Experience, Strength and Hope

“Welcome to tonight’s meeting,” the woman said.  “Who wants to share?” A lady in the back slowly raised her hand.

“Hello I’m Sue,” she said.  “I haven’t been to a meeting in years, but my life is more than unmanageable.  I needed to be where I felt welcomed.  I have not had an alcoholic in my life for five years now, as he drank himself to death.”  She continued, “I still feel the chaos of life leaving me completely out of control and I just needed to come to a meeting.  Thanks for allowing me to join the group tonight.”

 

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

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I’m Curious

You leave me feeling…

Curious to know

Why you choose me?

Curious to know

Why you still pursue me?

Curious to know

Why you didn’t just forget me?

Is there something you’re not saying?

Is there more there inside your heart?

Is there some kind of future for us?

 

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

Chosen One

Do you believe

We are given

Only one chance at love?

Is there just a chosen one

That you are destined

To be with forever?

Or can you find

A second chance

To feel happiness again?

He was my chosen one

But he ripped us apart.

Now there is an urging,

A need for another.

How do I find the strength

To risk the hurt

Of a love that may be wrong;

To risk my heart

On a love that may be right?

I have to believe

The risk is worth the reward

Of a second chance love.

 

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

Inside

You tell me you are tired

But my nerves are fried

You tell me that you care

But that’s not what you share

 

You offer to be the one

But I feel like we’re done

You offer to stay for life

But all I see Is strife

 

Meanwhile I still ache inside

For a chance to feel that rush inside

That only can be felt inside

From a love that is true

 

You tell me your love is strong

But to me it feels all wrong

And you never stay near

Or touch me now my dear

 

Meanwhile I still ache inside

For a chance to feel that rush inside

That only can be felt inside

From a love that is true

 

Don’t miss me

Don’t chase me

Don’t hate me

…don’t you see it’s over

 

Meanwhile I still ache inside

For a chance to feel that rush inside

That can only be felt inside

From a love that is true

From a love that is new

 

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

The Question

Based on what you said

I think I know the answer

Before I ask the question

 

Based on how you act

I think I know the answer

Before I ask the question

 

The question haunts me

It haunts me

And makes my heart break

 

Based on what I know

I think I know the answer

Before I ask the question

 

Do you still love me

Do you still love me

Did you ever love me

 

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

In the Line of Fire

He’s got me in his crosshairs

About to break my heart

I see the signs every where

Our love is falling apart

There isn’t much tenderness

And talk is hit or miss

I am left feeling alone

There is no wedded bliss

So as I get ready to say goodbye

I fight back the flowing tears

Knowing we had a good run

Together almost 20 years

I walk away with my head up high

And know I will somehow survive

In fact I feel confident that I

Will maybe even one day thrive

 

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