Image by Aurore Duwez from Pixabay

Big river flows gently towards sea
Trout run through its gentle flow
Exotic foliage cover river banks
Cranes dive to catch trout
Happens at early morning light.

Sun reflects off river face
Cranes swoop from above
Occasionally trout is caught
Breakfast for a lonely crane
Big river continues gentle flow.

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Image by Uwe Conrad from Pixabay

Murky dark gray skies
Hover above urban landscape
People go about daily routines
Completion of tasks as they must
With importance to their lives.

Plan for what must be done next
To contribute to essential well being
For them and their families too
Always do what is essential and true
To maintain needed security…

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Image by Marco Massimo from Pixabay

Steady raindrops fall now
Each drop life force of its own
Brings water to plants and trees
Soaking earth with living moisture
Together make a curtain formation.

Sky is dark above today
No real clouds observable
Just falling rain by itself
Wind blowing from west
Swaying trees bend underneath.

Raindrops…

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Hillwood Estate by Randy Shingler

Things sometimes not what they seem
Hidden realities beneath the obvious
In people as well as objects we see
Often discovered other times remain hidden
Has little to do with our personal awareness.

Most honest revelations come from nature
Where what is seen what is truly here
Nothing hidden about its truths
Always…

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Image by David Mark from Pixabay

Dense fog in morning awakening
Visibility is extremely low
No light yet filtering through
Cannot see building next door
Certain solace being enwrapped in fog.

Know fog will eventually lift
Sun will rise and filter through
New illuminations will take place
World will seem a different place
New perspectives on what is here…

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Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash

Feelings lurk beneath the surface
Less overt than other feelings
Can never be sure why they are there
Always felt in various deep ways
Might be identified and analyzed.

Deep dives into human psyche
May offer glimmer of feelings
Thoughts bringing them on
Links between thoughts and feelings
Clues to be fully understood…

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Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

Lackadaisical feelings sweep over me
Foil for vigorous activity possessed
Period with a lack of motivation
Wanting to just let things go
Unsure as to why this way is felt.

Desire to fully engage in usual activities
With newly revived vigor and motivation
A change in attitude needs to happen
Change only I…

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Photo by Guillaume de Germain on Unsplash

Autumn weather grows cooler still
More leaves visible on the ground
Days gradually become shorter
Prelude to what winter will bring
But thriving now in this cooler air.

Thoughts turn to what is valuable
Love, good will and friendships
People should put differences aside
And give thanks for blessings held
Everyone is blessed knowing…

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Poetry

Image by Jess Foami from Pixabay

Mixed natures and diversities of our citizens
Latinos, African Americans, Chinese, Jewish
Muslims, Native Americans, Japanese
Beauty in unique cultural gifts they offer
Countenances showing ancestral heritages.

Shameful when many are often mocked
Tormented by mostly Caucasian citizens
Never wanting to learn values they have
Only wishing for them to be gone
Because they…

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Image by S. Hermann / F. Richter from Pixabay

Ethical behavior is more rare
Integrity often what one desires
Instead of what it really should be
Abuses of others more prevalent today
Some give them too much full acceptance.

Philosophical thoughts are less common
Too many do not even know philosophy
Or ethics contained within its body
More focus on how to…

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Randy Shingler

Randy Shingler

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Writer, Poet, Essayist, Meditator, Compassionate Being, Top writer in Poetry,History, and Diversity.