Are You Still Laughing

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I asked you for help

You were there

Just for a moment

To help me cope

Then you vanished

Leaving me alone

To fend for myself

Drifting in a sea

Of depression and anxiety

I was fine until

The current turned

And I was pushed

Far out to sea

Gasping for air

You didn’t care

You saw my tears

Turning away you walked

Clear out of my life

Looking back now

It is my opinion

You were just

Using me for

A loan and a laugh

I hope I was

A lasting joke

At least that would mean

You do remember me

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

Spoken Words

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You said hello,
I was intrigued.
You said you wanted to help,
I was taken in.
You said you’d be there,
Was that a lie?
You said you cared,
Was it all an elaborate trick?
You said you were sorry,
Did you even mean it?
You said goodbye,
Maybe it was a blessing in disguise.

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

Life of the Party

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You sit there next to her

And a pang of jealousy hits

I had hoped to talk to you tonight

We used to talk a lot

Now she monopolizes all your time

And I am left feeling alone

Without a friend who used to help

Lost without your guidance

You had a knowledge beyond your years

And could calm my fears with a few words

I guess you didn’t really care

As much as you said you did

But I still miss you to this day

And will forever more

As you have made it clear

Our friendship was just

A brief moment in time

And that time has now passed

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

Just Walk Away

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You were my friend

Or so you often said

But time and time again

You proved that statement wrong

You regurgitated the same words

Over and over each time thinking

That they would lose the stench

Of the lies they carried with them

But you only used me

You got what you needed

Maybe you did help me out

As you schemed along the way

But ultimately it was you who lost

Someone who was a true friend

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

(TY PP😉)

Broken Shards

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Flirting drew us to each other

Passion fueled us for a time

A deep friendship bonded us

It was a perfect forever

You and me

But things fell apart

You slowly disappeared

Until I was completely lost

Just tell me if you are done

Stop dragging my heart around


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

Thank You

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Because you took time for me

I opened up

Because you laughed with me

I became free

Because you told me you cared

I trusted you

Because you shut me out

I cried for you

Because you left me alone

I blamed myself

But because you hurt me

I will forever be wiser


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

Can I Hold Your Hand For Strength?

“Don’t rely on me.  I told you I am not reliable.”  He got into his car, slammed the door shut and was gone.  I stood there feeling disappointed, unwanted and small.  He had said just a short time ago that he would be there for me if I needed him… I need him.  I need someone to acknowledge that I am still a living being with worth.  And now he is changing his tune and making me feel like it is my own fault, that I never should have trusted him.  I feel so abandoned by someone I thought was a friend.  Maybe he will come around again.

That was nearly 10 years ago and I still think of him to this day.  He stepped into my life at a desperate time for me.  He stood by when I found out my Mom had died. He gave me his cat.  I still text him on his birthday… he never texts back anymore.  I still long for that friendship, it was one of the most honest ones I had ever had I thought.  But reality says I will likely never see him again, and that breaks my heart all over again.


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

April Fool

Our friendship is hanging on

Just by a thread

I think I should face the fact

You moved on

I have tried to stay connected

Any way I can

But our friendship is tenuous

At its best

I gave you the world and more

Because I cared

You took and took then disappeared

Unable to find

Too busy to be a friend to me

Any time I call

I guess you are only looking out

For number one

And I am the fool

Left behind


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

In Answer To Your Silence

I give and give, and give some more

And you have turned your back on my door

I have done all I can because I care

But you don’t even notice when I am not there

I tried to give you space to grow

But the truth I have come to know

Was that your kindness was always finite

And the way you treat me now is not right

So I will no longer try to fit in

To the small space you put me within

If you want me you know where I am

No longer will I cry while you don’t give a damn


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