More (FOWC)

You captured my attention
With your straight forward attitude
Never afraid of the truth
Willing to stand strong
Even if it was against the tide

Then you showed me
You had a softer side
A gentle nature you often hid
And I began to see
There was so much more to you

You appeared to be fearless
So strong it radiated from you
And you were enthusiastic
About your own plans
For a brighter future

You became my friend
More than a love
Always there for each other
Hand in hand and
Soul to soul

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – captured

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Nothing Special (FOWC)

People have called me
Strong
Brave
Heroic
But I don’t feel
I deserve this kind of praise
No kudos for me
I did what had to be done
I just sat back
And let the doctors do the work
No I am not fearless
Cancer scared me to the core
And still haunts me
From time to time
I am human
And all I know is now
I am still alive

 

I often discussed this with a fellow cancer patient and we agreed we really didn’t DO anything, except follow doctor’s orders.  Sadly she lost her battle to ovarian cancer about 10 years ago.  She is still missed.  I will be approaching 15 years since my breast cancer diagnosis next month and I appreciate every day I get!

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – kudos

Less Than Perfect (FOWC)

Abandonment from Momma
The fist from Dad
His gifts of childhood
One bruise at a time
Dodging the temper
From an empty bottle
Knowing it would still come
Sooner or later
But he broke free
The tender age of 16
Learned about life
In the back of a bar
And the corner of the street
Worked hard
To pave his way
Living honestly
With kindness
Trying to find some peace
In a less than perfect life

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – temper

Try A Date, Test Fate (FOWC)

Marriage is not for the weak
The hardened or bleak
It takes love yes
But more not less
You really have to try
And sometimes cry
But if you’re estranged
It might be arranged
To go on a date
To look out for hate
And see if you’ll fight
For true love that night
And in the end
Still be a friend

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – estranged

Pledge of Words (FOWC)

I pledge allegiance
To the words
That fuel my passion
to write each day
and to the emotions
for which I’m known
One poet
With faithful muse
In literary wisdom
For all

(My apologies …. All I could think of was the pledge of allegiance and I tried my best to adapt it to a writer’s pledge but it is now 3am and I have not slept well the last few days. I feel like my brain is a dried up sponge. LOL)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – allegiance