#MidnightMadness – 5/18/2017

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Well… have you?  Lol… If so, what did you try and what have you discovered?  😉


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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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Spring Frolic

 

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Calm and gentle blows the breeze

Lovers walk amongst the trees

Blue skies smile down from above

Radiating sunshine on those in love

Perfume splendor fills the air

Blossoming beauties wave their fair

Children scamper to and fro

Gaily laughing off they go

Cheerful pleasantries fill the day

As we go on our merry way

Days like this are never a bore

And leave us wanting all the more

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: March 20, 2016

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#MidnightMadness – 5/17/2017

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If you could be any flavor of ice cream what flavor would you be and why?

 

*I sincerely apologize to all of the pregnant women out there who may be reading this at midnight.  Or perhaps I really should be apologizing to the men in your life, who now have to go buy you ice cream at this late hour of the night.  Sorry guys… 😋

 

P.S.  I’d be Mint N’ Chip, because it’s my favorite!  🍦


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Fireflies

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Tiny glowing embers

Flitting about in the dark

 

Love blossoming

With each little bursting spark

 

Flickering phosphorescent lights

Illuminate the rugged terrain

 

As whimsical thoughts enrapture

And dare to entertain

 

Written by, Michelle Cook

 


Originally posted: April 5, 2016

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We’d be free… free just to be.

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I wish I had a friend who would pretend with me once more

Masquerading away the day, we’d be silly and free

Free to be a princess, a pirate, or even a superhero

Regardless of whomever we wanted to be

We’d be free

Free just to be

Oh to be five once again…

To feel alive again…

 

I wish I had a friend who would ride bikes with me all day

Riding around the neighborhood, we’d be silly and free

Free to explore the park, the zoo, or even the beach

Regardless of wherever we wanted to go

We’d be free

Free just to be

Oh to be ten once again…

To feel alive again…

 

I wish I had a friend who would spend some time with me

Bumming around together, we’d be silly and free

Free to hang out at the arcade, go bowling, or even catch a movie

Regardless of whatever we decided to do

We’d be free

Free just to be

Oh to be fifteen once again…

To feel alive again…

 

I wish I had a friend who could understand what I’m going through

Never-ending late night talks, we’d be silly and free

Free to discover who we are, speak honestly, and become forever friends

Regardless of whatever we discovered about each other

We’d be free

Free just to be

Oh to be twenty once again…

To feel alive again…

 

I wish I had a friend who would help me make tough decisions

Coming alongside me, we’d be silly and free

Free to dream, think, and consider the future

Regardless of whatever we planned

We’d be free

Free just to be

Oh to be twenty-five once again…

To feel alive again…

 

I wish I had a friend who would help me be a better parent

Giving me some guidance, we’d be silly and free

Free to learn how to cope, adjust, and love unconditionally

Regardless of whatever we learned

We’d be free

Free just to be

Oh to be thirty once again…

To feel alive again…

 

I wish I had a friend who could help me fix my marriage

Lending me their shoulder, we’d be silly and free

Free to face problems together, comfort one another, and show compassion

Regardless of whatever we experienced

We’d be free

Free just to be

Oh to be thirty-five once again…

To feel alive again…

 

I wish I had a friend who would make me feel young again

Through words of reassurance, we’d be silly and free

Free to laugh at ourselves, cry at times, and encourage one another

Regardless of our age

We’d be free

Free just to be

Oh to be forty once again…

To feel alive again…

 

To be continued when I’m older… ❤

 

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: April 13, 2016

#MidnightMadness – 5/16/2017

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Blogger friend Trent, from Trent’s World has graciously given us a new word to add to the dictionary.  Compty is the word, and it means… wanting to comment on a blog post but coming up empty when you try.  So here’s a poem I promised to write about it.  And just in case you missed it, this goes along with last night’s Midnight Madness; which you can check out here.

