Monday To Remember

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I hate Monday

It takes you away

I have you such a short time

And then you’re back with her

You say you have to work late

You have a late meeting

You have an overnight stay out of town

I have learned the truth though

You work your nine to five

Then you go to her

If I am lucky I see you after dinner

Too tired to talk you go to bed

You shower before I can

Smell her perfume on you

I guess I should be glad

You are still here weekends

I haven’t lost you completely

Even though you get “work calls”

That taint the day with heartache

***

This Monday will be different

I will no longer share you

I won’t be toyed with anymore

This is your last Monday to split

This is the last of you

All it takes is one bullet


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #3 – Monday

Summer Storm

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It starts slowly

Just a drop or two

The sidewalk is dotted

And the asphalt turns darker

Slowly the winds increase

And the rain falls faster

There is a flash in the distance

And a low rumble of thunder

Begins to get louder

The winds grow strong

A downpour at an angle

Lightning and thunder within a few miles

It rages for a while

Even produces a little hail

Then almost as fast as it started

The winds die down

The rain slows to a sprinkle

The clouds move onward

And the faintest hints of color in the sky

As a rainbow shimmers in the aftermath

Of the summer storm


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

Before He Leaves

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It’s always the same

He stands at the doorway

And gives a perfunctory

“I love you”

Then leaves for the day

He returns home

Not much to say

Then retreats to

His private spaces

***

If only she knew

If he still cared

She is so alone

Too much of the time

***

He stands at the door

Another day like the rest

“I love you”

And he’s gone


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

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – July 31


I am finally back to taking part in Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF)… giving a chance for new people to see old posts and remind loyal readers of days gone by. This poem was original posted here as a response to a daily prompt from Fandango of the word “moment”… I hope you enjoy it!

The moment I said hello
My world changed
When your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All drew me in
Somehow we just fit
And every moment was alive

I can’t say why it ended
Sometimes these things just do
But it left me with
Insatiable memories
Me still wanting you

I’ll settle for the next best thing
A friendship built on love
That never went away
But some days I still wonder
Can we get a second chance

A chance to once again
Rekindle what might have been
With your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All that drew me in
That night so long ago
When I first said hello

We To I

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We met online

We instantly clicked

We developed a bond

We were simpatico

We grew closer

We shared so much

We were best of friends

You met someone

You were happy

You had less time

You stopped calling

You barely texted

I was hurt

I felt abandoned

I miss you


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

Nightmares And Dreams

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She closed her eyes

Drifting off to sleep

And she began a journey

Meeting fire breathing dragons

Riding majestic unicorns

Dancing at the ball

Traveling through the woods

Finding a missing prince

But it was all just

An epic dream

And she awoke

To the sound of her mother

Shouting to wake up

“There are chores to be done!”

Slowly her smile

Turns into a frown

And the true nightmares

Begin all over again


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

Persuading

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Can I twist your arm

Will you see things my way

I’ll give you a little nudge

Speaking words of encouragement

I hope I can cajole you

To slide over next to me

Because your smile is so inviting

Your arms are strong but empty

And your eyes intoxicate me

Will you join me for a drink

And intelligent conversation

What are the chances

I can listen to you speak all night

Because your voice it soothes

And your lips look delicious

Will you take a chance on me


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

Distance

He held my hand and gave me hope

Then he showed his true colors

Little by little his cynical side began to show

He distrusted everyone, including me

He began to think I had other things in mind

And he put a lot of space between us

I greatly missed the friend I had

And asked him why so distant

His answer was more distance

And I became all alone again

**

One day he stopped to see me

And gave me what he’d borrowed

I felt like this was the final goodbye for some reason

He stood there at a distance and softly said goodbye

I fought back tears and desperately wanted a hug

But he turned around and walked out the door.

And I never saw that cynical man again.


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

Labels

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Don’t construe what I say

As something it isn’t

I am just speaking facts

We are good for each other

We support our goals

We can sit in silence

We can talk for hours

In my observations

I feel there is emotion here

You label it what you will

I believe it is love


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

Once A Year

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A reservation for two

Chilled champagne

Soft music playing

Soft lighting

On a candlelit table

Dressed to the nines

Escorted to their seats

The ambience of

This anniversary date

Is one of true love

Elegance

Grace

And style

Cheers to each other

Cheers to the future

With a kiss

To seal the deal


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