Driving Ahead

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I drive down the road

Telephone poles passing by

Playing with the setting sunlight

Creating strobe light like flashes

Lost in memories

Some good some bad

I don’t know where I am going

Only know it holds some hope

My future life awaits me

Down this road I drive


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

Worth The Risk

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The treatment was experimental, but his last hope.  They would fly to England and be there before the end of the year.  Oh, what a wonderful New Year it would be if this were to stop his cancer.

They had heard about the treatment through a group of other cancer patients on Facebook.  Someone from France had traveled there to try it and initial testing showed he was having success.  But others have not, and many have had severe side effects.  They knew it would never be approved in the United States at this rate, so they cashed in their life savings to try to save a life.

Six months later, he was not better, but the progress had stopped.  It proved to be sustaining, but had they started treatments too late?  He was already weak and could only do a fraction of what he used to be able to do.  But he was still alive and able to love his family; that to him was worth it all.


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

Vaguely Familiar

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There is a new feeling

Coursing through my veins

I can’t quite put my finger on it

But it almost feels like hope

It is something I haven’t had

In a very long time

But with changes in the air

And freedom on the horizon

I do believe I like the way it feels


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

Give Me Wings

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I negotiate my life

And travel onward

Steadfast in my journey

I will make it

To the other side

No one can

Stop me now

I see daylight

Through the end

Of this long tunnel

And a new beginning

Is waiting

For me there

Amongst the flowers

And the sunshine

Hope does flutter

Her wings


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

On Butterfly Wings

I touched your shoulder and said hi

Then everything changed

You were not as I expected

But exactly what I needed

From the moment you took my hand

The butterflies began to flutter

And they woke up something in me

Something I thought was dead

I found hope when I found you

And I will forever be grateful

You brought love back into my life

And made me feel worthwhile again


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

Maybe

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are you sure

do you really

believe that lie

what he said

same old story

likely won’t change

stand up tall

believe in yourself

face the truth

he doesn’t care

he is lost

you have hope

future looks clear

maybe new love

maybe another dream

maybe at peace

finally freed heart


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

Garden of Hope

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The fragrant spring air

Enticed her senses

As she walked through the garden

Her mother had planted

To form inviting paths

Through their large backyard

 She needed this time in nature

To clear her head

She needed this garden

To remind her of her mom

She needed this solitude

To find her inner strength

For today was the beginning

Of respecting herself

And shutting off the lies

Lies he has told her for years

Now she can stand alone

Without any fear

And face the future

With a little hope in her heart


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

What Now Coach?

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I always thought it was strange

But now I wonder if I am one

One of those people who needs a life coach

I could use some organization

I often feel overwhelmed

And God knows I’m far from perfect

My mental health is not good

And neither is my physical health honestly

I just don’t think I can leave it up to me

It has taken me nearly 54 years to decide

I am not the best person to run my own life

It is a very sobering thought

Maybe the realization should be

That it is just not worth it

But I am not even strong enough for that

I think I’ll just go back to bed

Tomorrow will eventually be here

And with it maybe a little hope


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

Remembering Him

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The first sign of love

I felt my heart flutter

You lifted my mood

I was happy again

We fit together so well

Your positive spirit

To boost my troubled soul

I began to feel hope

I began to feel happiness

I began to feel love

All emotions I had been without

You taught me to have faith again

In myself and in a world

Where good things were possible

I will never forget you

You were my life saver

You were my friend

You were my love


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