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



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/


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/







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/






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

Thank you guys so much😊😊😊

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/

66 thoughts on “I Remember You (with a smile)

  1. 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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  2. 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))


    1. 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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  3. 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.


  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))) ❤ 🙂


  5. 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.


  6. 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.. 😭😭😭


  7. 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.


      1. 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 ❤️


  8. 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. 💙


  9. 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. 🤗❤️❤️🤗😘


  10. 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) 🙂


  11. 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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