Put Down the Book

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Like a character in a romance novel

He seemed to be perfect

But novels are only stories

Made up in someone’s mind

And he showed his true colors

With all his character flaws

In a matter of time

But when he hit her

That was the last straw

She closed that chapter of her life

And never looked back again

Glad to be rid of him

And all his deceitful ways


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

Before He Leaves

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It’s always the same

He stands at the doorway

And gives a perfunctory

“I love you”

Then leaves for the day

He returns home

Not much to say

Then retreats to

His private spaces

***

If only she knew

If he still cared

She is so alone

Too much of the time

***

He stands at the door

Another day like the rest

“I love you”

And he’s gone


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

Poof, I’m Gone

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I have had to ask

More than once

Do I matter

You turn silent

You are distant

And our time is short

Once again

You close your mouth

Your eyes are averted

And you make yourself scarce

I’m getting tired of wondering

If I still matter to you

I may no longer ask

And just follow your lead

And disappear


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

Double Homicide

Take a look through the trees

Strain to see to the horizon

If you can catch a glimpse of heaven

You’ll see him and her

They were perfect together

It hurt so much to see him with her

But even in death they shine as one

You may have lost him

But it should comfort you to know

They were meant to be

And now they will be together forever

While you will be forever locked in hell


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – glimpse https://fivedotoh.com/2020/07/06/fowc-with-fandango-glimpse/

Completely Annihilated

When love dies

It kills the heart

It obliterates the soul

And it destroys all hope

Ubiquitous memories of him

Assault me daily

And I feel at war with myself

Why can’t I forget

When he can so easily

Move forward


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ubiquitous https://fivedotoh.com/2020/07/02/fowc-with-fandango-ubiquitous/

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Pieces

You know she is going to do it

She is stepping out on you

She will find an excuse again

And bat those lashes at you

Why don’t you see it

The way she is using you

You forgive her again and again

Thinking she is something special

When she is not worth your time

She is apt to leave any day

And I will be the one

Who will pick up the pieces

Of your broken heart again

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Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – apt https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/09/fowc-with-fandango-apt/

Over

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I want to iron this out

We can make it work

I need you

I love you

There is nothing left to say

We just didn’t last

I’ll miss you

I love you too

One more chance please

My heart is breaking

I need you

I love you

There are no more chances

We have run out of hope

I’ll miss you

I love you too

 

… he needed her

She still loved him

But the door closed

It was over

 

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

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Stupid Cupid

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Sometimes it feels

Like I am in a conspiracy

The fates or cupid

Have it out for me

They get my hopes up

Then dash them with goodbyes

Will I ever find a lasting love

Will the next one be the right one

All I can do is wait and hope

That one day my love will come

And I can be happy at last

 

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

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – January 31

Another week has come and gone, so it is once again time for Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF).  This week I reach back two years to a post I did for the word prompt cavity.  I hope you enjoy it!

Hollow

I have a hole in my chest
A place where a heart once belonged
It is now an hollow cavity
An echo of love lost
For you took my heart with you
When you walked out the door
And I have felt nothing but emptiness
Since you left me alone

Next Chapter

Don’t look over your shoulder

Keep your head held high

Walk into the future

Knowing this is for the best

 

This chapter may be ending

But there are many pages ahead

Your story is far from over

This was all there to learn from

 

So, discard the pain and hurt

Carrying only forward

With pleasant memories

Of how things once were

 

Forgiveness for the wrongs done

Will also heal you too

So, don’t hold onto anger

Always remember the love

 

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