come sit with me
let’s talk
of how ’twas when
God seemed to rectify
the universe
the world stopped
colors changed
air didn’t move
sky was empty
sounds were muted
everything was the same
yet different

then, a new dawn came
the colors we see are vibrant
the air we breath is fresher
the sky is filled with joyful birds flying
the sounds we hear are hymns
of love and affection
and you can come sit with me

everything is the same
yet different

NaPowriMo Day 13

And now, on to our (optional) prompt. Today’s prompt comes from the Instagram account of Sundress Publications, which posts a writing prompt every day, all year long. This one is short and sweet: write a poem in the form of a news article you wish would come out tomorrow.

I would like to be a rebel poet today, as I will be reposting the poem I wrote and was published in the June 2020 edition of WomasWord Magazine; Imagining Life After Covid-19, because if there is anything I want the news to be right now, it would be about the end of the global pandemic.

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 – –

16 thoughts on “Again

  1. Yes, SweetMich, we join you in wanting this same news.
    This is a powerful, timely poem that we can all relate to.
    “….the same, yet different”…
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS….I’ve got a l-o-n-g list of people who I’m gonna’ hug the stuffin’ out of, again, when I can. 😉 😀


  2. Yes things will be the same but different! My father in law had a birthday but we didn’t blow out the candles. Instead the candles were fanned out with a paper plate so that no one was spewing germs on the cake! Same but different – we sang and applauded his wish and then cut and ate cake distanced and masked…


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