Butterflies Never Leave

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Don’t clutter up my mind

With the facts of yesterday

I want to move forward

With what my heart is telling me

You were good for me

And I think I was good for you

Why can’t we be us again

Forget the reasons it was over

Embrace the love that never left

My heart still wants you

It may be full of butterflies

But they only want to fly to you


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

Endless Hours

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He was diligent in his duties

Working night and day

He punched the clock

For his eight hours

Then went home for more

Filling in where she couldn’t

Unable to help anymore

She laid on the bed

Distraught and in pain

Feeling her life was over

Since cancer had entered her body

He did all he could to help

The chores and meals

She just cried for hours

Feeling like half a woman

He told her he loved her

And did all he could

Would his love be enough

To conquer this battle

And bring back his wife

Or would the enemy win

Destroying true love from within


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One Dream

I have looked for years

And I have yet to find you

They say there is only one

But what about a second chance

I had my one and only already

But now he is gone

So I continue to search

High and low and in-between

Hoping to someday find you

The one who will stand by me

The one who will complete me

The one who will love me endlessly

I know the odds are against me

But I can’t help but dream


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Basically Complicated

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It is a basic human need

It gives us hope

It makes us smile

And sometimes it makes us cry

It can be so strong it causes pain

It can be taken away from us

But it can also stay until we die

It is illusive at times

It can be glaringly obvious

And it is enough to share with many

It is selective and specific

It is broad and all encompassing

There is nothing basic about it

It is pure love


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Needs

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Two lost souls needing love

She craved him

She needed him

He was unpredictable

He was mercurial

She tried hard

She did all he wanted

He was still demanding

He was still unhappy

She wanted to hold on

She tried so many things

He was set to leave

He said his goodbyes

She couldn’t live without him

she was forced to say goodbye

He is still unhappy

She is still alone

Two lost souls needing love


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

The Jester’s Hat Is Mine

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So many things
Flood back to my mind
Each time I think of you
A song on the radio you sang to
A favorite brand of liquor to drink
A stranger holding a cigarette like you did
The slightest whiff of your cologne drifting by
All these hundreds of flashbacks
Seriously hamper my ability to move on
To forget lost chances
To regret not following you
To imagine what it would take for you to come back
Foolish thoughts of a washed-up mind
You were never mine to have
And I was a fool to ever believe I could

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Chance Meeting

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I saw you in a crowded room

You took my breath away

I knew there was something special

I had to be a part of your life

I needed your love

A plethora of hugs

An excess of kisses

And an overabundance of your time

So I made a move

And asked you out

Now life is anything but boring

We laugh

We live

We love

And we will forever

Until death do us part


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

Remembering Him

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The first sign of love

I felt my heart flutter

You lifted my mood

I was happy again

We fit together so well

Your positive spirit

To boost my troubled soul

I began to feel hope

I began to feel happiness

I began to feel love

All emotions I had been without

You taught me to have faith again

In myself and in a world

Where good things were possible

I will never forget you

You were my life saver

You were my friend

You were my love


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There Has To Be A Way

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I loved him

I thought he felt the same

We had our differences

But there was always a way

A way to reach each other

And hang onto the last vestiges of our love

But with a word or two

He killed what was left

With his careless and callous ways

Striking me down to a mess of emotions

Crying for what once was

And praying it was only a nightmare


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