Defining Character


Her worn hands were tired

And so was her weary mind

She spent her days working

For the spoiled and unkind


Her days were long

And her nights were short

Yet through all the struggles

She remained a good sport


She tried her best

To satisfy every need

Of her rich employer

Who was laden with greed


Through the years

She remained faithful and kind

And everyone missed her

On the day she resigned


She still has not been forgotten

As she was loved for her gentle ways

Seems it’s our character which defines us

Even beyond our earthly days


Written by, Michelle Cook

Poetry prompt: Tired hands and mind.

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18 responses to “Defining Character

  1. A beautiful poem filled with meaning, Michelle.

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  2. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  3. Thank you Robbie πŸ™‚


  4. A beautiful tribute to many who have poured out their lives in behalf of others. Often this kind find much more contentment and peace in life than do the selfish.

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  5. Thank you Oneta, I believe this to be very true.

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  6. One word – totallyandutterlyinspiring! Okay, maybe I cheated a little. πŸ™‚

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  7. Aww… thanks Robert. I love that word! Lol…. πŸ˜‰

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  8. I love this poem, Michelle! ❀️

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  9. Thanks so much Jennie πŸ™‚

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  10. You are welcome, Michelle. πŸ™‚

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  11. One of my faves too. πŸ˜‰
    You have yourself a lovely day.
    Kindness – Robert.

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  12. Well I’m happy to hear that. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Robert, and you have a good day too. πŸ˜‰

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  13. Charlie Hasler

    lovely as always πŸ‘

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  14. Thanks so much Charlie… hope you’re having a good week. πŸ™‚

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  15. Charlie Hasler

    All good here Michelle, likewise, all the best to you and your family

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  16. That’s good… glad to hear it. Thank you πŸ˜‰


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