Life, will I ever?

Life,
it moves us along
at record speed.

I try to dangle
delicately,
occasionally letting
my feet scrape
against the ground.

And as I swing under
my beloved canopy,
I notice the poor old oak
has seen better days.

Brittle bark scatters
like tarnished snowflakes,
and the bough dips
against the weight
of my sways.

But do I stop?

No, I continue on
in careless destruction,
marring my protector
all while biding my time.

I’m still a child; after all,
I do not recognize
my mistakes;
will I ever?

© 2022 Michelle Cook


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Sometimes you just have to follow your heart…

After a long while, he gave me a fighting chance
to show him a little bit of love and romance.
Years streaked by before he finally noticed me;
the love of his life, so willing, so free.
Many others I’d met never ended up swayed,
and sadly for them, that’s why they never got laid.
The problem is some people just can’t believe
in a person who hasn’t got something up their sleeve.
So many live their whole lives full of doubt and suspicion,
never trusting that anyone could have a fair disposition.
And it’s sad but true that the trusting are few.
Sometimes you just have to follow your heart.

© 2022 Michelle Cook


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Time, it’s everything…

Time,
I’ve realized,
it’s everything
to me.

It’s the language
I speak,

my one true love,

a treasure
hardly ever seen
for very long.

Time
is indeed
the most
valuable gift
ever given.

And there is
only one
who shares

their time with me,

and that’s why
they hold
my heart.

© 2022 Michelle Cook


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You transport me…

You transport me to a world
where anything is possible,
a place where time stands still,
where we never grow old.

And in that magical world,
you are mine to keep forever,
to love, hold, and cherish,
until the end of time.

© 2021 Michelle Cook


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Darkness n light

Here we are
in the spaces in-between
Hidden inside a realm
of longing and need

Darkness and light
nourish our souls
Our days and desires
consumed by what unfolds

An alternate universe
is what we’ve created
Our minds free to soar
our hearts awakened

Every day with you
compounds my addiction
A life of love
without limitations

© 2021 Michelle Cook


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