Dreams in the Clouds

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Like a broken wing

Grounding a bird

Whose only wish

Is to soar in the skies

My heart has been scarred

And aches to feel love

Your words forever

Haunting my soul

I need time to heal

And regain my strength

Then like the healed bird

I can fly to my dreams

And hope you will be

Waiting there for me

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

Hopes Dashed

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Will my thoughts make you mine

Or am I just another dreamer

I had an idea you cared

But now I see the light

It was just hopeful wishes

And nothing more than fantasy

Now I am stuck with feelings

I know you will never match

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

Pass It On

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She sat alone

A table for two

Waiting for a dream

The lilacs permeated

The warm Spring air

Making her believe

She sipped her tea

And ate her muffin

Knowing what to do

She paid the bill

And tipped the waiter

Leaving with a smile

She’d done her best

To spread some joy

For a random stranger

When the waiter came

He cleared the table

Finding a $100 tip

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

One Dream

I have looked for years

And I have yet to find you

They say there is only one

But what about a second chance

I had my one and only already

But now he is gone

So I continue to search

High and low and in-between

Hoping to someday find you

The one who will stand by me

The one who will complete me

The one who will love me endlessly

I know the odds are against me

But I can’t help but dream

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

I’d Call Him Anthony Tobias

I ride a majestic white unicorn

Across fields of purple flowers

We slow down by a fairy circle

Watching the diminutive dance

A slow pace takes us to the river’s edge

The unicorn drinks while I dream

Thoughts of princes and grand balls

Waltz through my mind

Just as the unicorn lays beside me

A melody drifts across the wind

I wake and begin to hum along

The music growing louder shattering my peace

KDRB blasts my good morning music

And I am in my bed facing a normal reality

But I grin in remembrance of the dream

Wishing I had a unicorn of my own

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

In Her Dreams

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He stood at the curb, keys in his hands.  Her coat draped over his arm.  And he fidgeted back and forth waiting.  He looked at his watch and sighed.

He heard her heels clicking at the top of the stairs, “I am on my way Harold.”  She turned the corner towards the top of the stairs and was like a dream vision in her descent.

“You look ravishing my dear, that color really looks fantastic.  Are you wearing a new dress?”  She was suspicious, something didn’t seem right.  And then it hit her.  She woke up with only one thought, “If only he would notice me and what I wear.”

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

The Dance of Dreams

Drifting in and out of dreams

I begin to believe you are in my bed

I can feel your breath on my neck

Your arms embrace me fully

Our heartbeats combine in a tango

As fantasy becomes reality

We move as one

A dance of two lovers

Then just as quickly as you appeared

You disappear and I return to sleeping

Only to awake to your memory

Forever entwined with my heart


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

My Dream

A mundane existence

Is what I dream of

No nights of torment

No days of depression

Just an ordinary time

A few clouds in the sky

But no rain

Flowers growing

But no blooms

Perfectly in the middle

Never either extreme

To live life completely balanced

No highs

No lows

A mundane existence

That is my dream


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

Turning the Tables

She hears your voice

When you first wake up

That half tired

Deep morning mumble

That sounds so sexy


She sees you first

Fresh out of the shower

Hair still wet

Towel around your waist

Smelling of soap


She tastes your

Lingering breakfast

As you get ready for work

The same every morning

Toast with jam and cream in your coffee


She starts her day with you

Embraced in a hug

A passionate goodbye kiss

And an “I love you babe”

With that sultry smile of yours


I settle for

A hello and a grin

And a “what was your name”

While dreaming it was me with you

And she who was the one jealous


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