New Love

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It’s risky taking unknown steps

Blindly heading into tomorrow

The odds can be against you there

Are you headed for more sorrow


Roll the dice

Take a chance

Gamble on new love


He fills your dreams

Both night and day

The time has come

To go out and play


Roll the dice

Take a chance

Gamble on new love


This time your luck is true

No more feelings of blue


Roll the dice

Take a chance

Gamble on new love

You’re ready for new love


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

Little One

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Yesterday I was reminiscing

Of the days of your youth

The days of snowflakes on your tongue

And angels in the snow

Bubbles flying through the air

And chalk drawings on the driveway

I remember laughter until your sides hurt

From the tickle monster attacks

And quiet moments spent

With cuddles on the couch

Watching Disney movies

And singing along

Bedtime stories and books

With “just one more page”

You will forever be my little one

Even though you are a woman I admire

And love with every cell in my body

Until I take my last breath


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

Love At A Distance

You turn to me to kiss me

And hold me in your arms

Passions burn brightly

We become consumed

Left basking in the glow

Of love in the afternoon

Alas it’s just a fantasy

That someday you’ll be mine

And dreams are all it will ever be

As you kiss your wife

Loving her endlessly

Without a thought for me



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

No Longer Dependent

****Warning – possible triggers about domestic violence****


NO ONE is alone … get help

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She was his woman

She was his toy

He liked to dangle love

In front of her

Then rip it away

With callous words

And a slap of the hand

He never hit with an open fist

So she gave him

Many second chances

After all it was not like

He had raised a fist

Then one day

The hand balled up

And her jaw got broken

She was alone and desperate

She would no longer

Be dependent upon him

She would no longer be his toy

She found a shelter

And life and love again

Never looking back


Again… NO ONE is ever alone.  Call, get help, there is always hope on the horizon!

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

Suspense In The Dark

The lights go dark,

And all the sounds

Are amplified in my mind.

What was that?

Was that the floor creaking?

I jump as I hear

A car door close,

The sound drifting

through the window.

Then there is that noise again.

Is that someone in the house?

I feel my way to the desk

And find the flashlight

Tucked away in the drawer.

The sound comes closer

And I turn on the light.

What is it?

Whose there?

… no one will ever know

As I lay dying on the floor.


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

No Other Choice




Take this time

And gives things

A little bit of thought

We need our wits about us

During this stressful time

Be kind to each other

And especially to yourself

For we will make it through this

My heart says we have to


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