PLAYING WITH FIRE

You looked so damn attractive
Didn’t take much to pull me in
I would’ve followed you anywhere
Didn’t want the night to end.

You wrapped your arms around me
Then whispered in my ear
“Come on baby …. Come with me
Let’s get out of here.”

We went home to your place 
In the city…. second floor
A spacious modern apartment
You then closed and locked the door.

You brought me to your bedroom
There was magic in the air
I was shaking ….. just a little
I was nervous ….. I was scared.

I felt a surge of desire
Like I never felt before
Your touch .. your hands all over me
So sure you wanted more.

The thrill of pure elation
As you looked into my eyes
The heightened sense of pleasure
It made me want to cry.

Once you were through …. you looked at me
You said …. I had to leave
There was no kindness in your voice
This was hard …. hard to believe.

I got dressed …. walked out the door
Feeling hurt and so confused
You didn’t want me near you now
I had just been used.

I saw you two weeks later
At the club with someone new
I knew what she was feeling
Knew what you planned to do.

Like a spider weaves his web
You were leading her astray
She was a willing victim
She’d get used …. then sent away.

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THE WRONG ONE


You were the wrong one
I should’ve seen it then
You were a big mistake
I’ll never make again.

Don’t care what you’re doing
I don’t want to know
Don’t want to be where
You’re planning to go.

So sorry  I met you
Wish I could forget
The night and the moment
When we first met.

The memories linger
They fill up my head
Held in your arms
Late nights in your bed.

Embarrassed…. ashamed
I must confess
Should’ve known better
Should’a never had sex.

You were the wrong one
Wish I had known
Should’ve left early
I should’ve gone home.

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IN THE DUST

I was left in the dust
Forgotten …. and ignored
You were easily distracted… 
Said that you were  bored.

Found another pretty face
A bright new shiny  coin
I knew right then and there …. for sure 
Knew what was going on.

I tried to look away from you
I didn’t want to cry
So tired of your excuses
And your shameful, dreadful lies. 

You packed your bags so carefully
Took all your precious things 
You left your sneakers on the floor
Took off your wedding ring.

I sat alone and cried …. I did
I cried for weeks and weeks
I whined… I mourned … I carried on 
But in time …. dealt with my grief. 

Years have passed …. life moves on
I can’t say it’s been easy
I felt so lost ….. so sad and alone
At times ….. a little crazy.

But there’s a light ahead for me
Through the tunnel …. round the bend
It won’t be very long now
This journey soon will end.

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WISH I COULD FORGET

Don’t want to start remembering
Wish I could forget
The first time I saw you
The night when we first met.

You came on like thunder
You turned on the charm
I felt defenseless
I felt dis-armed.

Filled with emotion
Consumed with pure desire
The power of raw passion
My heart was set on fire.

Unable to think clearly
Got caught up in your web
Wish I had known better
And stayed home that night …. instead.

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EASILY FORGOTTEN

So easily forgotten
A lark …. A memory
No feelings of guilt or remorse
For what you did to me.

Not trying to conceal …. or hide
You removed the plastic shroud
I heard you laugh ….  as you left
I heard you laugh out loud. 

I’d been played … it was a joke
The joke that broke my heart
Felt like a poisoned arrow
Had ripped my chest apart.

The pain was unimaginable
Bore through my heart and soul
Left a smoldering  blackened path
A deep and empty hole.

You knew what you were doing
When you came on to me
You had a simple plan in mind
A means …. a strategy.

Now I’m left with regret
A loss ….  too much to bear
Having to face the bitter truth
That you never  …. really cared.

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The Master of Deception

You whispered softly in my ear
Said  I was your everything 
Then I woke up to find …. you gone
You walked out on me.

I cried and cried ….  I’m still crying
Hard to believe it’s true
I fell so hard ….  so incredibly hard
So deeply in love with you.

I’ve been betrayed ….tricked and cajoled
You are the grand magician
Charming …. charismatic ….  manipulative 
The Master of Deception.

You had a plan …. you led me on
Once sure that I had fallen
You knew it would be easy for you
I was so easily forgotten.

Just passing through …. taking what you can
Feelings come and go
I didn’t see it …. so unexpected
No clue …. I didn’t know.

IT FELL APART

The stars and the moon
Fell from the sky
It all fell apart
Before my eyes.

Unable to bargain
To change your mind
Realizing now
You’re no longer mine.

You hold her hand
Kiss her good night
Tell her you love her
While holding her tight.

There was no one protection
No chance to save face
You slipped away 
You made your escape.

Tickets for two
One seat left empty
I had no clue
That you would leave me.

All of our friends
Now picking sides
Wondering why 
We didn’t try.

Feeling betrayed
Lost and alone
Facing the truth
You’re not coming home.

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IT ALL FELL APART

The stars and the moon
Fell from the sky
It all fell apart
Before my eyes.

Unable to bargain
To change your mind
Having to face
You’re no longer mine.

You hold her hand
Kiss her good night
Tell her you love her
While she holds you tight.

No second chances
No way to save face
You disappeared
You made your escape.

Tickets for two
One seat left empty
I had no clue
That you planned to  leave me.

All of our friends
Now picking sides
Wondering why 
We didn’t try.

Feeling betrayed
Lost and alone
Facing the truth
You’re not coming home.

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Please tell me
What is wrong with you
You can’t possibly condone
The rights of the Q.

Conspiracy theorists 
The KKK
Proud Boys and Nazi’s
Are hardly okay.

Led to slaughter
Willingly fed
Hate and vengeance
The things that Trump says.

Where is your honor?
Your morality?
What were you thinking
When you signed on to be

A pawn and a cultist
A fool and a smuck?
Donald’s soon to be
Fresh out of luck.

No federal charges
Now seem to stick
But the NY State’s attorney
Is tired of his tricks.

He always skates
He’s never accountable
Soon to be jailed
Because he’s responsible.

Stand up for justice 
Not force and might
Storming the Capitol
Just wasn’t right.

Lives have been lost
We were clearly violated
Incited and prompted
So carefully calculated.

Democracy now
Hangs by a thread
As Tump leads the charge
Resulting in death.

Come to your senses
Denounce Q anon
You know it is evil
You know it is wrong!

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CROSSING THE MEADOW

Watch your step …. be careful
Beware of broken glass
Don’t try so hard …. pull over
You’re going way too fast.

The cards are on the table
The writing’s on the wall
Watch your step …. be cautious
You might  slip or you could fall.

You need to heed the warnings
Observe the caution lights
You’re swimming in the deep end
It’s never safe at night.

Yellow lights are blinking
You need a safety net
It’s time to take precautions
Wear your helmet …. don’t forget.

Don’t linger…. they are watching
They have cameras in the air
Keep up the pace …. don’t falter
Even though you’re feeling scared.

In the twilight of the evening
When the sun is going down
You will find a place of solace
As you lay your body down.

In the early morning hours
Hear the birds high in the trees
They  will beckon you to wake up
Just before it’s time to leave.

It’s been a tiresome journey
One you had to make alone
But once you cross the meadow 
You’ll be there …. you will be home.

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