Past life



There once was a girl

Who grew up poor as a peasant

And although she didn’t have much

She was never unpleasant


She realized at a very young age

That life wasn’t always clear

So she tolerated those who laughed at her

Allowing them to snicker and sneer


She adhered to her faith

Even in moments of tribulation

And tried numerous times to forget

Her disparaging frustrations


As the years passed

She made friends with the downtrodden

For she knew in her somber heart

What it was like to feel forgotten


She cherished every friendship

And sought to rid her companions of pain

Yet with so much evil lurking in the shadows

Those friendships did not remain


Sometimes she looks back now

And wonders why life was so unfair

Yet she realizes each life is different

And so she tries not to compare



Written by, Michelle Cook

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15 responses to “Past life

  1. Oh, Michelle, I love this!!!!

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  2. Thanks Dorinda! Hope your week is going well! ❤

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  3. I’ll be glad when Saturday is here and I can get out and walk away from all the stress!! Otherwise, I’m doing fine lol Hope yours is going well, too! ❤

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  4. Yes, the week can often be a bit hectic. I’m at the point right now, where I’m just saying heck with it all and saying yes to whatever brings happiness. Life is too short to live any other way. 😉

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  5. Me too, I hope it works for both of us! 🙂

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  6. Oh I know it will! 😉

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  7. Lovely, Michelle. It doesn’t make sense to compare, does it? We never know the inside of another person’s life. Just do the best we can with our own 🙂

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  8. Completely agree… 😉

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  9. This is brilliant and, as usual, beautiful and profound!

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  10. Thanks Dustin… Hope you’re doing well my friend. 🙂

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  11. I am doing much better, thank you. I feel like I’ve finally found myself again. 🙂

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  12. Good to hear! Me too! 🙂

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  13. Ahh, really!?! I’m very happy to hear that!!

    Enjoy your evening!

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  14. Thanks! You too!

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