Manila

Manila

Manila,
i’m missing you
like the Moon misses the Sun
when it’s out there somewhere
shedding light to the darkest of night.

Manila,
why do you keep coming back
as the waves keep crashing back on the shore
after its adventurous stint in the farthest sea.

Manila,
how much longer will you linger over
like a silent thief at night running away
after it has stolen precious gems and pieces of jewelry.

oh, Manila, what’s with you anyway
that someone like me is crazily
enchanted by you?

Maybe,
it’s the memory of you
and of a once beautiful story
unbounded, unscathed
by love’s wrongful ways.

*Manila- the capital city of the Philippines

For Euge’s weekly prompt:

And for David’s prompt:

52 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful ode to Manila.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje..๐Ÿ’•โค

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure dear friend

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  2. Mich, where are you located? How far away are you from Manila?

    โค
    David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Currently out of the Philippines David..

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  3. Last time I went there was 2017. Sunset at Manila Bay is still awesome

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, it is still up to this day, they say…and yet i haven’t witnessed it..thank you Maria.

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      1. I’ll share a photo if I get back there. I did get one in 2017 although I didn’t do justice to it ๐Ÿ˜…

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      2. michnavs says:

        ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š thank you Maria

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  4. mrswrangler says:

    I wondered what Manila was. Glad for the knowledge at the end. Beautiful poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much …its a beautiful city…

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        You’re welcome.

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  5. murisopsis says:

    We both wrote odes to our favorite cities! I can feel the longing in yours… โค

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhh thank you Val…โค๐Ÿ’•

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  6. Reading this makes me want to go there some day! :)) Beautiful, michnavs.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, that is so nice of you ..its a beautiful city with wonderful people…๐Ÿ’•โค

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  7. Eugenia says:

    Your poem paints a beautiful picture, Mich. Manila sounds like a lovely place to be.

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is a lovely place Eugi…thank you so much..

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  8. Beautiful poem! Manila is on our bucket list– my husband lived there as a child, but he hasn’t returned home since moving to the US. Your poem makes me want to finally buy those plane tickets. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, wow i am so happy to know that..you should visit Manila soon..its a beautiful city witha amazing people..โค๐Ÿ’•

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      1. Thank you! We will try. I may be a bit biased, but I think Pinoy food, culture, and people are all amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        Oh, dear you are so true..๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  9. Beautiful and heart-tugging…I know what it is to miss a beloved city and peoples.
    Hang on to those precious memories.
    (((HUGS))) โค๏ธ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so dearly Carolyn…๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

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  10. so beautiful Mich!๐Ÿ’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Cindy..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

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      1. Always Mich!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ

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  11. Steven S. Wallace says:

    This is so gorgeous. I want to go to there! ๐Ÿ˜‚ The name of the city is beautiful and so too the language. It has echoes of my poem. Similar structure. You use metaphor so well. The place is a feeling and a person. And a dream. I will probably never visit Manila โ€ฆ but I feel it big time. Absolutely love love love this poem! Thank you!!! โ€” Steve Wallace

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment…i am so glad you like it Steven๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

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  12. Some places will always linger in memory! A lovely, relatable poem, Mich! โค

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree Cheryl..thank you so much..๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿคญ

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  13. Such a heartfelt ode, Mich! โค๏ธ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Punam.

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      1. My pleasure, Mich.

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  14. Steven S. Wallace says:

    Michelle

    I am pleased to report, by the power vested in me by the Skeptics Kaddish, I am declaring you Poet of the Week โ€” July 17, 2022 through July 24, 2022. I hope youโ€™re ready because your life is about to change! With great power comes great responsibility. I know youโ€™ll use yours for good!๐Ÿ˜†

    I seriously really loved Manila! ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ€”Steven S. Wallace

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, wowwww๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™i am so honored and thrilled..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•thank you

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  15. Mich,

    Steven has selected you as this week’s W3 PoW!

    Could you please email me one or two guidelines for our fellow participants to respond to this week? If you could do so in the next day or two, that would be great.

    Much love,
    David

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    1. Mich – I emailed you at your Yahoo email address, which is associated with your WordPress account, but I got an email back that says: “Your message wasn’t delivered to m***s@yahoo.com because the address couldn’t be found, or is unable to receive mail.”

      So… could you please email me at dvdbgmlny AT gmail DOT com with your guidelines?

      Thanks!
      David

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      1. michnavs says:

        Got this David…i am sending you email.

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    2. michnavs says:

      I am so thrilled David thank you..i wil email you..

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    3. michnavs says:

      Email sent David

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      1. and received ๐Ÿ˜€

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  16. Anita Bacha says:

    Beautiful write, Mich ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you๐Ÿ’•

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      1. Anita Bacha says:

        Pleasure always,Mich.

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  17. Mich,

    A. J. Wilson’s is hosting our W3 prompt this week (as you know!) – here’s the link!

    https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/07/27/w3-prompt-13-weave-written-weekly/

    โค
    David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, yeah..submitte mine David

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  18. Whether its’ a hometown or favorite vacation spot, a favorite place can be so irresistibly enchanting. I like the way you so easily talk to it

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Larry๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

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