A to Z Challenge – B is for Buddha

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influence by them for good or ill.”


For the letter B it could be none other than Buddha. There were many wonderful quotes to choose from but I went with this ones as words can do so much damage if you say the wrong thing to the wrong person. Words can lift you up or send you crashing to the ground in agony. Always remember to choose carefully.

In case you are new here, I have taken part in the A to Z Challenge unofficially a couple of years now and this year I have decided to do the theme of quotes. Let’s hope it is a fun and educational month!

To look back on past letters click here … A

The Words

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He sat across from her

Drinking her beauty in.

She felt desire for him

And love blossoming anew.

She was reticent about her feelings

Afraid to speak the words.

Not knowing what the future held,

Fearing he didn’t feel the same.

Though she could no longer hide it,

Her heart about to burst.

She pledged her love to him.

Softly he whispered in her ear,

“I love you too my dear.”

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

Head of H R

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She sat behind her desk

Spitting out her words

Haughty and arrogantly

Calling me names

How dare she

She is supposed to be

Someone respected

Looked up to

And instead she just

Comes off as

An entitled brat

But she is no better

Than those of us

Who work by the hour

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

The Wind Knocked Out Of Me

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After your words

Pierced my broken heart

I felt so hollow inside

Unable to respond

I only swallowed hard

And fought back tears

My silent response

Should have been enough

To tell you that I

Was slowly dying inside

Crushed you could be

So very hurtful to me

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


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Dig a little deeper

Aim the shovel downwards

Tunnel to my soul

Each word you say

Reaches deeper

And you toss

What is left behind

In a pile of uncaring

Soon I will be hollow

Unable to trust

Unable to believe

Unable to love

And the vastness

You leave in me

Will only remind me

Of your cold empty heart

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

Mumbles … Colloquial

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That is uptown-moley!  I am over the moon with excitement.  What a drag.  There she goes, running around like a chicken with its head cut off.  No, I haven’t lost my mind… I am just writing a few examples of colloquial language.  Words and phrases you would use in an informal setting or writing.  Not a formal form of English.

Ok, now that that is taken care of… sorry, best I could do for the word colloquial. I am sitting here trying to stay awake long enough to read another day of posts and get one more prompt taken care of.  I have gained a little ground this weekend.  I would LOVE to say I was actually writing for the month of August soon, but I am not putting any timetable on things.

As we start a new month and week, I hope you all find yourself in a good place.  Things are kind of up in the air here, but I am making it through day by day or even minute by minute if need be.  We are helping out a family member with a place to stay and it is not all sunshine and roses.  I must be off to read more… sending out positive thoughts and lots of …

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

Never Spoken

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She lowered her head

Hurt and discouraged again

By the words that he never said

And the gall of the words he did

He said he was through

He said he needed freedom

He said she was not what he wanted

But what he didn’t say

Was the way his lies had used her

She was only someone convenient

No more or no less

And he never did say

I love you

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

Words Thrown

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He said

She said

Back and forth the words fly

They have known each other

For so many years

They can speak nonsense

In the heat of the moment

And still they both know

What the other is saying

It may just sound like

Anger infused gibberish

But they know

Just the right words to throw

To hurt each other

One of these days

Their love will take a deadly hit

And in any language

It will be

The end

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challange (FOWC) – gibberish

The Poetry Man

(This is a little something I wrote for a friend and he encouraged me to share it.)

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Words that are music to the heart

Familiar but like a new discovery

Engaging feelings in me

Sounding of a symphony

Like lyrics to my favorite song

I find myself in a comforting sway

Moving to the sounds of your voice

Reading emotions in every word

A concert held for the masses

But truly encouraging one

Singing from the soul

Your kindness echoes of an encore

A time to replay the song

And give you a standing ovation