Talk To Me

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It is not solitary confinement

It might as well be

You sit across the room

Lost in the TV and your phone

I am already house bound

Due to the pandemic at hand

But loneliness is the worst

When there is someone else with you

It is not all isolation though

There are good days too

Where the phone is on the table

And I turn on the radio

I just wish there was a way

To reach you every day

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

Lack Of Compassion

You laughed when you saw it
A beautiful young girl
Who slipped on the ice
You found it hilarious
I feared she was hurt

You brushed it aside
Like you didn’t even hear it
The words of pain
I poured out to you
That hot August night

You thought it was crazy
To take the time to help
Someone that was struggling
With a baby in their arms
And no food to feed her

You didn’t even stop
And giving a fleeting glimpse back
The day you left me
With tears in my eyes
And empty thoughts of the future

How did you become so shallow
That you laughed at the broken
Turned on a friend
Ignored the helpless
And abandoned love

Since you are gone now
I will never know…


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

Happy and Grateful – Day 239

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

Why are people so disappointing?  Friends suddenly don’t talk to you for weeks, months, years with no reason.  A member of my ex-husbands family has gotten his nose so far in the air it is not funny.  They are in Texas and I sent a message to show my concern and worry about their welfare during the hurricane … although he posted about other things he didn’t respond to my message.  It wouldn’t bother me so much if he hadn’t said I would “always be family” after the divorce.  This is not the first time he has ignored what I had to say.  I just don’t see how people can stop caring about someone… I know I can’t.  Maybe I am the one that is out of the ordinary?

So aside from disappointment again, it has been an ok day.  My boyfriend and I did some shopping for my Dad who can’t get out and do much shopping anymore.  We got some birthday gifts for my sister.  I am grateful that I got that accomplished as her birthday is on Tuesday.  It was pretty slow going as I hurt from yesterdays walking and prolonged standing at the festival.  But it is done so I don’t have to worry about it now.

I am in the midst of my happy moment.  I found a movie musical on TV tonight I haven’t seen in quite some time – The Wiz.  I love musicals and there are so few new ones.  So I am reliving some of my youth tonight watching Diana Ross and Michael Jackson sing and dance and Ease On Down The Road.

Another day is done and time to wait for my medicine to help me fall asleep.  I hope you find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a nice night/day.