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

The Beat Goes On

This is the hardest easy challenge I have ever faced.  It is easy because I LOVE music.  It is hard because I love so much about music.  So how do I narrow it down?  How on earth do I just pick one topic about music to center on?  Favorite songs, favorite artists, best concerts, who I have met, the time I got on stage, my first concert, the epic Farm Aid concert… so many choices!

I wrote a short poem in high school about music that was written in the shape of a music note. “It soars with joy, it falls with sorrow, only in music, can we find our tomorrows.”   Just the first of many I would write about music and those that make music.  I have also written some lyrics.

A friend of mine put music to one of the sets of lyrics and I have that on CD.  It is such a rush to hear my words sung by someone!  He is still performing blues in the Florida area instead of pop music in the Midwest, he is pretty happy to be back to work after the shut-down.

In high school we had to write our obituaries and I of course was a lyricist whose song had just hit number 5 on the charts when I died in a car accident at 36.  But I had made it as a lyricist… a dream come true.  Now at 53 I am still dreaming and still writing.


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #17 – music

Wander in the Time of Covid

This will be short and sweet. I think we all have a little wanderlust in us after being cooped up inside with the lock downs and virus fears. But I just can’t hear the word wanderlust without adding an er and having this song go through my head. Hope you enjoy it…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – wanderlust

Together

She was sending another set of lyrics to her friend Sam.  He was in a local band and they had collaborated to set one of her poems to music.  She was over the moon hearing him sing “her song.”  Now she had written three more hoping one of them was good enough for music and they could collaborate again.

In just a week her phone rang, and he was calling with good news.  He had talked to his friend in New York and he loved the song and wanted to buy it.  She almost fainted.  Her dream was coming true.

 

(100 words)

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

True Or False

True or false

Do you love me

I need the truth

Do you need me

 

I saw you first

That summer night

You were in the band

Standing in the spotlight

You sang to me

And gave me chills

You romanced me

Oh all the thrills

 

True or false

Do you love me

I need the truth

Do you need me

 

A whirlwind in a week

But the time to leave came

And I was sad and blue

But glad I’d played the game

It is forever in my mind

And close to my heart

But I wonder if you

Felt the same from the start

 

True or false

Do you love me

I need the truth

Do you need me

True or false

Is this love

 

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

Anything

If there was a way to lessen your pain
I would do it
If there was a way to end the rain
I would do it
If there was a way to melt the worrries away
I would do it

I would do anything for you
Don’t you know
Anything for you

If there was a way to dissolve your troubles
I would do it
If there was a way to forever make you happy
I would do it
If there was a way to make you mine
I would do it

For now I am just here
Holding you near
Holding you tight
To get you through the night

If there was a way to make you mine
I would do it

I would do anything for you
Don’t you know
Anything for you

 

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

Daily Prompt: Reach

via Daily Prompt: Reach

Reach back I’m still here

Reach back I never left

Reach back into my life

Reach back I’m still here

 

Lost in thoughts of yesterday

Times when we would play

Those lovers games of a wasted youth

If only then we’d known the truth

 

Reach back I’m still here

Reach back I never left

Reach back into my life

Reach back I’m still here

 

You moved away to see the sights

I remember watching your tail lights

Fading into the darkness

My heart filled with emptiness

 

Reach back…

Find the past

That love still lasts

I never stopped reaching for you

Now you just reach back too

 

Reach back (reach back) I’m still here

Reach back (reach back) I never left

Reach back (reach back) into my life

Reach back, reach back, reach back I’m still here