GETTING OLD

She’s getting old
And she is afraid
She’s feeling worried
Her hair’s turning gray.

Her bones are brittle
She’s feeling weak
Her hearing is going
Her future feels bleak.

Her eyesight is changing
She can’t drive at night
Her memory’s failing
She’s lost her appetite.

Her interests are waning
She can’t concentrate
Her hair’s falling out
And she’s losing weight.

What can she do?
It’s all disconcerting
She’s not feeling good
Everything’s hurting.

She has to keep going
There is no recourse
She has to remember
It could always be worse.

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LEAVE ME ALONE

via Daily Prompt: Constant

Constant

A constant reminder
A nag and a badger
You just won’t let up
Why does it matter?

Give me a break
Leave me alone
Why don’t you stop?
Why don’t you go home?

I can’t take the nagging
The stalking, the blame
Enough is enough
All that remains.

Is persistent noise
Noise in my ear
Repeating, repeating
Till I’m brought to tears.

What is it you want?
What is it you see?
Why all this annoyance?
Please let me be.

Mind your own business
Get out of my way
It doesn’t concern you
Not yours to convey.

I’ll call the police for
An order of protection
If you don’t back off
And stop this obsession.

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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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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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