SUCH GOOD FRIENDS

Together forever…. since we were kids
Recalling all the things we did.
Boyfriends , homework, school events 
So glad that  we are still good friends.

45’s on the Victrola
We played our tunes over and over
Stereo not quite in vogue
They sounded great, what did we know?

Friday nights…. such fun ice skating 
With boys from school that we were dating
Round the rink… holding hands
Oh, it was fun….Oh, it was grand. 

Time passes by… it goes so fast
Now we reflect upon the past
Grandmothers now ….we’ve become
Our childhood days ….over and done. 

We sit and watch the children play
Remembering the good old days
We laugh and gently reminisce
Who can forget… that first sweet kiss?

Hide and seek ….till it got dark
Hours spent ….down at the park
Knowing you were always there
To stand by me, to always care.

I’m grateful seeing you again
So happy we are such good  friends
You mean the world , the world to me
So great to share our memories.

________________________

Image from Google Images

IT’S NOT THE SAME


It’s not the same without you
Can’t call you anymore
Sit waiting , longing for you
To come walking thru the door.

Your clothes still in the closet
Your shoes there on the floor
Hard to accept that you are gone 
Not like it was before.

Your scent still on your sweater 
The way it used to be
I put it on ….to feel close
To feel you next to me. 

Long talks we had together
So often on the phone
You’re not there to guide me now
You’re never coming home.

I pray that you’re in heaven
Smiling down on me
I hang on ….hoping desperately
I so want to believe.

Your picture on my dresser
I think of you each day
I try hard to remember 
The things you used to say.

I know just what you’d tell me
You’d say …to carry on
But, it’s so hard without you
So hard, since you are gone.

It’s not the same without you
It will never, ever be
You’re more than just my sister
You mean everything to me.

_______________________

Image by Vector Stock.


SHE’S GONE

People change… their  wants, their needs
Nothing stays the same
In the end you’re standing there
Left feeling so ashamed.

Wishing , hoping things could last
But, just fleeting memories
Everything’s turned upside down
Your ship’s now lost at sea. 

No way out , no second chance
Can’t try your luck again
Like sand, it slips right thru your hands
Can’t stop the rain or wind.

Belly up, nothing left
No one you can turn to
They’ve all gone , been called home
There’s nothing you can do.

Ranting , raving, calling out
You’re just not being heard
They can’t hear your pleas for help
Not a single, frantic word.

Lost your voice, lost your mind
Is this all  just a  bad dream ?
Someone wake me , tell me now
It’s not the way it seems. 

Cast aside, ignored and shunned
The feelings, oh so strong
It’s now clear, can’t see the light
I simply don’t belong.

Let go …..or it will bury you
Let go……, stop holding on
It will be the death of you
It’s over, she is gone.

________________

Image by ultravybe…… Google Images

TOO MANY SCARS

What’s gone wrong between us?
I can’t get through to you
Never felt so helpless
Nothing more that I can do.

Sending you a message
Trying hard … hard to relate
But, you hear what you want to
I fear… it’s just too late.

Light years from each other
I still call out your name
But, you can’t see or hear me
We don’t see things quite the same.

There’s a barrier between us
A wall made out of stone
I can’t get thru, though I’ve tried to
Guess, I’ll leave you alone.

Don’t want to fight a battle
It’s become a bit too hard
Hard to try and be with you
There’s just too many scars.

_____________________

Image by TIK TOK…Google Images.

EMPTY PROMISES

When did you become
My most dreaded enemy?
When did you decide
You had it in for me?

Every lie and empty promise 
That  you had made to me
Broken then discarded
Cast aside so easily.

Out of sight, out of mind
So easy to forget
Just a faded memory
As bad as it could get.

Taking what you wanted
All the phony, false pretense
You set the stage, to suit yourself
You never were my friend.

Wish  I never met you
Was such a waste of time
Should’a seen right through you
You were never truly mine.

_________________

Image by Apple Podcast. Google Images.

A BOX FULL OF DARKNESS

A box full of darkness
Your parting gift
No hope or inspiration
Nothing left of it.

Wounded, forsaken
Battered and bruised
You took what you wanted
I’ve sadly been used. 

Believed every word 
Everything that you said
The lies and the whispers 
I can never forget .

