Known

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She usually rambles

And makes no sense

But today she will be lucid

She will be concise

She will make her feelings known

No more being pushed aside

No more surrendering to fear

She will make her feelings know

In a clear and understandable manner

She loves him still

But something has to change

She will make her feelings known

And if after today he still lies

Trying to cloud the truth

she will remember her worth

and do what is best for her health

she will make her feelings known


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

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