Love in 2017

And even though you hurt me

I would never hurt you

Because your happiness sustains me

Even though my pain sustains you.




Happy new year everyone. May 2017 brings joy, love, prosperity, and peace to all of you.

May we also continue to love even though at times we don’t get to be loved back…that’s how it is… and that’s how it should be.

I didn’t mean to kick the year off with a seemingly sad poem. Nah this is not actually a sad one. It is something that I personally would want myself to be reminded of: to continue to love and care even if we are hurt and torn apart…

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 – –

45 thoughts on “Love in 2017

  1. Happy 2017 Mich. You are right, this excellent poem can be viewed from a number of perspectives. Most relationships experience this and it can make them stronger.

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  2. Mich! This is LOVE for all times, why only 2017.
    You seem to practice it and now preach it. One who loves this way is bound to receive it back in bundles,I mean it is their privilege to receive. Hurt, Pain and Happiness are part and parcel of Love My Dear.

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  3. This poem is heart-wrenching. There’s beauty in it, and I kept re-reading the lines, but this poem is like a bad relationship… This may not be the popular opinion, but, sometimes, despite how much someone else’s happiness sustains you, you have to let that person go for your health and wellbeing. Even if, at the time, it seems like the unhealthy thing to do is let that person go. I wonder how this person’s emotions would evolve, if this poem became but one chapter in a series of poems…

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