My Dad

He was larger than life

He was the law at home

And the law in the streets

He gave long hours

To serve and protect

He gave homework help and advice

To help me grow with love

He could program a computer

And write like a poet

As I continue to mourn his loss

I pay tribute to the great man he was

He was nothing short of my hero

 

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

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The Wrong Way

The way you laugh –

It makes the world seem kinder.

The way you take time for me –

Makes me feel important.

The way you look at me –

It makes me feel beautiful.

But the way I feel

Leaves me scared…

I think you could make me do

Things I know are wrong.

With just a simple word from you

I would fall into your arms,

Leaving the past behind.

…that thought leaves me petrified.

 

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

Give Me Your Reasons

The reason you did it

Often baffles me…

 

If you didn’t  want to

Speak to me

Why did you start the conversation?

If you didn’t want to

Help me out

Why did you offer your hand?

If you didn’t want to

Touch me

Why did you stand so close?

If you didn’t want to

Be my friend

Why were you so kind?

If you didn’t want to

Be loved

Why did you climb so deep into my heart?

If you didn’t want to

Hurt me

Why did you do everything but love me?

 

What was your reasoning;

Will you ever tell me why…

 

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

Missed Chances

He stood in the corner

Speaking to a young woman

About what I didn’t know

I tried not to stare

But his looks

Piqued my curiosity

Something about his smile

And the way he was laughing

I was drawn to him

And all night I hoped

We would meet

When he left

Without an introduction

I felt I missed my chance

But we can’t always

Get what we want

 

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

Spitfire

Your car sits

In the garage

Gathering dust

I can’t drive it

It holds too many

Memories of yesterday

Of when you were with me

When we were a family

When there was love

Now you’re gone

And it is such a tragedy

Struck down too young

By poisoning yourself

Day by day

Bottle by bottle

Drink by drink

 

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