The pendulum of posterity


The melodical swing
Of the pendulum swung
While posterity overlooked
All quondam had brung

And time insisted
Its lessons be learned
Yet immature neophytes
Were unconcerned

© 2018 Michelle Cook

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Frustration Jubilation


Little did he even know
The jig was more for show
The dance was a necessary act
Based on a well-known fact

But he being in the dark
Couldn’t see the light in the park
And the walk seemed bleak
After losing his ability to speak

© 2018 Michelle Cook

Writing prompt:  Frustration Jubilation



The mind is very good
At creating illusions
Fanciful thoughts
Often become our delusions

We genuinely don’t know
And can never really say
If things might’ve turned out
For the better someway

The reality of every situation
Is that sacrifices come with a cost
And sometimes in the hype
We all get lost

Things often seem senseless
When they’re actually for good reason
So we shouldn’t underestimate
The importance of every season

I’m learning this these days
Realizing more as I go
Understanding the things
That I thought I’d never know

Growing and changing
It’s what we all do
And time is the only one
Who knows what we’ve been through

© 2018 Michelle Cook

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