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.)

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/

88 thoughts on “Loneliness on a Flowerbed #guardian #writephoto

  1. 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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  2. 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. 😂😂😂

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    1. 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..🤗🤗🤗

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      1. 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. Walang pagsidlan po aking pasasalamat sa mga taong ipinagkakaloob sa akin ng Panginoon. 💗💗💗

        Salamat po Ma’am Mich ♥️♥️♥️

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

        💗💗💗

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

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  3. 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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  4. 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. 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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  5. 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. 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.😇😇😇😇

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      1. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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. 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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