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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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Ameliorate: A New World

fish bowl

In a bowl

transformation ameliorates strife

a new world emerges

taking on life

 

Darkness ends

separation of land and sea

light on the horizon

fascinating to me

 

New life appears

takes on many forms

the cold is disappearing

warmth is the norm

 

Plants growing now

spring is in the air

colorful blooms appearing

the show has much flair

 

Fish in the sea

great and small

each with a purpose

gifts for all

 

Many animals now

fierce and strong

continuing a cycle

what could go wrong

 

The final stage comes

humans appear

put in charge of all

does earth live or disappear

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Present, Potential, Clouds: Alligator’s Recap of the Day

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Living in the present

so many things to do

life has potential

some days not a clue

 

Lying on this course

in the morning sunshine

fish jumping near me

a fine place to dine

 

A sound in the distance

scrumptious smells in the air

face lifted upward

eyes staring with a glare

 

Opportunities abound

a bird flies by

diving into the water

returning to the sky

 

Glancing around

comfortable in the present

head back down

the moon is crescent

 

Time to slip away

rain falling down

day turning to night

creatures are abound

 

Living in the moment

having fulfilled the potential of the day

clouds giving me cover

as I retire in the bay

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Spoof, Integrated, and Cursory: A Duckling’s Game

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The small duckling looked around

his family not found

seeing a mother goose

to a game he became bound

 

He spoofed the goose

integrated into her nest

everything going well

it was a good place to rest

 

Time to get up

the mother goose called

goslings and the duckling fell in line

each having a ball

 

Leaving the nest

closer to the water they came

each got in

the duckling thought it was a wonderful game

 

His mother spotted him

calling his name

with cursory speed she swam

quacking he should be ashamed

 

The mothers met 

not amused by his spoof

each gave a lecture

expressions of reproof

 

The duckling swam home

he quacked with fake shame

climbed into the nest

having enjoyed his game

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Fluke: Water Encounter

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Kayaking across the reservoir

slight breeze with water blue

enjoying the silence

not having a clue

 

Suddenly a fluke occurred

and there ahead of me

was a circular object

as shiny as can be

 

Moving closer

the object began to dance

causing ripples in the water

putting me in a trance

 

Slowly approaching

then there came a scan

searching my deep inner soul

learning as much as it can

 

Suddenly a cloud appeared

the object was in motion

the sun was sizzling

my paddling causing a commotion

 

Coming to my senses

paddling really fast

object returned to the sky

as land appeared at last

 

Safely on shore

memory beginning to fade

was it real or a dream

will think about the encounter in the shade

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Stellar and Ostentatious: A Thunderstorm Performs

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A stellar performance

thunderstorm moving across the land

rain coming down in sheets

lightening ostentatiously joins the band

 

Strikes to the left

then the thunder roars

moving effortlessly

the land craves more

 

Rain coming down hard

the river moves beyond its banks

gushing torrid waters

causing some landscape to be blank

 

Another lightening strike

hitting metal full force

electricity is present everywhere

power changing course

 

Wild beauty in the sky

an electric light show

the full force of nature

causing land and sky to glow

 

The storm ends

rainbow in the sky

the finish to a fine performance

the sun is on standby

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Smorgasbord: A Field of Flowers

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A smorgasbord of flowers

filled the land

so many colors

hard to find a specific brand

 

Each unique and beautiful

with opportunities to bring

calling to all who surround them

an introduction to spring

 

Each with a different talent

some spread out wide

others keep to themselves

each struggling to survive

 

Careful care taken

each nourished by the rain

lavishing in the soil

all the flowers gain

 

Beauty knows no bounds

each shining in its own way

appreciating the journey

on a wonderful summer day

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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