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A Peaceful Museum on the Natchez Trace

Sitting on a hill

the old homestead stood

living in eras past

porch has some chopped wood

 

In days of old

it was the habit of the caretaker

to hand lemonade out to guests

with ice cream from a wood maker

 

In those early days

explorers crossed the land

seeking a nights lodging

listening to nature’s band

 

Confusion reigned 

in the next centuries years

a great war raged 

there were many tears

 

After the war was over

magnanimous reconciliation occurred

as the culture was rebuilt

different sounds were heard

 

Coming forward

the house is a museum now

testament to the changes around it

ghosts of the past taking a bow

 

Sitting along a peaceful road

lessons from the past

one with its surroundings

resting at last

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Autumn: Season of Color and Abundance

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September comes

the debut is near

trees and bushes are ready

the signs are clear

 

Sun rises with high temperatures

jeopardizing the debut

high humidity with no rain

provides a big clue

 

Will autumn come

or will an error occur

humans and animals shake their head

then with high hopes concur

 

The show must go on

it happens each year

autumn is coming

there is no need to fear

 

Bright colorful foliage

emanating from the trees

leaves begin to drop

fulfilling a spiritual need

 

Abundant food

in each community a feast

acorns for squirrels

for human a roasted beast

 

Temperatures drop

coolness in the air

celebrations of plenty

many a state fair

 

Seasons change

 the life cycle continues

the journey is exciting

enjoying each venue

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Material Life: Too Much or Too Little

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Walking along 

the path of life

an age old question

does cash buy happiness or strife

 

With or without

each brings challenges

knowledge of the world

can bring life into balance

 

Too much indulgence

one does not appreciate the journey

boredom comes easily

much time spent with an attorney

 

Too little cash

the struggle is clear

food, clothing, and housing

attempting to hold on to what’s dear

 

Too much or too little

subtle changes can make life richer

appreciating small things

become a giver

 

There is knowledge to be gained

living within our means

the grass is not always greener

whether wealthy or lean

 

Balance is having enough

cashing in on all things

accepting the journey

and all the joys it brings

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/rdp-monday-subtle/

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An After Rain Promise

rainbow on colorado mountain

Beautiful rainbow

filled with promise

connecting worlds

decisions thrust upon us

 

Switching from 

one land to another

forming gregarious communities

gaining a new brother

 

So much to share

each world something to teach

happiness is near

within our reach

 

Each side

contains a pot of gold

rich stories

of many cultures told

 

Mystical scenery

beautiful sun rises

from seas to mountains

God’s blessing advises

 

Working together

a new bridge is formed

living in harmony

is the norm

 

One rainbow promise

to be together again

a perfect moment

to be shared with a friend

 

Meditation over

admiring beauty from above

seeing more clearly

through the lens of love

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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A Nebulous Canyon Fissure

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A deep fissure

along the canyon wall

nebulous water flowing

the mystery of it all

 

Going deeper

a wonderous world unfolds

sun beams of color

a story being told

 

New life

living on the edge

fighting for survival

in between a wedge

 

Small animals appear

looking for relief

sun beams down

heat beyond belief

 

Within the fissure

water begins to evaporate

a short lifespan

how did life rate

 

Nebulous water disappears

without a sign or trace

carving more of the fissure

more beauty awaits

 

The canyon is alive

so much nourishment to give

helping all creatures

with a life well lived

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Life in Perspective

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Hidden in the closet

is the library of my life

filled with stories

of dreams and strife

 

Starting at age five

an antagonist inside me

lies stories of monsters

telling me to flee

 

The teenage years

wearing a back brace

filled with ridicule

and heartache

 

Approaching mid thirties

will life begin to change

new opportunities

living within a comfortable range

 

Late forties

love has found me at last

he is my better half

having a blast

 

Mid fifties

death took my love

searching for answers

looking to God above

 

The future is perfect

living in the moment each day

there is always hope

it never goes away

 

The perfect moment

perceived as a future event

 composed of the present

as we live in the moment

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/09/18/fandangos-provocative-question-41/

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

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Blooms in the Wind

Native to this land

blowing in the wind

azalea blooms duplicate

spreading color within

 

Never missing a beat

continually in bloom

exciting onlookers

creating a festive room

 

So many colors

dominate the land

exciting diversity

each lending a hand

 

Offering so much

as each bloom grows

asking so little

spreading what it knows

 

Life is abundant

inner spirits filled with peace

living in the moment

together bounty will increase

 

Continuing in many forms

throughout the year

growing bushes

nothing to fear

 

Meditation over

morning sun fills my face

meandering along

grateful for God’s grace

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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jumble:upbeat: A Nature Symphony

 

wind chimes

Upbeat music

wind weaves a tune

calling to wildlife

must come soon

 

Suddenly a sound

singing with the wind

songbirds harmonize

hymns that never end

 

Adding to the jumble

hummingbirds buzz by

wings adding rhythm

music high in the sky

 

Cicadas come

adding bass

the symphony continues

music begins to race

 

At the height

some bees chime in

buzzing to the melody

harmony begins to win

 

The wind silences

the music dies away

nature returns to normal

as the ensemble goes their way

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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simplicity: anyone: Meditation by the Bay

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Is anyone out there

my soul calling to the sea

simplicity in living

an example for me

 

A sea gull answered

as it was flying by

landing on a post 

to explain why

 

Grateful for the morning

the sun is in the east

the bay provides food

it is a feast

 

The sea gull leaves

a fish begins to jump

answering me

finishing a fly up

 

Living in the present

there is no need to worry

enjoy every moment

no need to hurry

 

Alone now

basking in the wind

silence envelopes me

there is no end

 

A glorious day

living without strife

basking in gratitude

for the simple life

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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troglodyte: brash: A Secret World

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Hidden in a mountain

deep beneath the soil

lies a silent world

where a troglodyte toils

 

Beauty surrounds him

carvings on the wall

a life long tale

wanting to tell it all

 

The river flows through

bats on stalactites above

a mirror of brash images

all the things he loves

 

More life 

a bear comes through

basking in the coolness

away from the mountain view

 

A universe in itself

never a lonely day

basking in underground beauty

life is not gray

 

The troglodyte lives

in a world of his own

finding inner happiness

never feeling alone

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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