 

Compty

Is a very unique word

One you’ve probably

Never even heard

 

It’s a word made up

By our blogger friend Trent

Who decided to tell me

What this awesome word meant

 

So have no fear

This magical word is now here

Its meaning is simple and easy

And won’t leave you feeling queasy

 

It has to do with

Wanting to comment on a blog

During those frustrating times

When your brain is in a fog

 

It’s then that you can’t quite

Figure out what to say

So you just end up leaving

And going on your merry way

 

So thank you Trent

For sharing your word

It really is lovely

And not at all absurd

 

It’s too bad nobody else

Was brave enough to submit any more

Get with the program all you other bloggers

And don’t be such a bore!  😉

 

Written by, Michelle Cook

 


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Suspended

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Daring to dream
Reaching even higher
Holding on tighter
Can’t let go
All my strength
Wearing out fast
Starting to slip
Can’t let go
Mind over matter
Hanging on threads
Losing my grip
Can’t let go
Starting to fade
Won’t look down
Someone catch me
Can’t hold on
One last prayer
Holding my breath
Saying silent goodbyes
Must let go
An outstretched hand
Gives me hope
One last chance
Can’t let go

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: January 1, 2016

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The Heart String

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An invisible string connects us
And no matter how far away you go
When I feel the gentle pull of the string
I’m instantly all aglow

I feel this gentle tug so often
And yet I never get tired of its hold
The string reminds me that you are always there
And will be until I’m quite old

Every day I think of you
Until the day is done
This string which ties us is completely unbreakable
And binds our hearts as one

So when you feel the pull
Of my devoted and warm loving soul
Don’t forget that I am always here
Perpetually wishing you were near

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: January 21, 2016

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#MidnightMadness – 5/15/2017

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Thought we were sort of due for another question and answer game tonight.  So…

If you could add one word to the dictionary, what would it be and what would it mean?

 

P.S.  I will choose one of the answers and write a poem about it tomorrow.  So think of a good one!  I can’t wait to see all of your responses.  ~M


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Sweet beautiful rain

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Rain sweet beautiful rain

Never go away

Tickle my tongue

As I dance and play

 

Keep me inspired

As only you can

Such a miraculous gift

In God’s wondrous plan

 

Sing me your lovely tune

As I snuggle into bed

Never leave me

Want your song in my head

 

Whisper your wonders

While I drift off to sleep

Cradle me with your lullaby

I’m yours forever to keep

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Treasured gifts

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I have a lovely treasure box
It’s full of many special notes
And in that special treasure box
Are an abundance of lovely quotes
There are treasured memories of all kinds
Even some that are hand drawn designs
There are also lots of encouraging phrases
And oh so many thoughtful praises
There are special Mother’s Day wishes
An absurd amount of written hugs and kisses
Dozens of scribbly pictures on little bits of paper
Each little piece is something I thoughtfully savor
These simple treasures are made with heartfelt love
Remembrances only a mother is sure to be proud of
Out of all the things I have ever been given
My most favorite gifts are the ones handwritten

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: January 1, 2016

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#MidnightMadness – 5/14/2017

Happy Mother’s Day!

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At the heart of sadness

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Three years of my life I’ve dedicated to writing

And yet now I don’t know how or if I can continue on this journey

My heart just isn’t in it the way it once was

I feel stuck in a life that is perfect in every way

And yet it’s also so broken and ugly that I cannot see past it

I try to disregard the guilt which I so often feel

Originally brought on by the shame of another

But time and time again I still feel it as if it were my own

And now I live with my own transgressions

Screaming at the top of my lungs in silence

Simply responding to the heart wrenching pain

Which has accumulated in my broken heart

Pieces of me have fallen so far away

That I now feel lost and mostly without purpose

Heartbreak and grief have caused an unbearable sadness in me

And somedays I just don’t know how I can move past the hurt

There are days when I am strong and days when I think I can get there

Back to that old familiar place where life was happy and simple

And then there are days like today when sorrow catches up to me

Swooping me up in a whirlwind of emotions

Then leaving me to stumble aimlessly in the dark

I feel lost as I walk through a fog of despair and uncertainty

And its times like these when I wonder if I can continue on

And I question just how much more my heart can endure

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Infinite

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You speak to me in the most tender and subtle of ways
Gently reminding me of your everlasting holy presence

I see your lingering fingerprints wherever I go
Mere fragments of your indestructible glory

Your countless creations overwhelm and inspire me
Leaving me feeling exhilarated and full of limitless joy

You consume my heart and reassure me like none other
Flooding me with your eternal love and compassion

Your divine beauty illuminates the arduous pathway
And your arms are always outstretched awaiting my return

The world collapses and crumbles but you never change
You’re infinitely the same today, tomorrow, and forevermore

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: March 17, 2016

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