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#MidnightMadness – 5/19/2017


The coal black night was dismally cold and damp, and only a flicker of light illuminated the old dusty room.


Now you finish the story… No compty’s please!  Let’s see what you got!  😉

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Reality is a hard pill to swallow…


In our world today

It’s hard to be pleased

So many are often unhappy

Almost none are appeased

Countless people believe

They deserve to have it all

Reality finally hits them

In that last fateful fall


Written by, Michelle Cook

The Daily Post Prompt – Pleased

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She ruled her household

With an iron fist

Her tenacity in all things

Just couldn’t be missed


Stubbornly unshakeable

Inflexible and possessive

The true nature of her being

Left her overly obsessive


There were many who disliked her

As she was strong-willed and tough

Yet she continued to persist

Even when the going got rough


Holding true to her form

And with a spunky attitude

She steadfastly persevered

Even when she was booed


Nobody could change

Her obstinate ways

And she remained this way

For all of her days


Written by, Michelle Cook

*And to my husband, who raised an eyebrow after I read this to him and gave me a teasing smirk.  No… this poem isn’t about me!!!  😉  Lol…..  He’s such a meanie!

Writing prompt: Tenacious (By, The Daily Post)

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A word…


Give me a word

Any of them will do

Just want to write

Something for you

 Written by, Michelle Cook

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Observing the way she strolled down the walk

He watched her like a fiendish hawk

The way her body and buttocks did sway

Increased the need for him to stay

Stalking her like a beast tracks its kill

She began to feel the cold sinister chill

She trusted her gut and ran swiftly away

Before he had the chance to strike her that day


Written by, Michelle Cook

Poem prompt – Buttocks

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I wish…


I wish I could hold all of your kisses

In the palms of my hands

And release them like butterflies

To fly to distant lands


That way no matter

Where I should happen to go

I’d still be able to find them

In those faraway meadows


Written by, Michelle Cook

The Daily Post prompt – Wish

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This road I’m on…


This road I’m on

Guided me to you

One sweet childlike kiss

And I instantly knew


This road I’m on

Brought me to you

Thankfully so

Or I wouldn’t know what to do


This road I’m on

Led me to you

You’re the only one

Who’s pulled me through


This road I’m on

Sent me to you

The stars above

Have changed our view


This road I’m on

Carried me to you

A wondrous place

Where dreams come true


Written by, Michelle Cook

The Daily Post prompt – The Road Taken

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Hanging back and somewhat unwilling to reveal myself to you

Evading concerns and hoping everything will work out in the end

Slowly reacting, as it’s hard to face the problems which exist

Indecisive and unsure, of where life will take us from here

Tentative to talk to you, for fear of losing what is most important

Afraid of what would happen, if we were completely honest

Nervous about the future and what could potentially happen

Torn between what could be and what most certainly is

Glad this doesn’t represent us anymore 


Written by, Michelle Cook

The Daily Post prompt – Hesitate

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Out of focus

So unclear

This is what happens

When you

Aren’t here


Written by, Michelle Cook

The Daily Post prompt – Blur

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Headed for certain heartache

She risks potential danger

Exposing her heart

To the likes of a stranger


A gambler for sure

She takes a substantial chance

Venturing out on limb

In search of ecstasy and romance


Opportunity knocks

And she rushes to the door

Knowing this connection

Could be headed for more


With shaky uncertainty

She opens the gate

With the prospect of love

She foolishly takes the bait


Wagering the possibility

Of demise and peril

She takes the full plunge

Forgetting to be careful


Taking a shot in the dark

She’s liable to confront ruin

Facing hazardous weather

In a storm she’s now brewin


Written by, Michelle Cook

The Daily Post – Writing prompt- Storm

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A lesson on friendship


The rhythmic song and dance

Was none other than a two-faced lie

She wished she’d seen it sooner

Before she kissed her other friends goodbye

Yet being young and immature

She’d only considered one thing

She hadn’t contemplated the cost

Of what alienating her friends might bring

She neglected what was really important

The friends who had stood by her side

And after the heartache was over

There was nobody left in which to confide

Some lessons are hard to learn

When we’re inexperienced and naïve

It’s often a very hard concept

For budding minds to even conceive


Written by, Michelle Cook

*Based on a conversation with my teenage daughter.  Growing up can be so very hard.  My advice to her… always cherish each and every friend, and never choose one over the other.

The Daily Post prompt – Rhythmic

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Under the hedge

Lurking undetected

Completely hidden

Entirely unsuspected

Mischievous by nature

Stalking her prey

She will certainly

Eat today


Written by, Michelle Cook

The Daily Post prompt – Hideout

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Reminders of an enduring connection


Hundreds of letters

Were eagerly written

By a boy and a girl

Who were thoroughly smitten


Glitter filled envelopes

Often contained

A thousand sparkly hearts

Meant to entertain


A million thoughts were sealed

With enthusiastic kisses

Every hope and dream confessed

Exposed secretly shared wishes


Blossoming love adorned

The many tear-filled pages

As hearts began to overindulge

During various stages


Passion often waged war

On their tender hearts and minds

This sort of love mimicked

That of the permanent kind


After a while they could no longer deny

An everlasting union

As they both knew this wasn’t

Just some made-up illusion


Glittering hearts

Soon entwined

With a traditional toast

Of sparkling wine


And those captured words

Of affection

Still remain as reminders

Of their enduring connection


Written by, Michelle Cook


The Daily Post prompt – Glitter

Happy or sad?


A blurry-eyed mess

Is what I’ve become

Sad and distressed

Really quite glum

I think to myself

Why am I this way

So many happy things

To find in a day

Yet I seem to let the bad

Overpower my spirit

Leaving my heart sad

With no way to cheer it

Magically I wish

I could turn this around

Begin to move forward

Stop wearing a frown

I guess life just isn’t

As simple as I’d hoped

I’ve got to get through

Learn how to cope

Someday I’ll likely

Figure it all out

Can’t keep giving in

To all of this doubt

In time most things

Come to be resolved

We either make it through

Or have nothing left at all

So what I hope for

Is that the good will stick

That everything inside me

Will just finally click

Perhaps I’ll wake up

A cheerful happy mess

Full of fun and laughter

With no signs of distress

It’s a wishful dream

One I don’t foresee

Only time will tell

If I’ll ever be happy me


Written by, Michelle Cook

The Daily Post prompt – Blur

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The rescue of little girl


Yesterday started out a little bit rough for this little girl.  She hit the window of our house flying about a million miles an hour, trying to escape another young lady who was offended by her presence.

After she smacked the window, she dove for the ground; with her aggressive girlfriend following, and the boyfriend trailing close behind.  Little girl cowered against the fence as the young lady attempted to maul her to death.  Jealousy will do that I guess.  The boyfriend tried to intervene, but got a mouthful and a slap in the face.  So he decided it was best to stay as far up in the trees as he possibly could.

After watching the brutal slaying from afar, I just couldn’t stay away any longer; I knew I had to intervene myself.  Upon reaching the fence where the fight was going on, young lady squawked at me and took off, and poor little girl let me pick her up and carry her inside.  She was completely calm and begged me to help her.  I cleaned her wounds the best I could and finished with some healing ointment.  She smiled at me as I readied a nice comfy bed for her and winked at me as I closed the door.

Later that evening, I went to check on her and she told me she was ready to go home.  I carried her to the front door and we said our goodbyes.  She promised to come visit me once and awhile and sing more of her sweet songs to me.  I in turn, promised to have plenty of birdseed on hand for when she visits next.  It turned out to be a great day after all.

The Daily Post Photo Challenge – Against the Odds