It’s Really No Secret

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Listen up

Move in close

You don’t want to miss this

I have some

Pertinent information

That concerns you

We’ve been friends

Ten years or so

And I have to tell the truth

My heart aches for you

When we are apart

And I often dream

Remembering you

We’ve laughed

I’ve cried

But through it all

We have always been friends

What I want you to know

Is I did

I do

I always will

Love you


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

I Hate the Disease, Not the Man

You did it again

Made me feel

Less than three inches tall

Your allegations

Your venomous words

Only caught you back in the same old lie

You promised

You said so

But it was all empty words again

I fell for it

I was suckered again

And you still got your vodka for the night

But in the end

The lies too much

Drove me away and you to death

The empty bottle

Lays by the bed

As the mortician removed your body


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

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Breathless

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The magnitude of what lies before me

It takes my breath away

So much at stake

So much to do

And all the while

The world keeps spinning

Not slowing down at all

I’m overwhelmed and under attack

Bit by bit eating away my hope

I get outside of the here and now

And worry begins to take over

For now all I can do is try to rest

And start over again tomorrow


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

Seeing Spots

Another tear falls

Leaving a spot on my shirt

It is just salt water

But the dark spot bothers me

Today I want to honor her

And I want it to be perfect

Not marred by tears

But that slow release

Of liquid from my eyes continues

And if I look past my aggravation

I can see it is not ruining anything

In fact the release of each tear

Alleviates a little of the pain I have

Trying to say goodbye


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

Think Before You Speak

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Reading into something when there is nothing

Uttering words you know nothing about

Making a mountain out of a molehill

Observing things that aren’t there

Repeating questionable facts

Scuttlebutt around the office watercooler


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

Goodbye

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So much pain this year

Today I did hear

Someone so close to me

Met her final destiny

Her heart grew ill

And she lost her will

Now I am forever lost

And at what a cost

It is not sublime

Being stuck in time

Longing for yesterday

And a chance to say

I love you “sis”

You will be missed


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

Each One

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There was the first one

The sexy one

The surprising one

The nearly perfect one

The private one

And the current one

They all wander inside

The corridors of my mind

Parts of each of them

Trapped in a labyrinth

Giving me only

The best of each one

And clouding my memory

Taking the bad times away

And making me wish

My heart could find

My way back to each of them

But I am trapped in a silence

Alone too often

Dreaming of yesterdays

And happier times


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