ON THE PROWL

Looking for that someone
That sparkle and that shine
Always on the prowl
Never know just what I’ll find.

Keeping my eyes open
I will do it all  again
No concerns or worries 
Now that we’ve become “just friends.”

Maybe at the coffee shop
Or cruising at the club
Waiting for that feeling
When you think that you’re in love.

The chemistry … the energy 
The way I felt for you
You’ve  been down this road before
You know just what I’ll do.

It won’t be  long, till she’ll be mine
I’ll whisper in her ear
Tell her what she wants to know
Just what she wants to hear.

I’ll rock her world, make her feel
Like she’s never felt before
But when I’m done, I’ll move on
I’ll walk right out the door.

The high can’t last forever
She’ll cry when I  move on
I’ll drop her like I did with you
In a heartbeat …. I’ll be gone.

JUST MY LUCK

There you were…. so beautiful 
Hair glistening in the sun
Knew my day was shot to hell
So much for summer fun.

A thousand people filled the streets
Yet, I ran into you
One in a thousand ain’t good odds
Not much that I could do.

Told my friends that you’d be here
Just my luck…. I’d see you, too
The stars, the planets all aligned
Directing me to you.

Time stood still … the waters parted
Our eyes met ….  like before
A wrinkle in time ….  A blip and a nod
Then you opened up the door. 

Pandora’s box …. A rabbit hole
You know this won’t end well
Seeing you …. Too much for me
A vision straight from hell. 

The same hot rush… Can’t help myself
I trembled in your arms
Even after all this time
I’m spellbound by your charm.

How you been? You look good
Words spoken in slow motion
Mesmerized … yet, terrified
Overwhelmed with raw emotion.

I’ll text you my new number
Let’s get together … we’ll catch up
Inside I  shouted to myself
Are you crazy? What the fuck?

Though anxiously …. I forced a smile
Then walked on down the street
Hoping this was the last time 
That we would ever meet.

PLEASE

Love sleeping close beside you
In the morning before dawn
See your head upon the pillow
Your skin so soft and warm. 

I’ve counted every minute
Every moment spent with you
Fearful you might walk away
Then leave me sad and blue.

I saw you at the coffee shop
Through the window sitting there
I saw you touch her face …. her lips
Then  stroke her long blonde hair.

Did you meet somewhere by accident
“On line” or in the park?
Was she someone that came on to you?
Did you meet there after dark?

Why can’t we talk about it?
Is she someone you just met?
What about the plans we’ve made?
Did you just forget?

What bothers you about me?
Are you  bored …. want someone new?
I can change my hair …. my clothes …. my nails
Please tell me what to do.

HOLDING ON (re-write)

You were never truly mine 
I held on way too tight
Too much, too soon …. I should have known
I should have seen the light.

I couldn’t breathe …. I couldn’t see
Nothing made sense to me
Wished that we had never met
Wished you had let me be.

Love lost …. denied .… then cast away
You were …. as cold as ice
You set your sights …. then followed thru
Your aim was quite precise. 

Such easy prey .… so vulnerable 
An open invitation
The warning signs were clearly there
Still …. lured into temptation. 

Foolishly…. yes, I gave in
I couldn’t pull away
Hung onto every single word 
Everything you had to say.

Now time is up… you’re on your way
Go find somebody new
Someone naive and innocent 
Who’ll fall in love with you.

That’s your game…your M.O.
You’re quite the lone contender
A player heartless through and through
Who thrives on the surrender.

Wild Begonias

Whatever you have done before
Won’t matter much to me
When there is something that I want
Desire or maybe need.

I don’t remember yesterday
I focus on today
Cravings must be satisfied
You have to find a way.

Drop what you are doing
I am your priority
Forget what matters most to you
Your focus should be me.

Make me  a cup of coffee
Wash my clothes and mop the floor
Sweep off the porch and mow the lawn
That’s  what I need you for.

I’m tired of watching TV
Take me out and buy me lunch
Pick me some wild begonias
Not just one …. pick me a bunch.

No one  to take me shopping
Guess I’ll have to go with you
Make sure that you’re available 
Pick me up at half past two.

JUST LIKE THAT (re-write)

I should have known
Things never last
Now I am just
Part of your past.

How many lovers
Become …. “Just Friends”
When you decide
Things need to end?

Another crush
A pretty face
So into her
You love the chase.

What can I do?
My number’s blocked
You changed your mind
Then changed the locks.

Here’s your coat
Grab your hat
Pushed out the door
Just like that.

You turned on me
This can’t be real
There’s no concern
For how I feel.

I never thought
You’d be like this
There’s no remorse
No farewell kiss.

It won’t be long
She’ll learn the truth
She’ll get to know
That side of you.

It’s not forever
Who knows how long
Till you decide
It just feels wrong?

Here’s your coat
Grab your hat
Pushed out the door
Just like that.

YEARNING

When will I feel less haunted
Stop feeling  sad and blue?
Your face …. your smile …. a memory
Can’t  get over losing you.

Feeling lost and empty
A void that can’t be filled
A constant craving …. yearning
Being held against my will.

This twisted …. hopeless feeling
Wrapped around my crippled soul
Is branded in my memory
With every lie you ever told. 

Not worth the years I’ve lingered
Suspended in mid air
Hoping you would change your mind
Wanting you to care.

Take back all of the promises
The  swell of tears …. the threats 
Give me back the way I felt
Before the day we met.





A GLIMPSE

A distant thought
A memory
A shooting star
Not meant to be.

 Too intense
Too much …too fast
Too extreme 
Not meant to last.

The roar…. the thunder
The flash of light
The force… the surge
So strong each night. 

One of a kind
Never before
Bewitched … Beguiled 
I begged for more.

A Gypsy’s eyes
A Midas touch
Had no idea
You’d want so much.

Nothing left
You had moved on
When I woke up
You were gone.

A dream, a hoax
A fantasy
A taste…. a glimpse
Not meant for me.

OUCH

Saw you there 
Across the room
Watched awhile
What you were doing.

Standing there
All alone
I felt the urge
To take you home.

Something there
Drew me in
Something wild 
Was welcoming.

I felt it
Like a roaring fire
The heat  of passion
Call of desire.

You caught my eye
The fix was in
That was it
I saw you grin.

I took your hand 
You took my heart
That was it
Right from the start.

Passion fueled
It never lasts
We burned right through
Just way too fast.

Like broken glass
Too many shards
Too many pieces
Got way too hard.

Too much pain
The tears …the pleading
Not what I want
Not what I’m needing.

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