Tell Me

12th in the series of “tell me your song, i’ll write you a poem”

Tell Me

the roses are dead
their brown petals are curling and stiff
with stems and leaves drooped
and they look so lonely
and sad in the middle
of the garden
with grass in yellow brown
as rubble blows down
like autum leaves free falling,
helplessly to nowhere
and I, can’t help but wonder
‘cos it sure feels like that
when you’re gone


the little bird is dying
lying upside down on the ground,
wings flapping, struggling to get up
she is beautiful
she is immaculate
her eyes close
her beak open
in a final silent call,
then shut
the quiet presence of death
my heart aches
and I, can’t help but wonder
‘cos it sure feels like that
when you’re gone

I will be like the dying roses
I will be like the dying little bird
I will be witnessing the quiet presence of death
for it sure feels like that
when you’re gone

so spare me my quiet death my dear
and tell me, tell me, oh please tell me
how do i live without you?


How Do I Live Without You – Trisha Yearwood
For a wonderful baker, teacher and writer

26 Comments

  1. Omg what brilliant beauty created after this beautiful song! I love this series of yours.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww my heart melts….thank you so much 😊😊😊

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  2. How amazingly talented are you Mich. Years ago, in school i was asked to write an original poem. I told my teacher to give a difficult Maths problem, but not this😊. Look at you. every post is so amazing. Hats off

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhhh thank you so much .its so kind of you …i am so happy ..and hey, why dont you give it a try though…

      And the Maths?..lol…i cant do it..πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. I can try. But my wife who holds a doctorate in literature will laugh at meπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        Ohh dear…i am sure she wont..😊😊😊

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  3. Chris Hall says:

    A perfect companion piece… so moving.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks ChrisπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

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  4. -Eugenia says:

    Beautiful piece, Mich! ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Eugi😊😊

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  5. Mich, awesome and fantastic song. My heart has melted. Too good.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal…πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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      1. Welcome Mich ❀️❀️❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you😊😊😊

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome.

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  6. That song ALWAYS makes me cry. πŸ™‚
    Beautiful heart-touching poem, SweetMich! With the song you have a memorable duet! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…😊😊

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  7. Wow… beautiful. Loving your series. ❀️❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Punam..so much😊

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      1. ❀️❀️

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  8. historyjoe23 says:

    I love the imagery of the dying bird. So powerful!

    I’m building a Facebook page, “Found Online,” where I can share links to poems I really enjoy for others to visit your site and explore your work. This poem is one I chose to link to. Check out the page at: https://www.facebook.com/joestoutfoundonline

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..i am heading on there now..

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