Trapped

I feel it build inside of me

I begin to embrace the rage

Knowing it gives me strength

A way to get out of this cage

My emotions have been trapped

For far too many years

I wore the mask like a pro

Hiding all of my fears

But today begins a new me

One to encompass all I feel

No right or wrong feelings

Only ones that are very real


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

Don’t Go Shopping With Him

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Janie looked at her husband with disgust.  “Why do you insist on being so obnoxious when we go shopping?  What you said to that poor girl was way out of line.  She was just doing her job.”

“I am so sick of masks and being told I have to wear them when I go out.  It makes me so claustrophobic. The president says it will be over soon and besides, we are not in one of those hot spot states.”

“Do you know why we are not a hot spot?”

“Because the rona doesn’t like us?” Jon said with a smile.

“No, because out community followed the scientist’s recommendations not the president’s.  And we have been wearing masks all along.”

“Fine, I won’t bitch at the person guarding the door anymore.”

“Thank you!”


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

Worldly Wisdom

“All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.” – Henry David Thoreau

It all starts with a small seed that becomes a big idea.

Just a personal note to all of those on the US West coast… stay safe from the fires and smoke. I have checked in with a few of my friends but still know a couple in that area I haven’t heard from. Only 3 and 1/2 month left of this awful year. I really hope 2021 is better. (((HUGS)))


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – heresy

A Little Bit Softer Now

Fandango’s word is lampoon… which of course makes me think National Lampoon. Now I was too into Mad Magazine to read National Lampoon before the magazine folded. But back in 1978 a film hit the screens that still remains a top comedy for me. As I look back on Animal House I recall the song that took the movie to lows and highs… Shout. I hope you enjoy this look back at Otis Day and the Knights during the toga party…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lampoon

My Cluttered Mind

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I took a walk through my mind
To see what was taking up space
Memories both good and bad
Were scattered all about
I found scenes from my childhood
Encountered some old friends
Watched my daughter being born again
Picked up a forgotten dream or two
And when I had seen enough
I wiped away the tears
Because there really is no going back
To try it one more time
Besides I can’t relive the pain
Of losing you again


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

Under Your Spell

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The way you smile is mesmerizing

The sparkle in your eyes intoxicates me

The words you speak are riveting

Not even fireworks bursting in the air

Could distract me from your voice

A hurricane could not blow us apart

When you hold me tight

And nothing with ever stop

My unending love for you


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

Faded

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Excuse me sir

I just didn’t know

That you would

Break your promises.

Excuse me sir

I had no idea

That all along

You were toying with me.

Excuse me sir

For crying a river

The feelings I felt

Were actually real.

Excuse me sir

For having trouble

Fogeting the words

You once said to me.

Excuse me sir

For never being able

To see you again

In the same light

… the light of love has faded.


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

Down The Road

Like water out of a faucet

The tears fall from my chin

They keep coming and coming

Trying to wash away

This unending pain

The one you left me

When you moved away

Down the drain

Goes my hopes of happiness

No one will ever

Be as important to me

As you were then

You turned away

And got on the bus

Like it was just for a trip downtown

While inside my heart shattered

As I watched the taillights

Fade into the distance


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