Escaping the past…


The clutches of everyday life were dragging her down
She could hardly breathe or even make a sound
Suffocating and strangled by forever being inside
She tried endlessly to find a way to escape the idle ride
Then a thought came to her late one night
So she decided what she would do to escape her plight
The next day she set forth to implement her plan
She would finally escape her woes and so off she ran
She climbed every mountain and searched every sea
Longing for what she needed to finally be free
When she eventually discovered just what she was missing
It was as if somebody knew exactly what she had been wishing
She finally found the life that she had always hoped to find
She never would have discovered it without leaving the past behind

Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: January 6, 2016

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5 responses to “Escaping the past…

  1. Awesome poem, Michelle. How often do we drag the past along, preventing us from reaching our future? Beautifully said.

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  2. Thanks D…. Happens all too often.

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  3. Excellent, Michelle!! Shared on Twitter, had to let everyone else read it too 🙂

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  4. You’re very welcome!

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