Loneliness on a Flowerbed #guardian #writephoto

I sat on the grass
in a mountain of a beautiful illusion
of white petaled roses and dazzling marigolds
I watched the world,
with agonizing pain in my heart,
crumble, disintegrate
and tumble down

I waited for a moment
when things would be the same
back in the days when we could hug
and kiss and gather and
never be charged and never
be scared

I longed for the time,
when homecoming was such a joyous,
most anticipated,
momentous event
among loved ones
and friends

I cried a million tears for all that we have lost
our birthdays and anniversaries
we celebrated alone,
our successful milestones
we failed to share,
our loved ones we,
forever, will never see

I sat on the grass
in a mountain of a beautiful illusion
of white petaled roses and dazzling marigolds
and waited patiently
for my guardian angel to come to tell me
“walk with me dear, it’s over now”

 

For Sue’s https://scvincent.com/2020/05/28/thursday-photo-prompt-guardian-writephoto/

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(For visually challenged writers, the image shows a flower-strewn cliff-top above the sea, where a rocky outcrop, seemingly shaped into many forms and faces, looks out over the waves.)

88 Comments

  1. syncwithdeep says:

    Beautiful imagery

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Deepa😊😊😊

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  2. Anamikaa says:

    This is a heart- tearing yet beautiful poem.
    You have expressed everything we are feeling and experiencing.
    I just hope and pray things get better soon.
    I miss our normal day 😦

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much ….i appreciate your kind words…i too miss our old normal..and i pray along with the whole world that this will end soon..keep safe😊😊😊

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      1. Anamikaa says:

        Stay safe dear
        take care β€πŸ€—

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      2. michnavs says:

        You too…πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  3. grumpygorman says:

    This needed an extra share… who am I to get in its way πŸ˜‰

    https://grumpysgiftspoetry.org/2020/05/29/loneliness-on-a-flowerbed-michnavs/

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you always😊😊😊

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  4. Sadje says:

    What a moving and poignant poem Mich. loved it.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you always Sadje☺☺

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  5. SnowHearT says:

    Ayyy,,Ma’am naman,,, pinaiyak mo ako dito sobra…ilang taon na rin akong nagbibirthday ng mag-isa. Naranasan ko na ring magpaskong mag-isa. Humabol ng byahe, okay lang kahit nakatayo ng ilang oras sa Bus basta makaabot lang ng new year at buo kaming magpamilya. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhhh i feel you….nasa province ba ang family mo? Let me guess you work in the city?..i could imagine you one of those travelers na humahabol pauwi pag may long weekends, and holidays..i salute you for being so strong..

      Happy birthday ulit dear…we are with you..your WP family..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      1. SnowHearT says:

        Opo Ma’am tama po kayo. I need to be strong din naman po para sa kanila. Marupok din naman po kasi ako.

        Awe, thank you 😊 po. Napakapalad ko po at dito ako napadpad sa WP. ❀️❀️❀️

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      2. michnavs says:

        Kaya mo yan..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—stay strong from now on you will be in my thoughts and prayers..πŸ˜‰

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      3. SnowHearT says:

        Walang pagsidlan po aking pasasalamat sa mga taong ipinagkakaloob sa akin ng Panginoon. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

        Salamat po Ma’am Mich β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

        Makakaasa po kayong isasama ko rin po kayo sa aking mga panalangin.

        πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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      4. michnavs says:

        So i suppose you are alone in the city now due to the lockdown?…i hope you are well and keeping youΕ•self productive..

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      5. SnowHearT says:

        Opo, maglilift naman na po ang lockdown, sana. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ nang makapamuhay na ng normal kahit new normal pa, mabilis namang maka-adapt.

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      6. michnavs says:

        I agree..we just have to move forward and just simply deal with the new norms…ingat ka dian

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      7. SnowHearT says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  6. Beck says:

    Beautiful, well crafted sentiment. I feel this in my heart as well…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you so much…happy to have you here ..welcome on board.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  7. That’s a beautiful take on the prompt β™₯️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      1. My pleasure 😊

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  8. Great description of life we share now.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw thank you Nanette😊😊😊

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  9. mrswrangler says:

    The picture is fitting for the poem. Have a good weekend.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Hello there thank you so much..πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome.

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  10. calmkate says:

    so hauntingly true, you wrote from the heart!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much kate…i cant wait for June boarders will open by then😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        as Monday you can return to KL?

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      2. michnavs says:

        Not yet kate….we have to follow certain protocols first.πŸ˜‰

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      3. calmkate says:

        oh like a health check and quanrantine?

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      4. michnavs says:

        Yes kate…you need to go to the embassy and work on some documents…

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      5. calmkate says:

        oh I do hope it all works out ok …

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  11. Your poignant word resonate so much, Mich! Each day unfolds with hope that the new normal will resemble the past that was wrenched from all of us so cruelly…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kim
      πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
      I hope we all move forward ..keep safe in there .

