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A Comforting Meditation

An early morning walk

along the creek

the water wildly flowing

equally my heart beat

Sitting on a rock

attempting to mellow out

so much happening

faith beginning to doubt

Clouds above me

beginning to cry

what happened

the world has gone awry

A calming voice

the sun comes from behind the clouds

the streams are sparkling

reassurance heard quite loud

There is a season

to all of life

sometimes it is calm

other times with strife

You are never alone

feel My healing hand

observe all the seasons

look at the land

In the winter

everything falls asleep

seems like death

causing many to weep

Then spring comes

there is a renewal

beautiful flowers

like a heavenly crown jewel

Summer arrives

time for joy and play

all is in full bloom

sun shines all day

Autumn comes

a harvest of abundance

falling colorful leaves

landscape is wonderous

Then winter comes

the seasons cycle again

there are lessons in each

every blessing is a win

Meditation over

wiping away my tears

my soul is nourished

there is no more fear

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The Park

The man hovered near

the piece of art

listening to some young people

seeking adventure in the park

The man interrupted them

wanting to make a deal

promising them an adventure

his strategy was to steal

The young people eagerly

said yes

all were willing to

not thinking what was best

The man began to speak

weaving a tale

of an utopian world

inside the circular veil

He snowed them good

as they ran with a grin

the man threw a nut-brown rock

and each followed it in

At first the world was filled with color

so bright and new

paradise within their grasp

all desires granted with a view

Then the world turn monstrous

the bright colors began to fade

dragons chasing them

they were afraid

An opening appeared

the chance to escape

all ran for circle

before it was too late

Escaping to safety

each one began to cry

how could they have been mislead

it all was a lie

While they were gone

the man took all they left

laughing as he walked away

happy with his theft

A little wiser

the young people walked away

grateful for a second chance

and a new day

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The Conflict

The visitor smirked

laughing at the people’s dissent

they paid the ultimate price

after giving consent

It came so swiftly

many were snug in bed

no one could have imagined

where they were being led

A world of confusion

filled with deceit

a daily struggle

trying to find something to eat

There were many

who chose to fight

gaining some ground

searching for the light

The visitor thought

how silly the people were

to think they could defeat

an issue with no cure

There was another visitor

one who stood on a hill

who smiled with hope

there would be no surrender of will

Darkness and light

a continuous struggle

only one can win

putting an end to the trouble

Each visitor leaves

there will be another day

the sun continues to rise

as the visitors go their separate ways

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A Night Hunt

Hidden in the shadows

the hunter stood with a gun

camouflaged in the woods

waiting for a deer on the run

He had left the deer feeder

filled with food

an unfair advantage

increased his good mood

Underneath the moon

a pauciloquent described the site

there was a big buck

silhouetted in the light

The hunter aimed

hoping for a perfect shot

the buck stood still

taking in the lot

Sensing trouble

the buck began to run

the hunter took a shot

a loud noise from the gun

Having missed the target

the buck jumped behind some trees

the hunter running after him

then he fell to his knees

A comeuppance

for the hunter who tried to cheat

he sprained his ankle

trying to free his feet

The hunter went home

without the deer

having nothing to eat

when the daylight was near

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The Log

An exciting standoff

each staring at the other

amazing sangfroid in the moment

causing the fear to smother

There was tenderness

each filled with respect

reaching the log together

not knowing what to expect

The stillness of the river

sparkling water in the sun

deciding whether to fight

or to run

The alligator closes his eyes

warmth to much to resist

snoring ensues

excited to exist

The turtle eases off the log

deciding not to stay

instead enjoys the cool water

slowly inching away

Harmony on the water

places where wildlife live

serenity all around

nature continues to give

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A Fish Bowl Universe

The assignment was to

find a new universe in the light

hidden from us

but still in plain sight

Filled with dazzling illusions

the beta fish lived in a bowl

there were mountains and valleys

even specks of gold

He swam around exploring

swimming quickly with delight

around fast corners

his gills glittering in the light

A small universe

filled with life

the fish owns the world

there is no strife

Universes exist

in every small thing

all we need to do is look

and enjoy the wonders that they bring

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The Cardinal

The cardinal was singing

sitting on the tree branches

a series of events

caused his previous home to be in ashes

A strike of lightening

causing a great fire

destruction with smoke and heat

conditions were dire

Not going far

was normally the heuristic

but he did not want

to become a statistic

Bursting with enthusiasm

and incredible health

he left the forest

in search of wealth

Flying for miles

in an instant he saw the place

filled with trees and berries

so joyful he could hardly wait

In the tree

there is a new nest

comfortable and safe

he takes a brief rest

In the spring

having found a mate

little birds are chirping

life is great

Sitting upon the tree

singing songs of praise

the cardinal is happy

living out his days

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A Morning Meditation

There is a gnawing feeling

in my soul

that the sun will not shine

a common story often told

An operation going on

the world continues to change

so many rumors

is the light out of range

Sitting on the edge

picking a rose

it never seems to worry

how the wind blows

Watching the mountain

the sun begins to beam

reassuring and warm

stones in the river sparkle and gleam

A deer walks by

not afraid to be near

the beam surrounds

the sky is so clear

Calmer now

comforted and warm

time to walk home

no longer fearing the storm

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A Land River

Walking along the trail

landscape creates an illusion

of a flowing river

creating some confusion

Grass and moss

liquid in the shadows

flowing with precision

combining mountains and meadows

Wildlife abound

in the moss and trees

crickets singing

birds flying in the breeze

Like a dream of

walking on the water

jumping and twirling

molding images like a potter

The sun shifts

the mossy river fades

till the next cycle

the return of the shade

An awesome creation

the wonders of the land

grateful to be a part

something so grand

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A Winter Storm

A warning came

as the winds began to blow

snow began falling

sleet adding to the show

On the fringe

was a blast of light

a cable was down

electricity causing a dazzling sight

The snow and wind continue

howling through the trees

causing destruction

everything beginning to freeze

Up on the rooftops

from chimneys comes the smoke

a challenge to stay warm

more wood added to stoke

Fear begins to form

as the dark storm continues

will we be alright

gazing out the window

Finally at first light

a ravishing scene

the storm has left

nature is serene

Another winter day

now the landscape sleeps

resting until spring

when life again begins to peep

Winter brings darkness

we look forward to the light

spring is now one day closer

we have survived the night

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