Never

Never

how many times have you forgotten that you ain’t the story of your past
that you ain’t just a mere reflection of what happened. of a narrative once told
you ain’t that.
never.

i know it feels like dying every day knowing that somewhere out there
a story has to be told a reality you’ve long avoided
but the world doesn’t end even when your story
doesn’t end the way you want it
it won’t end.
never.

how many times have you convinced yourself
to just smile amidst the pain
to just breathe when it’s suffocating
to walk away gracefully from things and people
that don’t contribute to your
well being
don’t give up.
never.

i know you are wiser than your inhibitions
you are better than your problems
you are stronger when in doubt
you are resilient when tested by fate
you are tougher when confronted by fear
don’t lose your composure
don’t quit.
never.

take a break if you need to
but make sure to come back
better and stronger
wiser and tougher
breathe.

don’t lose hope.
never.

For Reena’ s Exploration Challenge
https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2022/05/19/reenas-xploration-challenge-231/

27 Comments

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Beautiful! It leaves me speechless.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, i am so happy to know that .thank you Reena..

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  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Never …. by Michelle Navajas

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much .

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  3. Sadje says:

    Excellent take Mich. Beautiful poem

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje.πŸ’•πŸ™

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  4. mrswrangler says:

    Take a break when you need to I something I am getting better at. Beautiful poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..πŸ’•πŸ™

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        You’re welcome.

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  5. Wonderful advice. Thank you.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too for dropping by

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  6. YES! Powerful! Wise! Encouraging! Hopeful! Makes me smile! We can all relate! This poem is perfection, SweetMich! Words the world needs to hear and take to heart! πŸ™‚ ❀️ Thank you for writing this poem and sharing it! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn..it is my hope to inspire people to carry on and move on with life despite of and inspite of..

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  7. Never.

    Breathe.

    I believe these reminders are quite often necessary. Beautiful.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Pragalbha…❀

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  8. Jeff Flesch says:

    What an amazingly empowering write, Mich. Loved it!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Jeff ..i am honore to see you here..❀

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re most welcome, Mich. It’s my complete pleasure. Always. ❀️

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      2. michnavs says:

        thank you Jeff

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  9. This is encouraging, inspiring. Despite all rhe hearsays about us, we must not be worn down. We must step up and stay strong for tomorrow, and the success awaiting.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I so agree…we must never back down. Thank you..πŸ™πŸ’›

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  10. Of your two I like the strength in this response to the prompt. Well done

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much.β€πŸ’•

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  11. Indira says:

    Beautiful. Inspiring. Motivating.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Indira..

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