I Remember You (with a smile)

I remember you on a glorious cloudless night
where snowflakes of stars light the sky
with a promise of life in darkness
and a sense of warmth amidst
the cold breezy wind

 

I remember you
with a smile

 

I remember you in the stillness of the dawn
when the night and day had become
one memorable beautiful moment
as the sun starts to open like
a flower in the horizon
I remember you
with a smile
I remember  you in the chaos of the day
chaotic as the Grand Central Station
lively as people busy enjoying
a bustling place full of noise
pleasant and interesting

 

I remember you

with a smile

 

I remember you with all of my heart on this sweet summer May

 

P.S.

I welcome May with joy, love and a heart full of gratitude while i remember my father who passed away this month ten years ago. He died at 59. Unannounced. Unnoticed. No goobyes.

I welcome May with a smile.

My gratitude to my fellow bloggers who became my friends too for all of their comforting comments.

For the past 10 years i have been longing for my moment of goodbye; but as kate https://aroused.blog/, said ” ah your longing to say ‘goodbye’ … it’s been such a strong wish for years Mich that I’m sure he has heard you”, thank you Kate i am sure of that by now.

I take pleasure too in the comforting words of some very special friends here like Gina https://alifelesslivedblog.wordpress.com/, who we jokingly talk about our fathers to have probably met in heaven talking and bragging about each others daugthers (that would be me and Gina, lol)

Carolyn, https://doesitevenmatter3.wordpress.com/”Oh, what a sweet and special tribute to your father! I know you miss him so much! You were fortunate to have such a wonderful dad! Thank you for letting us all honor him, with you, on the day of his birth”.
Yes Carolyn i am very fortunate to have him as my father.

Snowheart, https://snowheart0529.wordpress.com/ who despite of being new around, was very generous in saying ” he is in God’s hand “. That is very comforting my dear

Andrew, https://thelonelyauthorblog.com/,
” This gets me right in the heart.
A daddy’s girl“, yes to being a daddy’s girl Drew

Val, https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/ who said ” Your dad sounds every inch the gentleman! Girls need fathers so that they can become strong and independent women.. Sounds like he did a great job and is recognized by the only one who counts – you!!”, thank you Val.

Punam, https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/ who thinks i did a very sweet tribute to my father when i wrote Gorgeous, https://michnavs.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/gorgeous/

Deepa https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/my-musings/ who was inspired  to a beautiful poem for his brother after reading the poem “Gorgeous”

And to Rosema, Maria and Jade, the three lovely young poets of WP who were there to cheer me up back in 2017 when i wrote a series of “Summer Rain” poems in memory of my father.

Jade, said “One of the hardest things of losing a loved one is not being able to say goodbye properly. I hope one day in the far future, you and your dad will meet again. In the meantime, I’m sending lots of virtual hugs and well wishes”  https://jademwong.wordpress.com/

Rosema, “oh my dear. my tears. i cannot fight back the tears. and goosebumps. wow. wow. the pain. the longing. and the hope. the love. oh my dear. he loves you. and i am sure you loves him back. huuuuugs!” https://areadingwritr.wordpress.com/

Maria of https://mariawenttotown15.wordpress.com/

Sue said https://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/”this had the tears flowing within me also Mich.. And those we love who have returned home often find a way to get their messages across.. And I know all your posts, you have been Healing in the Rain..
Sending warm hugs dear friend.. Love to you”

Rose, https://poetrummager.org/ “Darling Mich, I, too, lost my father in April; two years ago. Much love and warm wishes.” Thank you Rose for sharing the poem you wrote for your father too https://poetrummager.com/2015/06/17/under-his-armor-of-anger/

Mirriam https://outanabout.com/This is so heartfelt, so raw and poignant. Thank you for sharing your emotion with us. Your dad clearly lives on in your heart”
These brilliant poet/blogger friends joined me in my NaPoWriMo journey along with the following:
Kamal of https://boundlessblessingsblog.wordpress.com/

Sadje of https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/

Jules of https://dailyjewelsbyjules.wordpress.com/

Ivor of http://ivors20.wordpress.com/
Kamal, Ivor, Sadje and Jules you guys are awesome and your comments are really appreciated and were helpful in my poetic journey this month.
Mrs. Wrangler https://mrswrangler.wordpress.com/

Mrs. Wrangler, you said you’re not into poetry writing but you visit me nevertheless and for that thank you
Irma http://iidorun.wordpress.com/ ,who despite of her busy life as a mom to her adorable kids never failed to check on me once in a while and leave some really inspiring words

Jude https://wordeologist.wordpress.com/

Faustina of  https://faustbites.wordpress.com/

Parkhit http://duttaparikhit.wordpress.com/
Jude, Faustina and Parkhit, you guys are amazing welcome on board

 

And to everybody else, i see your likes and occasional comments and reblogs, that means a lot to me.

