sky illusions enrich our souls

thanking God for grace

skies filled with colors so bold

 

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Life’s Winding Road

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The journey of life 

 like a winding road

twists and turns abound

taking us into the crossroads

 

Each twist and turn

leads to a choice to make

compassion or bitterness

which road to take

 

Compassion and kindness

can be hard

when our feelings are hurt

our lives are marred

 

After every twist and turn

creates an illusion

that focus on self

is the solution

 

God heals our souls

when we love one another

kindness and compassion

instead of the road of the other

 

Loving one another

at the next turn

is healing for the soul

which is what we yearn

 

Let go of the pain

love each other 

heal our world

look out for one another

 

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Sun on the River

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Sun on the river

promise of a new day

commit to nurturing our souls

in a peaceful way

 

Beauty surrounds us

the sounds of nature around

lifting our spirits

by leaps and bounds

 

Silently meditating

taking God’s world in

rejoicing in His glory

a thrill to the soul within

 

Committing to become one

feeling that God is near

with peace and serenity

listening with each ear

 

We are reminded

as our souls are renewed

to love one another

on each day anew

 

We leave nature nourished

the day is at hand

spreading kindness to all

throughout this great land

 

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