Someday

It is intangible

It is illusive

It is highly sought

It can disappear

As fast as it comes

It is a dream

It is a hope

It is an energy

We all need it

We can all give it

If we choose

It is a feeling

Like no other

It is simply

love


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

Please Don’t

Quiet please

Don’t do that

I don’t want you

To imitate him

He was a good man

Who was deeply troubled

And no matter what

I went through

All those years

I still loved him

And wish somehow

I could have saved him

So please don’t

Make light of his pain

Stop trying to be him

He was a one of a kind


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

The Perfect Gift

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It is your birthday honey

I have something for you

I know it is not the wrong size

I don’t have to worry about the color

It is a one-of-a-kind gift

You can return it though

I have to use personal delivery

You can have more than one

It comes from the heart

I cannot gift wrap it

It doesn’t cost a fortune

And I give it to you freely

So open up your arms

Let me give you a hug

And we will see

Where the gift leads us…


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

Suddenly Alone

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She had her head down

Slowly shuffling along the sidewalk

She had no idea where she was going

Only that she had to get away

Away from the memories that haunt her

She briefly looked up at the street

You could see the doleful look in her eyes

She crossed the street in the same slow shuffle

And sat at the bench on the sidewalk

With a deep sigh she fought back tears

She was beyond consoling over his death

He had been her world for fifteen years

Now in a reckless moment he was gone

She felt she would forever mourn

She sat there for hours

Alone

Until the chill of the night made her shiver

Or was it him

Showing he would always be

With her


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

Only One

We met last summer

On a quiet sunny day

You were walking at the park

You didn’t have too much to say

We had friends who introduced us

You were shy and only smiled

But even still I could tell

You beat the others by a mile

**

We started seeing each other

We’d meet both nighttime and the day

Our love was quickly growing

There wasn’t anything in our way

Then I decided to ask the question

If you’d be with me for all time

You smiled and simply said ok

That you forever would be mine

**

The only one I want

The only one I need

The only one I love

You’d better believe

The only one I touch

The only one I see

The only one I crave

Take it from me

**

We wed in the summer

On a quiet sunny day

The ceremony at the park

It’s when I heard you say

You thanked the friends who introduced us

Said you were happy and you smiled

Looked me in the eyes and said

I beat the others by a mile

**

The only one I want

The only one I need

The only one I love

You’d better believe

The only one I touch

The only one I see

The only one I crave

Take it from me


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

Never Another

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Friends tell me

I will find another

Family worries

I spend too much time alone

They all say

There is life to be lived

But I feel so alone

No one understood me like you

You were my best friend

My one love one you

There is no way

I can ever replace you in my heart

So they will just drone on

And I will pretend to listen

But never will I love again

Like I loved you


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

Under Your Spell

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The way you smile is mesmerizing

The sparkle in your eyes intoxicates me

The words you speak are riveting

Not even fireworks bursting in the air

Could distract me from your voice

A hurricane could not blow us apart

When you hold me tight

And nothing with ever stop

My unending love for you


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

Questions Still Linger

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I have questions I want to ask

There are so many things

That seem uncertain

I know you cared once

But do you still now

Do you find me pretty

Or am I aged past my prime

I know the world is scary now

But that should pull us closer

Not force us further apart

And a sickening feeling returns to me

When I realize you are too drunk to answer

It puts me back where I once was

With the millions of heartbreaks I had

So please take a moment

Clear your head

And tell me

Do you still want me


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

Let Me

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Let me be

Covered in your love

Embrace the

Scared child in me

~

Let me be

Drowned in your passions

Comfort the

Weary woman I am

~

Let me be

Renewed with hope

Encourage the

Dreams I hold dear

~

Let me be

Covered in your love

Take the

Fears away from me

~

Let me be

yours


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

As Love

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You and me

Have been together

For many years

But what we have

I would not classify as love

We have mutual respect

But few things in common

Some days are eerily quiet

When words are hard to find

And physically distant

Is a kind way to say

Where we are at

No romance

No lust

Very little communication

I would not classify this as love

We have become roommates


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