Barong Tagalog (a repost)

I heard the news of you leaving as someone from the other line was sobbing, crying, weeping. “He’s gone”, was all I can hear. I wept, I cried ’till I can’t cry anymore.

It was a warm summer morning.

You left without saying goodbye. Without notice. It broke my heart in pieces, I could die.

I told myself I’ll never go far away from you again, but what’s the point?

I was wounded, helpless, and even when far away an interrupted cry could be heard as I lament in desperation.

Distance is killing me.

The sun was shining but the rain came pouring when I flew back home to bid my goodbye.

You were smiling. You felt rested. And you look handsome as ever. I smiled back looking at you as I said “your barong Tagalog looks perfect on you”. I blew you a kiss like I used to.

I was ushered away, away from your side.

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  The Barong Tagalog, more commonly known as simply barong (and occasionally called baro), is an embroidered formal shirt and considered the national dress of the Philippines.
In Filipino culture it is a common formal attire

 

I am reposting this for Eugi’s prompt -Summer
https://amanpan.com/2020/06/22/eugis-weekly-prompt-summer-june-22-2020/

 

 

52 Comments

  1. kittysverses says:

    This post clearly brings out the fact that each day is precious. You’ve moved my heart with this piece, Mich. 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank You Kitty.. i agree each day Is precious

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Mich. 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        💞💞💞

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  2. It cast an melancholic emotional spell on me Mich. Very touching ♥️

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    1. michnavs says:

      aw….thank you Radhika…thank you for your kind comment always

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  3. Beautiful tribute, you have emphasised the importance love every day to forget the annoying things as it make life miserable. I remember very well going to see my father in hospital and he was no longer there daunting to find emptiness.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww….that must be very heartbreaking Nanette❤❤

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      1. It was heartbreaking as my Father was the pillar of strength.

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      2. michnavs says:

        💞💞💞ohhhh i can only imagine ..

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      3. Yes and from your posts your Father was a pillar of strength too.

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      4. michnavs says:

        He was Nanette..and will forever be

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  4. calmkate says:

    feel sure I’ve read this before … so sad, sweet and sensitive, just like your Dad ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Kate…always💞💞💞

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  5. mrswrangler says:

    Lovely. Today is the 16th anniversary of my dad’s death.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, 🙇🙇🙇 my prayers for his soul..may he rest in peace..

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  6. Sadje says:

    Beautiful and heartbreaking.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you Sadje

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome.

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  7. Heartfelt and a wonderful tribute to your father, Mich. You have written this poem so well.

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    1. michnavs says:

      💞💞💞thank you so much Kamal.
      💞💞💞

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      1. You are welcome Mich.

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  8. Wonderful poetry. Your poem paints a deep love and longing so powerfully. Well done!🙏😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comment Suzette☺☺☺

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  9. Very moving, Mich! You tugged my heartstrings with your words. ❤️❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww, thank you Punam.💕💕💕

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      1. You are welcome dear. 💞💞

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  10. Lia says:

    I loved this, sad but beautiful, also with the cultural fashion tip which was very helpful. 💛

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Lia..glad you like it

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  11. murisopsis says:

    I can feel the heartbreak. This must have exacted a huge emotional toll in the writing but the result is a masterpiece.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aww yeah..i was very emotional writing it…

      Thank you Val

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  12. -Eugenia says:

    Beautifully written and a heartbreaking piece, Mich. Each day with our loved ones is to be cherished. Thank you so much for joining in.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Eugi.😊😊😊

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome! ❤️

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  13. Rhen Laird says:

    OH WOW!!! This is beautiful heartache, so exquisitely expressed, Mich–BRAVO!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much😄😄😄

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      1. Rhen Laird says:

        You’re welcome always!

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  14. iidorun says:

    Oh, Mich! The pain of loss is so sharp. I can hear your wish to spend more time with you dad. Hugs, dear friend….

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    1. michnavs says:

      💞💞💞thanks Irma…🥰🥰🥰

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  15. My tears are flowing as I read this…a powerful writing, SweetMich.
    Everyone who has felt that heartbreak and loss understands your pain and emotions.
    I felt honored to be at my parents bedsides while they were in their last week of life.
    (((HUGS))) ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww😔😔😔you are so lucky to be with them Carolyn..

      Thank you so much …always💝💝💝

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      1. It was difficult and sad, but I cherish those memories. 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        🥰🥰🥰

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  16. Kritika says:

    ‘Distance is killing me’
    Touched by your story.
    Thank you for the Barong Tagalog. 😉

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw thank you kritika🤗

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Eugi..😄

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  17. Very well penned thoughts.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kim🥰

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