Summer Rain


every drop of the rain is every bit of my pain

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

You kissed me softly
with a wimping 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

This is an old poem i wrote  years ago in memory of my beloved papa who passed away that summer.

I am reposting it for this week’s World of Words prompt: বৃষ্টি, which is a Bengali word that means “rain”.

Every week, Rosemarie (of A Reading Writer), Maria (of Doodle Scribbles), and Jade of will post a word from a different country in the world.

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 – –

43 thoughts on “Summer Rain

    1. I do miss him Carolyn..its been really so long since he passed away but i guess no amount of years or months could erase his memory especially because everytime i write i am reminded of him..he was my first and greatest fan..😇🤗🤗

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  1. Heartfelt Mich and clear to see the precious gift you both had. I believe you only have to be still and observant to know he has not left you. He is in each raindrop, in each hug you receive or smile from one of your children.


  2. oh my heart breaks with this one Mich, that last embrace, the last kiss, tears and emotions running wild. you make your papa so very proud with all you do, but most of all for the wonderful human you are.


  3. Sorry for your loss. My dad has been gone 16 years this summer. There are days I feel the pain as fresh as if it was yesterday. Most days though I can think of the good times and be okay.


  4. Thank you for sharing your inner most thoughts at such a painful time. Your word express the loss of a love one with so much emotion.


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