Total Compliance

Compliance is not optional

All must conform

No words spoken

No opinions shared

No stories to write

No music to play

Just do your assigned duty

Met with your assigned mate

Repopulate the world

Humanity must survive

With clinical precision

Life comes into the world

Another sterile childhood begins

As we no longer allow emotions

There is no need for family

Everyone performs their duties

And all will not disappoint

The One


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

Tired Of Waiting

Take me to a paradise

Hold me in your arms

Tell me you love me

Show me all your charm

Take me to places

Together we haven’t gone

Lately I have felt

Forgotten and alone

Take me anywhere

As long we’re together

Just show me a sign

I still inspire pleasure

Take my hand in yours

Lead me into passion

I’ve got to know you feel

More than just compassion

Take me to a paradise

Or I may find another

Who knows what really thrills me

And makes me their only lover


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

Mumbles … durable

Durable, no matter how long I think about it, all that comes to mind is my Dad.

It was over 20 years ago that he had a heart attack and a triple bypass surgery; and still his heart beat on for years.  He was diagnosed with diabetes; he watched what he ate (somewhat) and his blood still sustained him for years.  He was diagnosed with COPD; and still his lungs breathed in and out for years.

There were stories of harsh winter storms and blizzards he drove through to safety.  He fell off a roof helping a friend do a roofing project; had chronic back problems but still stood tall.  There were stories of taking down robbers and murderers and a few different riots he worked through; all he survived to see another day on duty.

He had a durable marriage that lasted 49 years until my Mom passed away.  He survived raising two daughters that may not have always been the most perfect children… ok, we gave him a lot of headaches but still he showed us love and support.

Durable is one of many words I can use to describe my Dad; missed is another.


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