Goodbye

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So much pain this year

Today I did hear

Someone so close to me

Met her final destiny

Her heart grew ill

And she lost her will

Now I am forever lost

And at what a cost

It is not sublime

Being stuck in time

Longing for yesterday

And a chance to say

I love you “sis”

You will be missed


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

Is That Really Me

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I write when I am happy

I write when I am hurt

I pour out my feelings in words

To make the day complete

There are days though

When I feel someone else take over

And the words spew forth

Full of anger, pain and hate

I study the words and wonder

Thinking I couldn’t possibly feel like that

But there are the words

Written right in front of me

Today I hated myself

And tomorrow I fear the same

If I can’t slow down

This awful pain


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

My Cluttered Mind

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I took a walk through my mind
To see what was taking up space
Memories both good and bad
Were scattered all about
I found scenes from my childhood
Encountered some old friends
Watched my daughter being born again
Picked up a forgotten dream or two
And when I had seen enough
I wiped away the tears
Because there really is no going back
To try it one more time
Besides I can’t relive the pain
Of losing you again


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

Faded

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Excuse me sir

I just didn’t know

That you would

Break your promises.

Excuse me sir

I had no idea

That all along

You were toying with me.

Excuse me sir

For crying a river

The feelings I felt

Were actually real.

Excuse me sir

For having trouble

Fogeting the words

You once said to me.

Excuse me sir

For never being able

To see you again

In the same light

… the light of love has faded.


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

Depression Suppression

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I want to thrive

But I barely survive

I wish and hope

And barely cope

Moments of happiness

Compete with sadness

I feel so alone

In pain I moan

The nights are long

My thoughts all wrong

Maybe by mornings light

I will find some inner fight

Until I find some bliss

Living life I will miss

As I hide away in fear

I wipe away another tear


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

In Need

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A tortured soul

Restless and weak

In need of someone

To remove my demons

A broken heart

Faint and slowing

In need of someone

To make it beat

A life of solitude

Afraid and lonely

In need of someone

To just hold my hand

A tortured soul

A broken heart

A life of solitude

All in need of

You


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – torture fivedotoh.com/2020/06/16/fowc-with-fandango-torture/

No Matter What Song

With a twist of the dial

The station comes in

And I begin to sway

Music swirls around me

As I turn up the radio

Dancing through my head

It erases my troubles

So I can find peace within

In spite of my pain today


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – twist https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/10/fowc-with-fandango-twist/

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – May 8th

The time has come again for a look back a year or more ago on what was posted on the 8th of May.  I have chosen to revisit May 8th of 2017.  It was a poem written for the daily prompt of exposed.  I hope you enjoy it and why not post your our past work and link back to FFF.

Betrayal

exposed my heart

Bared vulnerabilities

Only for your soul

 

You left me exposed

And shared with the world my pain

Leaving me naked

 

You didn’t care then

Don’t tell me that you care now

I’m exposed and raw

I Miss You Mom

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She left peacefully

Silently in the night

When I heard the news

I was instantly

Inundated with memories

And questions I could never ask

I felt numb and had

The worst pain I’ve ever had

All at the same time

It has been nearly ten years

And every bit of pain is still there

I wonder will it ever go away

 

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

Customer Service Please

Can I turn my life in

Can I get an exchange

Something more my size

Something easier to handle

I have felt so lost

I have dealt with pain

Now I want peace of mind

Now I wish for happiness

Please let me trade in

Please let me start over

I am so tired in this life

I am sick of being used

Can I please turn in my life

Can I please get an exchange

 

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