A to Z Challenge – Y…

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Y is for …

I have struggled with this letter.  I like yogurt, but not enough to post about it.  I do some yoga as my pained body can handle it.  I had a yo-yo as a kid but really sucked at playing with it.  I hate the term YOLO.  I was even young once (believe it or not) but I think that is not a phenomenon exclusive to me.  But then I thought of you.

This is a time to be glad I have 624 followers, although there a few I haven’t seen on here in quite a while, plus there are those who follow solely for the reason to get a follow back.  But I still think it is nice that more than 600 people took the time to press that follow button.

You have also visited me 13,000 times.  That is a lot of people wandering through my blog world.  And it hardly felt the least bit crowded!

So, I dedicate this letter to YOU and thank you for sharing this journey called life with me.  ❤ (((HUGS))) ❤

 

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A Million Little Pieces

Obviate my heart

It is no longer any good

There is no reason

For it to

Skip a beat again

I will never feel

That flutter

When you smile

It won’t stop

For a second

When you say dear

It is now worthless

You shattered it

When you said goodbye

 

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

The Countryside

They took a drive to the country.  She asked, “What are we doing out in the boondocks’?”

“Just be patient,” he replied.

“It really is beautiful this time of year.  Finally seeing all this green after such a long winter makes me want to capture it forever,” she said while holding her phone up, to take a picture.  “But you’re going too fast,” she said with a little laugh.

In a short distance he slowed the car and turned up a gravel drive.  “We are here,” he announced.

“Oh, this is a beautiful little place!  Who lives here,” she asked?

He removed papers from the glove box and said, “This bucolic setting is now ours.  Happy anniversary dear!”

 

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A to Z Challenge – Xanadu

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X is for Xanadu

In part Merriam-Webster calls Xanadu “a generalized term for an idyllic place.”  A paradise to escape to, an island dream… or an 80’s movie.  Ok so I LOVE music, and musicals have a special place in my heart.  It is NOT an academy award winner but it was a “cute” film.  And I may be bias as I have always loved Olivia Newton-Johns singing as well as ELO.  So the album does reside in my record collection.  I unfortunately don’t have the DVD yet, but every once in a while it pops up on tv.

But if I were to pick an idyllic place for my own Xanadu, it would be in the country near water.  Lots of gentle animals to see and NO bugs.  But back to the movie…

I also have to credit Gene Kelley.  He didn’t get to dance a lot in the movie, but he has always made it look so doggone easy!  Really smooth moves!

So, yes I am a fan of Xanadu and I am only a little afraid to admit it.  LOL!

 

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A to Z Challenge – Writer

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W is for writer

This letter was kind of a no-brainer.  I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t write.  I wouldn’t put words out there if I didn’t want them read.  So I am a writer.  Now I would LOVE to be a paid writer some day, but for now I am happy that I can connect with one or two people here with my blog.

I have been writing poems off and on since I was in junior high school.  I have always found it somewhat therapeutic to get the sad, mad or glad feelings out on paper… especially the sad ones.  If not the thoughts just fester and it is no good for anyone.

My dream would be to have a book of poems with some pictures I have taken.  But I am too unsure of my writing to take the plunge and put my words up for criticism.  The blogging community has been so kind to me I feel really comfortable here.  I am a writer.  Come read with me.

 

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The Encounter

The two of you walk in

And the room is suddenly too small

The lady on your arm

Looks like a vision of perfection

I could never compete with her

But you never gave me the chance to try

You walked out the door and ran to her

Leaving me alone and loathing myself

I slink into the shadows

Feeling the vanishing air

The pounding of my heart for you

And my world starts to crumble

I stumble to the door

Sulking back to my hiding place

The dark and empty room

We used to share

 

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