GH https://garfieldhug.wordpress.com/

Bridgid https://watchingthedaisies.com/

Rupali http://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/

Marie http://createspaceweb.wordpress.com/

Mr. A https://barbariangentlemen.wordpress.com/

Diana http://mythsofthemirror.com/

Eugenia https://amanpan.com/

Anika http://annikaperry.wordpress.com/

Gabriela http://shortproseblog.wordpress.com/

Christine http://poetryforhealing.com/

V.J.
http://vjearle.wordpress.com/

Anita http://anitabacha.wordpress.com/

Brian http://lageose.wordpress.com/

Aysa of http://aysabaw.wordpress.com/

Chris https://lunasonline.wordpress.com/

Roger https://rogermoorepoet.com

David http://davidredpath.wordpress.com/

Diana https://lapetitmuse.wordpress.com/

Kelly http://klewismusings.wordpress.com/

http://ambroseandelsie.wordpress.com/

http://beinghumanmovement.wordpress.com/

http://utahan15.wordpress.com/

https://revivedwriter.wordpress.com/

https://utahan15.wordpress.com/

http://myexpressionofthoughtsblog.wordpress.com/

Susi of http://susibocks.wordpress.com/

Chuck of http://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/

Jonathan http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/

Yassy http://yassy66.wordpress.com/

Tony http://tonyburgess1969.net/

Saania http://saania2806.wordpress.com/

http://debbydiva72.wordpress.com/

http://handsinthegarden.wordpress.com/

http://joymaxbolick.wordpress.com/

http://thestoriesinbetweenblog.wordpress.com/

http://oiroegbu.com/

If i miss anyone kindly leave a smiley in the comment box.

Thank you guys so much😊😊😊

66 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Mich your poem is so lovely. Remembering with a smile is such a beautiful notion. Your love for your father shines through.
    Thanks for the kind words and mention too.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje..the best thing about in life is when we remember people with a smile and a joyful heart.❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! Absolutely so!

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Dear Mich ..May is my remembrance time for Carole,… and your poem “I Remember You (with a smile)” is beautifully worded and a wonderful tribute…… (I’ll be smiling on Sunday)…..((Hugs))

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh i am so glad to make you smile …and i am sure Carole too is smiling along with you…you have shared to us all how much you love Carole and that is so beautiful Ivor.🤗🤗🤗❤💓

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      1. ivor20 says:

        I think we shall all be smiling together Mich… Cheers..

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      2. michnavs says:

        🥂cheers Ivor

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  3. Gina says:

    what an absolutely wonderful post, for your father, he is remembered, loved, respected and honoured, May will be a special month for you then, hold it dear to your heart. And what a joyful tribute from your amazing readers and friends who hold you close in their heart, you have touched us with your gentleness, passionate words and kindness, always putting others before yourself. Your father’s smile will always be on you, a blessing from above.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Gina…always for the kind remarks…the thoughtful words..the encouragement…the conversation…thank you..😊😊😊

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      1. Gina says:

        for you, always

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  4. Oh, those beautiful memories should bring smiles! 🙂 You smile, we’ll smile…and we know your Dad is smiling. 🙂

    Thank you for the mention! I’m humbled and honored!

    You have so many people here who love you and support you, SweetMich! And thank you for loving us, supporting us, teaching us, encouraging us, ETC! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn and i am really overwhelmed by the support you have all given…thank you😊😊😊

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  5. calmkate says:

    wow now you know he heard!

    What a delightful and rousing mention of so many Mich, well done!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much kate ..for not only the support but the encouragement and wisdom you always share…i will always be happy and grateful to see you here😊😊😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        May will be busy for me so you will see less of me …

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      2. michnavs says:

        Ohhhh take care kate and just drop by whenever you are free😊😊😊❤❤❤

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      3. calmkate says:

        you can’t keep me away Mich, just saying it wont be as regular!

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      4. michnavs says:

        Lol…you never fail to make me smile😀😀😀

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  6. It indeed shows that you cherish your father….I know how it feels to lose a father ..mine passed when I was one year old….but their legacies through us will surely live on…..nice work.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for sharing that…..keep him in your heart and remember him always..

