Archive for ‘Michelle’

February 28, 2015

Ode to Freezer Drawers

by Michelle Sherlock


When I think of times past

Where larders held our next repast

Where mice crept in and rats could play

Leaving droppings on their way

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February 28, 2015

The future is bright, the future is

by Michelle Sherlock

colour spectrum

The future is always on my mind and my mind on my future

So what can I do to make my future brighter?

A brighter future would make my heart lighter

A lighter heart would make for a healthier future


A healthier future would make for longer life

Life lived well could give way to a more lasting legacy

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February 24, 2015

Acceptance (acrostic poem)

by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of two hands graffittied with words of aceptance

Accept me


Call me and really hear me

Envelope me with your love

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February 23, 2015


by Michelle Sherlock

barbed wired icicle representing pain and unforgiveness

Pain jabs deep within

Like an icicle sliding in

Rooting it out

Will make the blood spout

And new life begin

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February 22, 2015

Now is the time (concrete poetry)

by Michelle Sherlock

Now is the time poem by Mchelle Sherlock in the shape of a heart

Now is the time for you and me to be

Running forward to meet our destiny

No longer shrinking back in fear

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February 20, 2015

Fog of shame

by Michelle Sherlock

misty woods

My vision shrouded in pain

As I fall down yet again

Negativity spreads like mist

Not so easily dismissed

Yet I will triumph against this disdain

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February 19, 2015

Thought Spiral

by Michelle Sherlock

Though spiral poem by Michelle Sherlock

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February 14, 2015

My soul sings

by Michelle Sherlock

Poetry challenge: Valentines day poem

Photo of lighthouse at Flamborough, UK by Michelle Sherlock 2015
Beauty catches my breath

Opens my heart

Causing my soul to dance and sing

Joy streaming out

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February 14, 2015

Confidence strikes

by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of sunshine beaming through dark trees over fields

Confidence strikes

Stays in bed

Hovers in my head

Vanishes like mist

When I think of how I missed

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October 6, 2014

Grace for the here and now

by Michelle Sherlock

photo of a young girl walking down a winding path int he countryside

Gracefully she wends her way

Keen to start each new day

Joy in the journey at last is hers

A friendly word here and there

A supporting hand to show she cares

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October 5, 2014


by Michelle Sherlock

photo of 4 poster bed at the White Hart Inn Harrogate


Blessèd sleep

Calls me

Whispers to me

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October 3, 2014

Ripples of thought

by Michelle Sherlock


Pick me

Choose me

Focus on me

Thoughts jostle for attention

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October 3, 2014

Seasons of life

by Michelle Sherlock

blue skies on a cloudy day, green trees and grass

Blue skies on a cloudy day

Bright colours scatter gray

Fluffy white clouds gather

And dissipate

Form shapes then ebb away

Chased by sunlight across the sky


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September 16, 2014

Expectancy (Musette)

by Michelle Sherlock

Poetry challenge: Musette poem
photo of a horse clothed with fire





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September 15, 2014

I hope you dance (Musette)

by Michelle Sherlock

Poetry challenge: Musette poem.

picture of a couple dancing


Bridged in just

One glance


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September 14, 2014

Shedding snake skins

by Michelle Sherlock

shedding snakeskins

Like a snake peeling off old skin

A casing it’s no longer in

We grow uncomfortable

And lose our sparkle

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August 29, 2014


by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of 4 poster bed at White Hart Inn, Harrogate, with Mr and Mrs cushions

Delayed sleep

A modern curse?

Repeated waking

Time’s a blur


Tick tock goes the clock

The light’s too bright

The breathing too loud


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August 29, 2014


by Michelle Sherlock

3 children playing statue



Playful, free

Stretching, dancing, glowing

Thriving on nurturing support


* ~*

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August 27, 2014


by Michelle Sherlock


Obsessive thoughts

Plague my mind

Could it be this?

Could it be that?

Or worse, what would they make of that?

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August 27, 2014

Endings and Beginnings

by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of autumn leaves on a series of trees reflecting in a lake at Dunham Massey against a bright blue October sky


Endings and beginnings

All roll into one

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August 24, 2014

Open Your Eyes

by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of globe patterned balloon and text from Isaiah 60: Arise and Shine



I open my eyes

Blinking slowly,

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August 24, 2014

Clutter vs Simplicity

by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of tree-lined walkway at Dunham Massey, Cheshire UK, Photo by Jeremy Sherlock October 2013



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August 16, 2014


by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of rushing river in the UK's Lake District

Mercy flows

Like a river

A bringer of life

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August 14, 2014

The Power of Laughter

by Michelle Sherlock

hot air balloons lifting into sky - bright yellow smiling air balloon rising highest





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August 14, 2014

Battling through the storm

by Michelle Sherlock

photo of dark skies with sunlight breaking through over green field with a distant housing estate

Nerves clang

Pulling tight




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August 12, 2014

The Wedding

by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of stained glass at St Stephens Church, Tonbridge

The veil


ethereally in front of the bride’s face

did nothing to disguise her beauty

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August 11, 2014

Releasing skeletons

by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of wooden chinese dragon glazed with gold over doorway at Harrogate Royal Baths Chinese Restaurant

My story I want to tell

Releasing the skeletons from the closet

Sweeping the attic and basement clean

Lifting the carpet and removing the debris

But lips’ seal holds fast

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August 1, 2014

Hot summer days

by Michelle Sherlock

summer fun

Children’s laughter

Running steps

Voices rising in chorus

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