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The Blue Heron

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The blue heron

a paragon of dignity

so easy to see

an example to humanity

 

He stands in the water

with a cap so blue

admiring the sunrise

the day is anew

 

God created him a home

so perfect in every way

providing for his needs

paragon for the day

 

A lesson for us

to be content

standing tall with dignity

not to lament

 

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Tree Stands Firm

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A tree sits high

above the ground

struggling to survive

the soil is gone from around

 

The summer rains come

each and everyday

thunderstorms light the sky

washing the soil away

 

God gave us a soul

planted firmly in the ground

trusting in Him

to keep us abound

 

Treating one another

with kindness, dignity, and respect

prevents our souls from wasting

away per dissect

 

Loving one another

closes the puncture

everyday in life

as we pass through its  juncture

 

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Healing From Within

Grand Canyon Survive

There is a puncture in the canyon

a hole for all to see

showing parts of the sky

beauty for you and me

 

The canyon is like our hearts

with holes from life’s struggles

times can be difficult

when we juggle

 

God heals us

when we lean on Him

comfort and healing

comes from within

 

The puncture closes up

when we love one another

communities helping

to heal each other

 

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Pink Flamingo on a Summer Mission

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Pink flamingo on a bike

riding along the road

sun glasses shining

chilling without a load

 

The day is warm

summer is here

greeting all people

who are near

 

God gave him a yellow bike

to enjoy the summer

spreading kindness to all

including the newcomer

 

He spreads joy

throughout the land

passing cafes

listening to the bands

 

The pink flamingo rides the streets

enjoying the view

spreading happiness and cheer

every summer day is new

 

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The Rusty Bell

mount locust slave cemetery trail april 27

There is an old bell

that sits on a path

reminder of old times

remnant of history’s wrath

 

The tree surrounding it

telling volume of  stories of old

a time when the people

were cruel and cold

 

History must never repeat

this story of old

when people were enslaved

by greed and gold

 

The rust on the bell

is a symbol now

to remind us all

to greed and gold never bow

 

We must treat people

with love anew

kindness, dignity, and respect

all people are due

 

God made us all

beautiful in every way

granting us the privilege

of  living a new day

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The Canyon View

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The canyon so vast

filled with colors and hues

speaking to volumes of people

seeing high with a view

 

The vastness

speaks to our souls

the beauty abound

nourishes the young and the old

 

God created this great land

filled with volumes of joy

for us to explore

searching our souls to employ

 

The canyons are filled

with dreams so deep

renewing our souls

as we take memories to keep

 

We are renewed

as we observe this place

remembering these colors

are a symbol of grace

 

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The Path

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Trees and rocks line the path

with life filled anew

hopes and dreams

for those who aspire not to be blue

 

God leads us on a narrow path

with sights along the way

following Him can be hard

when things in life go astray

 

Trusting in God is important

our faith must be true

we will be triumphant following Him

even when feeling blue

 

The path is beautiful

kindness is the key

following God for life

is the path for you and me

 

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Telephone Party Lines

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A long time ago

the phones of the day

were party lines

many people along the way

 

Everyone knew what was going on

listening to people’s issues

tying up the phones

with many tears and tissues

 

Happiness and cheer

spread to all who would hear

community shared all

the party line was the ear

 

The community was like a family

in times good and bad

helping one another

whether happy or sad

 

Party lines are gone

people still helping today

kindness and communication

are still the order of the day

 

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Summer Beach Day

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The beach lined coast

so tender and pure

beautiful sand and water

relaxation for sure

 

Summer vacation is here

visitors from far and near

come to visit the coast

with music in their ears

 

The sand and water

have sounds of their own

calming the soul

with waves that are overblown

 

The sun is shining

relaxation is the order of the day

reading a book

sleeping the afternoon away

 

The sun sets on the horizon

The day is done

Wonderful colors shining

Till the next mornings run

 

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Summer Music

 

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Summer is fun and tender

music fills their hearts

people are singing

joyful sounds like art

 

The beach is filled

with bands from around

people are dancing

to the music that surrounds

 

The sun is shining

the waves are calm

accompany the music

the swaying of the palms

 

God gave us music

to nurture the soul

calmness and serenity

help to achieve the goal

 

Summer is fun

filled with delight

restoring the soul

with God’s light

 

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