Actions Speak Louder Than Words

You say you love me

But I have my doubts

You don’t do the little things anymore

Like holding my hand

Or a night out just because

You barely kiss me

Just a quick peck on the way out the door

And the addition of a hug at bedtime

Even the time to be intimate

Is fading away to nothing

Not ever a deep kiss

Or a caress of desire

You say you love me

But I have my doubts


Written for Fandango’s February Expressions (FFE) #23

Writing You Back

I pour a glass of wine

Turn on some music

I sit down and think of you

A part of me wants the whole bottle

A part of me wants to cry

But I only sip a little

Before I bring pen to paper

I write about my love for you

I write of how you let me down

I write of how I need you

I write of how I am overwhelmed

If writing could change things

And take away the hurt

If writing could do just one thing

I’d bring you back to me.


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

Silver-Tongued Devil

You always told me exactly what you wanted

You never were subtle with your needs

You told me once you wanted me

And I fell like a rock off a skyscraper

I did everything I could do for you

And some things I shouldn’t have

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Then suddenly you turned around

You said you didn’t want me anymore

You said you shouldn’t have said those things

But it was too late

My heart was ripped to shreds

Too damaged for anyone else to love

And as broken and battered as it was

It still beats only for you


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

Taking The Trash Out

What is all this noise

It hurts my ears

What is this ensuing chaos

It ravages my mind

These words you speak

They break my heart

So sweep the disappointments up

Remove all this trash from my sight

It is time to clean house

And get you out of my life


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

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – November 1

This weeks FFF takes me back two years to this post that was for the word prompt ghoulish…


Your Spirit

On a dark night

In the city graveyard

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Stopped me in my tracks

A ghostly figure

Floated above your tombstone

It turned as if it saw me

They quietly faded away

I often wonder why it left

If it was you

And will it ever return

I know you’re gone for good

But part of me wishes

I could see a shimmer of you

Just for a second

To smell your cologne in the air

To see you smile

To hear you laugh

If only…

Past the Point

He lied again

Right to my face

Said he was at the bar

It’s his hiding place

He lies all the time

Drinks night and day

And spend hours away

Doing what I can’t say

I’m now past the point

Of angry and mad

Irate is the emotion

I suddenly had

I won’t do this anymore

I have had enough

Out the door he goes

With all of his stuff


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

Broken Promises

Her life was drifting away from her.  One too many times she had been led on by men promising love and only delivering lust.  She had developed a certain cynicism towards any man who showed interest in her.  They were all out for number one.

Then one day an ex wanted to rekindle what they had had.  Her hopes were high but held tightly in check.  He said he could stop by and see her and they would talk it out.  She waited and waited.  He never showed.  From that day on, she refused to ever again hope for love.


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

Right and Wrong

I am often at war with myself

Struggling between happy and sad

But now I am caught in a new battle

Between right and wrong

Is it wrong to want to be loved

Is it right to say I am lonely

Is it wrong to think of him

Is it right to think we are over

Is it wrong to hope for the future

Is it right to regret the past

So many questions with no answers

I sit and struggle with life and love

As the war rages on inside my heart and head

All I know is I never stopped loving him

And I feel like I don’t belong here anymore


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


If I had my choice

I would pick you

But you made that choice

And tore us apart

Before we even started


If I had my choice

I would pick you

Our friendship had been

Like a breath of fresh air

But you up and left


If I had my choice

I would pick you

You made me happy

And took away my pain

But you left anyway


My choice was you

To share eternity with

I picked you as my one

The only one I would love

But now I must choose again


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