Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You

You were down on your luck

I helped you up

I gave you food

Money and

A phone

In many ways I supported you

So I was taken by surprise

When you seemed to block me

From being a part of your life

You grew quiet

And distant

And always had an excuse

Finally I just felt like screaming

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

You just might damage it forever

 

Written for Fandango’s February Expressions (FFE) #19

In A Bad Place

I want to make one thing clear

I want to live

But I have these thoughts

They are dark and scary

They call to me

Late at night

When I am alone

They say things

I know are not true

But I get taken in by their voices

The danger is of no concern

The escape sounds so good

A chance to stop the pain

The sadness

The fear

I fight many nights with my thoughts

but I am afraid one night

the voices may win

and I will escape quietly into the darkness

and no one will notice or care

 

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

Climbing Up From Rock Bottom

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Step by step I climb the stairs on the hill

Closer and closer to memories of you

So many emotions of times we shared

Among these trees

The leaves all watching

Two people who thought they were in love

Two people who were wrapped up in each other

Two people who burned out too fast

And left behind in the flames of passion

Stood me broken hearted

Alone and still in love

 

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

Thank You

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Because you took time for me

I opened up

Because you laughed with me

I became free

Because you told me you cared

I trusted you

Because you shut me out

I cried for you

Because you left me alone

I blamed myself

But because you hurt me

I will forever be wiser

 

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

Tired Of Waiting

Take me to a paradise

Hold me in your arms

Tell me you love me

Show me all your charm

Take me to places

Together we haven’t gone

Lately I have felt

Forgotten and alone

Take me anywhere

As long we’re together

Just show me a sign

I still inspire pleasure

Take my hand in yours

Lead me into passion

I’ve got to know you feel

More than just compassion

Take me to a paradise

Or I may find another

Who knows what really thrills me

And makes me their only lover

 

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

Empty

I have lost my ambition
My motivation is gone
I’ve got nothing left
So thoroughly exhausted
I need to find a reason
To continue on this path
It seems so endless
With no hope in sight
Will you help me
Stand by me
Give me your hand
Guide me along
Because I feel so
Alone

 

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

Friends For… A While

We were a tight group of friends
Or so I thought
We all brought something
Different to the group
A gentle soul
A go getter
A wild child
And a quiet one
Yet somehow we all meshed
The problem was
There was only one
Who put forth effort
To keep the bonds strong
The nucleus of the group
The planner
And when she got sick
Things fell apart
No more gathering together
No more being there for each other
We became strangers
And the perfect friendships
Became just individuals lost and alone

 

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

Leaving A Message Of Love (FOWC)

I held you in my heart
With promises you made
You had showered me
With words of love
I believed you all the way
Then without warning
You curtailed our contact
No calls and fewer texts
I felt squeezed out of your life
No longer the one you focused on
No longer your love
No longer in your thoughts
No longer a part of your day
Only lost and alone
Left wondering why

 

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