Looking Ahead

I close my eyes so I can see

The future lying in front of me

There is a love who’s not quite clear

But I know from him there is nothing to fear

I can’t make out if I am happy or sad

I guess to know all the future is bad

So I will dream and visualize

With hope not fear in my eyes

 

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

Full Steam Ahead

Living life to the fullest

Have a hunger for what’s ahead

Be on the lookout for your future

Don’t live a life of dread

 

The past can no longer hurt you

The future is your dreams

Keep pace with the present

Love is everything it seems

 

This time you can win

If you grab life with zest

Stay filled with desires

True love really is the best

 

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

Next Chapter

Don’t look over your shoulder

Keep your head held high

Walk into the future

Knowing this is for the best

 

This chapter may be ending

But there are many pages ahead

Your story is far from over

This was all there to learn from

 

So, discard the pain and hurt

Carrying only forward

With pleasant memories

Of how things once were

 

Forgiveness for the wrongs done

Will also heal you too

So, don’t hold onto anger

Always remember the love

 

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

Friday Flashback – August 2nd

Fandango over at This, That and The Other  now posts Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF) every week of a post from a previous year on that date.  I decided since WordPress reminded me this week I first started something vaguely like a blog six years ago I would join in.  This particular post is from two years ago originally posted here  but this is what my take on looking towards the future was like that night…

In The Mirror

Standing with a towel

Wrapped around my body

I wipe the mirror of its condensation

I peer through the foggy air

Straining to see myself

The distorted image faces me

Like half a shadow

Only showing part of me

Not the whole picture

It is like my own view

Not quite sure of myself

Not knowing who I am

Like in this foggy bathroom

Eventually the view will clear

And I will see my future

Clearly before me

I only have to believe

Should I

Let me take a minute

To catalog my thoughts

To find what I need to know –

Should I stay,

Or should I go?

Taking inventory of moments,

Both good and bad,

I find myself still puzzled

By how you act.

Your words say one thing,

Your actions another.

I cannot take this lightly

My future is at stake.

Should I stay,

Or should I go?

Only my heart truly knows.

 

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

Total Compliance

Compliance is not optional

All must conform

No words spoken

No opinions shared

No stories to write

No music to play

Just do your assigned duty

Met with your assigned mate

Repopulate the world

Humanity must survive

With clinical precision

Life comes into the world

Another sterile childhood begins

As we no longer allow emotions

There is no need for family

Everyone performs their duties

And all will not disappoint

The One

 

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

Losing Control (FOWC)

There was a time
That I would have jumped
The minute you said to
There was a time
When I believed in you
When you were still unsure
There was a time
When the future looked bright
When we had little to show

Those days are gone
You have lost control
And I can’t stand the pain anymore
Those days are gone
You lie so much
And I can’t find peace anymore
Those days are gone
You spew hate
And I can’t feel love anymore

 

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