Tag Archives: memories

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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#MidnightMadness – 6/19/2017

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My husband called down into the basement to wish our 8 year old daughter a good morning.  Her response…

 

“I’m not down here!  Please call again…”  😉

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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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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Angel wings

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Fluttering softly

To the ground

Wings of angels

Make no sound

But carefree laughter

Of her child

Carries a thought

She hasn’t had in awhile

For the memories of joy

Suddenly enrapture

Bringing a genuine smile

One she’s been after

And pleasantly the day

Now drifts along

With the music in her heart

Of a long lost song

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Making a memory

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I made a lasting memory

Of your face today

As you sat on the bed

You happened to glance my way

 

Your eyes then stared back

Gazing into mine

Capturing that fleeting moment

Almost lost in a second of time

 

Never will I forget

The look upon you face

The meaning behind your smile

Will never be erased

 

Entangled thoughts lingered

In the space in-between

And you stole my longing heart

In a moment I hadn’t foreseen

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Vacant

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It’s been awhile

Since I’ve put pen to paper

Seems the ink

Has begun to dry out

Trying in earnest to imitate

The stale blood in my veins

 

My heart no longer beats

The way it once did

Seems the song it used to play

Is lost in a place

Which I’m convinced

Never really existed

 

Beneath that old oak tree

On a moonlit night

Could only have been a dream

Since it’s become a mere vapor

Of a memory

And doesn’t stir my soul any longer

 

Vacant is the only sound remaining

Yet it courses vigorously

Through my veins

Solitude and emptiness

Cause me to question the residue

Which lingers faintly in the stagnant air

 

And like a handprint

On a mirror

The love I gave away

Was easily forgotten

And simply wiped away

When it was at long last remembered

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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#MidnightMadness – 5/20/2017

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Certain discoveries were made today at the lunch table…

“Look mom!  A head with a hat!”

~Autumn Cook (Age 8)

I never knew blueberries and raspberries could look like people.  Lol…  😉

#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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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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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

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 – 5/5/2017

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One night, my youngest daughter Autumn (who was about 5 yrs. old at the time) was visited by the tooth fairy.  The next morning I asked her if the tooth fairy had come.  She nodded yes and had a very glum look on her face.  I asked her what was wrong and she told me to come see for myself.  After following her into her bedroom, she pulled out a one dollar bill from under her pillow and said, “See… this is what she gave me!”  I said, “Oh, a dollar!  That’s exciting!  She shook her head in disagreement and said, “Well, the last time I got a whole quarter!”


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Purity Squandered

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Inexperienced and naive
She was a beautiful open book
Until she was coerced
By a boy who greedily took

Her innocent pages were read
By an attractive impostor
Her trusting heart was shattered
Love had certainly cost her

She completely believed
This handsome seductive stranger
Deep down she’d known
The plausible imminent danger

Wide-eyed and intrigued
Her veiled eyes clouded her intuition
She made the choice to dance freely
And ignore all thoughts of suspicion

It didn’t take long for him
To rip apart the pages of her abiding soul
Soon she was left lifeless
And broken apart by what he abruptly stole

Now abandoned by her deceiver
She is left with teary-eyed creases
The pages of her lovely book
Have been torn into a million pieces

Only time will mend the hurt
The dark stranger so casually inflicted
If only she had realized sooner
What others would have objectively predicted

Strength will carry her through the storm
Of this she certainly has no doubt
It’s just the waiting that’s so hard
When she can’t see an obvious way out

Apparently this is another of life’s hard lessons
Clearly trying to teach her how to fly
Gaining valuable knowledge from this experience
Next time she’ll know how to just say good bye

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: February 18, 2016

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