Snowflakes Did Fall (That Summer Morn’)

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For Sadje’s What Do You See https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/05/11/what-do-you-see-29-11-may-2020/

 

‘Twas just a few summers ago

when snowflakes miraculously fell

unto my skin like a little solid raindrop

snowflakes should never fall in summer

but it did, that summer morning

from little snowflakes to snowfall

my dreams of building a snowman

did happen, on a summer morning

when snowflakes should never fall

but it did, that summer morning

snow and cold in summer, not ideal

but I built my first snowman, lovely

then the second one, cheerful

and then the third one, beautiful

finally, the fourth one could look like you

the forecast calls for near-zero temperatures and cool weather for the week, it was odd

but it did, snowflakes even fell that summer

and I built a snowman in May

totally and odd

just as you left, without saying goodbye

that summer morning when the

the sun should be shining and the days

should be hotter still you left,

as snowflakes fell thatΒ  summer morn’

 

 

 

 

 

P.S

In loving memory of my beloved father.

65 Comments

  1. calmkate says:

    I knew it was him … your heart went cold … is it the anniversary?

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yes kate….😐😐😐

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      1. calmkate says:

        big HUGS … you back in Malaysia yet?

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thanks Kate…Malaysia extended their MCO for another month Kate…πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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      3. calmkate says:

        MCO?? meaning lockdown?
        Many are still stuck overseas …

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      4. michnavs says:

        Ah…yes Kate .they call it Movement Control Order…lockdown in short…its also been chaotic back home as may are still stuck abroad without money or descent place to stay ..

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      5. calmkate says:

        ouch my relatives are in very comfortable cheap situations, so just more inconvenient than a real bother … sorry for those others!

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    2. Brandon says:

      Nicely done!
      What made you guess it?

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      1. calmkate says:

        Mich worships her father and misses him more than anyone else πŸ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        ❀❀❀

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      3. calmkate says:

        sorry to talk about you on your own blog ❀

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      4. michnavs says:

        Its ok kate…its something i would love to share.😊😊

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  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh mich. i didn’t know you were sttuck. How awful. I hope you get home soon. Lots of love and hugs. ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Lorraine…..you be safe there too.. 😚😚😚

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      1. blindzanygirl says:

        Don’t worry, we are

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  3. PoeEternal says:

    Fantastic imagery!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..and welcome..😊

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  4. Chris Hall says:

    Lovely, like the gentle fall of snow…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chris..😊😊

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  5. I’m all teary-eyed. I know the anniversaries of the deaths of our beloved ones can be so difficult. 😦 (((HUGS)))
    You’ve expressed how you felt so perfectly…and we can relate.
    Thinking about you. Thinking about your dear father.
    More (((HUGS))) ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you Carolyn…yes its difficult ….really felt like winter in summer …πŸ€—

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  6. SnowHearT says:

    Sabi na nga ba eh,,,nakakaiyak alalahanin ang mga taong hanggang alaala nalang at mananatili sa puso.. 😒😒😒

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    1. michnavs says:

      Tama ka….nakakaiyak talaga especially if all we have is just a memory of them..😐😐😐

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      1. SnowHearT says:

        Sobra po 😒😒😒 kapag naaalala parang kahapon lang nangyari…Di mapigilan ang pagtangis.

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      2. michnavs says:

        πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯

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  7. I could feel the snow falling in your heart, Mich. Such a lovely verse. Take care. ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Punam…you too take careπŸ€—

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      1. My pleasure. 😚

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  8. Beautiful poem Mich.. And sometimes miracles in snow show us that like the snow flakes each are unique and special.. Beautiful and poignant in memory of your Dad… And yes here in the UK today it is cold enough to snow today…. A bitter wind and sleet in the wind this morning as I took a short walk… But it made me feel alive…
    Much love dear Mich..
    Reading the comments I had no idea you were not yet home… Sending well wishes and love and hope the restrictions soon relax for your safe return.. ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you dear Sue..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—…your comment means a lot..i appreciate you stopping by always

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      1. Loved seeing your post today Mich… as I am in the reader rarely these days… But today I thought I must try and catch up on people… And was delighted to see your post this morning ❀

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      2. michnavs says:

        So happy to know that Sue…take care in there and keep safe

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  9. Sadje says:

    I love this poem Mitch. Gentle and lovely flow. Beautifully written.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje…and that photo was a great nudge to that

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  10. Sadje says:

    Reblogged this on Keep it alive and commented:
    First in this week from Michnavs.
    Enjoy this lovely poem.

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  11. mrswrangler says:

    I love this poem. Sorry for the loss of you dad. I know the anniversary is always hard. My dad died unexpectedly 16 years ago in June.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…its been 10 years but i guess no amount of time would make it less painful…😐

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        I still miss him. But I think if I was not still in high school when it happened. If he was old when it happened. Or if there had been a long illness before he died the loss would be different.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Sudden and unepected deaths are always the ones so hard to accept or deal with…

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      3. mrswrangler says:

        Yes they are.

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  12. Marvelous poetic splendor, Mich and such cute little snowmen with cute red hats wondering from where snowflakes are falling. Must be missing your father. Beautiful poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal …and yes…i miss him so much ..and remembering the day he passed away makes it even harder.

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      1. Yes Mich I too have lost both my parents many years back and it feels really lonely without them but as they say they are all here with us not in body but as Souls. Welcome dear.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Indeeed Kamal…they stay with usπŸ€—

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      3. Yes dear Mich. Love and light to you dear. Stay safe.

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  13. Jade M. Wong says:

    I’m sure your father would have loved this poem. Virtual hugs, Mich πŸ’œ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jade..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—how are you in there?

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      1. Jade M. Wong says:

        Taking it a day at a time! Thank you for checking in. Hope you and your girls are well too!

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      2. michnavs says:

        Like you..we are also taking it a day at a time….and we remain hopeful and positive..stay safe Jade…lots of love from Asia..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      3. Jade M. Wong says:

        And lots of love to you all from NYC πŸ’œ

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  14. Snowmen and fathers melt away too quickly, but guess what the secret is?! They are always and forever. πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awwwww….that melts my hear too…thank you..

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  15. Jules says:

    Lost love ones… warm and cold memories mix. I glance at the walls of my home, the photos – most gone – but I keep them as a reminder to myself as well as those who are still here – especially the young ones. The should know where they come from. They don’t have to bear all the sad memories, but the truth can be told gently.

    Stay safe. ((Hugs))

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Jules.😊

      Losing a love one is very sad more so if it happens unexpectedly. That’s why i guess we should always bear in mind to show our love ones how much we love them consistently cos we never know what happens next.

      Stay safe too in there..

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      1. Jules says:

        Even when you know death is around the corner… when it happens the mixture of relief and sadness are a unique weight. Especially as we age… and enter our golden years – we need to treasure each day πŸ˜€

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      2. michnavs says:

        I totally agree Jules…πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

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  16. oh dear. i felt the longing. the refrain makes the sadness heavier, and heavier, as you read. but above all there is love. so much love.

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is indeed sad…even after 10 years…πŸ˜‚β€πŸ˜™

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  17. unsaid words says:

    This is so moving and you have described the pain so aptly.
    I was going through comments and knew what it is about.
    I am so sorry sending you hugs my dear.
    And please stay safe and take good carr of yourselfβ€πŸ€—

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words❀

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  18. Lovely tribute to your father. Building a snowman in summer who’d a thought it but you did not one but four.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Nanette and keep safe in there❀

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