Love Letter (A rewrite)

 

 

“Never did I ever receive a love letter in a scented paper in a heart-shaped
envelope from you, but ours could top the greatest love story ever

 

your handwriting may not at all be easy to read
but you write with great measures and  surprises instead
always, almost a perfect Hallmark Valentine’s card
not copy-pasted all original; sweet and endearing indeed

 

a forgotten expression,
a forgotten love?

 

you spent hours thinking,  and writing over again just to say
that your first kiss was so blissful it makes you fall  and stay
that the thought of it makes your legs felt like jelly at stray
such as love’s effect on you, so true but cliche

 

a forgotten expression,
a forgotten love?

 

oh, how time flies by so fast,  your pens and papers are no longer at stake
no drafts, no rewrites, no humiliations for heaven’s sake
for now, you can click on and just press send or take
whatever is forwarded by a friend, “just a piece of cake”

 

a forgotten expression,
a forgotten love?

 

gone are the days of scented papers and colored pens
sent through the backdoors or through one of your friends
‘Twas silly but fun; with all those letters in heart-shaped envelopes
for your beloved, from you  an expression of love from a distance

 

a forgotten expression;
but not a forgotten love

 

P. S.

A rewrite for Sadje’s Monday Photo Prompt

 

sadje

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/08/17/what-do-you-see-43-17-august-2020/

 

Thank you, dear readers, for the 5 stars😍😍😍

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https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/after-rain-skies

A few words from my readers.

72 Comments

  1. Kritika says:

    A love letter in hard copy is now difficult to find. That scented paper, the smell of love. Ah, your words touched and made me to miss. Lovely write Mich. 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ah, thanks Kritika.. yes, i miss those days too when letters are written and sent thru snail mails and you know that so much love and effort have been put on it before it even reach you..

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      1. Kritika says:

        Right you are. Now WhatsApp messages have taken over.
        Pleasure 🙂 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        😍😍😍

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  2. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem! An ode to those love lorn days of writing love notes. Thanks a lot Mich for joining in the challenge.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for the prompt too Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always a pleasure

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  3. Sadje says:

    Reblogged this on Keep it alive and commented:
    First in this week in response to WDYS # 43 from Michnavs. Enjoy

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my dear

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  4. Your poem has kindled nostalgic memories in me. Thanks for this beautiful one dear Mich 😇♥️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Radhika…i am glad to awaken those memories..💞💞💞

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  5. HappySoul says:

    Very cute poem Mich and I still prefer to give out handwritten letters .. they never lose their charm even in digital era ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree..i even miss those hallmark cards we used to buy for special occassions…now you can rarely find one nice greeting card in the bookstore..😔

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      1. HappySoul says:

        So true .. I too miss it!

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      2. michnavs says:

        😍😍😍

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  6. Wonderful Mich, you absolutely captured the experience of handwritten love induced writing. 😍😍😍😍

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw thank you so dearly…😀😀😀

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  7. ivor20 says:

    Your ”love letter”, made me simultaneously, smile and cry tears of liquid joy……. I supposed you guessed anyhow…. I was the proverbial love letter writer… beautifully done Mich…..✉💘💘💌

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhh i know…we all love love letters…..we were the generation of handwritten love letters and greeting cards and snail mails…😍😍😍

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      1. ivor20 says:

        Yeah definitely…😍

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      2. michnavs says:

        😍😍😍 and i am pretty sure you had written a lot..

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      3. ivor20 says:

        Too many to count…😍😍🥰

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  8. calmkate says:

    ah the old fashioned love letters …. think I may have kept two, must find them to smile a while 🙂 Nicely written Mich, so romantic!

    Congrats on the book reviews, well done!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much kate..my quarantine internet signal is making me crazy..lol…😂😂😂

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      1. calmkate says:

        sounds a bit like mine at the moment, super slow but at least it’s stopped cutting out so frequently! A new company bought my original provider out so may have to change …

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      2. michnavs says:

        we really have problem with our telcom companies here in my country. they say we have one of the slowest and most expensive interne providers, which i agree.

