Death

For Reena’s Exploration Challenge, i used this verse as inspiration “I’m sick and tired of being called ‘mortal’ like, you don’t know that. Neither do I. I have never died even ONCE. Nothing has been proven yet. Stop making assumptions. It’s rude.”

Death

i am a lonesome mortal on earth yet to experience death.

if death comes to visit me i am ready for i have lived my life to the fullest.

i have made the most notable most memorable trail on earth.

yes, i did even if life was full of unwarranted tribulations.

i fought the hardest fights with grace and composure.

i stood by my ground, never gave up, and was always ready to be brave in yet another battle anytime.

even if people around made it so hard i face them with a smile, with gratitude, with love.

i face them with the hope that they remember me for all of the good reasons and not for my failures.

not even for my occasional pride and arrogance or my shortcomings.

and i say forgive me my fellow mortals for all the times i hurt you and all the times i wasn’t my best self.

yes, i am ready for death anytime or so i thought

until today death arrived.

shocking and chilling unexpectedly, i thought he’d come at least in a form i’m so familiar with.

grave illness, cardiac arrest, or maybe a nightmare.

death comes when you walk away.

again.

just when i needed you the most.

death came.

and i just died.

29 Comments

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    I really enjoyed the set up of this verse, Mich. How you walked us through truth, even in the end. Painful, empowering, and beautiful expressed.

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you so much Jeff.. i am truly honored by your presence here…thank you..

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

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

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  2. Truly a wonderful piece Mich. love that last line.! 💖

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Cindy .💕🙏

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      1. Always my friend!💕

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  3. Sadje says:

    Really brilliant Mich. I loved the last lines. Death came and I just died.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje…💕🙏

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    It flows beautifully. Feels like life has truly to a halt at the last line.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Reena…i am so glad you like this ..

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  5. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Death ….. by Michelle Navajas

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  6. Aw. 😦 Poignant, painful, and powerful. We can all relate and it touches our hearts. ❤️
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn..

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  7. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing! Best wishes, Michael

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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  8. murisopsis says:

    It is all the little deaths that happen that make the final death not so worrisome. Well written and filled with insight.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, i so agree Val…thank you so much..

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  9. Eugenia says:

    Powerful and poignant, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Eugi..

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  10. Simone E says:

    What an interesting and mesmerizing read.. very powerful and pulls at the strings of the heart

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am so pleased you like this..thank you..

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  11. Brilliant and excellent poem, Mich. The last line was too good.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal…💕

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      1. Always welcome Mich. xxxx

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  12. Well done. I love the assurance and then the blow – so realistic.
    In hospice I often have seen this with clients and family.
    Again excellent

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much..

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