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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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Love… beyond a shadow of a doubt


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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Making a memory


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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Growing apart

Is what we often do

As time invades

The space between two


Growing together

Is much more fun

But time interferes

And the magic is done


Growing in sync

Takes a special skill

One I’ve not mastered

Even still


Growing inevitably

Produces friction

Which in the end

May cause affliction


Growing substantially

Increases our knowledge

Which isn’t something

You can learn in college


Growing continuously

Is what we all do

So that God can make

The best out of you


Written by, Michelle Cook

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Time can be a blessing and yet sometimes a curse
Time is the essence of life and all that it’s worth
Time can be short-lived or even drag on for years
Time is the epitome of why we cry so many tears
Time can leave a heart feeling empty and lost
Time is the one thing that comes with a cost
Time can stand still when you’re with the right one
Time is the culprit behind most of what we’ve done
Time can point us to discoveries and precious treasure
Time is a provision whose value cannot be measured
Time can be taken for granted or genuinely admired
Time is one of those things that often leaves us tired
Time can be alluring or misleading in various ways
Time is the one thing we rely on to consume all our days
Time can offer us so much and gives us a reason to live
Time is the perfect gift that we should all want to give


Written by, Michelle Cook



Originally posted: January 11, 2016

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#MidnightMadness – 5/9/2017

Every night at the dinner table, we have somebody pose a question.  Tonight my daughter asked… “What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?”  My husband immediately chimes in… “Nope, there’s not enough time in this life for that one!”  And straightaway he looks right at me and smirks.  Lol….

Here’s a few of them I’ve written about… what do you think, is he right?  😉

The Narrow Escape

It was the year 2117…

A dream that I will never forget…


The Vision

Another Vision



#MidnightMadness – 5/4/2017


“Don’t rush right through, let the reader taste your words as they pour out of your mind.”  ~M

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Please forgive my futile attempts


Oh I wish I had the time

To read a thousand blogs

Each day

But time

Just sort of escapes me

Not giving me a way


So please forgive

My futile attempts

To keep up with you my friends

Someday I hope

Life slows down

So in me you can depend


Written by, Michelle Cook


*To all my blogging friends,

I want to apologize for my absence on many of your blogs.  I haven’t been able to keep up with my reading and I’m afraid the month of May is going to be more of the same.  I just got back from a week-long personal retreat, and I am finally starting the Whole30 plan tomorrow.  I mentioned it a little bit here.  So I’m afraid my month is mainly going to consist of more reposts, as I will be spending the majority of my time cooking good healthy meals for my family.

I want to thank all of you for being such loyal readers and for always encouraging me with your lovely comments.  I’ve been having a really tough year, and I feel like I’m finally starting to feel happier again and much less overwhelmed and discouraged.  I think I’ve just really needed this time off to find myself again and to realize what is important in my life.

So in the meantime, please forgive me if I miss reading something of yours, and if it’s something you really don’t think I should miss, then please leave me a link to your post in the comments section.  I will be sure to take the time to read it and let you know what I think.

Also, one last thing…

I have received numerous submissions from people who would like to be featured.  If you sent me an email, just know that I haven’t forgotten about you.  I’m not sure when I will begin posting featured writers and artists again, but I think my goal right now is to aim for June.

Much love to all of you and have a very blessed week!  ~M xoxo

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Missing you…


Me, my brother David, and my sister Dianna (May 2014)

Missing you…

Two thousand miles
Stand in our way

I never quite know
What I should say

I know you’re probably wondering
Why I don’t try

But life becomes hectic
And time passes by

It’s frustrating for sure
Being so far away

But I wanted you to know
That I’m thinking about you today

I love you so much
You’ll never guess the amount

For it’s certainly higher
Than you ever could count

Written by, Michelle Cook

With much love to my dear sister and brother. Time passes, but you are forever in my thoughts and prayers.

Love your sis,

Originally posted: November 22, 2015

The Ugliness of Beauty


What is beauty, but a lie

 What of vanity catches one’s eye

 If lavish riches and splendor adorn

 I’m afraid you will be thwarted when time is worn

 None can escape the clutches of age

 So dress yourself in fancies, in which you throw your wage

 It will do no good; time is your door

 Yet even of the veracity you still beg for more

 Lying down in the ground, this is where you rot

 What became of the beauty that you once sought

 Like dust you sicken and poison ones soul

 No longer loved, you return to your hole

 Didn’t they warn, didn’t they say

 You were too proud, too eager to go your own way

 Now you are trapped, forever you shall be lost

 None left to care; this is now your cost


Written By,

My lovely daughter, Amy Cook

Originally posted: April 11, 2015

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Irresistible Words

Love letters

Charming words danced around her head like raindrops in slow motion

The breeze collected her thoughts and suspended them in mid-air

Time stood still in those surreal moments and blooming hearts entwined

Distance could not break the surge of electricity that permeated

Neither the vast sea nor the highest mountain could freeze the pull

Bound by dreams and visions and enraptured by similar ambition

The intense response was undeniably authentic and captivating

The utterance of words so elementary and yet so unbelievably profound

Heartfelt declarations sealed their eternal fate and love blossomed


Written by, Michelle Cook


My husband and I were separated from each other for the first two years of our marriage.  We were both in the military at the time.  He was stationed in Korea, while I was in California and Kentucky.  During those couple of years, the only way we could talk to each other was by writing letters.  The internet did not exist back then and phone calls were too expensive.  I wrote him every day for two years and he wrote me at least once a week.  We still have all of those old love letters and they are always fun to read. 

Those years don’t seem all that long ago to me and yet it has been over 20 years now.  In a way, I miss those days.  We really got to know each other on a much deeper level through all of those letters.  There’s something about receiving a handwritten letter, which really speaks to my heart.  I think this is something that this generation is desperately in need of, and unfortunately, I think handwritten letters have almost become a thing of the past. 

If you really want to touch somebody’s heart, take the time to write them a letter.  You could even seal it with a lipstick kiss and a bit of perfume.  I think my hubby liked those ones the best.  Sometimes I would even fill up the envelopes with glitter hearts.  We still find those hearts every now and then and it brings back such great memories.  So write a letter to someone special.  I promise you… it’s one of the sweetest gifts you can possibly give to anyone.  ~M

Originally posted: March 14, 2016

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“As a young girl, I wished to be old.  

As an old woman, I wish to be young.”  ~M

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The old porch swing – #RomanticTuesday


Late in the evening

On the old porch swing

After the fireflies glow

And the crickets sing

It’s just you and me

Left to the night

Smitten with each other

Under the stars so bright

Rocking back and forth

On the old porch swing

Trembling from the night air

And the shivers it brings

Nestling closer

Within your loving arms

Noticing your smile

And all your boyish charms

Enjoying every minute

Of our time together

During moments like these

I see our forever


Written by, Michelle Cook

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#MidnightMadness – 4/4/2017


Every night at the dinner table, one of us poses a question for everyone to answer.  Tonight my daughter Autumn asked this one; she said,

“If you could go back in time, how far back would you go, and why?”

So now I’m asking you… my fellow blogger friends.  How would you answer this question?  For me, I don’t know if I’d go back at all since I’m not quite sure what I would hope to accomplish.   ~M

#MidnightMadness – 3/29/2017


When you wish upon a star, what do you wish for?  ~M

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