Daddy

Two years ago today

I said that I loved him

Something I didn’t say enough

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Two years ago today

We saw him decline overnight

Not realizing how far

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Two years ago today

We said goodbye

Not knowing it was the last

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Two years ago today

I saw his last breath

And my heart shattered

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I remember the service

As something surreal

So many memories

So many people

But mostly

I was missing him


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

(Photo of flowers at my Dad’s memorial service)

Broken

I see the china doll

No one wants to hold

Her face is cracked

Her paint is old and worn

The china doll is broken

Broken just like me

No one wants to

Be with the broken

Or someone like

This broken hearted me

Broken by the love

Your pulled away from me

And left alone with sorrow

That I so strongly feel

So I pick up the doll

With tenderness and compassion

And whisper we may be broken

But we still know how to care


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

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Shared

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She sat at the window

Lost in her thoughts

Dreaming of him

And their time together

Her reverie was blissful

Like the kisses they shared

But soon she was left to wonder

Why he had said goodbye

She loses herself often

In these thoughts of yesterday

But always turns back to

The lonely truth of today

And hopes beyond hope

They will find the way back

To the dreams they once shared

And the passion that fueled them


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

Know the Warning Signs

Mom, did you ever snitch on a friend?

Times were different when I was growing up honey.  There is so much more that can cause harm and danger to kids.  Is someone you know in trouble?

Will you promise not to tell anyone?

I wont say anything unless there is a risk to your friend. What is bothering you hon?

It is Sheryl.  She is talking about her boyfriend and I think he is being too rough with her.

Why do you say that?

Because he is texting her all the time and getting mad if she doesn’t respond.  Wants to know where she is all the time… and the one time I saw them together he grabbed her arm pretty tight it looked like.  I’m scared for her mom.

Do you want me to talk to her.  Or do you think there is another adult she would trust to bring it up?

Would you talk to her.  I just hope she isn’t mad at me for snitching.

If I was her, I would be happy you are concerned.

Good, she’s coming over in an hour.


It is a much bigger problem that the occasional argument, and it is important to identify to get help. Here are some of the warning signs and a hotline number for the Domestic Abuse Hotline…

Don’t brush it off as just a one time thing, it is serious and will just get worse. The website has a chat option available as well as the number to call. Remember you are not a snitch. If you love some one in trouble, help them!

1-800-799-(SAFE)7233 Domestic Abuse Hotline/thehotline.org


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

Is Stinkiosity Even a Word?

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It has been a little while, but Fandango has done it again.  Sent me to the Great Google Gods of the internet to decipher another word.  And even with the definition from the Oxford Dictionary all I can pull out of my head was an episode of the old TV show Growing Pain.  The oldest daughter Carol is a smart kid and trying to impress a teacher fills a paper with all sorts of mile long words.  The teacher is not impressed and gives her a bad grade saying it was too much.  After an argument from Carol, I will never forget the teacher’s line was “(it was) replete with stinkiosity.”  In other words, it was pedantic.

Sorry, that is all I’ve got today.  Maybe the next post will trigger something worthwhile.  Have a great weekend everyone!  (((HUGS)))


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

Mumbles … Meme

When my daughter first introduced me to memes they were dominated a lot by “LOL cats” or maybe that is just what she often found and shared with me. Back in 2009 Pepsi released some limited edition aluminum bottles, one of those bottles had LOL on it. So it was an idea of mine to create our very own LOL cat with the cat we had at that times (he has since passed away). It was to be a picture used for our daughters birthday card. And since the “can haz” phase of memes was happening this is what I came up with…

My own personal LOL cat. Now I could search the internet for a funnier meme, but this one is special to me, especially since he is no longer with us. Do you have a LOL cat picture?


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

Tired Of Dieting

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Nourish my heart

Feed me your love

Let me quench this thirst

For someone who cares

I’ve starved for years

With an unanswered hunger

Famished of the basic needs

Of comforting words from another

It is a case of simple survival

Please feed me your love


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

Looking Ahead

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He moved the chess piece and said, “Your turn,” with a twinkle in his eye.

She knew she was in trouble.  He had some kind of plan, some kind of strategy and it was going to result in her losing to him.  But that was nothing new.  It didn’t really bother her much to lose all the time.  She would always laugh and have fun playing with her Dad.  She scanned the board and tried to see a turn or two ahead.  She couldn’t see his move.  So, she shrugged and moved her knight taking another pawn.

He grinned and went in for “the kill” and in two moves he had her queen.  She shook her head and said, “How can you see so far ahead?”

“Just lucky that way I guess.  Another?”

“Sure.”

They began to set up the board for a rematch.


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

Tucked In Good

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I used to tuck her in

When it was night

And I’d read to her

Out of Dr. Seuss.

If she was sick

I’d softly sing,

“You are my sunshine.”

But no matter what,

Healthy or sick,

I would make sure

She was snug in bed

By asking one question.

Are you as snug as a bug in a rug?

It was something

My folks used to ask me.

Now as she is marred,

I start to wonder

Will she pass on the tradition?

Are my grandbabies

Going to be

As snug as a bug in a rug too?


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