Till Then (Summer Rain, still)

There isn’t time

‘Tis moment, you’re gone

Parting is such a sweet sorrow

It seems eternity

To savor the warmth of your hold

But time fleets, I realized

And here I am


Grieving the thought

I’ll be losing you in time

I feared there aren’t long rides to come

I dreaded there aren’t stories to share

There isn’t even a song to sing to

There aren’t remaining love notes to read

I only have my poems-

These silent, lifeless verses

That would make me remember you

Just the trails of lingering memories

My poems

My bleeding poems

As I watched over the rain

On a hot summer afternoon…




Summer Rain


You held my hand tight
As you bid goodbye
It was hard
It was insane…

You kissed me softly
with a whimpering cry
It froze my mind
It broke my heart…

You strained me in your embrace
clasped me in your arms
It pricked me
It stung me…

Then it rained on a summer afternoon.



I was driving home when it rained so hard..really??? raining on a summer day??? It freaked me out..ahh maybe this is what global warming is all about…or, maybe just maybe, this is how it feels to leave a beloved behind…feels like rain on a summer afternoon…

The Versatile Blogger Award

 The Versatile Blogger Award

I’d like to thank Jade for this award..”thanks Jade”

You guys know the rules by now, I’m sure—this award asks for seven facts about yourself…let’s get started.

I, Mich..

1. Am a super coffee fan…need i say more? It perks up my day..

2. Sleeps without a pillow. I dooze off better that way.

3. Have a dog…a dobberman, named after a famous coffe and donut shop in Asia Jco.

4. Used to teach. I started off as pre -school teacher then i resigned as a college teacher.

5. Hates insects especially mosquitoes…it freaks me out.

6. Have been trying to learn baking…hehehe..i am getting there ..

7. Am missing my dad so much..

In the spirit of celebration and virtual partying, I’ll also pass along the Versatile Blogger Award to the following Versatile Bloggers

Yasshi over at Autumnwith you

Harbans over at Innerthoughts

Mona over at Mona_Khaan

Carly over at myhearinglossstory

Og over at Oglach

Ginger over at Aroused

Brian over at Brian Lageose

No pressure to accept, and if I missed anyone who wants to participate, feel free to grab that award below and give it a new home on your blog!versatile-blogger-award

The Rule of Eleven (aka The Blue Sky Tag)

I first read about this from Jade of Jade M. Wong then her site brought me to Rose’s blog, and Rose made it as an “open tag”. As I was about to answer it myself I saw Nj tagging me.

So I am taking on both.

Rose’s questions:-

Describe yourself in ONE word.


When and why did you start blogging?

I started my first post back in April of 2013. My first official WordPress poem was written on a plane on the way to Singapore.

I started at WordPress, honestly because I don’t know what to do with my creative mind since I resigned from my teaching job then. I didn’t expect I’d stay longer, but the responses were overwhelming that it kept me going…

Is there a person that you look up to? Who is it and why?


My father. HE’S THE BEST!!!!!!

What’s the perfect pair for a book, is it coffee or tea?

Without a doubt COFFEE… apart from my books, my pen, and paper; coffee has been my constant companion for the longest time.

Aside from blogging, name one activity that you truly enjoy.

Reading, it transports me to different places and sometimes different dimensions. It made me wanna be the better version of myself.

In your bucket list (or if you will have one), what country/place will be on your top spot?

Paris… I’d love to go there and shop and write poems while having coffee in a cafeteria along the sidewalks where I can see, smell, hear, and breathe people from all walks of life from different parts of the world.

Do you have a phobia? What is it?

I don’t know how you call it.. but I hate tiny animals that crawl…. example worms, baby snakes…

What’s the weirdest wish/hope that you have secretly said?

Nothing so far. I mean I don’t think it’s weird to wish/hope no matter how weird it may seem to others.

What is your favorite season and why?


Summer…its fun when the sun is out all the time.

What is that one book that touched you in a very special way?


“Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom. It was about the unusual request of an old man from the author to write/deliver his eulogy.  Please note, the man was still alive when he asked this. It baffled me at first but as I read through it made me rediscover my purpose; about losing and finding what we’ve lost, and most especially it made me reconsider my own faith.

What’s your favorite song lyric? Why?

Currently, I am loving the song of lady gaga “I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walkway; but baby I just need one good one to stay”

It gives us so much hope ….that amidst the chaos of the world, maybe one good deed will make us hold on.



Nj’s questions:

What are your name and the name of your blog? Why did you choose it as your blog name?

Michnavs ; that’s the name of my blog. is it my real name? I can’t tell.. I am yet to process the idea of coming out into the open but I was honestly inspired by what Jade did though. it was brave of her to finally come out when she reintroduced herself. will I do the same? I can’t tell. maybe in time, I will, but for now, I love to have my virtual self hanging around your wp readers. But you guys call me Mich so it’s close to that.

