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

***

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

***

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

***

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

Questions Still Linger

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I have questions I want to ask

There are so many things

That seem uncertain

I know you cared once

But do you still now

Do you find me pretty

Or am I aged past my prime

I know the world is scary now

But that should pull us closer

Not force us further apart

And a sickening feeling returns to me

When I realize you are too drunk to answer

It puts me back where I once was

With the millions of heartbreaks I had

So please take a moment

Clear your head

And tell me

Do you still want me


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

No Roommates Wanted

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Going through the motions

Saying I love you

A quick kiss here and there

Nothing else

No closeness

No intimacy

Nothing in common

Only short conversations

What happened to us

Did time just wander on

And we missed each hour

I do still care

But this is not love

I need more than a roommate

I need love


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #4 – lost love

He Said She Said

He said I’m going for a walk

She said no, we must talk

While the child is asleep

This pain will not keep

He said she was laughable

She said he was culpable

He said he tried

She said he lied

He said he loved her

She said are you sure

He wanted to stay

She moved away

And standing in the dark                          

A boy and his dog Bark

Alone and so scared

He felt no one cared

They had been in the heat of the moment

And left the child with the torment

That he had been bad

He was incredibly sad

And he cried all night long

For what he thought he’d done wrong

And the husband and wife

Had ruined his life

With the words they had said

When they thought he was in bed


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – culpable https://fivedotoh.com/2020/07/08/fowc-with-fandango-culpable/

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Two Timer

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“I can’t believe he did that!  Right to your face?” Melanie asked shockingly.

Carol just shook her head yes and said, “His lie was so obvious.  Of course, he said he forgot that I worked on Wednesdays, but still bringing that woman to where I work?  He doesn’t have a brain.  He should have known I would find out even if I wasn’t there.”

“Carol, the man is a slime ball.  I am so glad you found out now before you got anymore into him than you were.”

“Still It hurts.  I did like him; I don’t know what I did to send him searching for someone else.  I thought things were going well.”

“You are better off without him.  Sorry it does still hurt, but you deserve someone who will focus solely on you.”

“I guess Dan just didn’t care like I thought.  He can have that lady; his “tutor” can bail him out next time he gets another bad grade in English.”

“That will be next week, Carol!”  Both women began to laugh.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – slime https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/15/fowc-with-fandango-slime/