A Vacation at the Lake

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From the desert to the forest with the evergreen trees
A trip from coast to coast and I know where I’ll be

To the lake with the water splashing on the dock
The dirt road winds ’round the lake to walk

A trip so long by road, yet short by plane
Back to a place I grew up – so far, far away

Not just in miles but in years gone by
I long for the cool crisp air of night

The lake was always my second home you know
I traveled the world, always on the go

Not sure how I traveled – car, plane or boat
I am ready to return to the cabin down the road

Camp is a place in my heart and soul
It made my childhood memories like gold

I long for evenings sitting on the porch
The barbecue over and marshmallows scorched

A place still seen through my child’s eye
It looks so different as a grown-up, but why?

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A Wedding Poem

What is a wedding but a union of two.
A day for commitment, our love is true.

Together we come on this special day.
Like everything else, we do it our way.

From rough beginnings those early days.
Our passion ran strong like fire ablaze.

Our hearts filled with love, each day it grew.
Now we navigate life like true partners do.

Today we stand here as true soulmates.
Finding your other half is truly great.

Anyone who meets us can clearly see.
Eran, Stacey, Tucker and Paige are a family!

A day of new beginnings, the next chapter of life.
We will leave here married – husband and wife.

Energy of Nature

The woodpecker pecks on the giant palm.
The sun shines on the pool, it’s calm.

I love the quiet of the morning hours.
The warmth of the sun, it gives me power.

Energy provides strength to us.
It is all we need, that and trust.

The strength we have down deep inside,
the sun brings it out, it cannot hide.

Nature around us wind or breeze,
the flowers bloom large, can’t you see?

Take the energy of the world around.
Deep in your mind, there is no sound.

The energy comes from the outside in,
you know you need it to fight, to win.

To give and receive is the power we hold,
love and energy, more priceless than gold.

Shades of Words

A pink pen writes
Like any other pen
I hold it tight
And write words again

Words in colors
Can you see meaning?
Orange of the sun
Does the ocean look green?

Words in all shades
Black, blue, red, and pink
Words shine on a page
Are they different you think?

Saturday, Oh Saturday

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A hike in morning to clear the mind
Space inside my brain I find

Nature draws away my stress
Feelings of relaxation are the best

Soon it is a quiet afternoon
A time to rest and whistle a tune

I write down thoughts as they come
Word after word, there’s more than¬†some

I seek a book I can read out loud
No one can hear my voice, a sound

And so I close my eyes for a nap
Then my book, it falls in my lap

Another great Saturday, its’ a winner
Before I know it, it’s time for dinner

Where is happiness?

The path to happiness to explore.

A smile, a grin, my open eyes,
I too can learn to be happy and wise.

The day begins and my heart is soaring,
I know that today will not be boring.

A chance to find my heart’s desire,
A chance to light my inner fire.

A feeling inside for a happy discovery,
I have the strength to pursue inside me.

A new day, a new chance to improve and grow,
I can find a new level of happy you know.

If we don’t try for more we can never see,
How much more happy we can feel and be.