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

Beat The Clock

The deadline is fast approaching
And words escape me
No ideas
No flow
Nothing
But I keep trying
Random words
Scribbled on scraps of paper
Trying to trigger
The muses help
The clock ticks on
And my thoughts scatter
Then just when
The midnight hour
Starts creeping in
Words form from my pen
Onto the blank page
And my ideas come alive

 

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

Pledge of Words (FOWC)

I pledge allegiance
To the words
That fuel my passion
to write each day
and to the emotions
for which I’m known
One poet
With faithful muse
In literary wisdom
For all

(My apologies …. All I could think of was the pledge of allegiance and I tried my best to adapt it to a writer’s pledge but it is now 3am and I have not slept well the last few days. I feel like my brain is a dried up sponge. LOL)

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

The Pain Is Unending

You promised me the moon

And then you walked away…

Were words just that easy for you?

You threw them around like nothing mattered-

They were merely decorations

To color your world happy

And to hell with who they hurt along the way.

It got you what you wanted

And life just goes on

To bigger and better things for you.

I am left behind littered in your words,

Like scraps from a story

Not good enough to tell-

Only fragments of empty promises

Forgotten in yesterdays,

forlorn memory…