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

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


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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

Mumbles … Ruler

I tried to think of a story to write… it came out like Sleeping Beauty.  I tried to write a poem.  It just sounded lame.  I am having a rough night fighting my depression and no words seem right.  I am not really thinking clearly.  So I struggle with what to write and senseless babbling seems to be the winner again.

I never had the teachers who would wrap you knuckles with a ruler.  I have never met the ruler of any nation.  I occasionally use a ruler to draw a straight line though.  And that is about all I can say about rulers.

I hope you all don’t mind such a short post.  I have my first pool therapy in the morning, so I need to get some sleep.  Maybe words of wisdom will hit me tomorrow.  I can only hope!

 

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

Simpler Terms

She went towards the mailbox and saw the letter sticking out of the flap.  She gathered all the mail and took it inside.  The large envelope held her attention and she opened it up.  The letter read like an unabridged dictionary.  Words way beyond her vocabulary, and there was three pages of them.  This verbose collection of phrases broken down into simple terms was just a statement for the drawing up of divorce papers… or the legal termination of the union of marriage between plaintiff and respondent. Why can’t it just say this husband and wife are seeking a divorce?

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