Teenage Dreaming

Back in 1979 I was a teenager, barely. But I was typical… wanting to fall in love and having crushes left and right. I was also into music and the men that made it. So when this movie came on one night about a 13 year old falling for her crush (her rock star wanna be guitar teacher) I HAD TO see it.

To this day I still own the soundtrack album for that movie, Sooner or Later. What does that have to do with anything other than my budding emotional overloads thanks to musicians? A song. Rex Smith (who played the the girls crush, Michael) sang a number of songs for the LP that was released. With that great feathered hairdo, how could he go wrong as a heart throb! So of course, I own the LP and still know most of the songs by heart. This is where the connection comes to play.

One of the songs on the album was a song called, “Ain’t That Peculiar.” Looking for a video of the song I came to find that not only had Rex sang this song, but also so did Marvin Gaye and the group Fanny among others. So, here is the version that hooked me and then Marvin Gaye’s hit.

Isn’t he just dreamy?

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

Connected With Each Other

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He talks

She smiles

They make a connection

She writes

He reads

They share knowledge

They turn to each other

They are friends at heart

Connected forever

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Just a little ditty I threw together.  I know it needs work.  But I am mainly writing to help stay sane before a real life connection happens.  A dear friend is coming to visit from out of state and I will be picking him up at the bus stop in about an hour.  He will be here for two weeks and I am over the moon excited to be able to meet him in person.  So this is a short post as I have to leave soon.

I did want to let you all know I will be trying to stay somewhat up to date with posts but my time will be limited for a bit.  Hope you all have a super Thanksgiving in the United States.  Stay warm (it is currently only 16° F) and make the most of time with those you care about.  (((HUGS)))

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

Who’s In Control

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It’s a typical night for me

Fear takes hold

Threatens to take my air

Ties my body in knots

And leaves me sleepless

Just once I’d like to have

Sleep find me easily

Tensions leave me relaxed

And breathing to be routine

I dream of that day

My anxieties don’t rule me

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

Falling For Nature

The birds sing in a three part harmony

The squirrels gather their food

A rabbit dashes across the back yard

All under the ever watchful eyes of my cat

The dogs of the neighborhood howl at sirens

The leaves softly rustle with an autumn breeze

Clouds play tag with the sun

And I dream the day will last forever

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

Will You Take An IOU?

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What can I do

I have spent all I have

Not a drop left in me

To offer you payment

For the time that you took

To listen to my lament

I was so alone today

And knew no hope

I cried

I slept

I felt regret

About a day long past

But never forgotten

You saw me through

And guided me to

A place of acceptance

These 24 hours have almost passed

I can hide the memories for another year

Until the day blindsides me

And I am again forced to remember

I couldn’t stop your death

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

Warning, This Is Not a Drill

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It  comes in quietly

Without any warning

All will be well

Then WHAM it hits

This debilitating disease

It’s unrelenting pain

And the chronic fatigue

Strikes any time of day

A flare sends my limping

To the medicine cabinet

I can barely stay awake

And my minds focus

Bounces around in circles

I feel like it’s me against the world

As I struggle to explain

Another appointment to cancel

Because I just can’t move

Or fear I will sleep driving

And loneliness closes in

Twisting my thoughts

Well I am warning you fibro

I will not let you win today

I may surrender to the symptoms

But I will never give up

Living the best life I can

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

Endangered Species

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I feel so tired

Fatigue is dragging me down

I feel unwell

Just no energy inside

I feel uncertain

Emotions cloud my mind

I feel broken

My body is going on strike

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If only there was a way

To squash these feelings

To erase the thoughts

To feel normal again

But alas…

I sit in my corner and wait

For the rare and illusive

Good day

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

No Big Dill

Mmm, dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, oh, my Gma’s lime pickles!!!! Those altered cucumbers sure are tasty, but the first thing that came to mind with this prompt of Fandango’s was not any of those, it was a distant memory of a song. And this video explains the whole thing… kind of. Enjoy!

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For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – pickle

Sharpen Your Ax

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Like a lumberjack chops at a tree

You sever little pieces of my love for you

Taking me for granted and ignoring me

Why can it hurt so much when you are forgotten

And I am not as young as I once was

And I will not forever be here for you

I love you with all of my being

But I can only tolerate so many chops

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