Bird on a wire

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Once a bird on a wire
She knew he’d fly away
For this was what he always did
Whenever his world turned gray

And after countless farewells
She finally vacated his space
So tired of his fabrications
And of always being replaced

For it wasn’t worth the heartache
Or even the fight of holding on
So she left him where he’d left her
Until he really was gone

© 2019 Michelle Cook

One last wish

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Searching the depths
Of the starry night sky
Arms reaching out
With tears in her eyes

And yet once again
There was no reply
So she made her last wish
And said a final goodbye

© 2018 Michelle Cook


For a month of writing prompts, click here;  As she walked to the end of the wooden boards, the stars spoke to her.

He hides his goodbyes in her hellos

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He hides his goodbyes
In her hellos
Never revealing
What she already knows

And as the days continue
And the months turn to years
She blossoms for him
Increasing his fears

For he knows the cost
Of true love upon a soul
And if he loses her now
He’ll never feel whole

So he hides his feelings
As best he can
Hopeful that someday
She’ll understand

© 2018 Michelle Cook