There Has To Be A Way

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I loved him

I thought he felt the same

We had our differences

But there was always a way

A way to reach each other

And hang onto the last vestiges of our love

But with a word or two

He killed what was left

With his careless and callous ways

Striking me down to a mess of emotions

Crying for what once was

And praying it was only a nightmare


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

The Rise And Fall

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She was smitten with him

He was attractive and funny

She wanted to be with him forever

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He was taken by her beauty

She was kind and intelligent

He would spend his life with her

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She did the best she could

Trying to please him

Seeming to fail at ever turn

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He provided for her

Gave her his money

He was always working

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She felt trapped

Never saw him

Needed his touch

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He felt used

Never saw her

Needed her support

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They filed for divorce

Not being able to get along anymore

Said it was irreconcilable differences


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

IOU

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Listen to my story

I’ll tell it if you sit here

About an unending love

For someone I hold dear

He swept me off my feet

When I was feeling low

And gave me a reason to breathe

When I wanted to let go

He boosted my confidence

And made me feel new

Like a woman with purpose

And renewed beauty too

But now he is a memory

No longer in my life

But I would take him back

And gladly be his wife

He more or less asked once

To go away with him

But I had ties here

I couldn’t leave on a whim

To this day I still love him

Still care about how he feels

But someone else has him

And from her I cannot steal

So I love him from a distance

And I know I always will

He gave me my confidence back

And for that I owe him still


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

Remember

I sit and wonder

If it would be worth it

Should I take the plunge

Walk across the room

And talk to you

Take a minute to say hi

I am not sure

Maybe you wont remember

What we once had

Was oh so long ago

But I have not forgotten

And long to hear your laugh

Before the chance escapes

I stand up to make my move

Uncertain and a little scared

But this is it

Now or never


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

Broken

I see the china doll

No one wants to hold

Her face is cracked

Her paint is old and worn

The china doll is broken

Broken just like me

No one wants to

Be with the broken

Or someone like

This broken hearted me

Broken by the love

Your pulled away from me

And left alone with sorrow

That I so strongly feel

So I pick up the doll

With tenderness and compassion

And whisper we may be broken

But we still know how to care


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

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Shared

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She sat at the window

Lost in her thoughts

Dreaming of him

And their time together

Her reverie was blissful

Like the kisses they shared

But soon she was left to wonder

Why he had said goodbye

She loses herself often

In these thoughts of yesterday

But always turns back to

The lonely truth of today

And hopes beyond hope

They will find the way back

To the dreams they once shared

And the passion that fueled them


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

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

Never Spoken

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She lowered her head

Hurt and discouraged again

By the words that he never said

And the gall of the words he did

He said he was through

He said he needed freedom

He said she was not what he wanted

But what he didn’t say

Was the way his lies had used her

She was only someone convenient

No more or no less

And he never did say

I love you


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

Found and Lost

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We walked the park in the dark

Stopping every now and then

To embrace each other

And share in another kiss

My heart was overflowing

With feelings of a new found love

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Months passed by

We still walked the park

We still loved the feel

And the taste of each other

My heart was filled

With love for you

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Abruptly the park closed

We struggled to touch

Caught up in life

And too comfortable with each other

My heart was breaking

With the draining of love

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Years later I still miss

Walking with you

We had a whirl wind romance

I felt a real love

My heart still yearns for

What my life has lost


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

Faded

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Excuse me sir

I just didn’t know

That you would

Break your promises.

Excuse me sir

I had no idea

That all along

You were toying with me.

Excuse me sir

For crying a river

The feelings I felt

Were actually real.

Excuse me sir

For having trouble

Fogeting the words

You once said to me.

Excuse me sir

For never being able

To see you again

In the same light

… the light of love has faded.


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