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      1. So far, so good, Mich! Some days it’s a battle…

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  12. markmkane says:

    Such a great poem that truly reflects the times we are living in now. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Mark..😊

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  13. murisopsis says:

    You certainly captured the loss and longing! It tugged at my heart as I believe we are all feeling these same pangs. I do hope my guardian angel will hold my hand as I venture out and about when the restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to move freely!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      May we all be with our guardian angels as we go out and venture into the new normal…keep safe always Val..and thank you☺☺☺

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  14. I’m sitting here crying. What a powerful, touching poem that we can all relate to. How you are feeling, SweetMich, is how I am feeling. I especially feel overwhelmed by all the lives lost and loved ones grieving.
    And I am overwhelmed by the people who don’t seem to even care. 😦
    I’ve been praying and meditating…asking for Warrior Angels to bring about an end to all of the pain and suffering…to restore the world with mercy, peace, healing, and love.
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn for adding your thoughts and prayers here.
      I too am wondering why some people refuse to care or maybe they simply dont want to get involve.
      A small act of kindness can go a long way. I have been reading horror stories of some people back home. Some said their homes have been stoned by their neighbors for receiving a relative from another place, who by the way was already cleared negative of covid. Is this how we are suppose to behave?
      Its heartbreaking Carolyn
      😐😐😐

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      1. I’m so sorry to hear that has happened back at your home, to your neighbors.
        😦 😦 😦

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  15. iidorun says:

    This definitely speaks to that visceral feeling I think we all have now – we just want this to be over one way or another. Now it seems the scientists are saying that this COVID-19 virus will be with us for years and years to come and we have to learn how to live with it. Your last lines also remind me that the numbers for suicide during the pandemic have increase. As much as life is difficult now, it will hopefully get better. Take care, dear friend!

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    1. michnavs says:

      This is really sad Irma. I too have heard stories of suicides over the pandemic and i was told that the number of victims of abuse and violence have increased over the course of the lockdown. We are battling a pandemic and its already very difficult i could imagine these victims trying to survive while lockdown at home with their perpetrators

      You be safe Irma and may out guardian angel guide us always.πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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      1. iidorun says:

        Yes, suicide and DV, child abuse/neglect – this pandemic has highlighted the ways in which our society has failed those who need us the most. Such sad times – we definitely need our guardians angels! Ingat ka!

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      2. michnavs says:

        Ingat ka din dian…with even more outrage against Asians as i wathed the news…really sad ..

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  16. Rhen Laird says:

    WOWWWWWW, this is exquisite!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yey …the excitement…thank you😊😊😊

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      1. Rhen Laird says:

        You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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  17. A beautiful and poignant message Mich. I really hope that guardian angels around the world will be delivering your message soon.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you Bridgid..i hope you are well and safe now..

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  18. judeitakali says:

    Such melancholy, beautifully written longing. I like to believe we’ll embrace people freely again

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jude….πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure 🌼🌸

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  19. Chris Hall says:

    Beautifully written, Mich. We can all relate this individually – events we have been unable to mark over these past month – birthdays, a funeral and a wedding postponed.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chris…i really hope and pray this ends soon.πŸ€—

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  20. Mich, I loved this authenticate poem of yours. It was so beautiful and every word you said was true to itself. The picture too is perfect. I loved your ending. I too would love to join you and tell our God not to bring us in this world of nonsense.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal..your prayers, my prayers and our prayers will one day have an answer…keep safe and be well always..😊😊😊

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      1. Welcome dear Mich πŸ™πŸ™

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  21. A wonderfully moving and emotional piece!!
    xoxo
    πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Chuck😊

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  22. Such a poignant, heartfelt, beautiful verse, Mich! It touched my heart. ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Punam…i really hope we all get the world back 😊😊😊

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      1. You are welcome, dear. Yes, I hope we do. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜Šβ€οΈ

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      2. michnavs says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  23. Zakiah says:

    Neat imagery. I liked it.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you 😊

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  24. Miriam says:

    This is so beautifully written Mich. Sad yet looking forward to what lies beyond. Take care. πŸ™

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    1. michnavs says:

      That’s right Miriam..we need to always look forward and hope that it would be better.

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  25. Kritika says:

    Love it. The poignancy of the heart crafted beautifully in words. This is an awesome piece.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Kritika for your kind words always..😊

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      1. Kritika says:

        Its your work which touched the heart. Always my pleasure. πŸ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        ❀❀❀

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  26. Jules says:

    There are some who have met that Guardian Angel… I’m not ready yet.
    Looking forward to all the better times ahead.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Jules…we pray and hope it happens soon.

      Keep safe in there😊😊😊

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  27. -Eugenia says:

    Thanks for the follow, mich! ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Your welcome..i was following you already i dont know what happened i seemed to lost you that’s i was not able to participate in your prompts for a while.

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  28. Dainelle A. says:

    This was a beautiful poem. It captured the state of humanity at present well.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much.

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      1. Dainelle A. says:

        No, thank you for this wonderful work of art. 😁

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      2. michnavs says:

        πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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