Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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Naturalist Shack

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Where there was once a parking lot
An environmental education building
Now stands surrounded by a mass of water
As an ironic reminder
That everything is connected
and both actions and non-actions have consequences

Denial doesn’t change facts
Drowning in ignorance and greed
Climate change

Sea level rising
The naturalist shack
Returns to nature

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenges #221: Mass and #222: Connections


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Tiny

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You may be feeling very small and insignificant right now, powerless even
You matter and you have a voice
Don’t give up hope
Don’t give up
Don’t give up
Don’t give up…

Tiny golden jewels
Sparkle in cold winter light
Wild beach rose

Your time to blossom will come
Spring thaw around the corner

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #218: Tiny


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Tourist

Feeling like a tourist in my own country
Stoned by words of hostility and division
Having to check my patience while struggling
To keep my sense of retribution in check
Because if I allow the malignant cancer of hate
To take hold of my soul
Then I become the problem
And not the solution

In response to patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #216: America and #217: Tourists


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Tempest

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All that builds must release
Tempest in a twisted sky
Change is a comin’

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #140: Storms and The Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted


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Earth Cries

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Silent cries

Natural flow occluded 

Earth’s heart attack

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #135: Occluded


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Frozen

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He sat there frozen
A painful reminder
Of days gone by
When mankind
Was allowed to read
And relax, and dream
A time before the ban
That constant reminder
Of the punishment
For being caught reading
Was to be turned to stone

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #128: Frozen and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of This World


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Atmosphere

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In smoldering ash
Nothing left but a flicker
Of a life that was

 Before the earth’s atmosphere
Became the human experiment

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #113: Smoke, The Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental and The Daily Post: Atmospheric