No Longer

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Please don’t try to stop me

Don’t interfere

I know what I want and it isn’t here

I want understanding

Compassion and your attention

I no longer want to be

A second thought you have

After you search online

For the latest pictures of the day

I’ve seen the ones you save

I’ve walked in on you

I am not a model

Or even that great looking

But one thing I am

Is a woman with a plan

And it no longer includes you


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

Never Spoken

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She lowered her head

Hurt and discouraged again

By the words that he never said

And the gall of the words he did

He said he was through

He said he needed freedom

He said she was not what he wanted

But what he didn’t say

Was the way his lies had used her

She was only someone convenient

No more or no less

And he never did say

I love you


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

Blame

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Did that really just happen

Did you just speak those words

I can’t believe you would do that

Blame me for our problems

After I have done

Everything you asked

Year after year I did

And you still find me at fault

I am dumbfounded

I throw my hands up

I am tired of this war

I leave you with a clear conscious

Knowing I have done all I could

Your life and your decisions

Are fully on you alone


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

Before He Hits Me

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She held the phone tightly and said, “I will meet you, but it has to be in public like at City Central Café.  I am off at two o’clock, so how about two thirty?”  She paused and you could see the tension growing in her posture.  Her entire body was stiff and still.  “Okay, see you then.  Yeah, I know that.”

Jennifer hung up the phone and speaking out loud to no one, she said, “Sure you still love me.  You just want to control me!  God I have been such a fool!”  She grabbed her bag, leaving  for work.

(100 words)

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Over

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I want to iron this out

We can make it work

I need you

I love you

There is nothing left to say

We just didn’t last

I’ll miss you

I love you too

One more chance please

My heart is breaking

I need you

I love you

There are no more chances

We have run out of hope

I’ll miss you

I love you too

 

… he needed her

She still loved him

But the door closed

It was over

 

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

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Now

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Don’t tell me it’s nothing

Then go skulk in your room

I think by now

I know when you are plotting

 

Don’t hide in the shadows

Face me with the truth

I think by now

I deserve to hear it

 

Don’t say it is over

And refuse to talk

I think by now

I have the right to have my say

 

Don’t shut me out

Building up walls

I think by now

You should be able to trust me

 

I think by now

It is clearly too late

 

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

It’s Over

He laughed at her.  “You really think your snide little comment hurts?”  He cleared his throat and said, “You hurt me a lot more over the years with all your lies and infidelities than a little name calling can do.”

She spat back, “I wouldn’t have had to look for anyone else if you were half a man at least.”

“At least I have a conscious that works.”  He walked to the door.  “Now get out.”

“But I have no where to go!”

“Not my problem,” he said as her phone rang.  “Tell your boyfriend to pick you up.”

 

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

Routine

The same old routine

Nothing is ever new

We pass each other in the hall

And there is no passion at all

You go to work

And I am left alone

But it really isn’t much different

Then when you’re at home

Because when you’re here

Life is so humdrum

Our big excitement

Is a trip to the store

The same old routine

Nothing is ever new

Maybe it’s time to try

A life without you

 

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

In the Line of Fire

He’s got me in his crosshairs

About to break my heart

I see the signs every where

Our love is falling apart

There isn’t much tenderness

And talk is hit or miss

I am left feeling alone

There is no wedded bliss

So as I get ready to say goodbye

I fight back the flowing tears

Knowing we had a good run

Together almost 20 years

I walk away with my head up high

And know I will somehow survive

In fact I feel confident that I

Will maybe even one day thrive

 

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