POTLUCK

Pickles and beets
A good combination
Add in some peas
A fantastic creation.

Pork fat and sardines
What were you thinking?
Add in some mustard
And milk, just for drinking.

Fry it or bake it
Boil it or simmer
You know that I’m hungry
I’m ready for dinner.

Get out the ladle
A spoon and a cup
Add in some carrots
Some salt and ketchup.

Can it, or serve it
If it turns to jelly
Just serve it up
Make room in your belly.

Down goes the pasta
Frog legs and more
Don’t forget dessert
We’re making smores.

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CHARMED

Ten million lies
Were told to me
I swallowed them whole
I just didn’t see.

A fantasy laden
With falsehoods and schemes
Turned my life inside out
And created this dream.

Like an artist creates
With the touch of a brush
I was led to believe
I was given so much.

Cradled and charmed
Wined and dined
Taken apart
Completely resigned.

Led to believe
This would be forever
Forsakened it all
Thought we’d be together.

The buried, the hidden
It was all kept from me
I was head over heels
I firmly believed.

Stripped down and naked
I bared it all
For the height of pure ecstasy
I took the fall.

Replaced and abandoned
Left on my own
Torn all in pieces
Her heart made of stone.

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ANGELS IN THE DARK

Shadows in the night
I prayed that it was you
Coming in the dark
The sky was grey and blue.

Standing in the moonlight
I wait here patiently
I wonder in the night
If you’ve come back for me?

I thought I felt your hair
Brush against my face
Was I just imagining
Remembering this place?

We met here so often
We were both so very young
I remember that first kiss
When it had just begun.

The first time I saw you
I knew deep in my soul
That we’d spent our lives together
While we were growing old.

Why did you have to leave me?
It’s so hard to be alone
I sit here. I keep waiting
For you to come back home.

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GOODBYE

We’re breaking up
I’m breaking down
I fall apart
We fool around.

We’re back together
Let’s start anew
Things have changed
But, I still love you.

I packed my bags
I went back home
Changed my mind
Can’t be alone.

One more time
Having kids
Paying bills
Look what you did.

Drugs can kill
It’s all a lie
We both tried
Let’s say goodbye.

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TRAPPED

Trapped inside a memory
The memory of you
Fantasies I can’t escape
I don’t know what to do.

Wrapped around my heartache
As you held me in your arms
Remembering your lips on mine
Your unabashed sweet charms.

Lying next to you at night
Thinking I’d never love another
Perfect rhythm, perfect rhyme
For me they’d be no other.

Promises you knew were lies
Still your words so easily spoken
Were never meant to hold you back
Like my heart, so easily broken.

Before I had a chance to blink
You found someone new
I was left for years to come
Still in love with you.

The pain and heartache lingers on
Even after all this time
So hard to face the painful truth
Your memory plagues my mind.

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LOVE NOT HATE

via Daily Prompt: Compromise

Compromise

Are you prepared to make a change
To change your point of view
To step away from people
Who don’t want the same as you?

Or will you try your very best
To meet them in the middle
To compromise, not hold fast
To give in, just a little?

We all have our differences
Everyone is not the same
Some want tea with milk and sugar
Some just like it plain.

It’s better when you can talk things out
No need to scream and shout
Try to communicate your beliefs
Tell them what you’re all about.

Some people just can’t understand
The need to negotiate
They can’t see that you’re coming from
A place of love, not hate.

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CHARMED

Ten million lies
Were told to me
I swallowed them whole
I just didn’t see.

A fantasy laden
With falsehoods and schemes
Turned my life inside out
And created this dream.

Like an artist creates
With the touch of a brush
I was led to believe
I was given so much.

Cradled and charmed
Wined and dined
Taken apart
Completely resigned.

Led to believe
This would be forever
Forsakened it all
Thought we’d be together.

The buried, the hidden
It was all kept from me
I was head over heels
I firmly believed.

Stripped down and naked
I bared it all
For the touch of her hand
I took the fall.

Replaced and abandoned
Left on my own
Torn all in pieces
Her heart made of stone.

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