#Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, #Lake Ann, #Nature, #Summer, Covid-19, Fearless Writing, Journal Writing, Ozarks, Poetry

Good morning from the lakeside deck

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My morning write,

OLD MAN BEAR

My shoulders are wrapped around by a high mountain ridge
framing blue skies and lake waters
sitting amongst green lush woodlands
beside the hallows belonging to old man Bear and I
we sit along the shores
watching morning fade into the brightness of day
each of us becoming whole again

#Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, #Lake Ann, #Nature, #Summer, Covid-19, Fearless Writing

Good morning from the lakeside deck –

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Morning –
trees are stilled
not one leaf moving
where does the wind go?
birds still sing
and light travels through these dark hallows
lake spring water flows
into waterfalls rushing over
moss covered rocks
waving back to me

where does time go off to?

#Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, #Summer, Covid-19, Death, Revolution and Peace, Social Issues

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

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Do you know his name?
George Floyd

an innocent black man
held down by force
until he died
face down in the street
“I cant breathe”
“Mamma”
“I cant breathe”
murder
in front of our eyes
undeniably
he takes his last breath
and awakens a spirit
unleashed
as people stand up
saying enough is enough
rules need to change
policing redefined
back to community protection
we are not a war zone or battlefield
demilitarizing our police
from 9/11 terrorism mind set

us against them
rise people rise
now is the time
take new steps
to the light
to freedom
to civil rights for all
we are all equal under the law
freedom rings

Now he is Free

Will you remember his name?

#Lake Ann, #Summer, Covid-19, Journal Writing, Loving Spirit, Ozarks, Poetry, Revolution and Peace, Social Issues

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

SKY & I

I deeply breathe in
the same air as mighty oaks
I pause
and hold onto the fresh scented summer air
I feel
the winds as they rush wildly through
Underneath nature’s sky dome
sitting side-by-side with forested trees
looking up in beauty
while white summer clouds
move over Lake Ann’s cove

We are one ~
sky & I are the same
trees & lake waters & God’s green earth
the wind & I are too
I choose life
I choose love
Now together!

#Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, #Lake Ann, #Nature, #Summer, Loving Spirit, Shadows

Good morning from the lakeside deck –

Moments catches the morning dew
sunlight streams through
my eyes see
dawn floating through
the close knitted trees
winds hushed by window panes
and shadows casting its touch
outlining my hands as I write
something inside
pointing the way
to say . . . I see
before
it’s gone
from
view

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#Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, #Summer, Haiku Poetry Group, Journal Writing

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

God speed today’s fallen heroes everyone!

Morning writing ~

Short form haiku 3/5/3
quick silver
pools reflect light moves
water flow

grey on grey
blue heron glides low
shadows fly

summer green
waves upon light waves
shimmering

#Summer

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

Good morning!

Starting my day by Lake Ann ~ blessings for this wonderful Saturday!

I start the day out on my deck which overlooks Lake ANN ~ surrounded by hillsides all about.

Hummingbirds are already up and at it chasing each other through the high trees over to their treehouse feeder.

I touch the earth and sky here ~
My morning writing ~

grey white blue
unmasking the sky
sunshine flows

shaped by lakeside hills
living under a sky dome
I touch threads of blue

morning rise prayers
I’m held in a blue sky cup
my worries let go

#Lake Ann, #Nature, #Summer, Ozarks, Poetry

Skylight

I live underneath a tree skylight

In a wonderland of woodland trees

Where spring waters flow into beautiful lakes

With ease and peaceful mornings

I touch the sky

Quickened sounds of birds & critters

Fill every crevice down sloping hillsides

Telling of safe maneuvers through rock & tree

With hope and comfort for coming days

I touch the earth

#Summer

Sky

Step out into the sky . . .
Lash it around you
And hold it close
Swinging it to and fro
As you drop straight over
The White River bottom bridge …
Carrying the mighty sky with you
Listen to the meadow larks
As you watch
Giant double winged dragonflies
Fly through triple-wired fences
Strap summertime’s heavy sun
Next to you
As the wind carries you
And descends
Through tall grass rushes
Blowing along
Old Red Bird fields
Ride the Bright Blue Sky and
Fly the heavy Tossed Hot Summer winds
Traveling down country roads
Lite on sweet sunflowers & thistle blooms
As you make this
a most
glorious
high
summertime
day