Featured Writer – Devereaux Frazier


Reflections In Morning Light


I wake up

and see the morning sun

Feel the rays warm cold skin

as curtains are parted in joy

All around me, life is sounding

birds tweeting, cats meowing

and people going to work

As I wake up

my heart beats faster

my head swivels, preparing for the day

my hands readied for this game

Inside me is stirring

sad bowels

wise as owls

I shouldn’t have eaten that day old salad

Waking up

I notice the many emails from the night

Comments from you

appreciating how and what I write

Fully awaken

with goals to be taken

and expectations to be shaken

I am grateful for the light

It keeps me warm

it keeps me in the right

it keeps me



Written by, Devereaux Frazier


*Devereaux is a wonderfully talented teen writer, who has become such a blessing to me and my family.  You won’t want to miss the opportunity to see more of his creative writing.  Please visit his blog here.

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When words sting…


I pour my heart out

Day after day

Ridiculed sometimes

For what I might say

They’ll always be someone

Who finds some sort of flaw

Leaving me feeling

As if I’ve been punched in the jaw

Their words they sting

Like a thousand bees

Bringing me down

Upon my knees

Crying because

I don’t fit in

Left wondering why

I can’t ever win

 Written by, Michelle Cook

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#MidnightMadness – 3/30/2017


Here’s what my daughter Brianna had to say as she was trying to cheer me up…

Brianna – “Mom, there’s one good thing about being sick, eventually you get better!  So be glad for that! Unless of course you die…”

Me – “Oh that makes me feel a ton better!”  Lol….



Observing the way she strolled down the walk

He watched her like a fiendish hawk

The way her body and buttocks did sway

Increased the need for him to stay

Stalking her like a beast tracks its kill

She began to feel the cold sinister chill

She trusted her gut and ran swiftly away

Before he had the chance to strike her that day


Written by, Michelle Cook

Poem prompt – Buttocks

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So this is Spring?


So this is Spring

I can feel the sting

Need a warm coat

Got a sore throat

Hay fever too

Might be the flu

Cough syrup galore

Buy me the store

Anything to be well

And able to smell

Going to lie down

See you around


Written by, Michelle Cook

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Colorful Demeanor


Brink! Brink! Break!

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I felt Purple

A dark and murky kind
With splotches of blacks and blues
I was covered head to toe

I felt Blue

I was alone
Yet the sky still shined down on me
Just like every other day
A blue that would run through my veins
Into my very heart
I wonder
Would I ever feel anything else?

I felt Green

Calm and yet not quite at ease
Soft grass cradled my broken mind
And spread across it
Into the cracks it went
Until it had grown into it’s own little world
Fresh fruit ripe for picking
Wild flowers grew from my finger tips
I was alive with so many
How could I ever be alone again?

I felt Yellow

A bright shining face came up from the horizon
It glazed over the meadows with it’s rambunctious colors
A bit annoying for my tranquil demeanor
But I guess after…

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#MidnightMadness – 3/29/2017


When you wish upon a star, what do you wish for?  ~M

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Casting Crowns – Broken Together

What do you think about when you look at me

I know we’re not the fairytale you dreamed we’d be

You wore the veil, you walked the aisle, you took my hand

And we dove into a mystery


How I wish we could go back to simpler times

Before all our scars and all our secrets were in the light

Now on this hallowed ground, we’ve drawn the battle lines

Will we make it through the night


It’s going to take much more than promises this time

Only God can change our minds



Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete

Could we just be broken together

If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine

Could healing still be spoken and save us

The only way we’ll last forever is broken together


How it must have been so lonely by my side

We were building kingdoms and chasing dreams and left love behind

I’m praying God will help our broken hearts align

And we won’t give up the fight


It’s going to take much more than promises this time

Only God can change our minds



Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete

Could we just be broken together

If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine

Could healing still be spoken and save us

The only way we’ll last forever is broken together [x2]

Mediterranean Inspiration – #RomanticTuesday


Lying beside you

On the misty morning beach

Your inviting body

Is just within reach


Your smile is enticing

Encouraging me on

In your arms

Is where I belong


Quick to notice

Your playful eyes

Which now reflect

The coming sunrise


The crispness of

The newfound day

Mixes effectively

With the warm sea spray


Drawn to the warmth

Of your polished skin

Lifting the blankets

You gather me in


Clothing shed

Your body feels amazing

Your smoldering touch

Leaves me blazing


Lost in the moment

Kissing heightens the thrill

And the cool morning air

Now loses its chill


Intimately exploring

Your touch is divine

Under the covers

Our bodies align


Thoroughly enjoying

Every sensuous caress

Legs spread apart

Allowing full access


Hearts beat faster

As emotions rise

Your view now reflecting

The blue in my eyes


The present time escapes

Senses out of control

My heart and my mind

Forever lost in your soul


Written by, Michelle Cook

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#MidnightMadness – 3/28/2017


“Every life in this world has been painted by God’s own hand.  That’s why I am thankful to God because when he painted my life, he included a lovely color that is YOU.”  ~CBC

*My husband wrote this note and gave it to me several months ago.  I consider it to be, one of the sweetest things anyone has ever said to me. 

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Feeling Defeated


Do you ever feel defeated by the words people say?

Do ever just wish they would all go away?

I’m just me… nothing more, nothing less.

So please don’t ask me, to suppress.

I can’t be the somebody, you might want me to be

You see… I’m my own person, and I’ve just got to be, me.


Written by, Michelle Cook

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The war within…


“When the war within your heart is great, it’s simply time to stop and wait.”  ~M

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Another fallen princess


Traveling far

He comes to find her there

Grief stricken

She’s unfortunately unaware

Leaning down

He bestows a treasured kiss

Sadly realizing

Their love has gone amiss

No reaction

To his affectionate attempt

Their fate

A difficult truth to accept

Mental anguish

Caused its deathly toll

Love denied

Leaving a lone tortured soul


Written by, Michelle Cook


*This is what watching too many Disney movies will do to a person.  Lol…

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#MidnightMadness – 3/27/2017


As I was leaving my daughter’s bedroom tonight after tucking her into bed, she called out to me in her sweet quiet little voice, and said, “I’m so glad I have you as my mom.”  Of course, I had to rush right back in and give her another hug.  She is just too precious for words.  Thank you God, for blessings such as these. 

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A true cord of love


The filaments of affection

Are often broken

Tossed to the side

Like an old forgotten token

Sometimes a thread of devotion

Just cannot stay

It’s the truth I’m afraid

Though it’s sad to say

And some strands are merely

Carried away on the breeze

Eventually settling in

Somewhere amongst the trees

Yet a true cord of love

Is hardly ever lost

For losing one of these

Comes with an insurmountable cost


Written by, Michelle Cook

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