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I wanted to laugh with you

You got serious

I wanted your friendship

You turned away

I wanted your heart

It was locked away

I wanted you in my future

The opportunity past

I wanted you to remember

It seems you never did

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – never

Over Weight

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Like an airplane

With too much weight

You need to remove

Some of that dead weight

Jettison some of those

So called friends

Who weigh you down

Never call

Never visit

Never seem to have

Time to care

… never mind

They have let themselves out

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

What Now Coach?

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I always thought it was strange

But now I wonder if I am one

One of those people who needs a life coach

I could use some organization

I often feel overwhelmed

And God knows I’m far from perfect

My mental health is not good

And neither is my physical health honestly

I just don’t think I can leave it up to me

It has taken me nearly 54 years to decide

I am not the best person to run my own life

It is a very sobering thought

Maybe the realization should be

That it is just not worth it

But I am not even strong enough for that

I think I’ll just go back to bed

Tomorrow will eventually be here

And with it maybe a little hope

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

My Little Brother

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The antithesis of friend is foe

Your actions make me wonder

Which one you are

You said nice things to me

You said we were family

You said you’d help me

You began to take

You took money

You took my heart

You took advantage

I tried to speak to you

But you had disappeared

I guess with time you were both

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

Open Up The Tool Box

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I surround myself with my tools of the trade

A small dictionary

Pen and paper

My laptop

Links for pictures, quotes and rhyming words

I turn on some music

But not loud

I want it to entice the words

Not drown them out

I am set now

I wait for the first spark

Sometimes I run with it

Sometimes it’s garbage

But when the right words

Fall into place

I begin to polish and shape

That which is just born

I am a wordsmith

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

**A quick note… I am doing the A to Z challenge and I made the mistake of publishing my letter D last night. We aren’t suppose to write on Sundays… I forgot so I won’t be publishing letter E yet, so I can get back on track. Silly me!

At Odds Again

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He sat silent

She was in tears

He did nothing to console her

She had given up trying to talk to him

The tension was still in the air

The words lingering above them

Heavy like rain clouds

She was putting the blame on him

He just claimed she was lying

Wiping the tears away she stood up

She went to the office and typed a letter

He never moved

In black and white she would make him see

She needed a change

If he wouldn’t try

It was over

She wrote those words

And felt a new confidence

That she could do this

Because she really doubted

He would be willing to change

Passed out in the chair now

She put the note in his hand

She would be gone when he read it

He would know what he had to do

If he still cared enough to do so

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

Encore, Encore!

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Notes hit the air

The crowd in a frenzy

The drums begin to pound

A familiar rhythm

An electric guitar screams

The crowd answers back

The singer steps to the mic

He is deafened by the audience

Singing louder than him

He steps back from the mic

And signals the crowd

The words ring out

Across the auditorium

The lights go up

The crowd is alive as one

The encore leaves the band

Bathed in adoration

Nothing better than music

To bring people together

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

No More Wonder

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He stood at the window

Staring off into space

He looked different but

The difference was only slight

He had a touch of grey

That had frosted his hair

But his built and mannerisms

Were still the same

How many times had she wondered

Where he was now

Today she could reach out

Touch him and turn back time

If only she was brave enough

She just smiled a little

And quietly turned and left

Sure he would never remember

The shy girl from school

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


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He was my friend

He helped me through

A difficult time in my life

But something happened

That ended our friendship

It is not the loss that hurts so much

As it is the method he used

That broke my heart

He just stopped talking to me

Would not reply to texts

Or answer emails

And never a hello when I called

Like the specters of the night

He was a ghost of a friend

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

Keep Trying

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It’s been a bad day

It’s been a bad week

Let’s just skip ahead

It’s been a bad year

Covid has held us hostage

Barricaded in our own homes

Afraid of grocery stores

Because so few wear a mask right

It they wear one at all

But hope is around the corner

A light in the darkness

Vaccines are upon us

All you have to do

Is schedule an appointment

If you can figure out how

When appointments are always full

Keep searching and hit that refresh

Sooner or later you must get in

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

*just a quick note… life is getting to me and I have not been writing like I should. I am still going to attempt to unofficially do the A to Z April Challenge. So in a perfect world I will have two post every day… plus what I can write to catch up with the daily prompts. Thanks for sticking with me. (((HUGS)))