Collage Photo Challenge: Poem – Wrapped Refrains – “For the Words That Aren’t Understood” #poetry #amwriting #words 

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She’ll hide her words, tuck them away, 

She thinks she has nothing to say. 

She used to speak up to ensure, 

Her words were heard; no assurance —

Made her feel dejected as if —

Her thoughts were to subtle to sniff

Words a sweet scent no one inhaled; over her spoke, 

Scent of fresh air too much; instead they inhaled smoke. 


She wasn’t a peacock preening

Often she preferred moonlight’s gleam.

She would watch the twighlight fade, 

Wishing life was creative, sane

That someone understood these threads, 

Wrapping up loose ends; writes but dreads, 

‘Cause voices as hers, shouldn’t be screamed to be heard, 

Someone must believe her, lock in their mind her words. 


There’s nothing wrong wishing for love, 

On the day love is honoured, shoves —

Them all away –their false love, 

Their riddles; such thoughts begrudges

Alone, happiness for others–

Sick feeling from ex’s and oh’s. 

She dated and kissed, let them take her to bliss; but missed —

Having no man understand, words behind her sweet kiss. 


Butterflies fly, back and forth inside —

Her bright mind, she wonders where to hide? 

When each room has a lock and all

Hold the key to come through, stall, pause, 

Keep her from the purpose she knows

Trails, wisps, of words wandering bold —

Spending moments turning words she must write, true though —

Knows her legacy is when they read her pen strokes. 


When she carves her soul in a box —

Holds it out far, undoes the lock. 

So outside, inside she’s seen whole, 

Not fragments — a person with soul. 

Someone who cares who you’d like to —

See more; maybe you see clear through, 

You know she isn’t the darkness where secrets abide, 

She’s the straight-forward girl with purpose excited. 


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Photo Challenge:  Fiction – That Could Still Be Us #amwriting #fiction #relationship 

Thanks to NEEKNERAJ for hosting MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge this week. 




Twilight fades and darkness overtakes the sun. It’s difficult to see at night in the winter when there isn’t much snow. Those glistening piles such as frozen clouds, usually manage to catch the moon’s radiant glow. But tonight the only light outside is a crescent moon and far above, the glimmering stars. 

The lights on the dashboard flicker on and I gaze at you behind the wheel, humming softly to yourself as you continue our drive in an ink dark night. I can see from your face you’re exhausted.

“Please let me drive for you? At least a couple of hours so you can sleep, Tye?” 

You roll your eyes at me in the relative darkness in the inside of our car, “You don’t drive well enough. You only drive to the grocery store and a short distance to work. You don’t have experience driving on icy highways at night, Cara” Tye looks at me waiting for me to respond. 

Finally I peep, “When I took my drivers lessons, we drove on icy snowy highways. I drive all around the city,” I inform him. “Highways aren’t my favorite but you’re falling asleep at the wheel and I can handle driving until we reach Red Deer. The roads are deserted and I’m going to be driving straight and making sure I stay a good distance behind any other vehicle I come across.” 

Tye nods and bites his lip. I can tell he has no energy to argue with me. “I do need the sleep badly. When we get to Red Deer let’s stop and stay at a hotel for the night, okay Cara?” I smile at Tye in agreement and watch him pull the car over to the side of the highway to trade seats wih me.

I start to drive and at first I can see he’s a bit frightened for me and frankly so am I. But eventually Tye realizes I can keep up the speed on the highway and that I’m driving well, keeping my eyes on the road. 

At one moment I feel the car wiggle and slide over an ice patch but I pump the breaks and I drive the car without incident again. I wonder if he noticed my dangerous slip, but peering to my side I see Tye is sound asleep.

My poor guy, I think running my one hand through his hair as we reach Red Deer. I park the car near a decent hotel. The Best Western appears newer and well taken care of. Tye rubs his eyes when I gently shake him awake. 

When we are finally in our room I shower and I’m surprised when he joins me. “So, we’re talking again I guess? You’re not mad at me anymore?” I ask Tye. 

He holds me from behind, curving his body into mine and sighing in my wet hair. He kisses my cheek, “I don’t want to fight with you Cara. I want us to us again. I don’t like that your ex kissed you, but I thought about it the entire time we’ve been driving home from the mountains. You didn’t initiate the kiss and your friends said the same thing. My buddies agreed with them too. The whole situation made me so angry, I can’t even explain it.”

I nod and rest my head back on Tye’s bare shoulder, “I would never, you know that? But I can’t explain things to you if you won’t communicate with me. We could’ve solved this back in the mountains and skipped the tense ride home. I didn’t mean to make you jealous. I punched my ex for hitting on me after you went back to the hotel still foaming at the mouth,” I say with a proud smirk. 

Tye strokes my cheek and kisses my lips, “Punched him, hey? I’m so happy to hear you did. I wanted to more than punch him before I cooled down. It’s all forgotten, Cara. But I think we could both use some extra distractions just in case.” 

I giggle and turn around so I’m flush against Tye, “Okay, let’s completely wipe our minds clear of the past couple of days.” 

The night became one of our most memorable nights together. 


“That Could Still Be Us” – Keith Urban 


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