Her Fortress of Solitude

Plagued by daily thoughts
Of disorganized whimsy
She’s forced to relegate to a chair
That’s tattered and flimsy

Shoved into her hand
Is a warm cup of black tea
In the other hand a pen
And a notebook on her knee

Sipping the day away
With an intense look of determination
Sometimes random smiles appear
Others times grimaces of frustration

Secretly she knows
The story which she’s telling
She only hopes that others
Will one day find it compelling

Carried far away
By all of her imaginative thoughts
She fervently scribbles down words
Ever assessing the plot

Biting her lower lip
She stares out the window
Very carefully considering
Who will be her hero

Time ticks away
And she’s oblivious to the passing hours
All she can think of
Is who she’ll entrust with superpowers

Every decision must be impeccable
And scrupulously thought out
She’s knows there cannot be
Even the slightest bit of doubt


© 2017 Michelle Cook

14 thoughts on “Her Fortress of Solitude

    1. Thank you… my hubby is always referring to my office as my “fortress of solitude”, so I thought it fitting that I should post this old poem as my very first post. 😉

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    1. Thanks so much She-Ra! I’ve been away for a little while too. Spent most of my time with my hubby before he left today. Sometimes we just need a break to live life. 😉 xo

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    1. Thank you for the smile you just brought to my face. Your’re so sweet. ❤️ Also, Thank you for following and for always reading my posts. It means so much to me. 😉

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  1. I think “Her Writing Haven” just for poetry is such a good positive move. Although don’t bite on your bottom lip too hard !! I suppose maybe I’m biased, as only a writer of poetry, and not much else, but that’s what I enjoy the most. Well done Michelle, happy poem writing.

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    1. Lol… thank you Ivor. Suppose I better be careful not to draw blood. 😉 I enjoy writing poetry so much, that it just made sense for me to finally do this. I will also be posting book updates occasionally, as I get closer to publishing my first books of poetry. Happy poem writing to you too! 🙂

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  2. I am so happy for you! Congratulations! And I will take your shiny copper penny for my thoughts and give you a big hug and a quick kiss on the cheek! One of these days I have to work on my website, which will put graphics and music to my poetry like I used to do several years ago 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thanks so much Walt. You’re so sweet. I think you’re blog is wonderful the way it is. 😉 Sorry I haven’t had a chance to come visit for awhile. I’ll stop by soon! Hubby left today for his new adventure, so I’m trying to catch up over here. Hope your knee is feeling better! 😉

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