Tipping the Scales

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Up and down

Round and round

I feel I am going

Back and forth nonstop

From good to bad

And all around again

I fall down the rabbit hole

Never reaching the other side

Lost in a limbo of patterns

Never ending conflicts

Making my life a battleground

It is tipping to one side now

As pain and loneliness takes over

I am not even sure

What I am fighting for

I just know I want my life back

To be within my control

I must steady myself

To this sudden imbalance

And find the strength

To be whole again


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

Heartbeat

The pattern of your heartbeat

I have imprinted in my soul

The only time I heard it

Was a day my life was whole

Now distance separates us

And you have someone new

I will always love you deeply

I know that we aren’t through

You taught me much so briefly

And for that I do thank you

But mostly it was your kindness

That makes my heart stay true

Take a moment to think of me

And I will do the same

And in that time we share

True love is surely tamed