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

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 – –

39 thoughts on “In Memory

      1. 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.


  1. 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


    1. 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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  2. 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. ❤️


      1. 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!


  3. 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!!!


    1. 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.


      2. 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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