Butterflies Never Leave

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Don’t clutter up my mind

With the facts of yesterday

I want to move forward

With what my heart is telling me

You were good for me

And I think I was good for you

Why can’t we be us again

Forget the reasons it was over

Embrace the love that never left

My heart still wants you

It may be full of butterflies

But they only want to fly to you

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

Revell Like

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Like a kid’s

Snap together

Model kit

We fit together

Times were magical

Life was loved…


Eventually connections

Broke apart

Pieces lay scattered

Unwanted anymore

Sweep it up

Toss out yesterday

I’d rather think

Dreams of tomorrow

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Endless Hours

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He was diligent in his duties

Working night and day

He punched the clock

For his eight hours

Then went home for more

Filling in where she couldn’t

Unable to help anymore

She laid on the bed

Distraught and in pain

Feeling her life was over

Since cancer had entered her body

He did all he could to help

The chores and meals

She just cried for hours

Feeling like half a woman

He told her he loved her

And did all he could

Would his love be enough

To conquer this battle

And bring back his wife

Or would the enemy win

Destroying true love from within

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

Mumbles … Pristine

I hear the word pristine, and I can’t help but head back to my youth. The movie The Breakfast Club spoke for my generation and many more to follow. A timeless tale of stereotypes and the stress of teen life. It was a scene with Bender giving Clair a hard time and she flipped him the bird. His reply, “Obscene finger gestures from such a pristine girl.”

The movie had me relating with Allison (Ally Sheedy) who was desperately trying to be herself but fitting in nowhere. And Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) who was under a lot of pressure to get good grades. I was incredibly shy and wanted to belong somewhere and was in the shadow of my sister’s good grades.

The prom queen (Molly Ringwald) and the jock (Emilio Estevez) were not in my league. I was awful at sports, very uncoordinated, and like I said, I was shy, not a social butterfly. And I was far from Bender’s (Judd Nelson) character as I was the daughter of a cop and walked a straight and narrow line.

I have watched the movie numerous times and still today feel a wave of emotions from the film. It was quality film making and helped launch the members of the “Brat pack” into stardom. I randomly still quote lines from the movie and can pretty much follow along with the dialog now if I watch it. If you have not seen this John Hughes gem… I recommend you watch it!

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

You Don’t Say

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“A wily person does not walk on dry leaves.” – Proverbs

“I am so wily and feminine that I could live by your side for a lifetime and deceive you afresh each day.” – Jane Bowles

“A person should not judge too quickly, but that does not mean to not doubt and let go the wily people easily.” – Anuj Somany

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Don’t get me wrong

I’m not crazy

Im only going

Slighty berserk

Checking and rechecking

To see if you

Really care


Try to understand

Before I was hurt

Lied to a lot

Uncertain of reality

He demolished

Our special world


Now I hope

I don’t scare you

When I say

You matter to me

More than you should


I am not going

Over the edge

I am only trying

To cling to

A little normalcy

Called you

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

A Perfect Match

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“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Communication is key in any relationship, but the communication must be honest too. When it is nothing but lies being told there is an erosion of trust that is so very hard to repair. Find someone willing to talk with all truth and you will have half the battle won.

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Pass It On

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She sat alone

A table for two

Waiting for a dream

The lilacs permeated

The warm Spring air

Making her believe

She sipped her tea

And ate her muffin

Knowing what to do

She paid the bill

And tipped the waiter

Leaving with a smile

She’d done her best

To spread some joy

For a random stranger

When the waiter came

He cleared the table

Finding a $100 tip

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

The Smallest Clue

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The room to the left of the stairway was his.  He had a spartan look to the room with only a bed and a desk.  No pictures on the walls or decoration on his desk.  A basic laptop set in front of the desk chair and everything else was in the closet.

He came home from work and knew immediately that someone had been in his room.  The laptop was still on the desk.  The closet door still shut, and nothing had been moved on the bed since he had made it.  How was he so sure someone had been in his room?


She sat in his chair and thought to herself, “He needs to know I was here, but how?”  She suddenly smiled and opened his one desk drawer a fraction of an inch.  If he was truly going to be right to recruit to be a spy, he had to be observant.  She then slid a business card under his pillow being careful not to disturb the case.  He would find it and get ahold of her, she was sure.

Now she sat back and waited for the call.  It wasn’t but about 20 minutes later when the phone rang.  Let the games begin.

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

One Dream

I have looked for years

And I have yet to find you

They say there is only one

But what about a second chance

I had my one and only already

But now he is gone

So I continue to search

High and low and in-between

Hoping to someday find you

The one who will stand by me

The one who will complete me

The one who will love me endlessly

I know the odds are against me

But I can’t help but dream

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