I chose not to be discouraged

and for once

I made a decision I didn’t regret

I chose not to be defeated

and I wasn’t

I won fair and square

and never once was I beaten again

I kept hoping

I kept believing

in happy endings that everyone

thought was overrated

Happy endings happen every day

the happiness ends when the faith

goes away

Happy endings are not what i

believe in

friends and family and miracles

that come my way

these are what saved my day



In response to NovemberNotes challenge by Sarah of Heartstring Eulogies and Rosema of A Reading Writer

Day 17 prompt: Brave Enough by Lindsey Stirling and Christina Perri


Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links – –

14 thoughts on “Brave

  1. A fantastic poem and take on today’s prompt Mich. I love the lines ” the happiness ends when the faith goes away.” They should use that as a mantra on self awareness courses.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: