Tag Archives: life

Almost there…

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I’m at the very brink of rhetoric and rhyme

And I can almost taste each and every delicious word

 

These savory and sensational tidbits

Have begun to form on the furthermost tip of my tongue

 

The texture and flavor of each specific thought

Bursts forth with vitality from my baffled brain

 

Tickling and teasing the remainder of my senses

As words spew spontaneously and sporadically

 

Each notion captured in a technological realm of space

Where perceptions and ideas flood the world

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Unfamiliar me

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A blank slate

Is what I’ve become

The past me has vanished

A change has begun

 

I’m simply not the same

As yesterday’s girl

I’ve grown over time

Like an oyster’s pearl

 

I like the brand-new me

Yet she’s foreign in many ways

So many differences

In this recent phase

 

I feel I really must

Take the time and begin

To somehow get to know her

All over again

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Lord hear me…

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Lord hear me now

As I speak to you today

 

Please help me along

This unmarked pathway

 

Neither one of us is certain

Of what we should do

 

Please help us make decisions

Which are honoring to you

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Featured Writer – Annette Rochelle Aben

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Worthy

Do you know how worthy you are

Well, just look about you

Look close, look far

You’ll see trees, lakes and mountains, the sun, moon and stars

That, my friend is how worthy you are

 

Know in your heart, that this paradise golden

Was created for you, in times so long ago, olden

And there was no test you had to take, to know if this, your home, you should make

For the Creator, knew the master plan, that the space needed to be oh, so worthy of man

 

Yet, there are times, in this space, we feel so lost

As though we haven’t the money to cover the cost

Of the splendor around us, those vast open spaces

We long to retreat to our hide away places

We want to punish ourselves for we think we are less

Than all that surrounds us; with all we’ve been blessed

 

And then we get to feeling smaller than small

Worries and burdens loom so very tall

It’s hard to remember to simply close our eyes

And go to that still, small place inside

To find the peace and love that we truly seek

And grow beyond the illusion of being weak

 

For you are the container for the world’s greatest riches

Held together without staples or stiches

You were entrusted with a glorious spirit, a beautiful soul

Which are more valuable than all the world’s gold

More perfect and awesome than all we can see

For you were blessed with the opportunity, just to BE

 

Life is the most intoxicating of perfumes and you, the finest of jars

And that, my friend, is how worthy you ARE!

 

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

For more inspirational writings by Annette, please visit her site at:

http://www.annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com


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The wonders of a beautiful afternoon

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In the stillness of the day

I sit quietly and reflect

On all the wondrous things

I so often tend to neglect

 

I become fully entranced

By the soft billowy clouds

Which are often forgotten

Amongst the usually oblivious crowds

 

The flowers captivate me too

Each one smiling at the sun

Seems God’s perfect glory

Can never be outdone

 

The trees all leisurely sway

To the beat of the zealous breeze

And the bees and the wild things hum

To the rustling of tender leaves

 

There’s magic in the air

Drifting along on a waft of sweet perfume

And I’m lost once again

To the wonders of a beautiful afternoon

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Where did yesterday go?

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The screen alights

His zombie like face

Nothing more to life

Than time to waste

 

The phone she holds

Has become her only friend

The life they once knew

Has come to an end

 

Remnants of lost yesterday’s

Pass them by

And bittersweet memories

Have left with a sigh

 

Why did those happy years

Ever have to go

It seems there’s nobody left

Who will ever know

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Relishing happiness

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Today I feel so happy

I’ve felt it all day long

The sun has been shinning

And nothing has gone wrong

Tomorrow may be different

Each day is unlike all the rest

But for now I’m relishing in happiness

Feeling loved and so very blessed

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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This is it

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This is it

The time has come

A new path

Has most certainly come

I see it clearly

As it comes into view

A color on the horizon

So beautiful and new

I’m excited to see

Where this road leads

I’ve been needing a change

Guess the Lord heard my pleas

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Open my eyes…

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I’ve spent my whole life

Trying so hard to be good.

Struggling with all my might

To be how a Christian should.

 

But the enemy is powerful

And he always seems to win.

I keep believing all his lies

While he laughs at me and grins.

 

And then I question God

Where is he and why doesn’t he care?

If he’s letting all this happen to me

Is he really even there?

 

Why God must I continue

To face more suffering and pain?

All this misery and despair

Is only causing me to go insane.

 

Is there something I’m doing wrong?

Open my eyes and make me see.

Because clearly I’m a broken mess

Who desperately needs to be set free.

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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There’s someone I miss…

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There’s someone I miss

Of this there’s no doubt

And my mind and my heart

Are wrestling it out

 

I sometimes feel lost

Without this person here

Wishing in my heart

That they were ever near

 

It’s troubling for sure

To feel this way

And it messes with my mind

Day after day

 

There’s nothing to be done

Just have to pray

That this ache in my heart

Will eventually go away

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Thank you

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Thank you for comforting me today

When nobody else would

I don’t always come to you first

And I really always should

 

You wrap your loving arms around me

Even when I don’t deserve a thing

I’m blessed by your amazing love

Which you forever bring

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Do you…?

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Do you ever just wish

You had someone to talk to each and every day

Someone who would always be there

To chase those gray clouds and pesky cobwebs away

 

Do you ever just dream

Of someone who wouldn’t be afraid to hold your hand

Perhaps they’d fly away with you

To some distant faraway land

 

Do you ever just yearn

For someone to stay close by your side

To have someone to laugh with

And perhaps even for moments to cry

 

Do you ever just wonder

If someone like this really does exist

Seems like if they did

They’d be very hard to resist

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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You saved me

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So close was I

To giving up

A crushed spirit

So abrupt

 

Flashes of death

Crossed my mind

Images of

The disastrous kind

 

Then you came along

And enlightened my soul

Freeing my bindings

From life’s long toll

 

Simple words of comfort

Cast their spell

And I found myself

Instantaneously well

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Dreamy Day

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A soft blushing hope

Infiltrates my carefree mind

A million happy thoughts

Of the carnation pink kind

 

Euphoric lavender lilacs

Float gently on the fragrant air

Lifted up on a billowy cloud

Blissfully content and unaware

 

There’s nobody who can ruin

Such a pleasant day like today

So unless you want join me

Just please go away

 

Otherwise let’s relish

In the dreamy state of the day

As lush meadows surround us

Let not a care stand in our way

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


The Daily Post prompt – Pink

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Love… beyond a shadow of a doubt

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I’ve loved you for as long as I can remember

Maybe even more

I’m still not sure how or when it began

But our love has endured

We’ve faced mountains of opposition

And still we continue to hold on

I have loved you beyond reason at times

Even feeling foolish for doing so

There were times when I questioned everything

I cannot forget how you tore my heart in two

Or how you decided to mend it all at once

The patching of it was quite painful

Like a threaded needle piercing my flesh

And yet I wanted you to do it

I figured how else could I ever live

I couldn’t very well survive with a gaping wound

So I gave you a second chance

The opportunity to fix what was broken

There are days now when I hardly even notice the scar

And yet others when it’s still all I can see

You were the one person I could trust

The only one I had ever truly loved

But the inconceivable sins of life crushed us

Both of us were literally smashed into the ground

And normalcy hasn’t been the same since

Perhaps this is progress right here

In these words and in the light of each new day

I’m discovering that I would rather die

Than to let you go from me

The shrapnel is still buried deep within my chest

A burden I will likely take to my grave

Yet I know I have no other choice

Because if I were to try and let you go

My soul would still cling to yours

The bond is too strong and the knot too tight

It’s simply impossible to fully pull away

And so I’m trying desperately to let you back in

To trust you again the way I once did

And love you beyond a shadow of a doubt

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


The Daily Post prompt – Doubt

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