“Each second makes its mark on every single person’s life- comes and then goes, quietly disappearing without fanfare, evaporating into the air like steam from a piping hot Christmas pudding. Enough time leaves us warm; when our time is gone, it leaves us cold. It is time of which we do not have enough; it is time that causes the war within our hearts, and so we must spend it wisely.” (The Gift, Cecilian Ahern)



Defending the poor and unfortunate

caring with a heart so compassionate

ah! a lawyer that’s what I will be

back then as a little girl with glee.

Broadcasting news on TV

doing it with a mind so steady

Ah! a television anchor I see

back in high school so carefree.

Pouring thoughts on paper

scribbling late at night so dear

ah! a journalist I will

back in college with free will.

Never become a lawyer really

it wasn’t my dream actually

‘Twas a childish thing to wish

no dirt to dish.

Broadcasting wasn’t even for me

‘though I had the chance to be

you see surgery on the neck

making it hard to speak.

A writer I may have always been

creating stories every now and then

putting actions into words

screaming as I scribble with thoughts.

You see there’s something I miss

never imagined I enjoyed it with bliss

caring for little souls as they grow

motherhood is what makes me glow.

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 – –

46 thoughts on “Motherhood

  1. Parenting is a vocation that puts us in a place of privilege allowing us to creatively foster the development af wonderful human beings and few careers can come near that! Thought provoking poem, Mich.


  2. I truly think it’s the most important job in the world … if everyone had ‘worthy’ mothers our world would be very different! It’s a 24/7 job with few rewards but so essential to our upbringing 🙂

    This is such a lovely poem Mich, straight from your heart ❤


  3. to see your dreams and aspirations is knowing you are human, to feel your purpose is to be inspired beyond words, knowing you is one of life’s greatest treasures to me. you nurture with grace and wisdom, your girls are a testament of your godly parenting


  4. Hi Mich, I replied to your comment on my Bullying & Beyond post, “Who Cares” and can’t seem to add another reply to you as I would like to use your thought provoking comment as a post today on my B& B series. I just wanted to let you know in advance. Thank you again for your encouragement and insights. Le grà, Marie


  5. I don’t know how I missed this post but I am so glad I found it! I never saw myself as being a mom and “only a mom” when I was younger but I’ve come to realize that I love staying home with the kids. This was beautifully written – you’ve put words for what my heart has felt. ❤️❤️


  6. We grow into our professions… We like to tease though that if grand-parenting were so much fun, I might have skipped being a parent!
    There are challenges with every ‘job’ – Parenting is a multi-skill job! ❤ Hugs!


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