Broken Shards

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Flirting drew us to each other

Passion fueled us for a time

A deep friendship bonded us

It was a perfect forever

You and me

But things fell apart

You slowly disappeared

Until I was completely lost

Just tell me if you are done

Stop dragging my heart around


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

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – January 31

Another week has come and gone, so it is once again time for Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF).  This week I reach back two years to a post I did for the word prompt cavity.  I hope you enjoy it!


I have a hole in my chest
A place where a heart once belonged
It is now an hollow cavity
An echo of love lost
For you took my heart with you
When you walked out the door
And I have felt nothing but emptiness
Since you left me alone

Silver-Tongued Devil

You always told me exactly what you wanted

You never were subtle with your needs

You told me once you wanted me

And I fell like a rock off a skyscraper

I did everything I could do for you

And some things I shouldn’t have

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Then suddenly you turned around

You said you didn’t want me anymore

You said you shouldn’t have said those things

But it was too late

My heart was ripped to shreds

Too damaged for anyone else to love

And as broken and battered as it was

It still beats only for you


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

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – January 24

This week for Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF) I dug back in my posts to January 24th in 2018.  This was the poem, originally published here, that I wrote for the word prompt candid.


“I have to be candid,
I have to speak the truth,
I love you”
She said to him.
He only said “No.”
Her heart stopped
For a second
That seemed like an eternity.
“You haven’t known me
Long enough to love me”
He added.
She swallowed back tears
“I know what is in my heart”
She told him with renewed confidence,
And he breathed
A heavy sigh.
“You don’t have to say anything,
Just know that I love you”
She said in almost a whisper
And kissed him softly.
He reached out to hold her
And they slept in
Each others arms.

You and I

How fast or slow we go

Has got to be up to me

This is a decision

I don’t take lightly

For my heart in your hands

Must be handled with care

I know how fragile it is

Giving my love to share

So no speeding past

What I can handle

Treat me with the care

Of a burning candle

Left alone it can set

The whole place on fire

But held tight it can be

A gentle light to inspire


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

A to Z Challenge – Origami

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O is for Origami

I wish I was a paper folding wizard who could make all sorts of animals and flowers, stars and boxes.  I am not.  But I can fold a dollar bill into a heart.  Many years ago in a stamping magazine there was instructions to fold a dollar bill into a heart.  I jumped at the change to learn this.

It had step by step instructions that I poured over for hours and I finally got something that resembled a heart.  Now years down the line I can do it without instructions or pictures and use it often for gifts of money in wedding cards.

I have also folded a shirt once. And made a frog with origami squares.  But my favorite is still the heart.  I would love to learn more… only takes a little time and patience.

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Follow my A to Z challenge:


Chained To You

I never meant to love you

It just happened

Your kind manner

Your contagious smile

I just felt so at ease with you

You never encouraged it

But you didn’t discourage it either

And now what do I do

I want to be with you

To touch you

To consume you

To share every moment of bliss

But this world is not fair

And I’m just a fool

Who fell for the wrong one

At the wrong time

So I keep my heart in shackles

Hoping we will get our time



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

I’m Here

A shoulder to cry on

Will always be yours

I may not understand

But I can offer empathy

For you are always

Held within my heart

A friend until the end


Don’t face the pain alone

I may not have the answers

But I can listen well

And will support you

For you are always

Held within my heart

A friend until the end


When the world overwhelms

I may be in the same situation

And I can stand by you

To face all adversities

For you are always

Held within my heart

A friend until the end


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

To Me

Carry my heart with you
It is already yours
I gave it to you years ago
And never got it back
A part of me will always
Belong only to you
For you were the one
Who helped me find my strength
Your impact in my life
Has never been forgotten
And as you move on through life
I hope you will remember
Somewhere deep inside
Is a little piece of someone
Who will love you endlessly
Because of who you were to me
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – carry

Master Magician

don’t lie to me
this was just an illusion
you seeming to care
when you had no intention to
you came in and stole my heart
apparently to be by my side
but that was just for show
one minute you’re there
then the next you have


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