In Memory

“In Memory”

in memory of the woman

who screams silently

the secrets of her soul

may she rest in peace

with her lost words

and intimate beauty

Coming home should be the safest thing we ever do in this life. Where we lay our heads at night should be where monsters will not reach us. And yet, so many find themselves making homes with monsters instead. This is a compilation of true and inspiring stories of abuse and violence in prose and poetry. Order your e-book copy now at https://www.kobo.com/ph/en/ebook/afte

39 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Very moving story Mich. love the way you told the story with your heart.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you a Sadje..uploading my entry for your WDYS..in a short while..

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Very moving and powerful Mich…and you did a superb narrative video… such a dramatic/tragic piece… Excellently presented… πŸ˜€πŸ˜

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Ivor..always..😍😍

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  3. utahan15 says:

    how awful
    to be the victim of abuse
    there is no excuse
    for any of it
    make noise
    your voice heard.

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    1. michnavs says:

      It indeed awful..thank you.❀

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      1. utahan15 says:

        yw. but i a man and i have to remember we are equal but different. and the marriage vow is too steep too hard to keep but not for the reasons you would assume. peace. M.

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      2. michnavs says:

        thanks for sharing your thoughts here.. i appreciate it dearly.

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      3. utahan15 says:

        it is our community. a place to share and yell hey i know you re out there.

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      4. michnavs says:

        Oh, yeahhhhπŸ™‚

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  4. Chris Hall says:

    This is so moving and so sensitively told, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chris..😍

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  5. murisopsis says:

    Such a wonderful video!! I love seeing you and hearing your voice!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you Val😍😍

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  6. Thank you much Mich for true words put from pen to paper to encourage woman everyqwhere to speak up. Abuse needs to be stopped and although it’s terrifying and it’s hard to get out; this speaks clearly to saving our lives. It starts with self love which so few men and woman have.
    Incedible book. Stay Well. ❀️❀️❀️Cindy

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Cindy…abuse is really everywhere and yes you are right if only we learn to love ourselves better and enough 😍😍😍

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      1. You’re so welcome! It’s a sad reality!!! Indeed that would help. Love πŸ’•

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      2. michnavs says:

        😍😍😍

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      3. 😘😘😘

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      4. michnavs says:

        Yay i saw you on IG

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      5. Oh very kind… I just saw that!

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  7. What a compassionate powerful voice to this sad reality.

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is indeed and thank you..😍

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  8. It’s a sad reality and I’m happy you so passionately provide a voice to so many that have lost theirs, or never had the freedom to speak out.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you my dear friend… it is vital to provide voice for those who are afraid to speak up.

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      1. Absolutely! 😊 ❀️

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  9. calmkate says:

    a very moving video Mich … so nice to hear your voice and the dramatic music, well done! Now you are moving into all media types, congrats πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kate..the pandemic taught me one great lesson that is- time is really of essence..with that i realized i should extend my awareness campaign beyond what my written words…because abuse is really happening everywhere.

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      1. calmkate says:

        without a doubt, well done!

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      2. michnavs says:

        ❀❀❀

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  10. iidorun says:

    WOW!! Mich, this is so very powerful! Reading your poetry is one thing but to hear your voice read your own words – this brings another dimension to your story-telling. I am so very glad you are lending your voice to amplify these stories. ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Wow hello Irma…i am about to send you the link i just thought about you..thank you and how are you?

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      1. iidorun says:

        Better now that the election is over! I would still love to get a hard copy of your book (signed by the famous author) if they are still available. Let me know!

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  11. I’m sitting here crying. This is so heart-touching, powerful and important, SweetMich! Excellent video! Thank you for giving a voice and such a vital message to the world for those who cannot speak up for themselves.
    Women must speak up and help abused women.
    But good men need to speak up and let abusive men know that they need to stop what they are doing and get help, too. We need good men to speak up, too.
    Telling individual women’s stories, using poetry to get important messages out, video images of those stories and the poetry…such powerful ways to help!
    Thank you, Mich!!!
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Carolyn..
      And you just made a very important statement – we need good men to speak up too…
      We need to encourage them to join us in our rally against violence.

      I am really glad you like the video..

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      1. Good men cannot condone when other men do or say things that hurt women…by keeping quiet, ignoring bad behavior, by not getting involved, by laughing, etc.

        Men MUST speak up because often abusive or misogynistic men will listen to other men before they would ever listen to what women have to say.

        But, I HAVE stood up to, and confronted, abusive men verbally and tried to get them to wake up and see how what they are saying and doing is affecting women and children.

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      2. michnavs says:

        I strongly agree with you Carolyn..and thank you always taking part by confronting abusive men.
        May we all one day witness the change we’ve all been waiting for.

        ❀❀❀

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