Category Archives: Blogging 201: Poems

Masquerader – Writing 201: Poetry, Day 4 (Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment)



Look into my soul and there you’ll find

An imperfect soul

An imperfect mind

This ugly abyss deficient and flawed is secretly a place of



Though I struggle to be good my twisted heart


I wrestle with myself to no easy


I wonder…

Can my heart be redesigned?

Or is this the way…

I’ll forever be defined…


Originally posted: October 8, 2015

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


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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The Crazies – Writing 201: Poetry (Day 7 – Neighborhood, Ballad, Assonance)


The Crazies

The Crazies as it’s defined
Is a neighborhood of all kinds
Here is some of what you’ll find…

A pastor who is always scheming
A polygamist who is usually beaming

A newlywed couple who are active and fit
A snobby white guy who acts like a twit

A homeschooling mother who hides in her house
A serial killer who is quiet as a mouse

A traveling duo who live the good life
An old geezer who has no wife

A preppy family with a dog named bogey
An obsessive control freak who is always smoking a stogie

A hoity-toity couple who spoil their dog
A girl who likes to write stories and blog

And last but not least let’s not forget the seniors
Or the girls that lay in the grass, we call them dreamers

All of these people can be found on our street
So come visit sometime, I’ll save you a seat!

Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: October 12, 2015

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Fatal Attraction – Writing 201: Poetry (Day 10 – Pleasure, Sonnet, Apostrophe)

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In the spirit of Halloween, my love for Vampire Diaries, and because this is the last assignment; I decided to spice things up a bit!  Enjoy!  🙂

Fatal Attraction

Darkness surrounded her cold dead soul
Entranced by her beauty he lost all control
With unabated lust he became her pawn
Never knowing that he would be dead before dawn
Ravenous passion heightened the pleasure
He had been marked by a poisonous treasure
She was pure perfection offering toxic affection
A snake in disguise circling her prize
Falling under her charm he was oblivious of harm
Cursed by her pleasurable yet fatal infection
He lost all distinct and intelligible direction
Before he could even come to his senses
He was paralyzed and left without any defenses
What she took was divine like a sweet red wine

Written By,  Michelle Cook

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Wintry Mix – Writing 201: Poetry (Day 9 – Cold, Concrete Poem, Anaphora/Epistrophe)

Wintry Mix

Winter Poem picture

By, Michelle Cook

Faces of Emotion – Writing 201: Poetry (Day 6 – faces, found poetry, chiasmas)

First of all let me explain this poem before you read it, or it really won’t make any sense at all. Here is the assignment I was given for today:

  • Write a poem about the word “face.”
  • Include “found poetry” – Found poetry is composed of words and letters that are collected from various places. They can be random or organized, and found in any source which contains words.
  • Use a “chiasmus” device – A chiasmus device is a repeated reversal of words.

I decided to use faces of emotion as my topic and found my words in an emotion thesaurus. I chose twelve different emotions and wrote those down. Then I went back and looked up each emotion and found the pages dedicated to those emotions. I searched for words alphabetically on each page until I ran out of words. Here is my finished result.

Faces of Emotion

Faces of Hopefulness
a bright clutching deep eye
forth goal hope in judges
keeping looking make
Hopefulness of Faces

Faces of Determination
a being curt deeply
exhaling focus gathering
heartbeat in jaw
Determination of Faces

Faces of Curiosity
a body chair demeanor
experiment fidgeting glance
hair interested
Curiosity of Faces

Faces of Love
affection beaming cheeks deep endearment
fiddling grabbing holding interests jolt keys
love make needs other person’s
Love of Faces

Faces of Amazement
astonishment becoming covering
disbelieving event fingers
giddiness heartbeat if jerky
Amazement of Faces

Faces of Nostalgia
a brightening closing
dulled experiencing felt
go having it
Nostalgia of Faces

Faces of Nervousness
and being clumsiness
down eye fingernails
goes heart irrational
Nervousness of Faces

Faces of Conflicted
a blinking contact direction
enthusiasm feelings guard
hand items joke keep
Conflicted of Faces

Faces of Reluctance
aversion back curling
distance eyes from
get hints of joking
Reluctance of Faces

Faces of Overwhelmed
a balance cry drunken
eyes forming glassy
hands inappropriate
Overwhelmed of Faces

Faces of Defensiveness
attack back crossing
darting eye fluidity
grows hot intense
Defensiveness of Faces

Faces of Hurt
aggrieved brows chin
draining eyes form
grimace hardening in
Hurt of Faces


Old Glory – Writing 201: Poetry, Day 5 (Map, Ode, Metaphor)


Old Glory

Bravely she stands
Tall and proud
Never speaking
Hardly making a sound

A symbol of unity
She bonds and ties
A separate people
Who all march by her side

She honors the dead
By her warm embrace
And fills a room with love
As she smiles from her case

She’ll even stand
In vigilant delight
In the harshest of conditions
Rain, snow, or plight

Upon her mighty pedestal
She doth wave
Proud of her strong men
The free and the brave

She uplifts all
Who gaze upon her glory
She’s a real woman
With a painful story

She’s a pillar
In the community
And stands for
The ultimate victory

Her virtue and innocence
Shine all through the night
In the trailing’s of her threads
We all stand and fight

She gives us hope
For a better tomorrow
And brings back memories
Of deep buried sorrow

By her truth
All will come to see
How we will forever remain
The home of the free

Written By, Michelle Cook

Paper Thin (Writing 201: Poetry, Day 3 – Skin, Prose Poetry, Internal Rhyme)


Paper Thin

Dreaming of a time when life was full of fun
Remembering the days when the journey had just begun
Those years now seem just a blur
Nobody has yet found the magic cure
Now frail and broken
My last words have been spoken
Delicate supple skin is now papery thin
This is where I finally begin
A new life free from sin


The Gifted Ones – Writing 201: Poetry (Day 2 – Gift, Acrostic, Simile)


The Gifted Ones

Gallant Gymnasts
Olympic Achievers Over-worked
Open-minded Sensational Legends
Delightfully Dazzling


P.S. Can you find the hidden message?

Virtual Veil – Writing 201: Poetry (Day 1 – Screen, Haiku, Alliteration)


Virtual Veil
Void of Value and Virtue
Veritable Vice