Monday, January 31, 2011

A Slow Burn

Just when I'd started to be optimistic,
And let my emotional guard down a bit
Believing in dreams I'd almost forgotten
Believing that I could achieve something more.

That's when life throws me a fast ball, a curve ball,
And next thing I know, it's three strikes: I'm out.
I brush off the dust and head back to the dugout
I'm through for the season, gotta' wait for next year.

It's not like my life is all over, not really.
There's no drama, or trauma or tears to be seen.
No ones hurting me, and there won't be a scar.
It's just a slow burn...
                                      that's killing me.

Just when I started to think I'd be moving
Away from the sidelines and onto the field
My shoelaces trip me; I fall on my knees.
I'm tired of pretending I can fail with grace.

But what can I do but keep trying to make it
Put the show on, and go on, is what I must do
I refuse to give up, gonna' fight for my life
Can't let the slow burn...
                                      keep killing me.

Caren E. Salas

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Another of Robert Lee Brewer's Wednesday prompts. I'm getting it in just under the wire, but better late than never, right?


The right place
The perfect moment
I saw you
You saw me
I knew almost instantly
We'd be friends for life.

Caren E. Salas

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Today I'm going to take one step:
One step forward, solid, standing;
No two steps back, no thoughts forgotten,
Just one clean step, a perfect landing.

Today I'm going to face one day:
One day only, no future or past;
No regrets of failures, no grudges holding,
Just one new day, like it's the last.

Today I'm going to make one plan:
One plan for something never tried;
Not four or five impossible projects,
But one simple plan that I decide.

Today I'm going to pick one dream
One dream to believe with all my heart
One step, one day, one plan for dreaming
That today is when my life will start.

Caren E. Salas


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meatloaf Tonight

When everythings wrong and nothing seems right,
When I'm frustrated, tired, upset and uptight,
Just three little words make my world bright,
It's meatloaf tonight! It's meatloaf tonight!

No other food makes me salivate more,
When I get home from work and come through the door,
I'm willing to do any task, any chore,
For the dish I adore, for the dish I adore.

No, speghetti and garlic bread really won't do it
Don't offer me steak, I don't want to chew it.
Like I said before, I thought we'd been through it,
I thought that you knew it, I thought that you knew it.

So show me your love, make me high as a kite,
I can just about taste that first perfect bite,
Other than you, there's no better sight,
Than meatloaf tonight, Than meatloaf tonight.

Caren E. Salas

dedicated to Robert Lee Brewer, my inspiration. :)