The Fight

The Fight

i forgive the stars
for not shining the brightest
at nights when i needed a little
spark of light outside my bed
when my world is at its darkest.

i forgive the rainbow
for not showing up
the day storm took away
my strength, my hope, my dreams
when my world is crumbling down.

i forgive the sun
for forgetting to rise
the morning my soul was broken
by night’s traumatic dreams
and false promises of a better morning
when my world is at a complete halt.

and i forgive myself
for not taking on
the fight anymore.

P. S.

When I saw Reena’s Photo Collage Prompt, I immediately thought of the many battles I fought. The kind of fight seemed to be an endless battle, and I wondered if it was time to just stop. Just stop fighting.

Maybe. Or maybe not.

If ever I do, it doesn’t mean I’m done. It doesn’t mean I’m giving up. Maybe, just maybe, I need to gather more strength again. And come back stronger, better, wiser.

39 Comments

  1. Unfortunately not every problem is followed by immediate recognizable consolation. It is so hard, too often, to recognize the good that exists within hardship

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    1. michnavs says:

      That is so true..thank you so much Larry 🙏💕

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  2. Sadje says:

    A profound take Mich. Never stop fighting for what’s right.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje💕🙏

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    This is one of your best, Mich! Hats off to you!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww…🙈🙈💕❤🙏thank you Reena..so much..

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    The Fight …. By Mich

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Reena..

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        You’re welcome.

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  5. The last is definitely the most important is forgiving one’s self… And your footnote… We often do not see how we are really just fighting ourselves…
    We are never done…. We surrender to feeling whole, no longer in competition or conflict, no longer a victim or vulnerable… Because we have found our inner strength, which is Love of one’s self… and LOVE Conquers any battle…
    Much love dear Mich another superb poem ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sue and for your valuable insights…thank you always..

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  6. murisopsis says:

    I love this one – and it is so true that stopping is not the same as surrender. Sometimes you just need to refuel and regroup so that you can continue the fight….

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    1. michnavs says:

      That is so true Val..thank you so much.🙏❤💕

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  7. Jeff Flesch says:

    A gorgeous contemplation. Thank you for sharing it with us, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so.much Jeff..💕🙏

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  8. Those last lines….so true, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Punam..🙏💕

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      1. You are so welcome. ❤️

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  9. Anita Bacha says:

    Beautiful write, Mich. Keep on fighting.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Anita..🙏💕

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      1. Anita Bacha says:

        My pleasure always,Mich 💖

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  10. Your words are truth and expressed so well!
    Yes, often we need the break so we can come back again because the fight is worth it.
    I think we know in our hearts when a fight needs to end or if it’s a fight we must continue until our end. 🙂
    And forgiveness, especially self-forgiveness is so vital. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      I fully agree with you Carolyn.
      Thank you so much..have a lovely weekend.

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  11. Indira says:

    Beautiful. Loved this post. ‘and I forgive myself
    for not taking on
    the fight anymore.’
    Sensible.

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you so much Indira..

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      1. Indira says:

        My pleasure, dear.

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  12. “Rest if you must, but don’t you quit” – Edgar A. Guest 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for this Maria..

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      1. You’re welcome Mich 😊

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  13. utahan15 says:

    we no longer have fr noel to comfort us so romar will have to do. such a scamp is he.

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  14. I love your beautiful words and poem Mich! 💖 So good!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Cindy..🙏💕

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      1. You’re always welcome Mich!
        💖

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