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The scenic life in a crystal blue lake. Poetry

Updated on November 2, 2015
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

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The ripple effect

Have you ever thrown a rock into a crystal blue lake?

Pleasantly amazed at the amount of ripples one tiny rock can make,

and when the ripples clear you see the beauty the lake has to give

All different creatures and the secret places they choose to live

As you look farther into the deep

You watch the playful little tadpoles playing hide-and-go-seek

Then suddenly you see mister turtle moving oh so slow

He's not in a hurry just moving along with the flow














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The fish darting in and out of all their treasured places

All different colors, all with tiny puffed up faces

If you look closely you might see a slithering snake swimming near by,

and in the distance you see a lofty black crow fly

Then you see the far reaching shadow of a weeping willow tree

All of God's creations living in perfect harmony

Everything thriving in a quiet serene place

No one in a hurry. No one trying to win the grand slam race

As I watch this spectacular splendor I ask myself why

We humans can't live together under God's heavenly sky?

We were meant to live together in perfect harmony

Just like the creatures who live in the lake and the deep blue sea

History tells us " It's only natural for man to want to excel,

but is it really natural for man to maim and kill?





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Let's all slow down and be happy, be thankful we're still living in a land that's free

Vow to fight no more wars is my prayerful plea

As the daylight dims and nighttime grows near

I leave this place of tranquility and vow to return when I seek peace from worldly fear.

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      John Hansen 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Ruby what a spectacular poem and heartfelt wish. I love every poem or article about the beauties of nature, and you captured it here remarkably well. Such a pleasure to read. I just wish man could learn a lesson from the creatures around him.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A question that evidently has no satisfactory answer, Ruby! I'm convinced mankind is incapable of living in peace on a large scale. All we can do is our part and try to emulate nature to the best of our ability. Beautiful message, lovely poem, my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello John. I am thrilled that you like my poem. I watched Selma on TV today and it made me weep. We treated animals better than our black brother's. Maybe someday we will see the needless hate all over the world and heal. Thank you my poet friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. I tend to agree with you but I remain hopeful. And yes, we could learn much from nature. Thank you for the " Beautiful message " comment. Cheers my friend.

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      Eric Dierker 20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I bet if two leaders sat down by the lake and read your poem, it would make a difference. Life is not such a serious matter, but lives are.

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      mckbirdbks 20 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Ruby. Just like your first line and the ripples that follow, your poem (and poetry) grows and grows. Here the ripples take us to your heartfelt thoughts of peace and harmony. What a sweet piece of writing you offer us here.

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      Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

      Always, I just love the way the words flow.. and the ripple affect it has on us as readers.. amazing my friend :)

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      CrisSp 20 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Such a delightful read and one that would make your readers think...if only humans can live in peace and harmony. Oh yes, we can minus greed!

      I like your ending...I can feel it!

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      saddlerider1 20 months ago

      Beauty and serene at it's finest all wrapped up in this wonderful presentation in poetic form. Yes I agree, if humans could take a lesson from mother nature, we would learn to stop tearing down and start building up in so many ways. Peace and love is the answer, John Lennon was right, but will we ever have it? That's the BIG question, I very much doubt it, due to man's instinct to kill all living things.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Eric, what a wonderful idea! Obama and Putin sitting by the lake and watching all the beauty. We dreamers still have hope. Thank you my friend..

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      Shauna L Bowling 20 months ago from Central Florida

      Thought-provoking poem, Ruby. I choose not to return when the world finds peace, but live peacefully in my own little world of existence.

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      Martie Coetser 20 months ago from South Africa

      You described a beautiful scene, Ruby. I love looking at water and feel the peace it emits. However, in the front of my mind, while reading, was a terrible crime that was recently committed by a gang of savages at a place like the one you describe in this poem. It is hard to believe that evil people can't be touched by our beautiful nature.

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      Perspycaciou 20 months ago

      I won't disturb your "peaceful beauty" description, but like Martie I too had other thoughts that were at odds with what we all wish we could see, but find somehow marred by other realities we know of.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Mike your critique of my poetry is so uplifting and brings a happy smile. Thank you my faithful friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Frank, you have a way of making me feel great with your generous words of praise. Thank you my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      CrisSp, such a delightful comment. Thank you. That old cliché, " Greed is the root of all evil. " is very true, without it we could live in complete harmony.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Ken, there are many things that divide us, two being greed and superiority. why do some feel superior over another person and feel the need to conquer? Will we ever learn? Thank you for coming to read my poetry. It is so good to have you back on HP. Your poetry stands out and touches the inner soul.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Shauna, I can't imagine a world without wars. There has been a war raging somewhere since my birth. Your comment is interesting, why do you feel that way? just curious. Thank you much..

