In our Double – Seated Swing, Brother

our then glorious porch
was missing a torch
where we could have light at night
and played with so much delight


in our double-seated swing, brother


we poke jokes in our double-seated swing
where we too always cry out and sing
facing each other dreaming with a smile
then burst into laughter after a while
in our double-seated swing, brother


imagine a feeling or any feeling
how long will it last sitting?
I swear when it was so  low
it was  low until it was not low
in our double-seated swing, brother
when it was high ‘was so high
until it becomes low again then you sigh
there just aren’t enough words to say
for what it is like to sit with you and stay
in our double-seated swing, brother
we smiled and jested aimlessly dreaming of dreams passionately
upward we go a feeling stirring within, we held down we know a bond of love is sealed
in our double-seated swing, brother
we swore, “best friends forever”


Linking also to  with this as NPM prompt  3 write a poem about a porch swing.


Day 3 of NaPoWriMo
Today’s prompt asks you to make use of our resources for the day. First, make a list of ten words. You can generate this list however you’d like – pull a book off the shelf and find ten words you like, name ten things you can see from where you’re sitting, etc. Now, for each word, use Rhymezone to identify two to four similar-sounding or rhyming words. For example, if my word is “salt,” my similar words might be “belt,” “silt,” “sailed,” and “sell-out.”


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 – –

33 thoughts on “In our Double – Seated Swing, Brother

  1. Such a heart-touching poem about your dear brother, SweetMich!
    And you bring back childhood memories for me of our porch swing and time spent with parents, and siblings on warm summer nights watching the stars and moon, laughing, talking, even the silences were filled with love. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂


    1. Its always wonderful to remember how we used to be when we were young ang carefree, isnt it?
      And i think a swing is and has always been part of every little girl and boy experience growing up.
      So glad it reminded you of your own chidlhood too.

      Stay safe in there..

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  2. WOW you are participating in the writing month. I salute you, hope I can catch up with your poems. but this one is special Mich, I know it comes from a sad yet beautiful place in your heart and mind. i too remember my sister and son in the same way, the things we did together, simple but so memorable. Praying for the peace to be upon their dear souls. god bless you dear friend.


    1. Thank you Gina..we are lucky to have the best memories with our loves ones who went ahead of us…and we remember them with a grateful heart…and a smile..
      Keep safe always Gina..

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