A Narrow Path ~ Poem

A narrow path
I walk alone

In my heart
I make my home

A well worn past
The future bright

A new adventure
A pure delight

Garden Path, Photo and Poem by Michelle Istanish
This is a photograph of a garden path that I created during my high school and college years…



Life is Too Short ~ Poem


Life is too short
To live in the past

A day, a year
It slips by so fast

Goodbye to good people
Goodbye to the past

Off to a new adventure
In case it’s my last

~Michelle Istanish

A Ray of Gold ~ Dreams of Love Poem

A Ray of Gold

A tangled past
A twist of fate
In my dreams
I see your face

A whispered word
A warm embrace
In my dreams
The truth takes place

A ray of gold
A streak of sorrow
Dreams fade to day
Truth fades tomorrow

~Michelle Istanish


Haunting Cries ~ Poem

Haunting Cries ~ A Life of Wonder Poem Poster
Haunting Cries ~ A Life of Wonder Poem Poster

Haunting cries
Weave through the dark

A distant train
Tugs at the heart

An aching soul
Begins to bloom

A flash of light
Cuts through the gloom

An awakened mind
The sound of thunder

One day in time
A life of wonder

~Michelle Istanish

New Beginnings Mark an End ~ Poem


The time has come
To start again

New beginnings
Mark an end

A past that grows
The future waits

It’s the hear and now
That makes life great

~Michelle Istanish


Living a Dream…

Living a Dream of Love and Laughter
Living a Life of Happily Ever After…

~Michelle Istanish

Nightmare turned Fantasy, now a Reality

In the darkness
A nightmare
Then light
Now a daydream

Things once feared
A dream
Unbounded potential
Now a fantasy

An open mind
A possibility
Curious excitement
Now a reality

~Michelle Istanish

The Full Moon ~ My True and Faithful Friend

as day turns into night,
you burn so beautiful and bright;
as I gaze into your familiar glow,
I am filled with the love you selflessly sow;

once again, you cleanse my soul,
leaving me peaceful and feeling whole;
our time together passes by so quickly,
but in my thoughts you are always with me;

while goodbye is drawing near,
in my heart I hold you dear;
for now, it is until we meet again,
the full moon, my true and faithful friend.

by Michelle Istanish ~ just a girl who loves the moon