Lover of words

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He was a lover of words
Drifting through time
And I tried unsuccessfully
To make him mine

He was a hoper, a dreamer
Very much like me
And when we were together
He was all I could see

He had a very unique way
Of making me feel
As if the world was all mine
Ready to steal

He was impulsive and sexy
Witty and fun
And his charming personality
Could not be outdone

He was so many things
I felt that I needed
But I soon lost my way
And I never succeeded

© 2020 Michelle Cook


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A jumbled mess of magic

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There’s a jumbled mess
Inside my head
Really should
Withdraw to bed

Words plunder
My will for sleep
Inside my mind
They slowly creep

Each syllable beckons
Insisting I play along
My willpower can’t resist
It just isn’t that strong

So I write another stanza
Affixing it to the page
The only place which allows me
To set my own stage

Excitement pours forth
As I’m just about done
And I hear the crowds react
As my magic is spun

© 2018 Michelle Cook

Rule breaker

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I grew up believing
That poems needed to rhyme
Without rhythm and stanzas
I was perhaps committing a crime

Then one unexpected day
I began not to care
Looking through the window
I was lost in an intent stare

And I realized in that moment
That the rules didn’t have to exist
Even though scholarly persons
Did often persist

I began feeling the pull
To write whatever I wanted
No matter the amount of lines
I couldn’t allow myself to be stunted

So without losing another moment
I began this journey of writing
I gathered my pen and paper
And decided to write something exciting

Each day I became more eager
Than the day that came before
Because now I was participating
In something I truly adored

Nobody could tell me
I was doing it all wrong
For the words flooded my soul
Like an old forgotten song

And I finally remembered
Who I was deep inside
The girl who no longer needed
To be completely qualified

I just needed to express
Everything I’d buried in my heart
And I wish I had done this
From the very start

No longer letting others
Tell me what to do
I followed my passion
And then I finally grew

I learned to stop letting others
Continually hold me back
To take charge of my own life
Even through many attacks

And now I’m happily
Living out my dream
An amazing realization
I could have never foreseen

 

© 2018 Michelle Cook


Originally written, October 2016

At last, today is the day!

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Well, today is the big day!  I’m finally joining the ranks of the 10% of people who say they’re going to publish a book and actually do.  I’m not entirely sure if those statistics are still accurate, but I did once read that, and it’s motivated me ever since to be one of few to do it.

I love a good challenge, I always have and I always will.  And if you love a good poetry book, feel free to peruse mine.   It’s all about passion, desire, and love, which are just about the best subjects around, don’t you think?

I really have no idea what to expect since this is my first time releasing a book, but I’m quite excited to see what happens.  I think I’m likely to pee my pants if anyone actually decides to leave me a rave review this month.  Lol…  Anyway, happy reading if you do choose to get yourself a copy.  I’ll be overjoyed, to say the least, if you do.  😉

For more information, and to order your copy, just click on the following links;

 

Amazon-US  Paperback- Beneath the Canopy

Amazon-US  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy

Amazon-UK  Paperback- Beneath the Canopy

Amazon-UK  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy

 

*Beneath the Canopy is also available on Amazon, in 11 other countries.  Please let me know if you have trouble finding it.