What, according to you, is your best quality? Why is it so?

As an adult human being (just to assure you all I am human, hahaha) I am very generous of my time and my expertise… I see people around (with all due respect, though) who are capable of helping and of sharing even their thoughts but they’d rather keep quiet. they choose never to care or be bothered at all, after all, they would say “it’s none of my business”. it could be really none of your business but I believe when we are asked then it becomes your business. and I think we need to be generous of our expertise and share it with anyone who needs it. who knows it could go a long way.

Choose a movie that describes you and tells us how?

I believe in happy endings and fairy tales. So any movie ending on a happy note would best describe my disposition in life and my persona. I believe in fairy tales… it’s like dreaming, and dreams to come true right? we just to make it happen. I may sound weird but I have been through a lot and I can say, it is my belief in “happy endings” that made me get through it all. Trust me I have my happy ending. 

What’s your favorite dessert? And why?

Cheesecake- its a mixture of different tastes and texture. Just like life. It could be a little of everything…you pick up the best,  spit out the bad.

Are you a forest or a beach person? What is it about your choice that you like?

None of the above actually. I’d rather sit in the comfort of my home, read and write or sit in a coffee shop. I was never been to a forest…will I try? I don’t know but the idea of crawling insects and mosquitoes freak me out. .. of course, I’ve to a beach (es)… did I like it as much as I love being at home or in a coffee shop? nahh…no.

If you were born as a tree, which tree would you pick? And why?

A bamboo tree. It’s flexible and cannot be easily toppled down by even the strongest wind. I wanna be like that… I wanna be as flexible and strong as a bamboo tree.

If today was your last day, name one person you’d like to say something to? What would you tell him/her?

It would be my dad. That I am sorry I wasn’t there when he had to bid us all goodbye.

Which is your favorite childhood game?

I honestly never played outdoor as a young girl.  really. unusual?? I know.

If you could be an inanimate object, which would you pick? And why?

A pen. I want to bravely put into words the thoughts of others who are afraid to speak. I want to create life as I spill every word through my ink.

What is your favorite mode of travel?

I drive.. so it must be my car. it’s my second home

Who is your 3AM person? And why?

It’s still my dad, and would forever be my dad.



So there you go…. done… I will make this an open tag too.. I would love to get to know you all guys so please hop in and answer the following questions:

  1. What is it about blogging that you loved the most?
  2. Have you met anyone from WordPress? if yes, tell us about it.
  3. What are your thoughts about full-time blogging?
  4. Who/what influenced/inspired you to blog?
  5. What was your first official WP piece (poem, story, essay, etc.)? Tell us about it.
  6. Who is your favorite author and why?
  7. If you will be a piece of cake, what kind of cake would you be and why?
  8. Would you rather be a president or a famous scientist, why?
  9. If you are to popularize a “pick up line” what would it be?
  10. Pick a song that best describes your current love life, tell us why.
  11. What is your greatest dream?

The Moon

I wondered many times
About the moon and the stars
And how they all shine so bright
I flustered at the sight
Of how stars filled up the sky
Over the moon oh so high.

Why can’t there be more moons
Than stars?
Maybe the sky would be brighter;
Would be lovelier
And I will be alright
I will sleep tight.

I wondered many times
At how you’ve counted the stars
Over the moon so big and wide
Glowing up side by side
The moon with its light beaming
Covering the sky and glowing.

Am I a moon or just one of the stars;
You keep on counting on the skies?





You were everything i wanted to be
You were all that i ever had to be
I would give you the world if i could
I would stay with you if i should

Baby, i know i love you, i must say
And i love you more everyday
I wish you all the luck in the world
And i will send you all the love to hold

But baby, you’re not mine
So i keep these and many others in time
Till then my love i will love you still
In the other life maybe, you will.

I love you, it hurts, i know


Another random thoughts in a coffee shop as i listened to the story told by a girl next to my table.


Run Away

Run Away

I hold on really for so long
But that damn feeling, so strong
I don’t know why but i tried
To run away and hide

I run my thoughts on you
Wishing i’ll get over through
But its so hard, really tough
You have tied my heart real tight


I wanna run away and hide
I will run away till i get tired
Of longing and of wanting
Of wishing and of hoping
Cos baby please be mine
Even in the silence of my heart


I saw you pretty close this time
You were stairing at me like your mine
Intensely wanting as i was waiting
Behind me is your beloved coming

Repeat chorus


So i run away and hide…but i keep coming back ….into the silence of my heart….

Into the silence of my heart…




This is still a continuation of the cafeteria story…from my previous post