Butterflies Never Leave

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Don’t clutter up my mind

With the facts of yesterday

I want to move forward

With what my heart is telling me

You were good for me

And I think I was good for you

Why can’t we be us again

Forget the reasons it was over

Embrace the love that never left

My heart still wants you

It may be full of butterflies

But they only want to fly to you

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

Revell Like

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Like a kid’s

Snap together

Model kit

We fit together

Times were magical

Life was loved…


Eventually connections

Broke apart

Pieces lay scattered

Unwanted anymore

Sweep it up

Toss out yesterday

I’d rather think

Dreams of tomorrow

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

Endless Hours

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He was diligent in his duties

Working night and day

He punched the clock

For his eight hours

Then went home for more

Filling in where she couldn’t

Unable to help anymore

She laid on the bed

Distraught and in pain

Feeling her life was over

Since cancer had entered her body

He did all he could to help

The chores and meals

She just cried for hours

Feeling like half a woman

He told her he loved her

And did all he could

Would his love be enough

To conquer this battle

And bring back his wife

Or would the enemy win

Destroying true love from within

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


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Don’t get me wrong

I’m not crazy

Im only going

Slighty berserk

Checking and rechecking

To see if you

Really care


Try to understand

Before I was hurt

Lied to a lot

Uncertain of reality

He demolished

Our special world


Now I hope

I don’t scare you

When I say

You matter to me

More than you should


I am not going

Over the edge

I am only trying

To cling to

A little normalcy

Called you

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

Pass It On

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She sat alone

A table for two

Waiting for a dream

The lilacs permeated

The warm Spring air

Making her believe

She sipped her tea

And ate her muffin

Knowing what to do

She paid the bill

And tipped the waiter

Leaving with a smile

She’d done her best

To spread some joy

For a random stranger

When the waiter came

He cleared the table

Finding a $100 tip

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

One Dream

I have looked for years

And I have yet to find you

They say there is only one

But what about a second chance

I had my one and only already

But now he is gone

So I continue to search

High and low and in-between

Hoping to someday find you

The one who will stand by me

The one who will complete me

The one who will love me endlessly

I know the odds are against me

But I can’t help but dream

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


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She usually rambles

And makes no sense

But today she will be lucid

She will be concise

She will make her feelings known

No more being pushed aside

No more surrendering to fear

She will make her feelings know

In a clear and understandable manner

She loves him still

But something has to change

She will make her feelings known

And if after today he still lies

Trying to cloud the truth

she will remember her worth

and do what is best for her health

she will make her feelings known

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

Mythical Dreams

If I could be anything

Anything I wanted to be

I’d be a beautiful mermaid

And live in the sea

I would love to swim

And play with the fish

Find sunken treasures

This is my favorite wish

But mermaids can be mean

And that just isn’t me

So maybe I’ll stay on land

And be a unicorn running free

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

Set Me Free

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Remove the sand within my eyes

Take the knives out of my back

I need to stop walking this broken glass

Both calves are tied in knots

I struggle to raise my arms

And my neck is stiff at best

This fibro flare has me in pain

And my mind all out of whack

As I struggle to write these words

I catch my breath in gasps

I hope the end of this flare is soon

I want to feel happiness again

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

Juggling Daggers

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fun and laughter

juggling clowns

evil and disaster

movie clowns

whimsical and dear

balloon animal clowns

murder and fear

fictionalized clowns

love them hate them

like everything else

there is both

good and bad clowns

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