If I Will

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If I change my ways,
will you appreciate me?
will I be good enough?
will you finally set me free?
from this cage so dark and muddy?
tied down by guilt, I’m trapped.

If I promise I’ll improve,
will you tell me something shrewd?
will you lie to me and say,
that one day I’ll have my way?
will you free me from this bondage?
or will you just increase the pain?

If I do my best and learn,
how the world can live alone,
will you show me the reality,
that is lived out by humanity?
will you finally agree,
that I’m capable of being me,
Without the need of your entity?

 

P.S.

Inspired by my recent visit to a friend’s house… I witnessed the harsh realities of life: there are indeed rich and there are poor.
I saw mothers working so hard to better their quality of life. I saw fathers do the same too; but at some point, they get tired and begun questioning the essence of their lives: “when will my best be ever good enough?”…

 

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 www.michnavs.wordpress.com, 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 https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ 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 –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

47 thoughts on “If I Will

  1. i read this an realise what an empath you are. putting yourself in someone else’s predicament and understanding what they have to go through takes a lot of emotional courage. while situations bring us down, ultimately it is who we are inside that makes the difference, not our promises, or our efforts. we are loved and appreciated for who we are not what we can do or make. this poem touches humanity at its core. We are all fundamentally the same and should each other as such. I love your thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Gina…your thoughts mean so much to me….as i said i was deeply moved by what i saw and somehow i wanted to do something..even if that something is a piece of poetry to raise awareness…

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  2. Thought provoking and moving words Mich. When we have these experiences I think they make us step back and appreciate what we have. They also show us the true core of the human spirit. Thank you for your words Mich.

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      1. Mich it happens with me too, sometimes I feel I have lost so many of my friends.
        But when I visit their blogs there is so much that they have written, like yours today.
        I also do not see you in my reader. Do you think we have to register with the Support of WP.
        Anyways it was so nice visiting you this Sunday morning.

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