Control

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I am lost and alone

Searching for any hope

You have weaved your web

To trap me in isolation

You alienate me from everything

Taking away any contact

Just so you can control

What I say and do

But I have news for you

I am stronger than you think

And I will fight back

Climbing out of this

Endless black hole I’m in

And one day you may find

I have reached the light of day

And walked right out of your control


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge – alienate https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/12/fowc-with-fandango-alienate/

No Stranger To Hope

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A candid moment

Of a stranger

Looking for hope

You can’t see

The cardboard shelter

You can’t see

Faces that look away from him

You can’t see

The ones that try to push him down

But he still looks

Towards tomorrow

And he keeps

Looking for work

Looking to belong

Looking for food

Looking for his chance

At a brighter future

 

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

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

Stupid Cupid

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Sometimes it feels

Like I am in a conspiracy

The fates or cupid

Have it out for me

They get my hopes up

Then dash them with goodbyes

Will I ever find a lasting love

Will the next one be the right one

All I can do is wait and hope

That one day my love will come

And I can be happy at last

 

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

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

Way Too Late

If there was a way

I could harness your smile

Happiness would be forever

 

If there was a way

To capture your unending hope

Dreams would always be in reach

 

If there was a way

To bind myself to your heart

Love would live into eternity

 

But the sadness of broken dreams

Crashed in my heart

The day you died

 

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

Still

I take a deep breath

And think of the past

There was pain I endured

For year after year

But now that threat

Is gone from my life

And I face tomorrow

With renewed hope

But there is still

A wistfulness there

For there are days

That still shine through

With true happiness

And for those days

I still deeply mourn

 

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

A Beam of Light in a Darkened Existence

She felt alone so much of the time

Ignored by those who said they cared

She sat in the dark replaying another day

A day trapped behind four walls

But then a voice from her past

Came back to her briefly

A series of texts from an old friend

Brought back the sound of his voice

And some feelings that had never left

Overjoyed by the thought of seeing him

The thoughts broke through her darkened night

Giving her hope for a connection

A way out of this choking loneliness

If only for a few hours

 

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

Within My Sight

Under the stars

I stare at the moon

Taking in the night

I inherit a chill

From the northern wind

And pull my jacket tight

With a deep sigh

I feel the hurt

From the earlier fight

I know the truth

But don’t believe

You wouldn’t make it right

And now somehow

I have to believe

In the morning there will be light

For when dawn breaks

I must be strong

And live with all my might

 

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