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Giddy: A Moonlit Night

Dancing in the moonlight

giddy as can be

somewhat in a trance

a whole new world to see

 

Rain coming down

sweet to my lips

splashing around in the water

embracing the drips

 

Light from the moon

awareness begin to grow

in harmony with nature

creates a brief shadow

 

In the midst of the wind

an owl begins to hoot

sending out messages

frogs follow suit

 

Rain is gone

sky is clear

stars in the sky

some are near

 

A beautiful night

feeling quite free

grateful to be alive

bending to my knee

 

Thanking God 

for the blessings of this night

alone in the darkness

everything is alright

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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culture humor inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry story telling summer

Let me in!

Let me in! Let me in!

cried the bee

the sun is scorching

feel the window to see

 

The plant next to the window

has a cool leaf

a flower blooming

a place of relief

 

Tapping hard

the glass will not move

legs stuck to the window

sliding down to the groove

 

Buzzing now

begging for help

sun getting hotter

beginning to melt

 

A ray of hope

a hole in the screen

edging through it

cool and redeemed

 

On the flower now

restored and in a sweet slumber

cool drafts flow through the leaves

content in the summer

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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culture happiness inspiration intentional living life lifestyles Mississippi poetry story telling summer

a morning bicycle ride

Riding through old town

wind racing through my hair

sweet bits of summer

music in the air

 

Sitting on a porch

men playing chess

smells of cigars 

harmony at this address

 

Further down the street

children playing in a pool

relief from the heat

a game without rules

 

Passing by a cafe

teens sporting summer fashions

one telling a joke

waiting for a reaction

 

Passing the park now

ducks walking in a row

heading toward the pond

with little ones in tow

 

Parked under a tree

reading a book

blessed by each moment

everywhere I look

 

Life is sweet 

on this summer day

happiness abound

enjoying each sun ray

 

copyright 2020 Debbie Pierce

 

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A Summer Day Hiking Dream

Sun beating down

a hot summer day

longing for cool comfort

along the trail way

 

Suddenly I hear

while turning  around

a trickling noise

then a roaring sound

 

Following the path

a cool mist on my face

relief from the heat

I quicken my pace

 

Allowing my feet to dangle

in the pleasure of the rapid

another world appears

which mystical creatures inhabit

 

A chameleon appears

changing colors in the rainbow

finding food on a rock

his pace is quite slow

 

Down a bit further

a fish jumps along the bank

performing acrobatics

his movements are swank

 

A duck appears

bathing in the mist

diving and shaking his wings

doing the twist

 

Back to the real world

refreshed from the rapid stream

thankful for the inhabitants

of a summer day dream

 

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Happy Independence Day

What a glorious day

to think about Independence

the blessings and privileges

that have come my way

 

Freedom of thought

and of things to share

the right to agree or disagree

about the things we care

 

Freedom to move about

to see and enjoy this great land

from the seashores to the mountains

by any mode of transportation we can

 

Freedom to worship God

or the freedom not to

expressions of faith

see our souls through

 

Happy Birthday America

celebrations throughout the land

fireworks and barbecue

parades and bands

 

In the pursuit of freedom

many lives have been lost

cherish and protect it

freedom comes at a cost

 

God bless America

on this Independence Day

let freedom ring

as we go our way

 

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#FOWC culture daily prompt environment gardens happiness inspiration intentional living life lifestyles Mississippi nature poetry ragtag daily prompt spiritual spring story telling summer word of the day challenge

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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Scintilla: Mischief in the Mud

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Gathering close to the water

scintilla of mischief in the air

fresh rain produced mud

adventure with a flair

 

Coming closer

mom turned around

siblings near

close to the ground

 

Siblings close to the puddle

excitement in my eyes

just one push

will ire arise

 

Pushing the first one

oh so much fun

hit face first

the others begin to run

 

Getting up

my sibling chases me

running through the mud

sounds of glee

 

Mom grabs my neck

then we both fall

covered with mud

silliness for all

 

Chided into the lake

dunked until clean

adventure was fun

should have heard them scream

 

Quiet now

lying in the shade

mom watching closely

mischief well played

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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Gesture: A Squirrel’s Adventure

squirrel eating grass in park march

Scattered about

gesturing to all your friends

there is a feast awaiting

bounty has no end

 

Gathering together

scattering to and fro

coming in from all directions

so many now know

 

Climbing up the pole

the booty is oh so close

knocking the feeder over

eating till overdose

 

Looking around

danger lurks

time to flee the scene

human going berserk

 

Chaos continues

being chased by a broom

friends scattering everywhere

there is barely any room

 

Safe now

it’s a wrap

nestling with family

time for a nap

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

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Wish: Hot Summer Night

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Up in the night sky

gazing upon the star

wishing for peace

contentment is not far

 

Darkness has come

creatures moving in the night

searching for adventure

stars providing the light

 

Wind rustles 

moving through the trees

creating silhouettes

fascinating to me

 

Creatures grow larger

as the dim light passes by

exaggerated personalities

featuring fireflies

 

Hot summer nights

encouragement to dream

eyes begin to close

sounds from the stream

 

Wishing upon the star

contentment has been found

my soul is nourished

abundant life is all around

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

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The Feeder

squirrel eating grass in park march

Exploring the world

happy as can be

chewing seeds in the grass

packing them in a tree

 

Eyes wide open

a bird feeder comes into sight

rushing through the field

hoping to eat all of it before night

 

Inching closer

crawling on the roof

sliding down the wall

hoping not to goof

 

Seeing no one around

time to seize the prize

inching closer

climbing the pole toward the sky

 

Seeds are wonderful

his cheeks are full

now leaving the feeder

munching on the last mouthful

 

Life is good

returning to his nest

eyes are heavy

time for a night’s rest

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce