Too Much of a Bad Thing

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Is there really

Such malice in your heart

That you would

Turn you back on me

When I was knocked down

Is there really

Such trauma in your life

That you squirm

When someone sees the facts

That you are not perfect

Is there really

Such pain in your past

That you can’t

Open one door

And let a friend inside

… it was such a waste of my time


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

(A2Z) Song Searching

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Styx, Sawyer Brown, Skillet, Scott Joplin… Seven Nation Army, Stormy Monday, Sweat Pea, Sara Smile… Stage, staccato, Sing Off, symphony… so many singers.

This is all about friendship.  No, it is not Thank You For Being a Friend (it is not on my list for T even).  This is about a friend I got to know about 11 years ago.  He had fallen on some rough times and something about the two of us just clicked.

He didn’t have a perfect life and he developed a bit of an attitude to get him through the worst of it.  One day he called me up and told me to go to my computer to search for a song.  It was by the group Band of Skulls and it was called Sweet Sour.  The reason he wanted me to be aware of the song was the video reminded him of the attitude he had growing up.

The video features kids walking through a neighborhood trying to look tough.  A scuffle takes place and well, just watch.  This one is for you Jack!

Blogging A to Z April Prompt

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R

My Little Brother

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The antithesis of friend is foe

Your actions make me wonder

Which one you are

You said nice things to me

You said we were family

You said you’d help me

You began to take

You took money

You took my heart

You took advantage

I tried to speak to you

But you had disappeared

I guess with time you were both


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

Boo!

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He was my friend

He helped me through

A difficult time in my life

But something happened

That ended our friendship

It is not the loss that hurts so much

As it is the method he used

That broke my heart

He just stopped talking to me

Would not reply to texts

Or answer emails

And never a hello when I called

Like the specters of the night

He was a ghost of a friend


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

Remembering Him

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The first sign of love

I felt my heart flutter

You lifted my mood

I was happy again

We fit together so well

Your positive spirit

To boost my troubled soul

I began to feel hope

I began to feel happiness

I began to feel love

All emotions I had been without

You taught me to have faith again

In myself and in a world

Where good things were possible

I will never forget you

You were my life saver

You were my friend

You were my love


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

For You To Read

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I write these words

In hopes that you’ll see

How very deeply

You matter to me

You came into my life

When things were so crazy

You helped to simplify my life

And cleared my mind that was hazy

You gave me the strength

That I needed to fight

The demons that haunted

Both my day and my night

So on my big list

Of things that I love

Your name’s at the top

There is no one above


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

Punching In

He was the new guy at work

She had been there for years

He didn’t even seen to notice her

She was smitten with his sense of humor

At the time clock he would make her laugh

But he was so out of her reach

He was handsome funny and smart

She was none of those

Then one day when life had her down

He went out of his way

And asked what was wrong

He freed her of the burden she held

It made her care for him even more

By then though he was busy with the new girl

She was beautiful, smart and

She made him laugh at the time clock


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

Rain or Shine

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You are an example

Of a fair-weather friend

You are there when you need me

But distant when I reach out

It didn’t used to be that way

We used to share a lot

Soul mates you had said

Friends to the end

But now the tables have turned

And I sit alone more often

I wonder if I have done

Something that may have offended

But I have to know it is not me

It just the way things played out

I may not be a priority to you

But you’ll forever be one for me


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

A Trusting Heart

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You didn’t give him the money, did you?

Yeah, I did.  He said he would pay me back.

Did you get that in writing?

No, I trust him.

Oh, you should have gotten more than a verbal agreement.  Now it is his word over yours.  I am almost afraid to ask how much you gave him.

I just gave him enough to pay for the vet bill for his cat.

And that was how much?

It was only $150.  I gave it to him with a clear heart.  If he doesn’t pay me back, oh well.

You are too trusting.


(100 words)

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

Tick Tock

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She sat in the dark

No sounds in the house

Except the ticking of the clock

Marking another moment

Full of hopelessness

She was despondent

Afraid to try anymore

And at the end of her rope

Some days she looks back

On that day in her life

The one that was almost her last

How she climbed out of that hole

With the help of a friend

Starting with one simple sentence

“What’s wrong?”


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