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

In The Perceived Spotlight

rapid heartbeat
Shallow breaths
The world turns grey
Muted sounds
Everyone stares
The walls are closing in
I can’t catch my breath
My heart beats like a drum
No more focusing on things
Everyone stares
The world is hazy
I feel like I’m dying
No air to breathe
I wish for peace
Everyone stares
Look away
I feel my world collapsing
This will be my end
No one to help me
And still everyone stares

Make Believe

She wanted to give him the world

He began to entertain the thought

 

He played along with the game

Believing it would never happen

Then when she tried to give it all to him

He only seemed amused and left

He never believed her and had only fed her lies

 

She was distraught and alone

Left with so much to give and no one to believe

In her and her love…

Peculiar

She does not fit in

She is seen as peculiar

Always quiet and withdrawn

When she is really just shy

Not pretty like the rest

Her skin is flawed

Her body is not toned

She needs to lose weight

Each time they call her peculiar

It makes her weaker inside

So she will never break out of her shell

Destined to be alone in life

All because they think she is peculiar

The Trails

The shallow water rolls by

Gracefully cascading over rocks

flowing over the bed of sand

And wetting the edge of plants

I take a deep breath and sigh

Dreaming of days we walked in the water

Days when you were by my side

The trees and I miss you

The skies are as blue as my heart

But I still put one foot in front of another

And walk the trails without you