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Coping with Impossible Situations

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Storms come through

excessive wind and rain

impossible conditions

coming in like a train

 

Some people are good

ready to lend a helping hand

others are evil

taking advantage of the storm’s band

 

Impossible situations

difficult decisions to make

critics abound

praying for God’s grace

 

Finally it happens

a rash of good deeds

showing love and kindness

everyone taking the lead

 

Prayers are answered

hope is spread

food, clothing, and shelter

God is not dead

 

Impossible situations

God made us for these

faith, hope, and love

for these we are lead

 

Impossible situations

healing has begun

restoring communities

one by one

 

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Entertain: A Duck’s Life

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Swimming in the pond

entertaining along the way

living on the edge

waddling to the bay

 

Complete freedom

laying in the sun

balancing work and play

everything completely done

 

Bread crumbs thrown

a feast to be enjoyed

a few quacks of thanks

more entertainment to be enjoyed

 

Living on the edge

swimming in the water

a cool breeze is blowing

the sun getting hotter

 

Laying under a tree

in the shade among the leaves

preening my feathers

contentment is achieved

 

Life is beautiful

each moment is a gift

living in contentment

gives my soul a lift

 

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Evoke: Blue Heron

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The blue heron

evokes a memory

of flying high in the sky

an experience so temporary

 

Flying in the clouds

seeing the land below

plants, trees, and water

everything looks shallow

 

Freedom in the wind

soaring high above

surveying all the world

everything that is loved

 

Having landed now

on this watery stick

living in the moment

wondering what makes life tick

 

There is calmness

the water is blue

observing life around

blending with the hue

 

Enjoying the freedom

that comes from joy within

evoking a quiet revelation

before flying again

 

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Carved: Tranquility after a Storm

 

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Emotions run high

observing the carved wood

an eternal turtle

where a tree once stood

 

The tree was big

taken out by a storm

strong waves and wind

out of the norm

 

Life has renewed

in this place

carvings on tree remains

a reminder of grace

 

The salt in the sea air

there is clean sand on the beach

the birds have returned

happiness within reach

 

Beauty has replaced

the destruction of the storm

chaos created new life

the ecosystem has been transformed

 

There is quiet serenity

within this land

only the sounds of waves and birds

peace as nature planned

 

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Undulate: A Morning Hike

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Leaves undulated in the wind

calming to my soul

a smooth easy rhythm

slow songs of old

 

Brilliant colors

reflecting the past and present

living in the moment

beautiful and elegant

 

The wind increases

the path is in descent

leaves are falling

much energy is spent

 

Taking a break

sitting on a rock

becoming one with nature

time has stopped

 

Reflecting upon this day

soon winter will set in

now one with the universe

there is a slight spin

 

Returning now

completing the path

feeling tranquility

renewed by nature’s bath

 

Meditation over

basking in the light

blessings for all this day

everything in the world is right

 

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Brilliant: Beginning of a New Day

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The sun shining across the mountain

promise of a brand new day

brilliantly radiating light

beckoning the way

 

Observing each ray

as it spotlights the plants and trees

rainbows in the dew

spectacular new colors to see

 

The dark path

now illuminated with light

the journey continues

with great anticipation and might

 

There is movement

in the plants surrounding the path

a gleaming eye

curiosity instead of wrath

 

A deer moves across

beautiful and hopeful

the sun captures its movement

elegant and graceful

 

Meditation ends

my soul filled with delight

the journey continues

as the river reflects the light

 

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Funnel: A River Adventure

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Water funneled the kayak

down the river bend

chilling for a moment

thrilling till the end

 

Emotions are high

as the river rages

the journey is fast

as my body engages

 

A bend is coming

there is a loud shrill

is the noise a sound of danger

or an exhilarating thrill

 

Crossing a water bridge

seeing the mountain tops

am part of the natural beauty

don’t want the feeling to stop

 

Time to take a break

coasting through a lullĀ 

communing with nature

the journey is never dull

 

Adventure is done

feeling more alive

my soul is nourished

feeling blessed inside

 

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Allergic: A Winter Storm

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The snow rages

there is an allergy in the air

piercing wind and biting cold

perfect storm with a flair

 

The trees are covered

wildlife fights for survival

raging blackout conditions

winter slashes out in revival

 

A storm in the east

the coastal waves filled with ice

all seems dark in the world

nature is filled with vice

 

Emotions run high

there is fear in the air

will the storm consume us

some cup boards are bare

 

Then it stops

the beast is put to rest

leaving beauty in the landscape

nature now at its best

 

Meditation ends

my soul is renewed

having survived the storm

new beauty to be viewed

 

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Viable: A Winter Bulb

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Blooming bulb

viable in the late winter

opening to show its beauty

vibrant color with splendor

 

Against the odds

it puts on a show

deep purple leaves

a small yellow spot to glow

 

My soul is lifted

at this spectacular site

a promise of days to come

a spiritual delight

 

Other blooms come

to join the renewal of life

a brief moment in time

relief from winter’s strife

 

Speaking a gentle story

of a small universe within

a moment of pure joy

before the cold wins

 

A small bird lands

encouraged by the promise of spring

searching for food

around each petals ring

 

Meditation ends

the new day has begun

a joyful moment of beauty

another anthem sung

 

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Treat: A Powerful Natural Rising

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There is power in the ascent

a treat for the senses

rising high in the air

heightened awareness commences

 

There are water vapors

a chance to ascend into the clouds

journey into the heavens

all adventures are allowed

 

Pure warm water

spurting where the eyes can see

powerful expressions of emotion

total expression of what is alive in me

 

Living in the moment

as the expression begins to descend

feeling the joy and happiness

till the very end

 

Back in the ground

the cycle begins again

wrapping all the elements around me

surrounded by family and friends

 

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