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The window swung open

Not a breath of wind in the stale air

And golden tresses cascaded

Over ivory shoulders cold and bare


Her thoughts were deeply rooted

In the splash of blue of her faraway stare

And her heart stood there broken

Lost in a dream which was far from there


The crash of waves interrupted

Her lonely despairing thoughts

And her mind fought to refocus

On what the new day had brought


But at last her mental clarity

Betrayed her once more

As she stumbled and fell dead

Against the unconcerned floor


Written by, Michelle Cook

Poetry prompt: The window swung open, not a breath of wind in the air

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Where did yesterday go?


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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Just look up…



If your day is grey and gloomy

Just look up to the sky

For you’ll find your answers there

As the clouds float gently by

For God in all his glory

Is smiling down on you today

Reaching out for his beloved son

Trying to show him the rightful way


Written by, Michelle Cook

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There’s someone I miss…


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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You saved me


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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If you were gone…


If you were suddenly taken away

My heart would rupture into a thousand pieces

So I pray with the last bit of strength and energy that I have

From this old suffering soul of my own

That love will cradle you in the palm of his hand

And keep you ever safe and free from harm

I’d be even more lost than I already am

Without your sweet face in my life

And time would miss you to infinity and back

And the world would cease to be a welcoming home


Written by, Michelle Cook

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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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In memory of you…


For all the wars when we lost someone

For those heart wrenching nights when the battles weren’t won

For the hours when many stood boldfaced

For the many who returned feeling sadly disgraced

For the ones who gave their lives so we could be free

For the many who faced torture and didn’t flee

For all the soldiers who fought brave and tall

For the sacrifices so many made for us all

I’m proud to reflect on everything you gave

And today I weep for you as you lie in your graves


Written by, Michelle Cook


*Dedicated to my grandfather Robert W. Gordon who served in WWII

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Searching for you…


I’ve been searching for you

In the gloominess of the day

I can’t see your face

Don’t seem to hear what you say


It’s as if you’ve evaporated

Right before my very eyes

So I call out to you

Reaching up toward the skies


And still your sweet voice

Is missing from my day

An empty kind of feeling

Surrounds me as I pray


My heart feels quite heavy

Barely feel you anymore

I want to see your glory

It’s you I implore


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: August 16, 2016

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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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At the heart of sadness


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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So lost was I

In a dark realm

Of despondency

Where love

Was only imagined

And ever fleeting


So lost was I

In a place

Where dreams

Were destroyed

The very instant

They were born


So lost was I

In a world

Of temporary pleasures

Where words

Became everything

And then nothing


So lost was I

In an empty hope

Seeking acceptance

From others

Who only sought

To steal my soul


So lost was I

In a game

Where rules

Were optional

And the players

Took advantage


So lost was I

In complete desperation

Yearning to find

Someone to fill

The void

In my broken heart


So lost was I

In the emptiness

Which I felt

Causing my mind

To lose faith

In all that mattered


So lost was I

In utter darkness

And then light

Fell upon

My tear streaked face

And I was rescued



Written By, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: October 30, 2016

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The thought of never seeing you

Brings an abundance of tears

To my grief-stricken eyes

Kind of like the weather today

As the rain clouds fill up

These gloomy skies

Written by, Michelle Cook

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#MidnightMadness – 4/7/2017


He was the boy

Who brought a smile

Wherever he went


Yes, he was that boy…

And my tears just won’t relent


*Sorry folks, but grief won out tonight… ~M

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Bitterness is consuming me

It’s coursing through my blood

Pent up anger and frustration

Overtake me like a flood

I don’t want to be like this

Which only adds to my defeat

I really just want to spread happiness

To every single person that I meet

But at last all the negative vibes

Seem to have poisoned my very soul

And I just don’t know what to do now

To get back the good in me that’s been stole


Written by, Michelle Cook

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