The Flip


The Flip

When your world has turned
Upside down
You are left in the middle
Weary and lost
For the next flip.

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 – –

53 thoughts on “The Flip

      1. Oh I so agree, while we are in the zone of our crisis, no matter what that is, it is hard for us to see the plus side..
        I speak from experience of travelling down my own dark tunnel of a nervous breakdown. To which I would not wish any other to experience.. But in hindsight, this was my wake up call, and set me on another path, And having gone through such deep depression, I can empathise with many who are being flipped and tossed about right now.. Many thanks for your comment also
        😀 Have a Peaceful Sunday 🙂

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  1. When I experience those feelings, I often say that I’ve come down from the mountain to wander in the valley below, fervently waiting to find myself on the upswing once again…I love your wording, Mich! The flip…there’s a lot going on at the moment in my world…your words make me feel less alone!

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  2. My Friend, You have captured so much of the churning chaos that besets us when our world gets flipped upside down in this great poem!! So often these things sneak up on us unaware which makes them even more devastating. More like an earthquake than anything. Yes, that is what you have captured and waiting for all the emotional and other after shocks! I think you might need a sequel to this for the subsequent “flip/after shock”!

    Really great poem – Bravo!!!!

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  3. Hi Mich
    Short, simple and perfect. You have captured exactly how I felt after losing my hearing…I continue to have these flip feelings every now and then, and it is just as you have written …feeling weary and lost, and waiting for the next time…
    Hope you are well,
    Best wishes

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