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

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

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

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


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I look into your eyes

And see your smile grow

It is enough to turn my world

Upside down and over again

I see so much reflected in your eyes

The passion that you hold

The tenderness you show

And the love you express

I feel weak in the knees

When you softly speak my name

There is not a moment

I ever feel alone with you

You keep my life energized

You do more than complete me

You are my world

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

For You To Read

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I write these words

In hopes that you’ll see

How very deeply

You matter to me

You came into my life

When things were so crazy

You helped to simplify my life

And cleared my mind that was hazy

You gave me the strength

That I needed to fight

The demons that haunted

Both my day and my night

So on my big list

Of things that I love

Your name’s at the top

There is no one above

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

When You Wish Upon A Star

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I take a breath and look to the sky

The stars reveal a world beyond you and I

Sometimes I wish we could just fly away

Go off into space and find a hideaway

Just the two of us in our own private world

Like a dream come true if only we could

but we must stay grounded on earth for now

and enjoy our lives as much as the law will allow

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

**Bonus video**

Forever Together

(image from Word online photos)

The bark was rough and scratchy, but her hands found the spot.  Carved into the side of the tree was her true love.  Both their initials and a heart; she remembered the day it happened like it was yesterday.

He pulled out his knife and started chipping away at the bark.  She was shocked and asked, “what are you doing to that tree?”

“Just locking our future into the history books.  Our love will last as long as this carving will.”

“You can’t do that in a public park.”

“Watch me, besides it’s not like there are many people here besides us.  It is eighteen degrees outside.”

“You are such a romantic at heart.  I love you.”

“I love you too, now let me carve.”

Her hand still rested on the carving.  It had been six months now since he died.  She let a tear fall from her eyes and said, “I still love you, honey.”

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

The Rise And Fall

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She was smitten with him

He was attractive and funny

She wanted to be with him forever


He was taken by her beauty

She was kind and intelligent

He would spend his life with her


She did the best she could

Trying to please him

Seeming to fail at ever turn


He provided for her

Gave her his money

He was always working


She felt trapped

Never saw him

Needed his touch


He felt used

Never saw her

Needed her support


They filed for divorce

Not being able to get along anymore

Said it was irreconcilable differences

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