Hello

The moment I said hello
My world changed
When your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All drew me in
Somehow we just fit
And every moment was alive

I can’t say why it ended
Sometimes these things just do
But it left me with
Insatiable memories
Me still wanting you

I’ll settle for the next best thing
A friendship built on love
That never went away
But some days I still wonder
Can we get a second chance

A chance to once again
Rekindle what might have been
With your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All that drew me in
That night so long ago
When I first said hello

 

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

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Bargaining

I thought we had this settled
I would be home more
And you would drink less
I thought we made a deal
We would start a family
And you would drink less
I thought we had an arrangement
I would get a full time job
And you would drink less
… promise after promise
Ripped to shreds
The death of our life together
Did not open your eyes
It only brought more disappointment
and the biggest loss of all – you

 

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

Lack Of Compassion

You laughed when you saw it
A beautiful young girl
Who slipped on the ice
You found it hilarious
I feared she was hurt

You brushed it aside
Like you didn’t even hear it
The words of pain
I poured out to you
That hot August night

You thought it was crazy
To take the time to help
Someone that was struggling
With a baby in their arms
And no food to feed her

You didn’t even stop
And giving a fleeting glimpse back
The day you left me
With tears in my eyes
And empty thoughts of the future

How did you become so shallow
That you laughed at the broken
Turned on a friend
Ignored the helpless
And abandoned love

Since you are gone now
I will never know…

 

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

Mumbles … Autographs

Today’s word prompt is wise. It takes me back to my childhood. When I was in 5th or 6th grade it was popular to have autograph books. Living in the middle of Iowa however meant not many famous signatures. So like a high school yearbook I had my friends, family and teachers sign it.

I ended up with a German language entry from my grandfather, a joke from my gym teacher, a request to speak up (I told you I was quiet and would mumble as a kid) from a friend, just to name a few. The one that stood out and I recall to this day was a word “puzzle” from a student teacher we had at the time.

YY U R
YY UL B
I C U R
YY 4 ME

Any ideas what she was saying? She wouldn’t answer what it was at first, said I needed to study it and try to figure it out. I tried. I tried again. I asked family members for help. You must remember this was before the days of texting and LOL, ILY, and BRB; so one letter abbreviations were still a few years away. I am going to challenge you to try to figure it out. I will eventually give you an answer as she finally did for me. Give me your guesses and have a little fun with this.

I did eventually move to an autograph book that had some famous people sign. I took it with me to Nashville in high school and got a few singers to sign it. It was great fun getting those signatures! We were there for Fan Fair (where artists gathered at the fairgrounds to meet with fans, promote new albums and perform) and I took advantage of the signature chances. Did you ever gather autographs? What is one signature you would love to have?

On a side note, I am back home as Dad’s shoulder has improved. So I am slowly but surely getting to posts. I have this pesky thing called sleep that keeps interfering with my night time writing… I guess I really wore myself out this week. So I am trying to tackle a lot of WordPress this afternoon… wish me luck! Have a wonderful day/night!

 

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