Now I Am Grounded

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Like a fissure in the ground

After a massive earthquake

You shook me to my breaking point

And I am left alone and damaged

But I can rebuild and find my confidence

I am getting stronger every day

And certainly more independent

With you gone I feel a weight lifted

Tomorrow once again holds hope

The future has recovery and love around the corner

All I have to do is walk the broken ground to find it

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

A Little Nonsense Now and Then…

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A little boy named Ben got dirty

His mother had just turned thirty

This doesn’t matter now

It’s not the where or the how

But I wont let this poem get wordy


I am doing some “speed reading” and not many comments. With everything going on I have not had time or energy to do much on WP… so I am trying like crazy to “catch up.” I apologize for not taking the time to comment like I usually do, but I have got to do something to speed things up and I don’t want to miss any of what you all write. So, I do not hate your writing, I am only silent for times sake. If I do that through this weekend I may just be able to get back to “normal” next month. Thanks everyone… I still love your words!

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

Firmly in the Eighties

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I will give credit to Imagine Dragons, they did a good song called Radioactive. But I was raised earlier and in my late teens The Firm did a song called Radioactive first (in 1985). I can’t help but think of it every time I hear the word, so it was an obvious post for this prompt… hope you enjoy it!

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

A Reason Why

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He sat there

Showing no emotion

As stoic as usual

Unable to read him

She drew a deep breath

Time and time again

He would go through this

Lost in his own world

While she was left alone

To figure out what to say

Why they couldn’t go this time

Why he had once again

Spoiled their plans

By drinking himself

Into a state

So she would draw on

Her creative imagination

And somehow she would

Try to salvage a relationship

From the sabotage of whiskey

Another family gathering

Not gone to

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

The Shampoo Rap

My first thought was my shampoo bottle in the shower… but I didn’t feel like writing another fiction piece. I toyed with the idea of a limerick

There once was a man named Lou

Who used only Suave shampoo

… but I didn’t get very far with it and my concentration kept wandering to the very early 90s. So Gerardo won… and consequently most of us lost (I mean have you really listened to the lyrics of this, talk about a sexist song), but it was a catchy hook.

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

All You Need Is Love

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She woke with a burst of excitement, today was the day.  She had waited much of her life for this chance and finally it was here.  It was Bonnie’s 13th birthday, and she was promised a trip to the county animal shelter.

She bounded down the stairs with a fervent energy, ready for a quick breakfast and then off to the shelter.  Her parents greeted her in the kitchen with balloons and an off-key version of Happy Birthday and asked if she had decided on a dog or cat.

“Who ever I find that needs the most love,” she said.

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

(100 words)

An Eye Full

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The couple sat at a café having lunch.  It was a beautiful summer day, and this café wasn’t far from the beach.  “Do you want to go down to the shore after lunch, maybe get our feet wet,” Diana asked?

Steve drew his eyes back to her and replied, “Only if you let me ogle all the bathing beauties.”

Diana threw her napkin on the table and said, “That’s it!  I have put up with behavior like this for years and you never take the time to ogle me.  Go to the beach and see your fill, I am done!”

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

(100 words)

Me Too

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He has done it again

And with next to no effort

Quashed my hopes

By ignoring me again

We used to interact

We used to share

But now the world has become

All about him and

He can’t be bothered with others

Maybe that was always him

Maybe I just didn’t see it

But I am beyond playing games

Life is about me too

And I am seeing this through to

The end

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

Oh, The Drama

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Here we are

Another episode

Of “What Did I Do Wrong”

Or maybe we should call it

“How Nice Can I Be”

I gave him leeway a mile wide

He still bent it in his favor

I waited to do the right thing

He walked all over me

I tried to be helpful

He’ll probably never notice

That is if he ever shows

Tune in tomorrow

When we learn

Just how short of a fuse

I now have

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