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Assimilate: A Rapid Ride

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Rushing through the river

with a big smile

assimilating with the rapids

having gone a mile

 

Oh such power

taking it all in

such exhilaration

combination of water and wind

 

A waterfall is near

can hear the rushing sound

being part of all of this

makes my heart bound

 

Over the falls

such a rush

totally consumed in rapids

water making a fuss

 

Calmer now

the ride is almost over

storm brewing on the horizon

time to take cover

 

Assimilating into nature

fun to heed the call

feeling power within me

wanting to take it all

 

Time to call it day

rain is coming down

quietly meditating

on the way to town

 

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Spring: Morning on the Bayou

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Across the horizon

a new day begins

nature joyfully singing

the fog is thin

 

Kayaking along the bay

a fish jumps high

thrashing around

with others nearby

 

Squirrels in the trees

leaving a nest

jumping around

running without rest

 

Sea gulls in the air

playing aerial games

enjoying the wind

no manuever is the same

 

Calmness abound

renewal of the soul

sun sparkles on the water

new tales to be told

 

Stopping now

time to grab a bite

feeling blessed this morning

everything is just right

 

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Abundant and Mean: Floating Down the River

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Floating down the river

abundance everywhere

meditating on gratitude

life is not bare

 

Shore filled with wildlife

squirrels playing in the trees

birds singing loudly

voices carried in the breeze

 

Messages conveyed

from the water to the land

after a summer shower

a beautiful rainbow band

 

Floating down further

observing the clouds in the sky

moving gracefully

no worries about why

 

My spirit is at peace

on a relaxing afternoon

content with life’s meaning

watching nature bloom

 

Sun is setting

time to end the day

 lulled into sleep

by sounds of branches sway

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Narcissism: A River in Nature

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Majestic power and beauty

narcissism at its best

the river flows down

not having time to rest

 

Carving out canyons

power over all it surrounds

colorful valleys and gorges

continuous shaping abound

 

Powering towns with energy

from mighty falls

in the form of electricity

never taking it all

 

Destruction comes

when the river leaves its banks

levees powerless to stop the water

run over like a tank

 

Such power

hard to be managed

narcissistic in its beauty

can cause such damage

 

Beautiful river

observing with awe

a living entity

following nature’s law

 

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Tantrum: A River Ride

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Water violently flowing

having a tantrum in the hills

rushing and bubbling

riding through it a thrill

 

Through the curves

down a water fall

adrenaline through my veins

an adventure for all

 

Mighty in its force

trying to turn me over

bumping against the sides

there is no cover

 

Logs pass by

caught up in the storm

such power and energy

it is the norm

 

Around the corner

the adventure ends

the river rests

till the next descend

 

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Partake: An Egret on a Summer Day

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The egret partakes

in the beauty of the day

he and his shadow searching

for food and comfort along the way

 

What thoughts does he have

strutting along the shore

only thoughts of survival

or is there more

 

The coolness of the water

in the hot summer sun

joining other creatures

some are on the run

 

A brief moment in time

he partakes in a fish

enjoying each morsel

it is a tasty dish

 

Moving on

one final glance

his reflection is moving

to the rhythm of the river dance

 

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Froth: Walking Along the River Bank

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Walking along the falls

frothy water everywhere

power within the banks

a mist in the air

 

Rushing water

an adventurer’s thrill

beginning at the top

going downhill

 

The water has power

to carve away stone

an artistic canvas

the result unknown

 

Power to create energy

to heat and cool homes around

a natural environment

recycling is unbound

 

The frothy water

provides food for a bear

reaching for jumping fish

swimming if he dares

 

The froth in the water

a beautiful sight to see

quickly creating rapids

a thrill for me

 

Meditation over

walking around the river bend

observing calm waters

serenity in the end

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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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 lull 

communing with nature

the journey is never dull

 

Adventure is done

feeling more alive

my soul is nourished

feeling blessed inside

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Emotion in Water

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The river is raging

beauty that can’t be tamed

 emotion flowing continuously

defying to be named

 

What is the driving force

that causes it to rage

is it happiness or anger

difficult to gauge

 

Wandering down the banks

being drawn into the story

listening to the river talk

of its days of glory

 

Life began 

calm as can be

there was beauty around

for all to see

 

Then came strife

trees began to fall

building but no preservation

was the common call

 

Not to be deterred

the river raged on

building up power

till the strife was gone

 

Now things are peaceful

along the river bend

continuous passion for living

until the end

 

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Summer River Day

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Morning sun rises

above the mountain top

opportunities for adventure

no time to stop

 

Time to be dormant

on a winter day

it’s summer now

time to play

 

A new adventure

by the river edge

there is a rope 

swinging over the ledge

 

Splashing in the water

laughter all around

the rope swings continuously

jumping without bounds

 

On to the canoe

down the river rapids

such a thrill

never a habit

 

The day continues

picnic in the sun

eating wonderful food

this day is fun

 

The sun is setting

time to be sleeping again

filled with dreams

till the next adventure begins

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

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