Falling

He stood at the bar, handsome and with an undeniable confidence that was intoxicating me from across the room.  I had to meet him even if I had no chance.  I had to say hello or forever regret my decision.

I stood up and took my drink walking towards the bar.  Soon we made eye contact.  I came to within a couple of steps away and I tripped over the bottom of someone’s coat that had slid off their seat.  I tripped right into his arms.  I guess you could say that was the day I fell for my husband.


(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August #1 (FDDA)

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

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – July 31


I am finally back to taking part in Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF)… giving a chance for new people to see old posts and remind loyal readers of days gone by. This poem was original posted here as a response to a daily prompt from Fandango of the word “moment”… I hope you enjoy it!

The moment I said hello
My world changed
When your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All drew me in
Somehow we just fit
And every moment was alive

I can’t say why it ended
Sometimes these things just do
But it left me with
Insatiable memories
Me still wanting you

I’ll settle for the next best thing
A friendship built on love
That never went away
But some days I still wonder
Can we get a second chance

A chance to once again
Rekindle what might have been
With your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All that drew me in
That night so long ago
When I first said hello

Labels

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Don’t construe what I say

As something it isn’t

I am just speaking facts

We are good for each other

We support our goals

We can sit in silence

We can talk for hours

In my observations

I feel there is emotion here

You label it what you will

I believe it is love


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

Once A Year

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A reservation for two

Chilled champagne

Soft music playing

Soft lighting

On a candlelit table

Dressed to the nines

Escorted to their seats

The ambience of

This anniversary date

Is one of true love

Elegance

Grace

And style

Cheers to each other

Cheers to the future

With a kiss

To seal the deal


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

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

Sleepy

I wish I could do nothing but sleep

It is the only way I can talk to you

When I am asleep

We laugh together

You take my hand in yours

And my “what if’s” take flight

I never have to wonder

How you feel about me

I never have to question

The reasons you’re with me

We just are together

Like we were meant to be a couple

No one to tell us different

No one to stand between us

Just us and nothing but time

But my alarm goes off

And our time is gone

I wish I could do nothing but sleep…


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

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The Path Ahead

I have given my heart away

Many different times

And each time it ends

I lose a little more of it

Now battered and run through the wringer

I take my heart and set out on a path for the future

Hopeful that I can find

Someone who won’t hurt me

Someone who will love me

And someone who will be honest

This path may be treacherous

But it is nothing like

The road already traveled


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

Salty Kisses

Are you able to taste

The salt left from my tears

Can you hear

The cracks in my voice

Would it even

Make a difference if you could

I used to matter

Now I feel so alone and rejected

I guess I’ll just

Sit down and cry again over you


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