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!

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Renewal

 

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…

 

 

Goodbye

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

57 Comments

  1. calmkate says:

    stunning tribute Mich … WP abounds with daily and weekly prompts!

    Just find one or two you like and go for it ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yes i will kate..thank you for being with me everyday …

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      1. calmkate says:

        hey I’ve never seen you post so much and I totally love your poetry so please keep it regularly 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        That is so true kate..never been like this ever…😊😊😊

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      3. calmkate says:

        just moderate the pace but keep going, please 🙂

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      4. michnavs says:

        I will and thank you so much …always…❤❤❤

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  2. SnowHearT says:

    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. 🤗

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for the visits and comments always…i will be back with my usual writing schedule ..salamat😊😊😊

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      1. SnowHearT says:

        patuloy na magbabasa at aabang sa inyong mga obra ❤️

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  3. how beautifully expressed by you.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you😊😊😊

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  4. So wonderfully expressed, Mich! You wrote lovely verses throughout the month. ❤️😊Hope you will continue with your daily writings. 😊😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay..thank you Punam and thank you for being with me the whole month.
      P.S i was so thrilled to see you featured today

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      1. My pleasure dear. Love to read your words.

        Thank you so much! It was such a wonderful, pleasant surprise. ❤️

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      2. michnavs says:

        I always like check on that then yey i saw you…🤗🤗🤗

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      3. 🙏🏼🤗😊❤️

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  5. syncwithdeep says:

    Lovely. looking forward to take part in the next season.. u inspired me a lot to come back

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Deepa…i am really so happy to see you write again…keep writing…keep posting Deepa..😊😊😊

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  6. Sadje says:

    This is a beautiful tribute!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje…and thank you for keeping me company the whole month

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      1. Sadje says:

        It’s always a pleasure Mich.

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  7. utahan15 says:

    you leaving us?

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    1. michnavs says:

      No…it is just today is the last day of NaPoWriMo..

      I will stay …😉

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      1. utahan15 says:

        ah ok. a relief~

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      2. michnavs says:

        Lol…thank you for the visits always..

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  8. 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 ❤ 🙏

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Sue …i am happy to see you here..i hope you are doing well in there amidst the current pandemic.

      Keep safe😊😊😊

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      1. Very well thank you… Keeping busy on our garden plot.. ❤

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      2. michnavs says:

        Ohhh at least you have a different lockdown story…gardening. that’s really wonderful..

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      3. We are very fortunate and grateful.. ❤

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  9. Gina says:

    your pen has come out mightier and more prolific since this all began. your writing comes out so powerful and really resonates.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I think so too Gina..😉 thank you for saying that..😊😊😊

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      1. Gina says:

        it is absolutely true. you should compile all these poems, they really convey the meaning of these times.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Wow…thank you Gina…i will do that .😊😊😊

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  10. mrswrangler says:

    Very nice. You wrote some nice poems this month.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..😊😊😊

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome.

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  11. Beautiful take on Renewal and Goodbye poems, Mich. You have composed them so well. Keep up the good work and keep on inspiring us with your lovely challenges.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you kamal….thank you for your visits and for accompanying me all through this month

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      1. You are always welcome Mich and do keep us entertaining with other challenges too. Just asking if you don’t mind could you download my poetry book dear.

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      2. michnavs says:

        I am already finding my way to install the kindle app kamal…😉

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      3. 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.

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      4. michnavs says:

        I am considering that thank you kamal

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      5. Welcome Mich 😊😊❤️❤️

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  12. judeitakali says:

    I’m not part of the prompt but I’ve read most of your entries since I followed you. This is a beautiful tribute

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Jude..thank you for joining me this month..

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  13. murisopsis says:

    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…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Val for joining me this month..i am looking forward to read more of your poems too in the coming days…

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  14. aysabaw says:

    Pwede naman ikaw na lang gumawa ng daily prompts tas susundin ng mga followers haha

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol…naisip mo yan ha..hmmmmm…bakit hindi…thank you 😊😊😊

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  15. 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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    1. michnavs says:

      Wow so nice…wonderful quote Carolyn…thank you for joining me the whole month pf April..and to Coop too..😊😊😊

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  16. parikhit dutta says:

    This is so well written 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much💓

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