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Caged Silence

Caged Silence

A whispered voice
on a gentle breeze
hushed by the ripple
of rustling leaves,
goes unheard.

The silent spinning
of a mournful tale
inked on a page
soon grows pale,
goes unread.

Desires of hearts
straining the seams
stay tucked away
to cavort in dreams,
go unspoken.


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Peridot Renewal

August’s dry winds scorch the landscape
While I sit here in the shade of a weeping willow
Watching tiny dust devils twirl and spin along the pavement
Living heat dances, wavering gently the scenery before my eyes
While poppies and gladiolas wither limply on their stem
But the peridot sweet, with its pale green color
Reminds me instantly of renewing spring
As the sun sparks a glitter from this
Precious gift I wear on my finger
Perhaps or simply perchance
It’s why it was chosen
This transparent
Semiprecious
Form of
Olivine


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Inner Struggle

Inner Struggle 

is it the stars
on a cloak of midnight blue
or the moon beams
dancing through the canopy
that eases reality’s view?

the reflection
in the window pane
begs answer
for it’s tears, not rain,
that stream on the glass

silent cascades
bare the resistance
of approval
prayerfully awaiting 
the dawning acceptance

All Rights Reserved @ 4/11/ 2013


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Lifesong

Lifesong
 
This is my song.
 It strums the notes
 that are rooted
 within my being
 These cords
 filled with love
 surround me
 carried on wings
 to the heavens
 swirling about
 to engulf
 those around me

 The melody
 plays soft
 in the valley low
 and echo loudly
 the joys
 of mountains climbed
 Overflowing
 my song
 springs forth
 branching out
 its welcome
 to those I adore.


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Morning Prayer

A whisper on the breeze
A voice remembered well
Sun kisses these cheeks
Meditating here a spell

Tiny spot lights dance
Behind these closed lids
His presence now I feel 
“Speak to me” He bids

Laying down these cares
At the feet of this friend
Knowing that He’s there
His forever never ends

Humming hallelujah!
Rejoicing in His grace
Longing now to see Him
In that heavenly place

Honored by His presence
In this dwelling He abides
Peace becomes the master
In this vessel He resides

Living through the moments
Life has tossed my way
My strength is found in Jesus
Every moment, every day


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Pocket Kisses

From sweet bowed lips 
to soft chubby hands
sticky with chocolate candy
Squeezed in lovingly
until pockets are bulging
kisses reserved for Granny



My first Members Contest Entry....for Short and Sweet.


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Moonlit Buffet

Moonlit Buffet
 
Is that laughter I hear
 floating about in the air
 or the cooing of the breeze
 as it teases the willow
 to dance with giggling glee
 before the sun sounds
 its final drum beat
 and night descends
 ------------ 

Inhale deeply…..
 drown peacefully
 with pleasure
 as the honeysuckle
 and wisteria share
 their sweet potent scent
 under cover of darkness
 beguiling the succulent
 to come and play
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The softest of whispers
 hear we now ……
 the hushed soothing
 sound in the darkness
 as the breeze
 gentles its breath
 and the spider spins
 another web with
 thoughts of prey
 dancing tautly,
 wrapped and served warm
 on her homemade
 moonlit tray
 
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By: Debra Squyres 5/22/12


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Ephemeral

Ephemeral
 
Tis not mystifying, though disheartening, 
that we are simply passing shadows
…. a mere breath exhaled…. transitory
 Sunrises numbered at first drawn breath
 though each stand of hair is lovingly counted
 
A lone flower in a field of waving grass
 will pass unnoticed, once flourished.
 The wind becoming the only witness, 
to its existence, as its scent is carried
 across the meadow....fragrance dissipating
 
Swift waters of life slowly-- but surely--
 wear away our most precious of stones
 their features gently altered with time
 until the final last grain deteriorates 
finding rest, peacefully, on a distant shore


NOTE:  This poem was inspired by the book of Psalms as well as Nature and MY FAITH.


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THINK

Thoughts

Let us
test ideas
within safe bounds

Dreams



Lanterne:
A type of poem that has one syllable in the first line, two syllables in the second line, three syllables in the third line, four syllables in the fourth line, and one syllable in the fifth line that related to the first word of the poem.



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Never Forgotten

Breathe in deep the sheltered sea
Whose mist holds mystic memory
The stars are falling one by one
Into the rays cast by the sun

To settle now with mornings dew
A memory lost that never grew
Hold them gently within your heart
Remembering love does not depart

Breathe in deep the sunrise hue
Another fine day to start anew
Step by step in forward motion
Memories kept with deep devotion


Debra Squyres
01/08/13
Poet friend, Robert Johnson, inspired this write. 
The first 4 lines were taken and adapted from
his words in a comment made on one of my poems.


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