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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/

Every Single Day

I sit in silence and

I try to get my mind off you

But this is just like

Any other ordinary day

Your memories haunt me

I still feel your touch

I still smell your cologne

I still taste your lips

I am torn between

Wanting to remember everything

And wiping the slate clean

But today is just like yesterday

You consume my thoughts

And I wonder if someday

We might meet again

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ordinary https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/14/fowc-with-fandango-ordinary/

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Fandango’s Friday Flashback – May 8th

The time has come again for a look back a year or more ago on what was posted on the 8th of May.  I have chosen to revisit May 8th of 2017.  It was a poem written for the daily prompt of exposed.  I hope you enjoy it and why not post your our past work and link back to FFF.


exposed my heart

Bared vulnerabilities

Only for your soul


You left me exposed

And shared with the world my pain

Leaving me naked


You didn’t care then

Don’t tell me that you care now

I’m exposed and raw

New Hope

My head is throbbing

To the beat of my heart

Both are too fast

Am I coming apart

I feel I’ve lost you

To another so pretty

That alone here I cry

And wallow in self pity

If only I’d done more

Then you wouldn’t have strayed

But I believed in your love

Up until I was betrayed

So I dry my tears

And stand up tall

I wont let this break me

I will not feel small

So forgive me if I don’t

Stop to kiss you goodbye

I really don’t believe

Those tears in your eye

Now I am free of your hold

That had me believing

If ever we’d part

I would forever be grieving

I face the world now

With a new kind of hope

And the lessons I’ve learned

Have helped me to cope


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

Back In The Corner

I thought we were in love

I know I loved you

I knew that in less than a week

You were so good to me

The treatment you gave me

Made me feel special

For the first time in my life

I thought about the future

I thought I could be happy

Then it happened

You were leaving

I was taken by surprise

You seemed to leave

Out of the blue

And you made it look too easy

I was brokenhearted

And never quite the same

For in the back of my heart

It still beats for you


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

Blown Away

We met in a whirlwind

A chaotic nonstop adventure

To others we probably looked crazy

But we were living on the edge

Never afraid of trying new things

And we would always be together

The rare moments of solitude

Became longer and more empty

Something changed in you

Our time together shrunk to nothing

And in a few weeks

You said your goodbyes


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