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Do you remember me?

I can’t forget you.

Do you ever wish it had been different?

I do all the time.

Do you have an urge to communicate with me?

I want to talk to you almost daily.

Do you regret our past?

It is impossible for me to.

Do you still care a little?

It is unfathomable that I could ever stop caring.

Do you remember me?

I will never forget you.

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

I Don’t Want To See

I wish I could take a picture of the past

Snap it out of focus and blurred

The memories are too painful

I want to find the silver lining

Of the dark clouds that I had

Only one thing I can hope for

That time will blur the things I recall

And eventually the pain will fade

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

Tonight Will Be The Last

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Shake up the bottle

Mix the ingredients

The elixir must be right

It needs to invigorate me

Get me through this night

As shadows creep in

And your memory haunts

I must be vigilant

And be ready for anything

You said you would haunt me

And it appears you were right

But tonight will be different

I will draw on my strength

To meet you head on

And face the demons

You brought to my life

You will no longer

Bring me fear from your grave

I drink down my liquid courage

And wait for your memory

To visit one last time

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

Memories Strangle Me

The lights are out

Only the dim glow

From my phone

Shines through the night’s blackness

This old house

If full of noise

Even the wind

Creaks and cracks the wood surrounding me

I should feel comfort

I am back at home

This should be safe

But the past had some scary moments I can’t forget

I shake with fright

It is hard to breathe

And I shut my eyes tight

On the memories that continue to haunt my return home


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

The Letter

Dear Me,

I didn’t mean to hurt you

And lead you down this path,

But my emotions were all tangles up

In thoughts about the past.

I didn’t mean to jeopardize

The future you had planned,

In the heat of the moment,

It just got out of hand.

I could say it was a mistake

That won’t be made again,

But I can never be sure

Of anything again.

Anyway, I have to go now

It is time to face the truth

And hope that things will fall in place

Not crash right through the roof.

So, I write to ask forgiveness

And hope you will comply

Because I can’t live without you,

Signed lovingly, Myself and I


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

Put It All In The Past (FOWC)

Will I ever know the truth
Especially now that you’re gone
You would always talk about her
And you often worked late
It was easy for me to suspect
Those conversations were not all innocent
And those late nights were not lonely
But I think I need to let it go
Forgive you if you did
Dismiss it if you didn’t
It doesn’t change much
Just holds my heart in anguish
And gives birth to useless thoughts
So where ever you are now
Rest easy
The past is over and I can finally
Release you


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

Can I Borrow An Eraser

There was something about him

He had such unbelievable charm

He was winsome in a special way

That sucked me in and held me tight

I could not shake the way I felt

No matter how hard I tried to forget

His smile haunted my dreams

His touch tugged at my desires

But his innocent was just for show

He was wise beyond his years

And he played me from the start

Using up the love I had inside

And leaving me with nothing

But broken hearted memories

And a past I wish I could erase

I Will Never Forget

There was once a time

When I wanted to pursue you

Back then all I wanted

Was to be a part of your life

Then you put up walls

And made it more than clear

You only used me

For temporary gain

You were not who I thought

You left me used and hurt

Years later now

I forgive you

But can never forget

The feelings that drove me

To pursue the man

I thought I knew…