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      Maria Jordan 20 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Ruby,

      You have a beautiful blend of optimism and decency woven into this piece.

      Thanks for keeping hope alive in your uplifting way.

      Love and hugs, mar

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      martie, I guess there are people who never see beauty anywhere. I know you live in a dangerous part of the world. I think of you when I read/ hear of all the corruption and senseless crime in your beautiful country. Thank you and stay safe my first friend on HP. Hugs..

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      Clive Williams 20 months ago from Nibiru

      beautiful, man needs to learn from animals.

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      drbj and sherry 20 months ago from south Florida

      Spiritual, inspiring, beautiful and rhyming - all rolled up into one extraordinary creation. Thank you, Ruby, for reminding us of the beauty in nature that helps to keep us sane in an insane world.

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      Shauna L Bowling 19 months ago from Central Florida

      Ruby, I mean that I try to made my slice of the world as peaceful as possible.

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      Genna East 19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Your words reflect God's gifts of nature...just the way I imagine He would want us to. I have no doubt He is smiling, proud of your profoundly beautiful message. This is stunning, my friend.

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      WillStarr 19 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      What a beautiful Hub, Ruby Jean! Wow! I sure wish I could vote this up.

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      Patricia Scott 19 months ago from sunny Florida

      Ruby Jean, you are so right...we humans need to take some lessons from our lovely counterparts in nature.

      Beautifully written...I do so adore sitting at the water's edge to watch all that is before us.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Perspycaciou. I know in reality this is a wishful dream, but I love to go there and write words of hope, plus writing about creatures living in harmony makes me happy. Thank you for a honest comment.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. I sure do miss your writing. I know you are super busy. I hope all is good in your life. Thank you for an uplifting comment. Hugs my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. I agree. We could learn so much from the creatures. Thank you for coming by.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      drbj, I've found that writing keeps me more on an even keel and reading your fun hubs is the icing on the cake. Thank you my witty friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Shauna, I see what you mean, and if we all would do that then the whole world would be peaceful. Wise comment my friend.

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful photos and you are good with words.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Genna, your comment is not only beautiful but heartwarming. Thank you my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Will. I'm happy that you liked this piece enough to vote it up. I miss that option on HP. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Patricia. I love to sit by a lake and watch the creatures play, and think about all the events in the world. Complete serenity at it's best. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello DDE. I'm glad you like my words. Thank you..

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      Nadine May 19 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Lovely. You do have a way with words and I loved reading your poems.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 19 months ago from Islamabad

      an issue of great concern... artistically woven into a smoothly flowing piece of poetry at its best...

      thumbs up!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nadine. I love rhyming words and weaving then into a story. Thank you so much..

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      manatita44 19 months ago from london

      First, I really like the images, both in imagery and the tangible. Then I like to liken a ripple to the things that disturb.

      Poor ripple, I always look at you with sweetness. This time you could be the bomb, or greed, or power ...the very thing that disturbs the fishes, birds, willows ...affect the serenity of the lake.

      What a sweet Hub. Great Poetry!

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      manatita44 19 months ago from london

      Can also be serene, like your calm, tranquil and beautiful pictures, or a loving Heart. Excellent Hub!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Manatita, thank you for a beautiful comment. So happy you enjoyed.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Manatita, your comment is serene, calm, an tranquil, all coming from a loving heart. Thank you dear poet.

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      Hari Prasad S 19 months ago from Bangalore

      Awesome !! is something that comes out instantly,

      what meaning words you have woven, for humanity,

      May god bless us all with tranquillity.

      Ruby.

      - Hari

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      Patricia Scott 19 months ago from sunny Florida

      There really is so much beauty in lakes and streams if we take the time to slow down and enjoy as you say.

      God has given us so much that can calm and refresh us..ours only for the taking...

      Sending you many Angels this morning ps

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Hari. Thank you for an awesome comment. I'm thrilled you enjoyed.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Patricia. Happy to see you return for a second read. Thank you so much..

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      Linda Crampton 17 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The lake that you describe sounds beautiful. It would be so wonderful to live in a world filled with harmony like the world in the lake! Thanks for sharing a lovely vision, Ruby.

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