Remembering Him

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The first sign of love

I felt my heart flutter

You lifted my mood

I was happy again

We fit together so well

Your positive spirit

To boost my troubled soul

I began to feel hope

I began to feel happiness

I began to feel love

All emotions I had been without

You taught me to have faith again

In myself and in a world

Where good things were possible

I will never forget you

You were my life saver

You were my friend

You were my love


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

Silent Hell

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Alone at a table in Village Inn, she began to write while she waited for her food.  Helen was stressed and had to get away from her hectic home life for the day.  She had just grabbed her coat and walked out the door.  Now she was trying to write out the troubling emotions into some poems.

Her food arrived and she set her notebook on the seat next to her.  Her mind was still swirling with thoughts and words.  When only about half of her food gone, she pushed the plate away and moved her notebook back in front of her.

Our lives are hell

Reacting to each other

Never really talking

Why bother

You’re usually drunk

Now I seek hope

With or without you

I must find peace of mind

She seemed pretty satisfied with this.  She dated her notebook page and signed it.  Thinking of a title she wrote Silent Hell above the poem.  Another poem about her chaotic life.  It would really break her heart if she knew this made the hundredth poem, she had written this year and it was barely March.  She set the notebook back out of the way and slid her plate back in front of her and finished her lunch wondering if he even had noticed she was gone.


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

Trapped

I feel it build inside of me

I begin to embrace the rage

Knowing it gives me strength

A way to get out of this cage

My emotions have been trapped

For far too many years

I wore the mask like a pro

Hiding all of my fears

But today begins a new me

One to encompass all I feel

No right or wrong feelings

Only ones that are very real


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

The Poetry Man

(This is a little something I wrote for a friend and he encouraged me to share it.)

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Words that are music to the heart

Familiar but like a new discovery

Engaging feelings in me

Sounding of a symphony

Like lyrics to my favorite song

I find myself in a comforting sway

Moving to the sounds of your voice

Reading emotions in every word

A concert held for the masses

But truly encouraging one

Singing from the soul

Your kindness echoes of an encore

A time to replay the song

And give you a standing ovation

With Feeling

comedy and tragedy

The truth is hidden within

And should not be kept silent

Express your feelings

May they be good or bad

Let your loved ones

Know that they matter

It’s ok to cry when you hurt

Laugh when there is happiness

And scream with anger

Locking down your feelings

For far too long

Can leave you with only

The loss of expression

And an empty hollow life

 

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

and for those of you still with me a little bonus…

The Letter

Dear Me,

I didn’t mean to hurt you

And lead you down this path,

But my emotions were all tangles up

In thoughts about the past.

I didn’t mean to jeopardize

The future you had planned,

In the heat of the moment,

It just got out of hand.

I could say it was a mistake

That won’t be made again,

But I can never be sure

Of anything again.

Anyway, I have to go now

It is time to face the truth

And hope that things will fall in place

Not crash right through the roof.

So, I write to ask forgiveness

And hope you will comply

Because I can’t live without you,

Signed lovingly, Myself and I

 

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

Upon The Wind

Release your inner turmoil

Let the emotion seep out of you

Like ink from the pen of a poet

Scribbling out his frustrations and desires

Free the hesitations that hold you back

Let them run wild

Like horses across the plains

Racing towards their freedom

Discharge your dreams upon the wind

Let them climb into the future

Like eagles flying high

Soaring over their lands

 

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

Pure

I turn to you

And I smile ear to ear

Nothing was funny

But sitting with you

I experience pure bliss

 

I turn to you

And take a deep sigh

I am physically spent

Because lying with you

I experience pure desire

 

I turn to you

And don’t know what to do

Delirious with emotions

Knowing life with you

I experience pure love

 

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

Turn Back Time

You have a way
Of taking me back
To the days of our youth
And our young loves first bloom
The things you do
Resonate old feelings
And stir deep emotions
Inside of my heart
A simple note
A single rose
A trip to where we shared
Our very first kiss
Your thoughtfulness soothes me
And rekindles old flames
So every day is new again
With you by my side

 

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

Mumbles… Assay

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My mind is muddled tonight. Assay is not a common part of my vocabulary and all I can think tonight is that would be the way to phonetically spell out Foghorn Leghorn saying “I say” with his thick southern accent. So instead of writing I am thinking about cartoons of my youth.

Truth be told I just feel pretty disconnected tonight. Had a cold shoulder reaction from a friend and my daughter both the last two days and I am just a little fed up with it. I care, I care a lot and maybe that is a character defect instead of a good thing. But to a certain extent you expect others to care back at least a fraction of what you give out. I have had too many “friends” be there and then on the flip of a switch be gone. I don’t get it. I don’t understand how you can act like a good friend and then up and turn silent… no text, no calls, no emails.

To my fault or credit, once I care about someone, I care forever. I spent nearly 30 years missing a friend from grade school… we finally found each other through Facebook about 3 years ago. But in that time I never stopped saying she was my friend. I still cared and wondered where she was and if she was happy.

In the past 5 years or so I have had 4 people I considered good friends go silent… how can you do that to a friend. If something is wrong bring it up, have a fight or something, but just becoming distant to NOTHING is so rude and HURTS LIKE HELL.

Well I am just rambling and spewing forth a bunch of pain…you have better blogs to get to. I do thank you for reading. I hope there are a few who made it this far tonight. For you I send wishes for a wonderful night/day!