A to Z Challenge – T is for Thurber

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”

James Thurber

I saw a post once that said dwelling in the past was depression and always looking ahead was anxiety but enjoying the moment brought peace. Having both I can see the correlation. Take the time to be in the now and find all the good it has to give.

Past letters …

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

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

At Home

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Gazing into your brown eyes

I see my future

Lost in the warmth of your smile

I see happiness for us

Held in the embrace of your arms

I feel safe and at home

Every time I am near you

I am lost in a sea of emotions

A visceral feeling so deep is my love

I feel complete when I am with you


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

Left, Right or Ahead

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I stand still
Looking ahead I see
A crossroad waiting for me

I move forward
Just to the deciding place
Where a question I must face

I look left and right
Unsure of my life
Hiding from the strife

I strain to see ahead
Is it good or is it bad
Can’t be worse than what I’ve had

I close my eyes
Focus on my inner desire
Look for solutions taking me higher

I take a deep breath
Turning to the road to the right
The future may now be in sight

I take the first step
Down the road to my potential
My dreams and my happiness essential

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

Again

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Again and again

The same thoughts

Run around in my mind

Asking myself

What about tomorrow

Will I be happy again

All the same worries

Like a broken record

Or MP3 on repeat

What about tomorrow

Will I be happy again

Repetitive thoughts

Like a hamster on a wheel

Run back around again

What about tomorrow

Will I be happy again

Just when I think

They may have quieted down

The echoes start again

What about tomorrow

Will I be happy again


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

That’s The Spot

There is a spot on my heart

I can feel it throb sharply

Whenever you’re near

And I don’t know if I can take it

When you smile and look at me

With those wonderful blue eyes

That spot it does remind me

Of pain from the past

But holds hope for the future too

I guess for now I will endure

And wonder what is going on

Behind your blue eyes


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

My Own

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I wander through the house

The last remnants of you now gone

It is now mine, really mine

I know it always has been

But I felt you assumed ownership

From the first moment you came here

Now I can breathe the fresh air of hope

And change the things you did

That never were run by me

The pieces of my past

You so casually threw to the side

I now begin to find a balance

Between who I was and who I’ve become

Bringing this home to life

With fond memories and a bright future


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

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