The Girl Who Had Everything – Writing 201: Poetry (Day 8 – Flavor, Elegy, Enumeratio)

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The Girl Who Had Everything

She was the flavor of the day
The talk of the town
When she came into sight
Everyone crowded around
She was a girl who had everything
Going her way
It was a shame it all had to end
On that one frightful day
Beauty and ambition left her
In the blink of an eye
She had been the life of the party
And left without saying goodbye
Then one bad decision
Left her in a collision
Her life now just a blur
Caused quite a stir
Many couldn’t believe
That she was now gone
A girl that had everything
And seemed so strong
Fate dealt her a poor hand
That terrible tragic day
And these sad memories
Will probably never go away
Reflecting back on her life
Many now say
They miss her and wonder
Why did she pay
Unfortunately so often
We reap what we sow
God bestows us with choices
And then lets us go
We can’t really question
The hows and the whys
It’s unfortunate for sure
When somebody we love must die
But we need to remember
The choices that we make
Can often lead us
To disastrous mistakes
We live and we learn
And get smarter each day
Hopefully before
We are taken away

Written by,  Michelle Cook


Originally posted: October 13, 2015

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20 responses to “The Girl Who Had Everything – Writing 201: Poetry (Day 8 – Flavor, Elegy, Enumeratio)

  1. WOW!!!!

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  2. Another great piece, Michelle. I really can’t say anything because you’ve said it all. I felt the pain in your writing, and it makes me think of the poor souls (especially young souls) who are forced to leave this earth before their job is done.

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  3. My mother almost died because of a drunk driver. She was young and riding her tricycle at the time it happened. So sad how the choices we make in life can affect so many.

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  4. It’s true, many people don’t think about the consequences of what they do until it’s too late.

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  5. Khadijah Sali-Lloyd

    Sad and true.

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  6. Full of emotion and vivid without a stumble. A great and wise post.

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  7. Thank you Sheri! Hope you’re having a good week!

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  8. So many families deal with the after effects of poor choices. Especially with teenagers who believe they are immortal. It’s tragic. Excellent poem.

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  9. Thank you, it is tragic… 😦

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  10. Thank you 😊

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  11. You are so gifted with words and rhyming them!

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  12. Aww… thank you Camie! 😉

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  13. Love this piece

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  14. Thank you Charlie 🙂

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