FIGURE SKATERS

Gliding across the ice
Spiraling in the air
Rotating, flying
With glitter and flare.

Sequins and chiffon
Grace beyond glory
Expressions, movements
All tell the story.

The music…… majestic
The turns and the twists
Nowhere on earth can you see
Something like this.

Years of practice
Lead to perfection
Five minutes of fame
May culminate in rejection.

One slip, one mistake
Can lead to a fall
You can lose everything
You can lose it all.

The roar of the crowd
The disappointment resounds
When after a fall
They strive to rebound.

Awards and applause
The medals accrued
If only you could imagine
If only you knew.

The sweat and the pain
They’ve suffered so long
Makes all of it worth it
Their character’s strong.

Winning or losing
They give it their all
No matter the outcome
They will stand tall.
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CUPID

Love came, though unexpected
Love came suddenly
There was candy and red roses
You meant the world to me.

Sweet love songs played softly
They played all night long
I heard them play till I fell asleep
They played my favorite song.

I drank champagne at midnight
Ate my share of caviar
We made love till morning
Underneath the moon and stars.

Cupid found me, with his arrow
He hit the target, right thru my heart
I found someone to love me
Then suddenly it all turned dark.

I stood alone there crying
I found it hard to carry on
To find a reason to wake up each day
Too many things had now gone wrong.

Cupid shot a brand new arrow
He found the girl for you
Mine was just for practice
There was nothing I could do.

The clock could not be turned back
There was no getting over you
You’re now lost to me forever
You belong to someone new.

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CALL THE POLICE

via Daily Prompt: Suspicious

Suspicious

If you begin to feel suspicious
And don’t know just what to do
Call up a private detective
And gather up some clues.

Note the odd behavior
Keep track of dates and times
Get out those old binoculars
To help prevent a crime.

If you see someone at midnight
With a flashlight in their hands
They may be dressed all in black
Keep an eye on them, if you can.

If you see them breaking into
A boat, a house, or a car
Call 911 immediately
Before they go too far.

Once you call the local precidnt
The police will make the arrest
They will put the crook in handcuffs
Then take care of all the rest.

Rules are made to be followed
Best to avoid a life of crime
Best to do what is expected
Or you’ll end up doing time.

A VISIT FROM HEAVEN

A visit from heaven
You come to my backyard
Your crimson red appearance
Is what I’m looking for.

In the morning with my coffee
We share a sweet hello
You sit upon the lamppost
I observe your red halo.

Angels wear disguises
Some are yellow, some are green
But you’re the prettiest angel
That I have ever seen.

Relaxing in the courtyard
Your presence comforts me
I believe that you were sent to
Help me grieve more comfortably.

The ease and grace around me
Offers solace for my strife
Could you be my one and only
Help me live a better life?

You’re my angel, I adore you
When you are near, nothing is wrong
I look for you each morning
Your memory helps me to live on.

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MY WOUNDED HEART

Staring straight into your eyes
So deep and irreverently cavernous
I see beyond your artful disguise
Into nothing but shameful darkness.

No truthfulness, no sincerity
Your meaningless, pointless banter
Intended to captivate me
Leaves me feeling such deep anger.

Obsessed with your flirtatious charm
What could I have been thinking?
You’re nothing but a charlatan
A sick, selfish human being.

Years I spent loving you
Believing your twisted lies
I shake my head and wonder now
All those countless alibis.

Making such a fool of me
The lies, deceit, the cheating
My wounded heart was torn apart
You laughed, I stood there bleeding.

Once that you were through with me
There was nothing left to say
I didn’t try and stop you
You simply walked away.
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STOP NAGGING

via Daily Prompt: Lecture

Lecture

Don’t lecture me about it
Please leave me alone
Don’t want to talk about it
I’ll do it on my own.

Stop nagging, I can’t stand it
Constant noise and pestering
I’ll do it when I’m ready
Can’t you see you bother me?

You never seem to let up
Always there to pull me down
I can’t escape your badgering
You’re there, always around.

Your attempts to try and guilt me
Aren’t working, can’t you see?
Why don’t you step back now?
Walk away and let me breathe.

Sitting on the sidelines
Must be so hard for you
You have to be the boss of
Every single thing I do.

Make your own decisions
So much happier you’ll be
Learn to mind your business
And I’ll take care of me.

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BEACH DAY

Sitting quietly on the beach
Watching the waves come in and out
The travelers, the locals
Make their way about.

Basking in the sunshine
Hiding under an umbrella
A group of older women
Huddle up together.

Crowded sandy beaches
Snowbirds come and go
Trying to escape the cold
The ice, the rain, the snow.

Playing cards or Bocce
Their skin warm and tan
Some blistering and over done
Still they soak up all they can.

Knelling by the water’s edge
The children build sand castles
The knights that they pretend to be
Prepare for water battles.

Windy sandy breezes
The smell of the sea air
Walking barefoot in the sand
No worries and no cares.

Pack a bag with lotion
A water bottle too
Bring a towel and sandwich
Enough for just us two.

A day spent at the ocean
Nothing could be better
Glad we have each other
So glad that we’re together.

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