Was It Worth It?

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Walking along a field full of wildflowers

My mind travels back to your arms

I remember how you once brought me flowers

And the many times we walked the woods

But no longer are we together

The fates have seen to that

Your smile was taken from me

By the hand of another man

A man with hatred in his soul

All for twenty dollars and an old Iphone

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

Inferno Untamed

Your arms around me
My legs around you 
Drawn together
Like magnets to steel
We are unable to part
Passion controls us
Enslaves us
Until we are united
One heartbeat
One pulse
Breathing as one...

     A fire breathing dragon
     Consuming all in its path
     Taking all the treasures of life
     To hold forever as its spoils
     Guarding against hatred
     And fiercely protecting
     All it holds dear
     Soaring to heights
     Greater than we can see
     And diving and twirling in the air until

the dragon sleeps now

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

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Family Fun

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I made a face at her

She let out a giggle

I ducked around the corner

She let out a little coo

I peeked back into the room

And she laughed loudly

Slowly I walked towards her

With exaggerated motions

The giggles rang out

And melted my heart

Forever a place in my life

A brief few moments to amuse

A beginning lifetime bond grows

Between an aunt and her niece

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

Faulty Feelings

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Even love is not perfect

The emotion can be fallible

Two lovers try to be as one

But life can get in the way

Problems and stresses

Outsiders and haters

All chip away at the relationship

Until the two have lost their way

And nothing is left behind

Except tears and pain

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

Look Inside

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Pull back the layers

See what is underneath

I have put on so many masks

I wonder who I even am now


Pull back the layers

Expose the truths

We have avoided so many issues

We probably need a fresh start


Pull back the layers

Reveal what is left

Is there even a reason to stay

Is there enough of us still

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

Construction Failure

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Brick by brick

Laying the foundation

Of what would be

A solid relationship

But the bricks failed

Were poorly constructed

And the walls

Began to fall

Kneeling in the debris

Of broken promises

I let a tear

Fall on my cheek

Before I wipe

It away

Like my dreams

Of us

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

Never Stopped

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I am back at your door

It is time to cash in

To redeem this coupon

You once gave to me

Good for one night

Of unbridled passions

You gave it to me years ago

When we were young

And bursting with love

But there is no expiration

And it is not null and void

So can I hold you tonight

Can we recapture

What we once had

Rekindle the flames

That once burned bright

Please step back in time with me

Because I have loved you endlessly

Take this coupon and love me tonight

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

Dreams in the Clouds

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Like a broken wing

Grounding a bird

Whose only wish

Is to soar in the skies

My heart has been scarred

And aches to feel love

Your words forever

Haunting my soul

I need time to heal

And regain my strength

Then like the healed bird

I can fly to my dreams

And hope you will be

Waiting there for me

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

A Letter Never Sent

My dearest friend,

As I write this tonight, I think back on all you did for me.  How you were there at the right time and place to help me deal with a great loss.  How you guided my footsteps through pain and sorrow.  Now eleven years have passed, and you are no longer nearby.  Vanished from my life for reasons unknown.  I grieve your loss as much as the other.  I did and still do care about you.  Hope you are feeling fine.  I hope all those dreams you once shared with me have come true for you.  Above all I hope you have found that illusive happiness you never were able to grasp.

I will not lament the days we have lost.  I will instead treasure the times that we had.  I would raise a glass in your honor, but alcohol brough me to that dark place I was when I met you.  Although there are still some lose ends in that story, I figure you have forgotten what we shared.  There were not many minutes, only a handful of moments of help.  But enough to forever grant you a place in my heart.

I remember you fondly, I just hope you remember me.

Always a friend on your side,


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