Vaguely Familiar

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There is a new feeling

Coursing through my veins

I can’t quite put my finger on it

But it almost feels like hope

It is something I haven’t had

In a very long time

But with changes in the air

And freedom on the horizon

I do believe I like the way it feels

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

Questions Without Answers

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Is this my imagination

Or real life

Is this the truth

Or another lie

Is this a new beginning

Or a sudden ending

Is this a nightmare

Or is life just changing again

Is this good-bye for good

… I wish I knew the answers

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

Full Stop

It is time to pay attention

It is time to be aware

Change is blowing on the breeze

We all need to care

It is time to be cognizant

It is time to be conscious

Changes we must demand

But we need to be cautious

It is time to unite

It is time to be one

No more fighting in the streets

Where no one has won

It is time for organized protests

It is time for gentle peace

No more racism run rampant

For it all must now cease

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

What’s Inside

Can I get a little privacy

A little time to myself

Where I’m not

Girlfriend, mother, daughter,

Sister, or even friend…


A time when I can just be me

And not trying to impress someone

Or take care of another

A time when I put myself first

Not second, third or further down the line


Maybe it is not privacy I need

Maybe it is a change in me I need

A determination to be put first

A strength not to be walked on

A confidence that I matter


…maybe it is just not in me