Pass Me That Knife

like a poisonous chemical
it can kill the body
it also kills everything
that is around it
its destructive nature
makes it a weapon
but it is accepted in society
encouraged even
drink up

alcoholism left unchecked
is just suicide with a butter knife


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

The Woman In The Video

He sat at his desk scrolling though Facebook. He was just killing time before he had to go to work. He stopped when a video caught his eye. It was a music video of a local band.

The video was taken at a local bar he and his wife used to go to quite often. As he sat and watched the video he was taken back in time. Then he saw her.

There by the stage was a woman he swore could be his wife. But he knew it couldn’t be her, she had been dead for four years now.


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

3, 2, 1 Quote Me – Good Health

Fandango at This, That, and The Other tagged me for 3, 2, 1 Quote Me.  If I understand this correctly the rules are as follows –

  1. Thank the selector
  2. Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day (which is “Good Health”)
  3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in “3.2.1 Quote Me!”

Thank you Fandango for choosing me… sorry it took me so long to respond.  Here is what I found for good health.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” – Charles Caleb Colton

(Thanks to for being a great source for quotes of all kinds.)

Now I am supposed to select 3 fellow bloggers to do this –

  1. Each one who wants to
  2. Any one who has time
  3. Everyone who can

(Yeah, that’s right, I broke the rules.  I am such a rebel! LOL)

So join in and have some fun and stay in good health! 😉

Mumbles … Parody

How can you talk about parody without mentioning Weird Al. I was introduced to him through a weekly radio show I used to listen to as a teenager, The Doctor Demento Show. I would like to think it is still on the air waves somewhere, but sadly it has been gone from the local radio station for many years. Doctor Demento did more than just parody songs there were a host of comedy songs played as well. I heard many great songs over the years and have a copy of a special Doctor Demento Christmas CD. I wanted to pick a favorite song to put on this post, but don’t have a clue where I would begin to pick a favorite. Thinking about this I have a few that have stuck in my head and although Boot To The Head, Wet Dreams and the classic They’re Coming To Take Me Away are all great my choice is The Little Blue Man. This is a song from 1958 by Betty Johnson and this YouTube video is the best version I have seen. Take time to be a little silly, laugh a little bit and stay a little demented.


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

The Countdown

The group was ready. They had four people in line and they were determined to get the special marked down 70%. Doors opened in just four minutes and Beth was glad. She had never been much of a shopper, but her fiancé’s family was big on Black Friday shopping and she wanted to fit in.

A loud voice shouted about the din, “There will be no running, no pushing or shoving and you will enter in a straight line when the doors open soon. Products will not be sold to anyone seen breaking these rules.”

Beth shook her head. Her fiancé looked over and smiled at her. She glanced back at her future Mother-in law and sister-in-law. Taking a deep breath she chanted with the crowd “5…4… 3… 2…” They never got to 1 as the doors opened, the crowd advanced, and the madness began.

This is the beginning of the week of Thanksgiving in the US. Please take some time to enjoy each other’s company. In some families it is less about the food and more about the shopping, but in either circumstance you can be grateful for lots of things. Be grateful you are together, or this only happens once a year for a few hours. Be grateful for delicious food or the meal you will fix when you get home. Be thankful for the great deals you are buying or that you are at home in a warm bed. Just celebrate what makes you happy this year!


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

Would You Stay

If I was lost in the dark
would you guide me through until morning?

If I was drowning at sea
would you pull me to safety?

If I was falling to the ground
would you be there to help me up?

If I was fighting depression
would you turn and walk away?

…unfortunately this is a common reaction to depression. Some of my so called friends did so and others who suffer have told me of similar occurrences. Don’t turn your back on someone with depression. They might not be the life of the party but you being with them, even just sitting there, can breath life back into their day.


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

That Reminds Me

I trace the raindrop falling
Down the cold wet window pane
It reminds me of my tears
I shed just yesterday
I watch the grey clouds moving
Across the autumn sky
They remind me of the sadness
I carry day to day
The minutes tick away the night
With a rhythmic melody
They remind me nothing lasts forever
I’m not the girl I used to be


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


If I Ignore It Will It Go Away

I try to push the feelings down
The ones that bring me pain
The ones that still sting

I suppress the unending memories
Of when you left me
Of when you hurt me

I try to repress what is still alive
The love for someone who’s gone
The love for someone who changed my life

I ignore the emotions deep within
Of a time when things were bad
Of a time when you died so young


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