Plotting and planning
How did it begin?
You had an agenda
You knew this would end.

I followed you blindly
Down a black hole
I gave you  my all 
My body, my soul.

Masterfully done
Strategically paired
You took what you wanted
You never played fair. 

A demon disguised
So charming , so shrewd
Lured into madness
I gave into you.

___________________

Image by Dreams meaning…Goggle Images.

CAMERA SHY

Never thought for just a minute
You had plans to make me cry
You wanted to embarrass me
Tell me, …… tell me why.

Photos taken in the dark of night
Were meant for your eyes only
Never dreamed you’d make a fool of me
My whole family will disown me.

Mistakes unfold with consequence
Just didn’t think it through
Believed you when you told me twice
I’ll take good care of you.

No hope to save my dignity
Not now … not after this
There for all the world to see
Why didn’t I resist?

Believed you when you promised me
You’d be the only one
Who knew you’d break a solemn vow?
You did it just for fun.

I hear you laugh…. the sly remarks
Whenever I walk by
Makes me want to turn and run
Just makes me want to cry.

Wish I could go back in time
Should’a never trusted you
Thought that you were mine alone
Now, nothing I can do.

___________________

Image by Game Studio… Google Images.

THREE SHEETS

By the time ….I saw you there
Was three sheets to the wind
Been out with friends…was partying
Since quarter after ten.

Knew my late night habits
Knew where I’d be tonight
Always got an angle
We both know this isn’t right.

Saw you from a distance
Heard …..you moved out of town
Nothing here to interest you
No need to hang around.

Bitter sweet, still painful
You walked out on  me
Lucky I’m still standing
Nothing here for you to see.

Weren’t meant to be together 
Can’t mix fire with gasoline
A big mistake, a huge mishap
One I’ll never make again.

Tripped and fell , was paralyzed
Fell head ….right over heels
Never knew someone  like you
Could ever make me feel.

Confused, unsure, unstable
Obsessed , in lust with you
Left me feeling foolish
Left me broken, black and blue. 

_______________________i

Image by Three Sheets Bar, GOOGLE IMAGES.

CAN WE MEET?

Can we meet for coffee
Can you get away?
I’ll meet you on the corner
Let’s meet at the cafe.

Been busy, writing, playing 
Setting up my studio
Found a brand , got a band
Cranking out some stereo.

Let’s take our coffee to the beach
Just like we used to do
Feels so great to just hang out
To spend some time with you.

Can’t get back together
Even if we wanted to
Let’s enjoy the afternoon
Love spending time with you.

Tied the knot, couldn’t wait
You gave up on me
Thought that you would always be
Waiting patiently.

Foolish me… to fantasize
After how I treated you
Got what I deserved, for sure
Nothing more that I can do.

_______________________

Image by….. BIG STOCK

BAD BOY

She’s looking for a bad boy
Been down this road before
So tired of being second best
Can’t take it anymore.

Doesn’t have a decent job
He’s thirty five year!s old
Still living with his parents
But , he’s got her….. heart and soul.

Gotta know I’d treat her right
Not like the other guys
But friday nights, all by herself
She sits at home and cries.

She’s looking for a bad boy
Who knows the reasons why?
He treats her bad, he makes her sad|
Still she’s crazy bout this guy.

Barbecues and movies
Chips, burgers and hot wings
She never gets invited
She’ll never see a ring.

Never buys her dinner
Tells her to wait on him
Would rather be out with his friends 
Would rather be with them.

I got a reservation
At a hot new restaurant
Could pick her up, could take her out|
But, I’m not the one she wants.

She’s looking for a bad boy
Who knows the reasons why
He treats her bad, makes her sad
Still she’s crazy bout this guy.

Saturdays he rocks her world
She says they’re more than friends
His bedroom’s in the basement
She spends the night with him.

Make-up, and expensive shoes
She’ll be wearing a new dress
He’ll be in his dirty jeans
You know he could care less.

So what’s the fascination?
What does she see in him?
He’s like all the other guys
He’s just like one of them. 

In twenty years, she’ll look back
Won’t do her any good
She’ll recall mistakes she made
All the Should’a , Could’a , Would’s!

___________________________

Featured Image: Adobe Stock