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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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Relishing happiness


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

Photo credit: pixabay.com

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

Photo credit: pixabay.com

Thank you


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

Photo credit: pixabay.com

Do you…?


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

Photo credit: pixabay.com

There’s hope…


There’s hope now

A peace settling in

I’m pulling it out

From somewhere deep within

Ideas are trickling

I’m feeling more assured

Silly old thoughts

Now seem so absurd


Written by, Michelle Cook

Photo credit: Pixabay.com

Faith and Trust


I really wanted

To give up today

And for a moment I believed

It was the only way

I couldn’t see past

The end of my own nose

When suddenly a problem

Abruptly arose

And since then

It’s been eating me alive

I just don’t know how

I will ever survive

Yet days like these

Are the ones which make us stronger

So I will try my best

Not to dwell on this any longer

I must hold fast to my faith

For it’s where my heart resides

And trust that the good Lord

Will stay close by my side


Written by, Michelle Cook

Photo credit: pixabay.com

Restless thoughts


Cuddly cozy in my bed

Throw the covers over my head

Drifting off to sleep once more

Praying that he doesn’t snore


Written by, Michelle Cook

Photo credit: pixabay.com



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

Photo credit: pixabay.com

The Absence of Motivation


Oh motivation where have you gone?
Will you come back soon to where you belong?

Oh motivation where can you be?
Are you lost in the vastness of the wide open sea?

Oh motivation do you really exist?
I honestly need to know, I must insist!

Oh motivation will you give me a sign?
Can you please help me to free my mind?

Oh motivation what is your goal?
Are you lost in the mind of a tired old soul?

Oh motivation can you please tell me the truth?
Are you ever coming back to me, or have you moved to Duluth?

Oh motivation am I being too impatient?
What should I do, wait until I’m ancient?

Oh motivation are you really as important as you seem?
Are you really of any value, or just a fanciful dream?

Oh motivation are you really gone?
Don’t you know that without you I am not very strong?

Oh motivation can’t you see?
Without you, I am not being me.

By, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: August 27, 2015

Photo credit: Pinterest.com


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Nobody can frustrate me like you

You have no idea what you do

Throwing me into a daily tizzy

Simply makes me faint and dizzy

Round and round we go each day

Irritated by what the other has to say

And yet there’s love in the midst

It’s the only way we can coexist


Written by, Michelle Cook

Photo taken:  May 2017 (Brian, Pippa, & Emma)



“God gave us an imagination because he knew we would eventually need a break from reality.” ~M

Originally posted: December 5, 2015

Beyond the Beyond


Beyond the meadow of hope

And even further than the valley of dreams

Lies a curious mountain range

Where things aren’t really as they seem


For in this faraway place

Unlike anywhere else at all

Live the strangest lot of creatures

Who all thrive under a waterfall


Each one is quite unique

Not like anything you’ve ever seen

And the colors they happen to come in

Range from pale pink to aquamarine


Some are extremely short

And others are outlandishly tall

And after having the pleasure of meeting them

I couldn’t help but love them all


Each one is excessively friendly

Genuinely loving and so very kind

And after visiting this extraordinary place

I could hardly bear to leave it behind


So if you ever get the chance to travel

Beyond the beyond you really must go

Take a left at the fork in the clouds

You’ll know you’re almost there when you see the rainbow


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: December 5, 2016

Photo credit: pinterest.com

My one true love…


You’re with me through my darkest days

Even during times when nobody else stays


You give me hope when I want to give up

There’s nobody else who can measure up


You surround me with your daily presence

And remind me of your timeless acceptance


You bring to mind an extraordinary kind of love

Which is sent to me from heaven above


You’re all I need if truth be told

My one true love worth more than gold


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: July 21, 2016

Photo credit: pixabay.com



A reminder to myself…


“A true friend loves unconditionally and expects nothing in return.” ~M


Originally posted: January 27, 2016

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