I Remember You


’twas not so long ago
I came to know you
over exchange of
small talks and “hi” and “hello”
how long has it been?
I can’t even remember then
but I remember you in days
when I’ve run out of things to do
and my muse is in an ultimate unannounced break
I remember you over galleries of photographs
and stunning images of people, of nature,
of even the most insignificant photo
I remember you over wonderful thoughts
about life and motherhood
about living the daily extraordinarily
I remember you
and you reminded me of a
wonderful and brilliant poet, Helene
who’s soul have joined the rest of the lovely angels
and magnificent minds and thinkers
of writers and poets
who have gone ahead of us
in heaven
and so today
I am pretty sure
Helene is up there waving
and smiling as she warmly joins me
in saying “happy birthday, dear Sadje”
I remember you

written for Sadje in celebration of her 59th birthday

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 www.michnavs.wordpress.com, 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 https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ 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 –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

70 thoughts on “I Remember You

      1. Its ben really tough Nima.. with the pandemic and the recent typhoon in my home country… its heartbreaking… i am not (we are not) affected directly though but seeing and witnessing my fellow Filipinos go through another devastating event is really breaking my heart.

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  1. Oh my, such a wonderful tribute to Helene. It’s lovely that you’ve turned this prompt into a sweet poem! I am truly grateful for your lovely wishes. Thanks a lot my friend


    1. Your welcome Sadje… its a joy to always join the WDY Mondays even back in Helene’s time and wherever she is right now i am sure she is happy..

      and you have made us all happy every Monday with your interesting photos.. so its just fitting to take this day, your birthday to celebrate our gratefulness…

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  2. What a lovely tribute to Helene and a birthday wish for Sadje! Your gentle, generous poem made me smile, and made be feel grateful to be part of this supportive community. Wishing you peace and contentment, Mich 🙂


  3. What a loving Tribute and most appropriate birthday wishes!

    I feel left out having no idea who Helene is but a beautiful soul that I missed out on meeting 😦 But then we all know the delightful Sadje! Your kind heart shines thru Mich 🙂


      1. Not meaning to detract from Helene but I don’t know any here who don’t make thoughtful comments Mich. Sometimes in a rush it might be brief but it’s always a warm friendly feeling here.


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