Category Archive: Writing

Oct 16 2013

What If I Told You…

What if I told you I had a huge stack of fears and doubts just packed into my head? You’d believe me instantly, I mean, duh. I’m human. But there’s a story I want to tell and a confession I need to make that begins like this: Nearly four months ago I made a promise …

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Sep 08 2013

A Leaf

Hello Blog Reader Readers Reader. I originally wrote this in June after Nick and I went on a lovely hike on High Trestle Trail here in Iowa. I’m finally posting some finished drafts and doing a bit of writing. I hope you like this one, it’s called; “A Leaf.” A Leaf By Shelby Michalek A …

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Jun 17 2013

So Cold

Just a poem I wrote. One time in that one place. So ColdI’m not pulling away from you.I’m pulling away from me.I’m retreating inside the darkest place of my soul. I’m not angry at you,or angry at me.I’m angry at the pain that won’t subside. It’s never going to go away.Forgetting is never going to …

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Jun 12 2013


Falling in love isn’t easy but it’s not hard either. It’s all about a leap of faith and trusting in someone else. And when you’ve been burned and bruised, it’s not easy to trust and it’s scary to love. So today, in the car, where I do much of my deep thinking, I wrote this …

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