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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/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/knowledge/

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A Peaceful Hike

snow capped mountain alaska

Glancing across the horizon

beauty everywhere

wanting to be a particle

spread across the air

 

Wishful thinking

taking it all in

difficult to breathe

the air is thin

 

Such diversity

mountains then a valley below

hiking across the country

pace is slow

 

Air particles concur

traveling within the wind

from warm to cold

each way on a whim

 

Settling down

a bear passes by

ignoring me

he has fish to fry

 

Feeling freedom

with each step

like the wind

knowing the depth

 

Hike ends 

making camp for the night

like the air particle

now out of sight

 

Sleeping now

lulled by the stream

now an air particle

a  peaceful dream

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Life in Perspective

tea

 

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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spicy: happenstance: A Growing Tale

coins

 

Walking down the street

lucky happenstance of the day

a small collection of coins

appeared in my way

 

Quite near

two people standing around

a tale of gossip

listening as I bent down

 

Spicy delights

as they told a tale

exciting and tempting

details big as a whale

 

Excitement builds

as the tale is told

hidden snippets

some of it is old

 

Spreading like wildfire

fueling the imagination

more people joined in

thus grew the speculation

 

What the tale was about

don’t exactly know

by the time it was finished

the gossip began to grow

 

People went their way

eager to spread the tale

false details added

rumors of some going to jail

 

An interesting walk

wondering how far the tale will travel

 gossip is transitory

truth will unravel

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

 

https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13270

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/rdp-wednesday-happenstance/

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Odyssey: Inner Universes in Nature

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Sitting on the edge

an odyssey through time and space

images emerge

mind begins to race

 

Beauty surrounds me

where did it come from

so many questions

the world is young

 

Across the valleys

the sun beams down

rocks casting shadows

creatures form all around

 

A story emerges

each shadow is an inner world

traveling through dimensions

a space odyssey unfurls

 

Canyon in a mirror

cast by a lake

another universe unfolds

 adventure awaits

 

Rain casts down

cool drop in my hand

more reflections of the world

eager to understand

 

Meditation over

enjoying the day

writing and reading

before going on my way

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13256

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/08/odyssey/