Over Weight

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Like an airplane

With too much weight

You need to remove

Some of that dead weight

Jettison some of those

So called friends

Who weigh you down

Never call

Never visit

Never seem to have

Time to care

… never mind

They have let themselves out


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

(A2Z) I Won’t Ask For Promises

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Ike and Tina Turner, INXS, Idina Menzel, Imagine Dragons… I Am A Rock, I Got You Babe, If I Were A Rich Man, I Can See For Miles… instruments, idol, Into The Woods, impresario… impressive items each one.

I was brave at one time.  Brave or stupid, I am not sure which.  I inflicted my voice on a room full of strangers.  And I did it more than once even!  I am sorry world!  A dear friend of mine was a super singer and liked to do karaoke.  She felt bad making her husband always go with her, and her son got busy with college, so she asked me to join her one night.

It took me a couple weeks before I stood behind the microphone, and then I was not alone.  I made my friend sing with me so I wouldn’t sound so bad.  She said I had a good voice, but I was so quiet.  I went several more nights out with her and got the courage (liquid or otherwise) to sing alone.

I know you are all thinking I have lost it again… karaoke is a K not an I.  The song I got really comfortable singing was “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight.”  It was gender neutral, and it was a song that I associated with a special person and would silently dedicate it to him in my heart at night.  Sadly, he didn’t want to see me tonight… ha, ha.  I also used to warble my way through “I Feel Lucky” on good nights.  The other occasional songs were hit and miss.

Here is a REAL singer doing “my song” better than I could ever come close to doing it.  But you know, years later I still associate the song with that one friend I just wish I could spend some time with.

Blogging A to Z April Prompt

A B C D E F G H

Did You Ever…

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Donna and Sarah were typical teenagers and loved to shop, or just hang out at the mall.  Today had been no different.  They had shopped a little, bought next to nothing and were walking home afterwards.  Donna finally said, “I think it is safe now.  Here’s the magazine you wanted.”  She took an issue of Seventeen out from under her shirt and handed it to Sarah.  She was stunned.

“When did you buy this?”

“I didn’t.  I just took it.”

“What?”

“I said I just took it.”

“You stole it?”

“I guess so, it was fun.”

“Are you crazy?  You could get in big trouble for this.”

“Whose gonna know?  You and I only, and I’m not telling, are you?”

“No, I guess not.  But I don’t like this.”

“What is not to like, it’s a rush.”

“It is ILLEGAL!  Did you forget my dad was a cop?  He’ll know the instant he sees me.”

“So, I will take it home.”

“I can’t believe you did this.”

“It is no big deal.”

“To me it is, I just can’t believe you did that right there at the mall.”

“Lighten up.”

“I’m sorry, but I can’t.  I think we should skip the sleepover tonight.  I have to think about this.”

“What a nerd!” Donna took the magazine out of Sarah’s hand and said, “Adios!”  She turned down the block and walked out of sight leaving Sarah with a stunned look still on her face.

**

Did you ever take something from a store?  I was shocked when my friend took a small keychain in maybe 6th grade.  Mortified was more like it.  I know for some it is no big deal, but like Sarah I had a dad who was a detective and no poker face whatsoever.  My friend and I were never as close after that.  What do you think – is it no big deal or flat out wrong?


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

Closer Friends

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It was an intimate moment

Shared between friends

Who care deeply for one another

The were both virtually alone

Ignored by the one who should care

They turned to each other

To share in their desires

To quench a growing thirst

It didn’t change their friendship

It didn’t stop them

From loving the ones at home

It just filled a void in their lives

And made the future bright again


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

It’s Really No Secret

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Listen up

Move in close

You don’t want to miss this

I have some

Pertinent information

That concerns you

We’ve been friends

Ten years or so

And I have to tell the truth

My heart aches for you

When we are apart

And I often dream

Remembering you

We’ve laughed

I’ve cried

But through it all

We have always been friends

What I want you to know

Is I did

I do

I always will

Love you


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

Mumbles … Scream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Ok, so maybe there was no ice cream but there was cake!  I missed posting last night as it was my birthday, and I was fortunate enough to spend it with those I care about.  It started with a few posts on Facebook, I got serenaded on the phone by a dear friend, got special gifts in my Animal Crossing game, had dinner and played cards with my daughter and her fiancé, and then went back to spend the late evening with another friend in Animal Crossing.  It was a wonderful day.  One of the best ones I have had in a while… but I think it was because I only took half of the new med I have been struggling with.

Today it was back to the regular dose and I slept off and on through much of the afternoon.  And I know sleep is not far away tonight as I took my meds earlier for a morning scheduled doctor’s appointment.  I just really hate the way this med makes me feel and it has really done nothing for my anxiety.  Today my boyfriend came to give me some cabbage to chew on while he was putting together a large salad for dinner… I saw his hand and was terrified I was looking at spider legs and freaked out.  Yeah, my anxiety is still alive and well.

So, I have one more week of this shit.  Then I will see my doctor again to discuss my lack of progress, actually I think things have gotten worse.  If there is not a change of some kind I really will scream. BUT in the meantime, I will remember having a good day on Saturday.  After all I finally got the elusive blue rose in my Animal Crossing game! 


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

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We To I

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We met online

We instantly clicked

We developed a bond

We were simpatico

We grew closer

We shared so much

We were best of friends

You met someone

You were happy

You had less time

You stopped calling

You barely texted

I was hurt

I felt abandoned

I miss you


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

Move On Gently

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“I said, ‘what about our past’ and he didn’t miss a beat saying, ‘I have moved forward.’  Can you believe that he was so callous?”  Beth said as she reached for her coffee cup.  “Is he so conceited to sit around and think I am pining over what could have been?  I mean I know I had the hots for him in my younger days, but I have moved on in a lot of ways too.  I just don’t blab it out to him so callously.”

Hannah set her cup down and said, “My brother has no tact.  He never has and never will.  I am sorry he was such a jerk to you.  Want me to beat him up for you like in the old days?”

“Hannah, I think the days of you kicking his but ended after he hit puberty in high school.  He has always been a bit on the buff side.  But I do appreciate the effort.”

The two women sipped their coffee in silence until Beth began to chuckle.  Hannah asked, “what is so funny?”

“Oh, I just thought about the days I would have killed for a kiss from him.  So glad I grew up and over that.”


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

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

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They were the best of friends

The “fantastic four” was always together

They were so much alike

They shared long marriages

They all loved to craft

They had all gone to small schools

And they all had two children

This meeting was so like the others

Joining each other for dinner

They shared a large pizza

One they all loved

And they talked for hours

I guess what they say is true

Birds of a feather flock together

 

Written for Fandango’s February Expressions (FFE) #11

Taking A Trip

His eyes were so blue

And his smile so bright

He stood across the room

And I was unsure

If I should say hello

We were only acquaintances

But he always made me smile

Slowly I approached him

And said a quiet hello

He was instantly smiling

We talked for hours

And I felt my heart

Travel to cloud nine

Hours turned to days and weeks

And my heart fell deeper

Into the abyss of love

But his heart took a detour

And didn’t make it back around

I was drowning in desire

And he was saying goodbye

I was lost and broken

But fate wanted us

To still remain friends

Now how do I tell my heart

That the road to love

Is forever closed

 

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