I Died a Sudden Death




I used to be the only one
people are usually afraid of
I carry on with me for centuries
viruses that kill
hundreds of people
children and old alike
rich or poor
science has found a cure
for one of the viruses I carried
but little did they know
I was up for another yet stronger
and more potent one


But I, am saddened by the turn of events recently


I drive people crazy
they put all sorts of protective device
and prevent me from entering their homes
and invade their privacy and goodnight sleep, but I still made my way through
it made them even nuts
imagine seeing them applying all kinds of chemicals unto their bodies
believing I’d be driven away?
ahhh it made me the happiest
little monster of all times
But I, again am saddened by the turn of events recently



in just a snap of a finger
people forget about me
they no longer are scared of me
I suddenly became irrelevant
I am no longer as popular as I used to be
ohhh the ego in a little monster in me is hurt
why? what happened?
who surpassed my popularity?
whose more deadly than I am now?
But I,  then again am saddened by the turn of events recently
I used to sneak in the dark
and scare them with my
little buzzing sound
people, why have you suddenly forgotten
about me?
is this how it’s supposed to end?
I am right here
ready anytime to suck your blood
and leave you with something to die for



Hey you, I’m right here.

Suddenly, I died, a sudden death.


Day 6

Today’s prompt is ekphrastic in nature – but rather particular! Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem from one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.


In a response also to Sadje’s What Do You See? https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/


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/

41 thoughts on “I Died a Sudden Death

  1. This is very cleverly written Mich. I love how you interwove your concern for the humanity along with the desire to make people acknowledge the presence of the menace.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

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  2. Great write, Mich! Those mosquitoes can be so pesty and even deadly. 😦 You have captured what they are thinking! 🙂
    Wild how something so great comes along and so many other things we THOUGHT were problems are put into perspective.
    We have so much to be grateful for! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) and ❤


  3. masterful composition Mich, you presented another POV most realistically …
    but death will come someday
    we know not which way
    but we will depart without delay!


  4. a narcissist Virus? sounds like a human we all might have come across at one point in our lives. feeling sad but can’t help themselves continue to cause pain to others. somehow your poem made me feel that way. brilliant use of words to twist a point home.


    1. Thank you Gina.. i have witnessed deadlier virus back home. The virus that is of a greedy politician, the virus that is of a har – deaded citizen, the virus that is of a nosy neighbor…. virus that don’t have a cure

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  5. I missed this one from earlier this week. Certainly, this is not a love poem! You have captured the nature of Lamoc – although now some may prefer his company to the coronavirus. Do you know the Filipino myth about why mosquitos buzz around our ears?


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