Goodbye Zoe (Poem for Zoe )

I am reblogging this post. Zoe just passed away today after 8 months of fighting for her life she is finally now in heaven.
My daughter and the rest of her friends are saddened by this.

May you watch over us, Zoe…


I have a very heartbreaking story to tell. My youngest daughter who is 12 years old has a bestfriend of 6 years. Her name is Zoe.

Zoe has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (yes a 12 year old girl with an ovarian cancer).. she underwent surgery last February 2016. Unfortunately, her situation worsened since then. After several chemotherapy sessions, blood transfusions and other medical procedures; the doctors decided not to go through another surgery anymore.

Currently, Zoe has gone bald. There has been water retention in her body making her look like a pregnant young woman.

I cannot imagine how her family is coping.

As a mom myself i am deeply saddened by this. My daughter and Zoe literally grew up together.

This afternoon my daughter ask me to critic a poem she wrote for Zoe.


No matter what happens
No one will forget you

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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 – –

90 thoughts on “Goodbye Zoe (Poem for Zoe )

  1. I am so sorry to read about the loss of this life. My dear I work with cancer patients and nothing prepares you to say goodbye, they are the strongest , most resilient souls. you were blessed to be part of her life and journey, thanks you for sharing this. No words can comfort, just know in silence I share your grief and offer you solace.

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      1. crying is necessary, don’t keep it in, be brave to show your children the compassion through tears and mourning. And when the tears stop for a while you find clarity and purpose, and that you offer back to the family that is grieving, I am so sharing your pain.

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  2. Oh gosh! I am so sorry, Mich. My heartfelt condolences to their and your families. I can’t even begin to imagine how it must feel to lose someone so young. If there’s anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask. Much love to you and your daughter. Sending you tons of hugs.

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  3. Hey, as you can tell by now. I guess I needed a good cry. I don’t know how I found my way to that old original post and took that to be the present. I suppose I needed to make that prayer, also.

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  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and Zoe’s family. These types of tragedies are unexplainable and tear the heart from our very souls. Remembering her VALUE; her gift of SELF and the wonderful emotions she brought to the many lives she touched, will live on eternally.

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  5. I am so sorry to read about this tragic turn of events…and you, your daughter, and all of Zoe’s loved ones have my condolences. She was so young, too young…*sending love and virtual hugs*

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  6. Hello Michnavs,
    Such a heartfelt and sad post update. Your little daughter had to learn the hardest of life’s teachings so early. I wish her and yourself all the best moving forward. She has a gift with her words and please let her know I think her poem is a beautiful tribute to dear Zoe.
    Warm wishes from Di 💐💕

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      1. Oh thank you so much for showing your daughter. Anything little that we can do to show care… you both are very welcome 💜💐

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  7. sending hugs and prayers to you and your family and Zoe’s. we can never fathom the pain of losing someone. we can only provide prayers and comfort in this tough times. you are in our prayers, Zoe and my dear Mich. ❤

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  8. Too many hearts broken. Let Zoe’s spirit soar and help you all in your grief and your lives yet to come. That is the only way to honour her life. A life cut brutally short which cannot possibly feel anything but dreadfully wrong.

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      1. I send you all soothing balm. The pain is part of the process … it is the inner core of love. When it is exposed it is like a razor to the heart.

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  9. Oh dear.. she is such a young fighter. And so is your daughter who must have gone through a depression too. I am sure she is now smiling and at peace above watching over her family and friends. That’s a heartfelt poem, Mich. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I remember this sad post and I am even sadder today as I work backwards in my catch ups to see that Zoe has passed away.. I can so understand the grief this must be bringing to Zoe’s family and your daughter and yourself .. I can so see now the reason I felt sorrow in your next post..
    Sending sincere thoughts of condolences .. Love and Blessings dear Mich.. xxx ❤

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      1. I can only imagine Mich as I remember well when our children’s friends were out our home often more than their own.. xxx So know the connection and grief you must be feeling. xxx


  11. I missed this one! I’m so sad for your daughter and her friends. And it’s awful that cancer happens to little girls who haven’t even had the chance to grow up. I hope she’s at peace or will be.

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