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  7. What a beautiful tribute to your dear father Mich. Sudden death is so tough and not being able to say goodbye.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Bridgid..and thank you for the visits always…it means a lot to me

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  8. judeitakali says:

    An exceptional poem, amazing tribute Michelle 🤗

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jude and thank you for keepine me company all throughout my NaPoWriMo journey..did you see your name on the list?

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Yap, just seen it now, thank you. And my pleasure

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  9. utahan15 says:

    was not me
    you must
    mean somebody else~

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    1. michnavs says:

      😅😅😅

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      1. utahan15 says:

        aye which country?

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  10. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    THIS GUY NAMES NAMES—IN GRATITUDE!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yeah . You are .thank you Jonathan

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      1. 😀 i AM HONORED!

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  11. mrswrangler says:

    Pretty. Hope it’s an awesome month

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you…did you see your name in list?

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        I did. I don’t write poems but I have wrote 3 novels and getting ready to start number 4.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Yeah you mentioned that in some of your posts…is it available online?

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      3. mrswrangler says:

        Not yet. I have not published or self published it yet.

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  12. SnowHearT says:

    Thank you po for this, remind me to Love and value my parents as long as they’re always at my side. Coz we don’t know until when our deadlines here on Earth…

    Iniisip ko palang nasasaktan na ako parang gusto kong liparin pauwi ng probinsiya at yakapin sila ng mahigpit at sabihin ang mga katagang “MA , TA , mahal na mahal ko kayo.. 😭😭😭

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    1. michnavs says:

      Wahahahhaha….😍😍😍

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  13. Thank you so much dear Mich for including all your blogger friends. Much appreciated and such a lovely tribute to your father. Who says he has gone, there are no goodbyes he is always there with you only not in person but as a beautiful Soul. An exceptional and wonderful poem so well composed.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal…so much for the visits and the lovely comments😊😊😊

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      1. You are always welcome dear Mich. Thank you so much for all your lovely poems.

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  14. faustinayick says:

    As always, your poem is so beautifully described!! Smiles are such a simple movement of the mouth, but each one has its own meaning and memories behind it 🥰

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for saying that..it added layer to this poem..it is with hope that we all remember everyone with a smile

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      1. faustinayick says:

        And your poem has given me a smile today – that’s a new smile with a new memory and meaning behind it now! :))

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      2. michnavs says:

        😊😊😊

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  15. faustinayick says:

    Thank you for the mention too, glad to support you always ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Your welcome and thank you too..

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      1. faustinayick says:

        It was a heart-warming tribute….I understand what it is like to lose someone you love! I will keep your father in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thank you😊😊😊

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  16. Beautiful memories! I read it twice with a teary smile. This bittersweet and poignant piece reminds me to love my parents even more for we’re not certain how long we have with each other.

    Thank you for this and thank you kindly for the mention. 💙

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Di for saying that…and thank you too for the visits always..

      Keep safe 😊😊😊

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      1. Most welcome, Mich! Thanks and you keep safe as well. ❤

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  17. Such lovely words, Mich! He will reside in your heart and words forever…immortalized by your loving words.
    Thank you so much, dear heart, for the mention. You are a precious part of my blogging family. 🤗❤️❤️🤗😘

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Punam for the support always..😊😊😊

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      1. Always my pleasure. 😊🤗😊

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  18. Loved this, Dear Friend!! You have a wonderful style and caring and emotion in your words!!! I always love
    sharing your words/posts with followers!!!
    Chuck 😊✨👍

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you always Chuck😊

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  19. Thanks so much for the kind mention!! So appreciated!!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      As always….

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  20. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Don’t Miss This great Post!!!

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  21. You didn’t miss me, though you left me in awe with your kindness in recognition for all of the people that bare their soul with the deepest notion in their own confidence in this their venue to to express, to experiment to find …

    (could you please discard the first and use this one with grammatical corrections, lol) 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Thom for recognising that…thank you so much…i appreciate you saying that..💓💓💓

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  22. michnavs says:

    Oh thank you thom for recognising that. ..really thank you💓💓💓

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  23. Susi Bocks says:

    Thank so much for the mention, Mich! I always enjoy reading your thoughts. Loss is so hard, even after so many years but I can see your “remembering” smile as it feels like the one I have for my dear friend who died in 2003. ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Susi…its really sad when we lose someone we love

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      1. Susi Bocks says:

        Yes, achingly so. ❤️

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