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

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…

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – January 24

This week for Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF) I dug back in my posts to January 24th in 2018.  This was the poem, originally published here, that I wrote for the word prompt candid.

Confession

“I have to be candid,
I have to speak the truth,
I love you”
She said to him.
He only said “No.”
Her heart stopped
For a second
That seemed like an eternity.
“You haven’t known me
Long enough to love me”
He added.
She swallowed back tears
“I know what is in my heart”
She told him with renewed confidence,
And he breathed
A heavy sigh.
“You don’t have to say anything,
Just know that I love you”
She said in almost a whisper
And kissed him softly.
He reached out to hold her
And they slept in
Each others arms.

Another

I know you have another

And you will not leave her

But that is no reason

To tell me my love is not real

My feelings are valid

Not logical or right maybe

but I draw on our past

and feel a pull towards you

we were electric then

and could be again

if only we were able

and not tied to another

 

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

The Wrong Way

The way you laugh –

It makes the world seem kinder.

The way you take time for me –

Makes me feel important.

The way you look at me –

It makes me feel beautiful.

But the way I feel

Leaves me scared…

I think you could make me do

Things I know are wrong.

With just a simple word from you

I would fall into your arms,

Leaving the past behind.

…that thought leaves me petrified.

 

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

Bird In Flight

I never thought it would hit me

Or at least not this hard

The empty nest feelings

Some days they overwhelm

I know in my head

She should have a life all her own

But I feel such a loss

By not being a big part of it

There is work, friends and the love of her life

Someday there may even be children

I just have to remember

She needs that space for her own family

To build that nest of her own

I Will Not Disobey

I will not disobey

The wishes of my heart

Today is the day

I make a brand new start

I will not disobey

The musings of my mind

I will take the time

Always to be kind

I will not disobey

What I promise myself

My feelings I will never

Just place upon a shelf

Too much hurt and pain

Were bottled up in the past

Now I plan a future

Where happiness can last

Vague Memories

The specific details are hard to recall

But you were there and that started it all

 

It started a heartbeat deep in my soul

When you took my hand and we went for a stroll

 

I remember we walked

I remember we talked

 

But what was said and where we went

I don’t recall during this event

 

All I know is we were close and you held me tight

My body reacted on that special night

 

And I saw you in a different light

And I loved you with all my might

 

When you did what you do

I felt brand new

 

Now my love is forever deep inside for you

And it all started with a dream from out of the blue