Your Distorted Reflection

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We have been through this before

Go ahead

Just slam the door

Walk away

You always do

Leaving me alone

Not knowing what to do



I have had it

I am tired of this game

Always the one you blame

Take a look in the mirror

See the truth glaring back

I am trying my best

Get off my back



Watch me pack my bags

I am no longer your toy

I deserve to be loved

Not by someone like you

By someone who can truly see

Not a shattered image of reality

But an honest love that all can see


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

No Longer

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Please don’t try to stop me

Don’t interfere

I know what I want and it isn’t here

I want understanding

Compassion and your attention

I no longer want to be

A second thought you have

After you search online

For the latest pictures of the day

I’ve seen the ones you save

I’ve walked in on you

I am not a model

Or even that great looking

But one thing I am

Is a woman with a plan

And it no longer includes you

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

Let Go

I knew the moment was imminent

As the minutes passed on the clock

The laughs were done for the day

And it was time for goodbye hugs

But I didn’t want to let go


Your arms around me

Felt like I was safe

My arms around you

Reminded me of hope

But I didn’t want to let go


I don’t know if it was fear

Of the unknown future

Or life pulling me downward

And me reaching for help

I just didn’t want to let go


I felt like I might matter

In someone else’s eyes

And the chaos of the world

Seemed possible to handle

So I didn’t want to let go


I recognized how I missed you

When you are so far away

I knew how lonely I really feel

Surrounded by fewer everyday

I really didn’t want to let go


Slowly our embrace did end

And I swallowed back the tears

I should not be this selfish

And want so much from you

I just didn’t want you to go

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

Down The Road

Like water out of a faucet

The tears fall from my chin

They keep coming and coming

Trying to wash away

This unending pain

The one you left me

When you moved away

Down the drain

Goes my hopes of happiness

No one will ever

Be as important to me

As you were then

You turned away

And got on the bus

Like it was just for a trip downtown

While inside my heart shattered

As I watched the taillights

Fade into the distance

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

Never For Long

He has a transient heart

Never to stay in one place

He’ll leave you when you love him

For him that is time to move on

Never letting his guard down

Always keeping things light

But the minute he sees

Your love for him is real

He packs up and leaves

Ready for the next good time


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

Blind To The Truth

I don’t want to talk about it anymore

No more need to debate

You have made up your mind

But so have I

You’ve been more than distant

And I’ve tried over and over again

To somehow reach you

With no luck

You believe you are not an alcoholic

But I see so many of the signs you miss

How much you drink

How often you drink

And your inability to stop

You say you just like the taste of it

But it is so much more

No I don’t want to replay this scene anymore

Tonight I walk out that door


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


“I am not your property to be brought out only on special occasions! To be seen just to decorate your arm when you need to look good! I am a not a thing, I am a woman who deserves her own life and if you can’t give me that…” she trailed off, out of breath and heart beating fast.

“Now sweetie I didn’t mean anything by it.” he said condescendingly

She spun back around to face him, “Don’t call me sweetie! You go enjoy your dinner alone.” and with that she turned back to her suitcase and opened it up.


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

Walk Away

I am tired of your lies

Just watch me walk –


Don’t try to tell me I can’t

I am capable of so much more

Than you have EVER

Been able to see…


Don’t try to tell me I won’t

I am ready to be heard for once

Since your ears are closed

To all that I say…


Don’t tell me that I shouldn’t

I am finally seeing a future

One you have nothing to do with

As you’ve locked me out of your life…


I’m tired of your lies

Just watch me walk.