Fandango’s Friday Flashback – August 21st

I thought I would take a minute to sneak in a FFF post this week. I am still behind but getting caught up slowly but surely. This poem was originally posted August 21st of 2017 here. It was written for the word prompt “trance.” I hope you like it!

Magical Forces

You walk in with such confidence

I can’t help but sigh

I am put in a trance

By the look in your eyes

I am under a spell by the way

Your mouth turns up on one side

And the sound of your voice

Resonates deeply within me

The look of strength in your hands

Though I know the gentleness of your touch

***

…oh how you do so much to me

without doing a thing


For Fandango’s Friday Flashback – August 21st

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – July 31


I am finally back to taking part in Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF)… giving a chance for new people to see old posts and remind loyal readers of days gone by. This poem was original posted here as a response to a daily prompt from Fandango of the word “moment”… I hope you enjoy it!

The moment I said hello
My world changed
When your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All drew me in
Somehow we just fit
And every moment was alive

I can’t say why it ended
Sometimes these things just do
But it left me with
Insatiable memories
Me still wanting you

I’ll settle for the next best thing
A friendship built on love
That never went away
But some days I still wonder
Can we get a second chance

A chance to once again
Rekindle what might have been
With your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All that drew me in
That night so long ago
When I first said hello

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.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – May 15th

Every Friday Fandango asks us to look back through our past entries on this date of a previous year.  This week we go back to 2017 When I was posting a weekly “Monochrome Monday” picture at the time.  That is what I will share today…

Monochrome Monday – Horizontal Tree

This week I am also posting for the Weekly Photo Challenge as well as my Monochrome Monday.  This was a picture from a bridge after a rain storm, I thought it fit the reflecting challenge quite well.  Have a great week everyone!

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – May 8th

The time has come again for a look back a year or more ago on what was posted on the 8th of May.  I have chosen to revisit May 8th of 2017.  It was a poem written for the daily prompt of exposed.  I hope you enjoy it and why not post your our past work and link back to FFF.

Betrayal

exposed my heart

Bared vulnerabilities

Only for your soul

 

You left me exposed

And shared with the world my pain

Leaving me naked

 

You didn’t care then

Don’t tell me that you care now

I’m exposed and raw

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – April 24th

I have a picture of my grandpa on a shelf of my bookcase.  Any photographer would look at it and say it was either underexposed for seeing him or over exposed for a silhouette.  But it is one of my favorite pictures of him.  It has a air of mystery to it that I love.  And it puts him there by a lake in his ball cap (he always wore one fishing) looking at the horizon.  I believe that picture inspired me the day I wrote this back in 2017, originally published here.  Today I share if for FFF.

On The Lake

He was an avid fisherman

Would cast out his line

And be off in another world

Lost in the peace of the day

Soaking up the sun

Admiring the view

Living in the moment

Focused only on the rod

Waiting for that first slight bend

Hoping to catch the big one

 

I have to believe

He is still out on a lake

Catching one after another

At the whim of the wind

Wearing the wings of an angel

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – April 17th

It is once again time to go back in time to find an old post from my archives of posts for FFF and share something that may be new to you.  This poem was first posted on April 17th in 2017 here.  It was for a daily prompt of climbing.  I hope you enjoy it!

Uphill

It is an uphill climb

The daily struggle called life

You have to keep moving forward

Or you will lose your momentum

Rocks and bushes will try to slow you down

But obstacles are no match

For sheer determination and survival instincts

The ultimate view from the top

Will be worth the journey of strife

So whatever you do

Just keep climbing

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – April 10

This week we are going back to 2018 for a first for me.  I tried to write something for a kids story that was originally posted  here.

The Sad Flower

Robert always rushed.  He would rush here, and rush there.  He never would stand still.

Then one day he saw a sad flower and he stopped to talk to her.  “Why are you so sad?” he asked the flower.

The sad flower sniffled and said, “Because no one takes time to notice me. They always rush by before I can smile for them. I only want to make their day more beautiful.”

Robert thought for a minute and said, “Maybe I could take you home with me and I can show my family how beautiful you are?”

The sad flower lowered her petals and sighed, “If you take me home then I will not be able to help more people see the beauty of nature.”

“What is nature?” Robert asked.

The sad flower told him, “Nature is all living things – the grass, trees, flowers, and plants. It can be the look of the sunshine or the feeling of rain. It is all around but many people never stop to look at it. It can be very beautiful if they would just take the time to look.”

Robert smiled and said, “I like nature. I like to play in the rain and jump in puddles. Is that nature?”

The sad flower began to straighten up just a bit and said, “That is a part of nature. I am so happy to hear you like nature.”

Robert said, “I am going to go home now and tell my family about how beautiful nature is.”

The sad flower stood tall and proud, smiling she said, “Thanks for taking the time to see the beauty of nature. I feel better thanks to you.”

“Goodbye flower. I will see you tomorrow. You are beautiful.” Robert said and turned to go home.

 

For Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF) April 10

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – April 3rd

I realize I am almost three hours late for Friday, but I am still going to squeeze this in here.  This week we will revisit 2018 for a happy poem… we all could use a little happy now.  This was originally posted here.  Join in with Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF).

Glowing

She stood by the window
Shining as bright as the sun
He had come home
Now she could share the news
To his shouted greeting
She replied with joy
And rushed to be by his side
He said she looked radiant
She blushed and spoke
In one breath
She shared the news
They soon would be parents
Their family was growing
Pride, love and excitement
All washed over him
Together they embraced in joy
All three of them

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – March 20th

This was a poem I wrote for the daily prompt “label” back in 2017.  It was originally published here .  I hope you like it!

Image result for no label

One of a Kind

Don’t slap a label on me

I don’t fit inside of a box

I am a one of a kind original

Destined for better things

Than any label can give me

Labels are one-dimensional

And I have more depth than that

 

Don’t pin me to a label

Tomorrow I may change

Branch out into a new direction

I must do my own thing

Labels are for the masses

Of cookie cutter girls all the same

And I am completely uniquely me

 

For Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF) March 20th