Dreams Can Come True

What’s all the hype about?

What’s with the hoopla?

Is something big about to happen?

There is dancing in the street

And merriment about.

Could it be?

Is it true?

It’s 2020 and we just voted out

You know who!


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


Boo Who

(Sorry I am having an off night and could only come up with a limerick… my brain is fried tonight.)


Fredrick was his name

And trickery was his game

He’d scare you

By shouting boo

But most found it quite lame


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

The Demons Of Darkness

As the shadows grow deeper

Anxiety takes hold

Doubts fill my head


As the darkness creeps in

I am prone to depression

I likely will be afraid


As the night takes hold

I feel completely alone

Nothing gives me comfort


As the hours last forever

If I’m lucky I find sleep

For it is my only escape


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

Hanging On By A Thread

I can’t really say

I’m in the prime of my life,

In fact

I feel like I’m falling apart.

Everyone is disappearing,

Leaving me grasping for friendships.

My mind betrays me,

By clouding the truth in front of me.

I feel less and less

Certain about the future.

And, without a doubt,

The past continues to haunt me.

So, I sit in contemplation,

On a life I no longer control.

Is it all worth the pain?

Or is there not even a glimmer of hope left?


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

Hickory Haven

The Barbecue restaurant was a great place to get a job as a waitress, everyone in school knew that.  Amy was so excited when they called her and said she had an orientation in two days if she still wanted the job.  And, she did.

The tips were by far the best part of the job.  Amy began to save for her first car.  The other kids were all caught up in the social scene, but she was all about work and saving for the future.  Amy got along with the other waitresses, but even after only 6 months there she learned there was a high turnover rate.  Many high school and college kids who were leaving at the end of the semester would once again leave them short staffed.

Amy being the industrious girl she was, went to talk to the manager one day about the high turnover.  “I think if you offered more benefits, people would have incentive to stay,” she said.  “Especially a benefit that grows.  Like maybe an IRA or 401K.”

The manager liked her ideas but would have to pass the idea by the owner.  That would be the true test.  Later that night when the restaurant closed the manager approached Amy and said, “Gabe likes your idea for a 401K but knows they are only worth it for full time employees.  What do you think would keep part-timers to stay?”

“Maybe a discount on food.  College students always need food my sister says.  Maybe a half-price when they are starting or finishing a shift and 20% off any other time.”

The manager smiled and said, “You’ve got a real good head for business. Maybe I should look out before you take my job.”  They both had a chuckle and went back to closing duties.  Amy thought to herself that maybe that is what she wanted, a job in management.  She smiled as she continued to sweep the area.


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


Take a minute to look back

To remember the touch of my hand

The warmth of my lips

The taste of my tongue


Try to recall the way you felt

The natural ease in being with me

The electricity between us

And how we made it explode


Use your memory to really see

The way I’d light up when I saw you

My inability to take my eyes off you

How happy we both really were


I hope you reminisce about us

Because I can’t stop


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