New Hope

My head is throbbing

To the beat of my heart

Both are too fast

Am I coming apart

I feel I’ve lost you

To another so pretty

That alone here I cry

And wallow in self pity

If only I’d done more

Then you wouldn’t have strayed

But I believed in your love

Up until I was betrayed

So I dry my tears

And stand up tall

I wont let this break me

I will not feel small

So forgive me if I don’t

Stop to kiss you goodbye

I really don’t believe

Those tears in your eye

Now I am free of your hold

That had me believing

If ever we’d part

I would forever be grieving

I face the world now

With a new kind of hope

And the lessons I’ve learned

Have helped me to cope


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

Anyone But You

Tell me it’s a lie

Please tell me it’s untrue

I heard a rumor

That he was loving you

You knew I cared

You knew I wanted him

How could you do this

Crushing my heart my friend

I’ll try to be happy

To wish you two well

But slowly I’m dying

In my own private hell

He was all I dreamed of

And loved him from a far

Now to see him with you

Just irritates the scars

So I might shut down

And no longer talk to you

You stole my love

What else could I do


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

A Spring Wedding

He told her he was going to get married. All her heart heard was she was betrayed. She had known him since kindergarten and they had promised to get married and have a family one day. He had passed it off as a childhood fantasy, but she felt deeply it was real. She smiled and said, “Congratualations! I hope the two of you will be very happy.”

“Thanks. You, of course will be a part of the wedding party, I insist.” He added with a smile, “Maybe you can be my best (wo)man, is that allowed?”

She began to cry.