via Daily Prompt: Bewildered


Feeling quite bewildered to hear the news today
Seems our fearless leader wants his own parade
Seen with his hand to his head in a military salute
Thinking he is patriotic is a fact we should refute.

It’s all about his ego, his need for accolades
Our veterans cannot benefit from such narcissistic ways
Weekends spent at Mar a Lago, obliviously playing golf
Will not help our country ever get our problems solved.

Does Muller have all he needs, to put this guy in prison?
Can he stop his intent on destroying our proud nation?
Emoluments, nepotism, money laundering and more
I can’t help but wonder, what are we waiting for?

No care, or concern for the plight of the weak
No help, or thought of those who are meek
Giving more to those who obviously need it less
Turning this country into one heartless, brutal mess.

It’s all about him, he’s not thinking of us
If his family can benefit, for him that’s a plus
Healthcare and welfare don’t matter to him
But if it benefits the wealthy, you can count him in.

Will good prevail over evil? I can’t help but have my doubts
Every day it gets worse, I can’t figure it all out
Will we ever recover from the damage that’s been done?
Seems we are in here worrying, while he’s out having fun.

I won’t salute a leader who has no regard for honor
As a veteran myself, his actions I do ponder
I’m shaking my head, trying hard to understand
How in the hell we ever elected this man?


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via Daily Prompt: Enroll


Hoping to enroll you
In the school they call, “Hard Knocks”
You’ve been getting nowhere
You’re nothing but all talk.

Hype and scam your M.O.
But, I am on to you
Tired of all your bullshit
Not one word you say is true.

Empty broken promises
All you’ve left behind
When do you own up to
This senseless waste of time?

Fast-talking, pure deception
Think you’ve got it going on?
You’re nothing but a sleazy
Half rate, lying cheating con.

You have to crawl before you walk
You can’t start at the top
You’ve got to put your time in
The lying has to stop.

Who’s going to believe you
You’ve been abusing everyone
What happens when it’s over
When all is said and done?

There’s no one you can count on
You’ve burned every single bridge
You need to start all over
Make amends for what you did.

Change your ways, clean up your act
Make truth your new endeavor
Try to get your life on track
Please pull yourself together.


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Bare and naked, I stand alone
Stripped of pride and dignity
On my own you left me here
You walked away from me.

Years pass by, time moves on
I stand here marred and maimed
Looking for some answers
Still feeling I’m to blame.

Selfishly you cast aside
The memories we made
Traded up for someone new
How much does she get paid?

It’s all about the money
The status, the lifestyle
How far can she advance you?
Enough to make you smile?

If someone better comes along
You’ll leave her high and dry
She’ll be left remembering
Your charming alibis.

How many left, how many scorned?
How many hearts are broken?
Wish I never heard those words
The last words that were spoken.

“I’ll always love you, that won’t change”
Forget your blatant lies
The echo of your empty words
Can only make me cry.

You’re not worth the heartache
The senseless gnawing pain
I hope I never see you
Or have to speak to you again.

Psychopaths and robbers
You’re all one in the same
You take love and trample it
For you, it’s all a game.

The innocent, the vulnerable
Ah, such easy prey
I was your next victim
Till you turned and walked away.

Years I waited, waited for you
What a senseless waste of time
It was so easy leaving me
Leaving me behind.

Such a fool, I trusted you
Gave you all you said u wanted
Now I’m left with nothing but
A memory that’s haunted.


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via Daily Prompt: Permit


I will no longer permit you
To take advantage of me
I am going to put my foot down
No longer will I be.

A doormat you can step on
A fool to ridicule
Tired of getting goofed on
By a sick obnoxious fool.

You’re nothing but a bully
A boorish sociopath
A loud mouthed piranha
Always looking for a laugh.

Anything to make you happy
You try your best to put me down
But you’re the ignoramus
A sick uncaring clown.

What happened in your childhood
To make you act this way?
Why are you so uncaring
And have nothing nice to say?

Everything’s a joke to you
A tease, a goof, a spin
Once you start the insults
The sarcasm never ends.

Enough’s enough it’s got to stop
The brutal hateful jargon
No more lame excuses
No reason to be pardoned.

I’m finally standing up to say
I’m no longer needing you
To validate my sense of worth
To tell me what to do.

Packing up, moving out
Getting far way from you
Finally done with cruelty
And your heartless attitude.


Risking it all
I turn to you
Thinking it will be different,
But, it never is.
Same old, same old.
Looking for a fresh start
Why do I keep listening?
Got nothing but a broken heart

Brazen and belligerent
I feel the sting
My pride left tattered
My thoughts wandering
Unfulfilled, unsatisfied
Always the same take
Split in half, indecisive
One more failed mistake.

I pray they take you
Leave me on my own
Free to start all over
I can’t, I can’t go on
Saddled with broken promises
Overwhelming debt
There’s got out be a way out
A way I can forget.

I heard the sirens
Saw the lights
Your house burned to the ground
I saw them carry out your dog’s remains
All that had been found
No more second chances
No more second bets
You’re nothing but a loser
That I hope I can forget.


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via Daily Prompt: Creature


Through the forest
Into deep brush
A creature lives
In thicket plush
Thick with vines
Weeds and moss
I wandered in
Completely lost.

Sunlight fades
I heard him growl
Time running out
The smell so foul
Within a cave
Dark and deep
He had awoken
From his sleep.

Matted hair
Face of gray
Hands like paws
He waits for prey
Sunlight wanes
Fog rolls in
Day is gone
Night begins.

Upon a branch
Up on high
Sits the owl
I start to cry
No way out
Nowhere to hide
What to do?
I’m terrified.

Hunts and pecks
I start to pray
Will I become
His lunch today?
I start to run
I trip and fall
I start to crawl.

Scattered bones
All around
The eerie noise
The horrid sounds
He screams, he barks
Breathing fire
I saw the sparks
Beyond the brier.

Frantic now
Hoping I
Get out alive
From a cliff
I take the leap
Before I land
I wake from sleep.

Just a dream
It wasn’t real
Though it felt
So surreal
No freaks, no fear
No scary gnomes
I made it home.


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My puppy had to have surgery
She had a mass under her chin
She had a second one on her right paw
We went back to the vet again.

Every time we get out on the road
She knows just where we’re going
She starts to shake, rattle and roll
You can hear her softly moaning.

The helpless look in her eyes,
The restless panting and the panic
Poor thing is just so terrified
She’s so nervous and so frantic.

Once we’re there, she cowers down
Her tail between her legs
She paces while we’re waiting
She whines and begins to beg.

About this time I start to cry
The tech offers me a tissue
I try and explain myself to her
But she’s familiar with this issue.

The follow-up visit is over and done
They gave us a pill or two
To help relieve her post-op pain
To help relax her, too.

She’s sound asleep at home now
No strange sounds or weird smells
She’s relaxed and seems quite comfortable
As far as I can tell.