Wait, What, ME?

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List down here

One after another

The reasons you want

To be my lover

Is it the way I walk

Or how I talk

Is it the way I look

Or how I cook

Frankly sir

I’m a bit at odds

And don’t think it could be

The action of the Gods

No I really wonder

And would like to know

How you came to pick me

When you are so… WHOA

It seems so mismatched

You and me

I wonder if you fell

And now can’t see

So why don’t you just

Save me the trouble

And leave me now

Before my heart turns to rubble


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge – list

The Golden Years

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His eyes have lost their shine

His look is dull and lifeless

Giving others concern

They worry he has given up

Resigned to his fate

Time is growing shorter

His years gone by too fast

His life once gave him great joy

Now his days are dreary

The aging need our understanding

Not misguided explanations

Of how retirement should be

So he shuffles down the hallway

No longer quick and spry

And looks into the mirror to see

The embers of his dreams


Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge – dull

Apology

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If I say I’m sorry

Will it take the hurt away

If I make amends

For all I have done

Will it change the past

If I sincerely apologize

For the choices I made

And where we ended up

Would you still be here today

If I said it once

I said it a million times

I am sorry

But you had your chances


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


I apologize for being absent for so long… life has been, well life and one thing after another has kept me away. Things are looking pretty good though and I am back at it, trying to catch up. Hope you are all well! (((HUGS)))

Mumbles … Heat

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I thought it was time for a little Mumble… and by the time the heat hits 90 in the next few days mumbling may be all I am doing as it is just too darn early to turn on the air conditioner (my opinion my change on that if we truly do have 4 days of upper 80s and low 90s). But I planned ahead when I saw the forecast and made my way to the store to buy a pedestal fan to circulate some air. It is merely 9am as I write this and already mid 60s and humid from yesterdays two inches of rain.

If you haven’t noticed, I am still not caught up with old posts, but I am still trying. I have however begun to try to hit the current posts of the day so I don’t double up on being behind. Little by little I will get it done. I really want to read all of the A to Z Challenge posts of those I follow so I will keep plugging away.

I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I need to go and open some windows to get the cool air in now. It was often a saying of my folks that whenever the temp was climbing higher to say, “We’re having a heatwave.” I just can leave that alone so here is the most famous heatwave I know of… Marilyn Monroe (sorry it is a pretty poor quality video).


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

Little Do You Know

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Little do you know about me
Would you believe I still…
     Dream of your “Good nights”
     Feel the palm of your hand in mine
     Smell your favorite cologne 
(the one I had to be near you to smell)
     Feel the weight of your arm on my shoulders
     Imagine the softest kiss from your lips
     Get filled with fire at the thought of your touch

Little do you know
I still love you
… well maybe now you do

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

Our First Dance

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The bass is so strong

You feel it in your stomach

Boom, boom, boom

The guitar rings out

A melody so sweet

Wah, wah, wah

The words like a poem

Echo through your head

“…free my soul…”

And you take me in your arms

My heart syncs with yours

Beat, beat, beat


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

Mumbles … Itinerant

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Itinerant – a person who travels from place to place.  As a writer we are itinerant like, traveling from story to story through the words we weave together.  However sometimes there are roadblocks and detours, and that is where I am at.

I don’t want to hate writing.  I don’t want to lose my muse forever.  Some changes need to be made to assure these things do not happen.  I have been close to a post a day for 5 years now.  Lately I am struggling to get posts done.  It causes me anxiety and guilt which I don’t need to complicate my life.  So, I had to come up with a plan.

I will no longer struggle to post a daily word prompt challenge (sorry Fandango!) but that doesn’t mean I wont occasionally join in on the prompt.  I need to clear my head and sometimes the best way to do that is to write it out.  I will be writing more on my own whether it be what I am feeling, hoping, reliving or just flat out dreaming. I will still come close to a post a day, but I will no longer demand it of myself.

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I hope my readers will not be offended by this change in course.  I feel I am just ready to relax a little and regroup my life.  And my writing is a part of it.  So, this week I will begin some changes.  I hope you will all bear with me and stay along for the ride.  I can’t promise it will always be fun, but I will always put a little bit of me into all I do.

Thanks for reading and sticking with me.  May you all have a wonderful new month and remember Spring is just around the corner – HURRAH!


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

Just the Facts

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The woman sat in the waiting room in a nervous state.  She had found a lump in her left breast this morning in the shower and immediately called her doctor’s office.  The doctor of course was booked up for the day, but they could let her see a nurse practitioner in the afternoon.

Her name was called, and she walked to the exam room.  Each step seemed to echo through her head and put her more on edge.  She was examined and questioned by the nurse practitioner and had a couple of tests scheduled.

To her dismay she went home with no answers only more of the unknown scattered throughout her mind.  Tests would take a day or two to come back.  The doctor would call her to talk about the next step.  Now she just had to keep her imagination contained to facts and not fears.


One of the most important things with breast cancer is early detection… early detection is key in ALL cancers. Know your own body, do regular self exams and see a doctor if there is anything you question… it will not go away on it’s own. For more information see BreastCancer.Org

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

Solitary Confinement

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Since you died

I have been condemned

To be alone

No one can match

What we had together

We had our troubles

But through all of it

I only wanted

Your happiness

And when your demons

Took control of you

I fought so hard

To release you

From their grip

But I failed

And now I look

For a reprieve

From my sentence

And hope for mercy

A moment of friendship

A glimpse of potential love

Someone who will

Stand beside me

And make me feel

Whole again


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