Renewal and Goodbye (Two Poems)


Day 30 NaPoWriMo

Our final (optional) prompt! In some past years, I’ve challenged you to write a poem of farewell for our thirtieth day, but this year, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something that returns. For, just as the swallows come back to Capistrano each year, NaPoWriMo and GloPoWriMo will ride again!And last, but not least, our final (optional) prompt! In some past years, I’ve challenged you to write a poem of farewell for our thirtieth day, but this year, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something that returns.
NaPoWriMo and GloPoWriMo will ride again!




overwhelmed by the people and world around

flabbergasted by so many things, you are drowned

for a while, you lost, a sense of yourself

your undeniably great, but thyself

for so long you have the best interest of others

for so long you have loved and made wonders

you dismiss from your mind the love for oneself

is far more important, so be stealth

it didn’t take long though, to become fully aware

and bounce back, back to your old self, never be scare

some things don’t last no matter how

some people just come and go somehow

it took you just one moment

one moment of truth…

one moment of courage …

one moment of tenacity…

and one moment of strength…

to welcome 

new challenges and a new view

and the new and renewed you



And because it’s my first year to join the annual NaPoWriMo, I say my thank you and goodbye the old poetic fashion way…




I didn’t think 

I’d make it this far

but you never know 

unless you try

try, I did regardless of 

and no matter what

the struggle is over

the battle is done

I rest my case

my heartaches

my mind cries

my body sobs

to say I will miss

is an understatement

a part of me dies

and I just can’t let go

a bittersweet ending

of a once beautiful thing

goodbye to the one 

that keeps me company

farewell, until then

who knows if there will be

for now, I take my hats off

I bid you adieu

I will miss you

my daily prompts

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 – –

57 thoughts on “Renewal and Goodbye (Two Poems)

  1. The sweetest meaningful and fruitful goodbye. It isn’t a goodbye yet ,,,lol,,Di ko na alam kung anong isusunod ko, basta patuloy pa rin po kayong magsusulat…Congratulations for make it this far po ,,,ang hirap din po kaya ng mga challenge niyo everyday. 😂 Talaga namang sisirin ang inner soul to create a powerful poem/poetry that will resonates for every readers. Basta saludo po ako sa inyo… Isang mapagpalang araw po sa inyo. 🤗


  2. Both poems say such a lot Mich.. You dear one have come such a long way… And the lesson in that top poem is to remember to love ourselves…
    We so often keep giving and giving… And forget to give to ourselves…
    Sending warm hugs your way dear Mich…
    Lots of Love..
    Sue ❤ 🙏


      1. Oh okay thank you so much dear Mich. You too must make an ebook of all your poems. They are awesome and many people will love reading your awesome poetries. Must think on these terms. Love and Hugs to you dear friend.


  3. I have enjoyed your poetry this month! I too am sad to see the month end. I only post 3 days a week so there were lots of poems that I wrote or started to write that didn’t get posted. I will probably continue through May and maybe even June…


  4. Wonderful poems, SweetMich!
    And I’ve enjoyed all of our poems in April! 🙂
    “The poet is much more the one who inspires, than the one who is inspired.”
    – Paul Eluard
    Thank you for inspiring us! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂


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