My Flowers Came Too Late

My Flowers Came Too Late

I was sixteen when
you first gave me flowers
’twas beautiful, to say the least
they were white roses,
so innocent, so pure,
I danced and swayed my way
as I paraded them over for all to see
their heavenly fragrance
invited everyone
to smell,
their long green stems
were as fragile as glass,
or so I thought
I was on cloud nine,
I was flying high
there were many more roses
and many more flowers
until there were none
so
I bought you flowers
white roses
they were beautiful too
with a heavenly scent as well
but
was it too late, or too soon
to give you flowers?
I don’t remember
as I remember
looking at you
gorgeous as always
in your perfect white
barong tagalog*
my tears
kept falling
as I dropped my last
white rose,
and said my last goodbye
where you would be laid
to eternal rest
goodbye was all that I could say

“I’m sorry, my flowers came too late, dad”


P.S

*Barong Tagalog -It is a common formal or semi-formal attire in Filipino culture, and is worn untucked over an undershirt with belted trousers and dress shoes

For Sadje’s WDY
https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/02/08/what-do-you-see-68/

51 Comments

  1. Athira says:

    No words to express..

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you..

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  2. That touched and tugged deeply.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you💕

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  3. Kritika says:

    The lines are touching. Beautiful from the heart. (Hugs)

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kritika💕💞❤

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      1. Kritika says:

        My pleasure 🙂

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  4. Athira says:

    Most welcome🙏🏻

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  5. Sadje says:

    This is so heartbreaking Mich. love your poem and hope you wrote about your love for your father. Thanks my dear friend for this beautiful contribution.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje ..and yes, its bout my father…😌💞❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  6. Aww, Mich! Your poems dedicated to your dad always tug the heart! Hugs. ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Punam💕💕💕

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      1. You are welcome. 💞💞

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  7. Garfield Hug says:

    Beautiful tribute to your dad.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you GH💕

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  8. This touches the heart deep, Mich ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      😌❤💕thank you Radhika

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  9. judeitakali says:

    So touching, Michelle 🧡

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jude💕

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Such a pleasure 🍁

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  10. utahan15 says:

    i am the second coming of gladstone
    oh no!

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      1. utahan15 says:

        back in the 1990 s i bought this huge book about wm gladstone and it was so boring that i could not finish it. i watched my siamese cat eat my cactus instead. anyway wm liked to think he could save the trollops of london , when in fact, he could not. love your prose.

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  11. A beautiful and touching tribute to your father, Mich. He sure has got your flowers in every color and is enjoying the fragrances and your remembrance too.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awwww thank you Kamal…💕💕❤💞

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  12. Aw, such a beautiful tribute to your wonderful dad, SweetMich! This touched my heart and brought the tears. I’m sure he didn’t need flowers from you…he loved you, was proud of you, and just always wanted you to be safe and happy. 🙂 YOU were a bazillion beautiful flowers in his life!!! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awwww thank you Carolyn so much…and always💞💕💕💕

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  13. Northside says:

    If tears could bring your Dad’s life back he would be alive by now. Sending love and prayers for your Daddy this Valentines. ❤🙏

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed….i so agree with you..thank you so much

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  14. murisopsis says:

    A reminder to take the opportunity when it is available because we never know when “too late” will arrive! Love this poem – it really tugged at the heartstrings!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Val .💕💕💞

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  15. Arshia Vora says:

    I really love your poem!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..💕

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  16. Secrets says:

    And lovely tribute Mich, it’s beautiful written 💜

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much .💕

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  17. gdutta17 says:

    What a beautiful poem, seeping in melancholy and faintly fragrant with nostalgia.
    Loved it.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much💕

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  18. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come enjoy this from Mich

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chuck..

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  19. Wow! What an awesome piece, Dear! You may think that your flowers came too late but I can assure you that you were the flower that you Dad loved most and enjoyed every time he spent time with you or gave you a big hug!! Revel in the memories of your time together as the gift of flowers to each other, My Dear!
    xoxox 😘💕🎁🎁🌹🌹✨

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awwww….thank you so much Chuck for your kind words..i really appreciate it…thank you❤🎈💞

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  20. HappySoul says:

    Loved it Mich! So heartfelt and poignant ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much

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  21. Chris Hall says:

    That’s a beautiful poem, Mich. It’s brought tears to my eyes. With the distance of time, memories become sweetly sad and that’s what you’ve let me feel today about my own father.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww….hugss Chris…💕💕💕❤❤❤🤗🤗🤗

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  22. calmkate says:

    a sad but super loving tribute to your father Mich, lovely!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kate..😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        welcome sweetness!

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