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      3. calmkate says:

        at least you wont be there long … better things coming ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Reena

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  9. murisopsis says:

    That is the way – from love letters to a higher love language… but it is still that same love just a different vehicle.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yeah..that’s right Val..😍😍😍

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  10. gdutta17 says:

    What a beautiful write….”Gone are those days of scented papers and colored pens/sentg through backdoors or one of your friends”….Nothing could be blissful than this! Made we want to be young again and re-create those days of love-letters! Beautiful write!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much…i am glad you like it…

      And welcome on board😀

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  11. Garfield Hug says:

    Nothing beats a handwritten note on scented paper….😀

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree GH….they are the best.😀😀

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  12. Annika Perry says:

    Mich, you capture beautifully the gone-by era of love letters, the very scent of the envelopes, the colour of the paper, the deep and careful thought about every word! Reminds me of a couple of boxes of love letters from a boyfriend when I was in my early twenties whichI have kept in the loft. He lived part of the time across in America, me here in England – those letters were a lifeline, each reread endlessly at the time! A click and send in today’s world is just not the same!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awwww…so sweet….i could imagine you having them for a long time…and yes Anika, they are priceless and incomparable to today’s hightech emailed loveletters. I remembered too being told that the penmanship speaks so much of the person’s character. So i was very keen about it too..
      Lol..

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  13. Nostalgic memories you have created in your wonderful poem, Mich. I still love to write and whenever I can write my poems on a piece of paper and keep it enclosed in a book to read later and hand written notes too. So sweet poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal…i guess nothing beats what handwritten loveletters can do to a person…thank you so much for sharing your thouhgts…😀😀😀

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      1. Yes nothing can ever beat handwritten love letters and I remember I used to send them to my school pals when I was a young girl. Those moments were so beautiful. You are welcome Mich.

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      2. michnavs says:

        😍😍😍

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  14. I love the love letters. I like texts too, but the actual pen-and-paper letters, there’s just something special about them. Elderly people who have been quarantined in rest homes have been requesting pen pals, lately.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww, really i havent heard about that..that i am sure is something that brightens up their day….

      Ahhh love letters…those were the days..

      Thank you for dropping by..

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  15. A beautiful take on the prompt, Mich. I loved it. Such soulful words. Love letters are hard to come by indeed with the advent of mobile phones!

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  16. You poem is beautiful, Michelle. Your image looks like the type of love note that I write.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..

      Then, you must miss writing one…😊😊

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  17. Oh, what a beautiful write, SweetMich!
    And the photo is so sweet!
    Yes, the love is never forgotten. 🙂
    I always enjoy love letters, notes, cards. But I, also, find love-calls, love-texts, and love-comments on WP to be wonderful, too! 😉
    HUGS!!! ❤ 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ahhh so wonderful of you Carolyn…expressions of love have evolved over time…but love remains love no matter what..😍😍😍

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  18. Rupali says:

    Beautiful words.
    Just nostalgic 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..😍😍😍

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  19. judeitakali says:

    This is so beautiful Michelle. Love the romance and nostalgia. Congratulations too.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much Jude..🤩🤩🤩

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Very much my pleasure 🌼

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      2. michnavs says:

        😍😍😍

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  20. -Eugenia says:

    Sweet poem, Mich, and reminds me of days when scented love letters were so lovely to receive and give.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I know right Eugenia?..those days…ahhh those lovely days..

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  21. this is soooo true. written words and cards have a different charm!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Di ba? …usong uso yan noong panahon namin…kinda not much na nga sa generation nyu eh..😍😍😍

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      1. no! i had cards pa din kahit now with my husband. makaluma kasi kami. haha

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      2. michnavs says:

        Wow…wonderful..

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  22. Chris Hall says:

    This is lovely, Mich! I was just reading through the comments. It’s great to have the worldwide reach we do with electronic media, but to receive a handwritten card, or better still, a letter has become something very rare and precious.

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    1. michnavs says:

      i agree Chris and its still something we all long to have even at this age of technology..

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  23. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Awesome!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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