In Perfect Sync

Like poetry in motion

They glide across the floor

Making the dance look like

Two people floating on air

Top hat and tails

And a beautiful ball gown

They are in classic style

I can only ever dream of

The talent that they had

No one can compare

Fred and Ginger will always be

The best


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – glide https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/18/fowc-with-fandango-glide/

Rich But Poor

Diamonds, rubies and emeralds

Silver, gold and platinum

Even crude oil

He spent his life chasing

Dreams of fame and fortune

Every year a new commodity

Something to tear from the earth

With an avarice appetite

He may have jewels and precious metals

But he will never have love

For anything other than money and power

And that makes him

The poorest man on earth


Written for Fandango One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – Avarice https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/17/fowc-with-fandango-avarice/

In Need

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A tortured soul

Restless and weak

In need of someone

To remove my demons

A broken heart

Faint and slowing

In need of someone

To make it beat

A life of solitude

Afraid and lonely

In need of someone

To just hold my hand

A tortured soul

A broken heart

A life of solitude

All in need of

You


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – torture fivedotoh.com/2020/06/16/fowc-with-fandango-torture/

Two Timer

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“I can’t believe he did that!  Right to your face?” Melanie asked shockingly.

Carol just shook her head yes and said, “His lie was so obvious.  Of course, he said he forgot that I worked on Wednesdays, but still bringing that woman to where I work?  He doesn’t have a brain.  He should have known I would find out even if I wasn’t there.”

“Carol, the man is a slime ball.  I am so glad you found out now before you got anymore into him than you were.”

“Still It hurts.  I did like him; I don’t know what I did to send him searching for someone else.  I thought things were going well.”

“You are better off without him.  Sorry it does still hurt, but you deserve someone who will focus solely on you.”

“I guess Dan just didn’t care like I thought.  He can have that lady; his “tutor” can bail him out next time he gets another bad grade in English.”

“That will be next week, Carol!”  Both women began to laugh.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – slime https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/15/fowc-with-fandango-slime/

Every Single Day

I sit in silence and

I try to get my mind off you

But this is just like

Any other ordinary day

Your memories haunt me

I still feel your touch

I still smell your cologne

I still taste your lips

I am torn between

Wanting to remember everything

And wiping the slate clean

But today is just like yesterday

You consume my thoughts

And I wonder if someday

We might meet again


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ordinary https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/14/fowc-with-fandango-ordinary/

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Full Stop

It is time to pay attention

It is time to be aware

Change is blowing on the breeze

We all need to care

It is time to be cognizant

It is time to be conscious

Changes we must demand

But we need to be cautious

It is time to unite

It is time to be one

No more fighting in the streets

Where no one has won

It is time for organized protests

It is time for gentle peace

No more racism run rampant

For it all must now cease


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cognizant https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/13/fowc-with-fandango-cognizant/

Control

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I am lost and alone

Searching for any hope

You have weaved your web

To trap me in isolation

You alienate me from everything

Taking away any contact

Just so you can control

What I say and do

But I have news for you

I am stronger than you think

And I will fight back

Climbing out of this

Endless black hole I’m in

And one day you may find

I have reached the light of day

And walked right out of your control


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge – alienate https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/12/fowc-with-fandango-alienate/

He Asked Me

He asked me to be there

I couldn’t say no

He asked for my love

I couldn’t say no


He told me it was only

One of those things

You read about in novels

The loveless life

The broken hearts

And the longing for an old flame


He asked me to be there

I couldn’t say no

He asked for my love

I couldn’t say no


We once were lovers

And now dear friends

But the lines would blur

That early September morning

When he felt lost

And I took a risk


He asked me to be there

I couldn’t say no

He asked for my love

I couldn’t say no


Sharing a moment

That will forever be

Held in my heart

Like a fantasy

One day

One chance


He asked me to be there

I didn’t say no

He asked for my love

I didn’t say no

Because I love him

(I love him so)

(I love him)


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – risk https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/11/fowc-with-fandango-risk/

No Matter What Song

With a twist of the dial

The station comes in

And I begin to sway

Music swirls around me

As I turn up the radio

Dancing through my head

It erases my troubles

So I can find peace within

In spite of my pain today


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – twist https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/10/fowc-with-fandango-twist/

Pieces

You know she is going to do it

She is stepping out on you

She will find an excuse again

And bat those lashes at you

Why don’t you see it

The way she is using you

You forgive her again and again

Thinking she is something special

When she is not worth your time

She is apt to leave any day

And I will be the one

Who will pick up the pieces

Of your broken heart again

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Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – apt https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/09/fowc-with-fandango-apt/