Oh, Dear One

Oh, Dear One

 

 

your brilliance is undeniable
like a fine diamond
with its great brightness
and luster
yours is a
conspicuous talent
and excellent
mental ability
but why, oh dear
did you let
the crooked
system
take away
the brilliance
in you
please my dear
take a pause
silence your heart
and remember
who you
really are

 

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Brilliance”, June 15, 2020

VJ’s Weekly Challenge #100: Pause

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/

63 thoughts on “Oh, Dear One

  1. Oh!!! What a powerful and important poem, SweetMich! Excellent! 🙂

    There are so many people in the world who need the confrontation and challenge in your poem! And then they need to make the necessary changes….be it a change in thinking, attitude, actions, etc.
    Being true to who we are, being authentically ourselves, etc., is so important.
    One of my fav quotes says, “The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” ― Deng Ming-Dao
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂

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    1. Ahhh, thank you Carolyn.thank you for adding your insights and thank you for that lovely quote about the moon.
      Its so beautiful and true..

      I wrote this with the hope that young people would stay true to themselves rather than be persuaded and corrupted to take actions because everybody seemed to do it. And because everybody does it they thought its the right thing to do

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    1. Thanks Kate…oh, i wrote it because i realized that most of our youths back home have been joining in all sorts of protest not even aware of why. They have allowed themselves to be insinuated by sone few groups with political interests. And it reaĺly saďdens me to see young people (and i mean really young) being used as a political machinery.

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      1. I agree Kate and its a very sad thing…i watched an interview by a group of moms who are begging for thier children to come home. Apparently these young ones were recruited to join a certain group. Twas a heartbreaking appeal of the mothers

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  2. per pressure, frustration with a broken system, lofty ambition, misplaced loyalty – I could go on – the youth from every generation has a point to prove – what an absolutely wonderful poem of advice to go slow and gentle and slide back into one’s own personality -you said with the kindness that is your trademark – well done my friend

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    1. Thank you so much Gina for adding your thoughts here. This poem was written in response to the prompts but was triggered by what’s happening to the youth back home and as what i told kate, i watched an interview of a group of moms begging for their young college sons and daughters who were recruited to join some organizations/groups. I saw the horror and terror in the faces of these mothers knowing that the children they loved and cared are out somewherer without descent food and place to live only because they believed in what they believed in..and i was surprised to know that they are as young as 16, 17 and 18 years old

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      1. it happens to the smart kids too, they get sucked in to an ideology and almost brainwashed, poor mothers, I feel their anguish knowing its gonna turn out poorly for the kids – your poem brings us awareness

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      2. You are so correct Gina..the smart and intelligent ones are usually being brainwashed..and ahhhhhh i cant put into words how i feel..i hope these young ones will realize what they are up to before its even too late.
        There is nothing wrong with speaking up for an injustice of some sort but to be involve in a more complicated and complex organization at such a young age is i think what makes it wrong.

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      3. the ones to be blamed are the adults, they know what they are doing wrong and just want manpower for their cause – you speak up when it matters most – I admire that so much

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