Take a minute to look back

To remember the touch of my hand

The warmth of my lips

The taste of my tongue


Try to recall the way you felt

The natural ease in being with me

The electricity between us

And how we made it explode


Use your memory to really see

The way I’d light up when I saw you

My inability to take my eyes off you

How happy we both really were


I hope you reminisce about us

Because I can’t stop


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



Your car sits

In the garage

Gathering dust

I can’t drive it

It holds too many

Memories of yesterday

Of when you were with me

When we were a family

When there was love

Now you’re gone

And it is such a tragedy

Struck down too young

By poisoning yourself

Day by day

Bottle by bottle

Drink by drink


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

If I Ignore It Will It Go Away

I try to push the feelings down
The ones that bring me pain
The ones that still sting

I suppress the unending memories
Of when you left me
Of when you hurt me

I try to repress what is still alive
The love for someone who’s gone
The love for someone who changed my life

I ignore the emotions deep within
Of a time when things were bad
Of a time when you died so young


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

Abandoned Memories

I walk down the middle
Of a dark dingy hallway
At the end of the hall
I step into a room
One stark white bulb
Creates dancing shadows
Dust and cobwebs prove
This room has been ignored
I cross the room
To the table on the other side
Finding what I was looking for
A black box with gold letters
The only thing left
Of a life past
Treasured memories I hold so dear
I turn off the light
And leave the house
For the last time
This part of my past
Dead and gone


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge – dingy

Walk Gently Please

The traffic has not been heavy
It was lighter than I would have liked
But still a fair share
Have walked in and out of my life
The memories are mostly good
But the losses are hard
The footprints behind
Leave a permanent scar
And there are those in question
Whether they will stay or go
Who seem to be stomping
Both to and fro
It hurts me with the back and forth
Just make up your mind
Keep the traffic moving
Or you will get left behind


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

My Heart

Don’t touch it
It is about to break
It has been used too much
Worn down over the years
Until it is just a shell
Delicate and fragile
Please don’t try to hold it even
For I am sure it’s too brittle
To withstand the slightest hope
That could be felt on a breeze
All of the elusive strength it has left
Must be saved for me
To sustain life only
Alone with my memories
And faded dreams


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