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I’m not like the women you’ve know,

I’m far from a size five beauty.

I have never been seen as glamorous

Or a prize men would love to win.

You say I really caught your eye

And that you are intrigued;

But more and more I feel that I

Am less than what you need.

You reference the women of your past,

So how can I compete;

When they are still on pedestals

And I am so, well,


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

Throwing In The Towel

She was beautiful
She had a great job
Came from a wealthy family
To me she became
The formidable opponent
For your love and attention
I had nothing to offer
Except my time and devotion
And I dreamed that would be
Enough to hold your desires
But everytime we came close
She would be there
Drawing you away again
I learned you just loved the attention
While it was tearing me up inside
No more games for me
She can have the best of
What used to be mine


Written For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – formidable