“I never imagined witnessing
something like this; never in
my lifetime”


it’s like an apocalyptic movie. the airport looks like a ghost deserted town.

it used to be just a movie used to be just a book narrative.

it used to be just a perfect screenplay pitch. but I saw it with my eyes, my heart bleeds,
my soul cries.

and I am still bleeding.

so with great pride,

I raise our flag to salute and commend, our brave frontliners.

they who never gave up.

they who never get tired.

they who never complained.



For kate’s Friday fun


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, 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 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 – –

43 thoughts on “Salute

  1. a truly inspired tribute to those who do work tirelessly … many health care workers in Victoria [our worst state] are now infected! They didn’t have the right gear 😦 And some have been getting parking fines after doing 56 hour shifts!

    56 hours straight is a marathon … we need to treat them better and cheer them on, thanks so much Mich 🙂


      1. thanks Mich, guess the parking inspectors have no idea they are medical staff … maybe they need a sticker on the window to explain that!


  2. A wonderful poem, Mich! It brought tears to my eyes.
    Yes, we must think of, honor, and thank all of the frontliners! What an encouragement and great help they are to everyone! What hard work and dedication they put in every day…with love and compassion! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂


  3. The medical staff – from doctors to orderlies and even the custodial workers are at great peril. With 5 nurses in the family I know first hand how dangerous the job and how dedicated the people. They deserve our support and more importantly our gratitude. A wonderful poem in tribute to their courage and sacrifice!!


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