A Future Apart

Swollen eyes
Red and watery
I’m tired to the very core
Everything hurts
But not as much
As my heart does
You walked away
And somehow I let you
But now the pain
Is raw and real
I’m not sure it was right
I still love you
But I know to keep
Our peace of mind
It had to happen
We just couldn’t
Survive the differences
Of where the future
Was taking us
And so I must
Go on without you
If I can only survive this pain

 

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

No Idea

(Sorry this one is a bit weird as it was 2am and I was needing to sleep LOL!)

I’ve got a notion
You caused a commotion
Down by the ocean
When you put on your lotion
I’ve got a feeling
You sent boys reeling
When you were kneeling
And praying for healing
I’ve got a hunch
Your special lunch
Made the boys munch
And eat a bunch
I’ve got an idea
Nothing rhymes with idea
Unless your idea
Is to shop at ikea

 

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

He’s Gone

Your eyes tell a story
No words could explain
The pain
The heartache
The loss
The emptiness
All come forward
Without a word spoken
Your expression speaks volumes
And I could never begin
To ease your discomfort
With mere words of love and hope
All I can offer you
Is a shoulder to cry on
Two arms to hold you
And patience as you heal

 

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

Mumbles … Five Years

I got a notification from WordPress yesterday… I have had my blog for five years now.  My how time flies when you are having fun.  But don’t get too excited, I would say I have only truly been blogging for closer to two years.  Let’s take a look at some of my past words and facts. (I know how boring… but maybe somebody might like to see what I have done.)

I started back in August of 2013 (hence the 5 years… LOL)  and that first year I only had 3 posts this being my first one.  I didn’t make it back until August of 2014 and sporadically stayed with it until November when I did one of my hardest posts. 2015 I was in the groove enough I almost hit every month, but still very few posts.  This is one of my early depression blogs .

Then we reached 2016, that is when something clicked.  In March I started to write more. I dealt with not one but two friends in crisis.  By the end of that summer I discovered the daily prompts and that kept me here most days.  And a Radical Idea had me posting about my happiness for 100 days.  I also tried to find the wonder of the holidays with my 12 Days of Christmas.

2017 I was bound and determined to find a way to be Happy and Grateful every single day.  And I may have been late a few times but I got through that year-long challenge.  I also continued with the daily prompts and from March through November I shared some of my photos with Monochrome Monday.

Now we are in 2018 and although WordPress has dropped its daily prompt I still am challenged by Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) every day.  I have embraced an occasional blog with my Mumbles… posts.  And I am once in a while doing some fiction posts, most often limited to 100 words.

I sit one person away from 500 followers.  I figure 100 per year average is not bad.  I get likes on my posts and wonderful comments from people I consider friends.  I have 1,212 posts, over 21,700 views and more than 10,700 visitors.  For those of you who made it this far I will give you the answer to this question.  Too wise you are, too wise you’ll be, I see you are, too wise for me. 🙂

Have a good day/night… thanks for sticking with me.  I really hope all these links work! Now to start the next 5 years!  (((HUGS)))

Beat The Clock

The deadline is fast approaching
And words escape me
No ideas
No flow
Nothing
But I keep trying
Random words
Scribbled on scraps of paper
Trying to trigger
The muses help
The clock ticks on
And my thoughts scatter
Then just when
The midnight hour
Starts creeping in
Words form from my pen
Onto the blank page
And my ideas come alive

 

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

My Wish

If I had one wish
I would want this…
To be comfortable
In my own skin
Take the pain away
Take away the fears
Leave anxiety behind
And shake the depression
No more casting doubt
And shadows upon myself
Living with hope
And not inward hate
A chance to stop
Always blaming me
For maybe just this once
I could be happy
Being me

 

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

Mine

I know somewhere in the distance he stands
He is waiting there for me
And he will be mine

I don’t know his name
I have not seen his face
But he is mine just the same

It is unknown when I will meet him
Or if I will even know him when I do
But he is mine just the same

He will sweep me off my feet though
And be totally devoted to me
He will be mine someday

 

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