My Cluttered Mind

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I took a walk through my mind
To see what was taking up space
Memories both good and bad
Were scattered all about
I found scenes from my childhood
Encountered some old friends
Watched my daughter being born again
Picked up a forgotten dream or two
And when I had seen enough
I wiped away the tears
Because there really is no going back
To try it one more time
Besides I can’t relive the pain
Of losing you again


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

Let Me

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Let me be

Covered in your love

Embrace the

Scared child in me

~

Let me be

Drowned in your passions

Comfort the

Weary woman I am

~

Let me be

Renewed with hope

Encourage the

Dreams I hold dear

~

Let me be

Covered in your love

Take the

Fears away from me

~

Let me be

yours


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

The Beat Goes On

This is the hardest easy challenge I have ever faced.  It is easy because I LOVE music.  It is hard because I love so much about music.  So how do I narrow it down?  How on earth do I just pick one topic about music to center on?  Favorite songs, favorite artists, best concerts, who I have met, the time I got on stage, my first concert, the epic Farm Aid concert… so many choices!

I wrote a short poem in high school about music that was written in the shape of a music note. “It soars with joy, it falls with sorrow, only in music, can we find our tomorrows.”   Just the first of many I would write about music and those that make music.  I have also written some lyrics.

A friend of mine put music to one of the sets of lyrics and I have that on CD.  It is such a rush to hear my words sung by someone!  He is still performing blues in the Florida area instead of pop music in the Midwest, he is pretty happy to be back to work after the shut-down.

In high school we had to write our obituaries and I of course was a lyricist whose song had just hit number 5 on the charts when I died in a car accident at 36.  But I had made it as a lyricist… a dream come true.  Now at 53 I am still dreaming and still writing.


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #17 – music

Nightmares And Dreams

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She closed her eyes

Drifting off to sleep

And she began a journey

Meeting fire breathing dragons

Riding majestic unicorns

Dancing at the ball

Traveling through the woods

Finding a missing prince

But it was all just

An epic dream

And she awoke

To the sound of her mother

Shouting to wake up

“There are chores to be done!”

Slowly her smile

Turns into a frown

And the true nightmares

Begin all over again


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

Sleepy

I wish I could do nothing but sleep

It is the only way I can talk to you

When I am asleep

We laugh together

You take my hand in yours

And my “what if’s” take flight

I never have to wonder

How you feel about me

I never have to question

The reasons you’re with me

We just are together

Like we were meant to be a couple

No one to tell us different

No one to stand between us

Just us and nothing but time

But my alarm goes off

And our time is gone

I wish I could do nothing but sleep…


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

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Fandango’s Friday Flashback – May 22

(I am about 2 hours past Friday but shhh, no one will notice.)

This week for Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF) we are going back to 2017 to this post for the daily prompt unmoored…

 

Castles In The Air

My hopes become unmoored

Along the sea of dreams,

To set sail on the night sky.

Drifting between the stars,

They trail down the milky way

Chasing comet tails.

They are searching for their destiny –

A vision in the darkness,

Of fantasy and wishes.

Not Quite Yet

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To roll in the dough

You must know

A way to get ahead

And never feel dread

Always think positive

Never be negative

And then your dreams

Will be all it seems

You can be a winner

But first please eat your dinner

 

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

Impossible Dream

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She was in love with him

Had been for years

But she knew she didn’t have a chance

It was a hopelessly impossible love

Sometimes late at night though

He would text her and “talk” for hours

He was miles away though

And now he found someone else

She was happy for him, truly

But she still had dreams at night

Of being in his arms held tight

And he grabs her face oh so gently

He kisses her for the first time

It is everything she thought it would be

But morning always comes

With a new day without him

And she still silently hopes

Someday it could be her with him

 

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

(I hope everyone had a Happy Valentine’s Day. I know I am a little late with the wish but I am well know for my tardiness!)

Who I Am

Take a deep breath

Try to ignore the pain

Press onward into a new day

Where the past cannot reach me

And dreams can be seen ahead

Don’t give up fighting

To retain my identity

And keep track of my pride

I may be disabled

By mind and body

But I am still me on the inside

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