Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water

I struggled with what to write for this one.  I didn’t know if I wanted to explain how it came from a German origin in the 1500’s.  Or if I wanted to tell about how in the past it was a weekly bath for the family… father first, then sons, then mother, then daughters and then last was the baby in the very dirty water – so you almost couldn’t see the baby in the dirty water.

Baby Inside White Bathtub With Water
picture from Pexels

I tried to come up with a comparison I could use in a story, got nothing though.  So instead of writing about throwing the good away when you are trying to get rid of the bad… I am just going to say that baby is just too cute to throw out.


Written for Fandango’s February Expressions (FFE) #25

Forever Again

You have a history with her

One I could never compete with

She once was in all your thoughts

Your dreams

Your breaths

Your heartbeats

You swore you’d love her forever

But things changed for her

And you never did get to say goodbye

In the blink of an eye she was gone

I know the end was rough

And you still love the woman she once was

I will never try to fill her shoes

Nor will I hurt you like she did

You have to put your trust in me

And believe me when I say

You are always in my thoughts

My dreams

My breaths

My heartbeats

And I will love you forever…


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


An allegory is a story or poem that represents a bigger idea, often a moral or political idea.  I am not one to post a lot of political stuff.  And I tried to do a poem… well, it will have to do.


What will it take to make people see

The world will not exist without the buzzing-bee

Bees that pollinate the flowers

Bees that fly around for hours

To gather the pollen that is required

To make the food that is desired

So we must solve this mystery

That is trying to make the bees history


(Sorry, the muse is on vacation today I guess)


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


my past comes back in waves
from a former love in my life
he’s the one that got away
the one that still holds my heart
the one I can never replace
but he is happy now
in the arms of another
and knowing he is doing well
has become enough for me
to wish him well and close the page
on that chapter of my history
with little regret
and lots of fond memories
for the man who blessed my life


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

Are You Listening

Pooh forever seemed

to have fluff in his ears

It seems like you do too

Words can’t get through

Or you just ignore them

My voice is wasted breath

Never to reach its destination

After a while I feel like I am

A voiceless  entity

Just taking up space

Will you ever hear me

Will you ever learn

Or is history destined

To repeat itself