Unforgotten by Michelle Navajas

do you ever find yourself thinking about a past romance? a past love that didn’t work out right, but you can’t help thinking what could have been?

this poem is for you. you’re not alone. we all get caught up thinking about a long lost love.

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Thank you so much to Gabriela, Editor for publishing my poem.

MasticadoresUsa // Editora: Gabriela Marie Milton

photo by: Valerie Jane De Lara; on photograph: George Valdez

Unforgotten

by Michelle Navajas
site: https://michnavs.wordpress.com/

i thought i saw you, from a distance amidst the crowd
i could run to you and make you remember all that we were
all that we probably never will,
nahh, it might never actually be you
i see you everywhere, yes everywhere
unforgotten, that’s what you are to me.

i see you in the morning sky as i give thanks for a new life
a new beginning, as every ray of sunshine is your smile
your smile, how they made me giggle secretly
in my silence
how they made me nervous, in an oh, so silly manner
‘cos you to me is the sunshine
unforgotten, that’s what you are.

i see you in every book, in every novel, in every poetry i read
for each page, each verse, each syllable, and each rhythm…

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Graveyard of Silence

Graveyard of Silence

in silence, i wept
for dreams, i postponed
for narratives, i kept
for emotions, i bottled up
for forgetting my true self
for pretending i am okay
for believing in good amidst the presence of evil
for all the nights, i pretended i was sleeping tightly
for all the days i fooled everyone with my smile
for all the memories i held on
for letting you go
for making you walk away
for being young
for being rebellious
for being stupid
for being dumb
for all these years
i wept in this graveyard of silence
where bodies were laid to rest
along with all that, they have wept
in silence and in agony
in their lifetime on earth

they wept.

i wept.

in silence.

for David’s Weekly Prompt

This week’s prompt guideline

• Write an ekphrastic poem inspired by the photograph below, which Steven has shared with us. Ekphrasis is a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form.

• Steven took this photograph in September ’21, and he has given us permission to use it.

#1Hot New Releases in Canada

blessed Wednesday my dear friends and poets..

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou

after making it to #1 spot both in Best-Sellers Rank and New Releases Categories in Amazon USA and Amazon India, “It Ain’t Winning Without You” is now #1 Hot New Releases in Canada and #18 Best-Sellers Rank.

thank y’all for buying my book and making it a certified best-seller worldwide.

thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, thank you💕💕💕

Book Review (It Ain’t Winning If Without You)

i am pleased to read that this review emphasized on the fact that “It Ain’t Winning If Without You” is true to its title and cover design. why? i’ve read books with titles and cover designs that are not fully justified by its content. for me it’s misleading and unacceptable.

Beautiful collection of poems

Reviewed in India on 28 August 2022

Poems are the one which can attack our emotion easily. The author has an amazing quality of target to attract the readers through their emotions. This is a book with full of beautiful collections of poems. I loved each and every line of it. I could also relate to some of the poems so much close to me and I became more emotional after reading some it.
The language is awesome and captivating. The title is true to the content and the cover of the book is mesmerizing. The whole mood of the book is a romantic one but in a good way. The expressions of each poem that is expressed through the words are truly amazing. If you are a poetry lover, you will definitely love it. If not also, you would love to pick poetry henceforth. Recommended to everyone!!

👉here’s how to get a copy of my 7th book and #1amazonbestseller “It Ain’t Winning If Without You”…

👉for my readers in India, you can purchase the kindle and paperback copy directly from Amazon India.

👉for my readers in the US and other parts of the world, you may get it thru Amazon.Com for both kindle and paperback link is in my bio.

👉for my Filipino readers, kindly send us a message to reserve a paperback copy of the book. to those who have made a reservation, thank you very much. the paperback copy will arrive in Manila by end of August.

👉if you have any question/s, don’t hesitate to send us a message. we would be glad to assist you.

👉once again, thank you for making “It Ain’t Winning If Without You” a best seller.

👉good news to all my readers in the Middle East, my books are now available via Amazon. ae prime

Let Me Be

this photo prompt gave me a sense of serenity and solitude, which most of us have longed for. this photo reminds me to love and live life to the fullest without hesitations, compromises, or negotiations. after all, when we love and live our lives this way, we will find that serenity and solitude we’ve wanted.

here is prose poetry to celebrate love without the need to adhere to certain norms and requirements of society.

Let Me Be

let me be the one to love you like it’s your first time to love. like it’s your first time to learn the tricks and trades of young and restless love. like it’s your first time to know the ins and outs of two souls, two hearts coming together as one.

let me be the one to love you like it’s your first time to shed a tear over your greatest broken heart, coupled with a fear of never ever feeling the touch of my hand and the taste of my lips. let me be the one to make you think that losing a loved one is not only devastatingly painful but is the most stupid thing one could ever do.

let me be the one to love you without the need to adhere to the crazy whims and caprices of how a man should love a woman; of how a man is obliged to give all that he has and all that he have to the woman of his dreams. let me be the one to love you without settlements to compromise, values to give up, families to let go, friends to release, plans to postpone, life to suspend, and self-worth to lose.

let me be the one to love you without any selfish motives or personal benefits. let me be the one to understand you with compassion. let me be the one to open my mind and release the judgments while talking all the time.

let me be the one to love you and forgive you quickly. let me be the one to love you, believe in you, be loyal to you, and tell you why i love you every single moment.

let me be the one to love you this way.

please let me be.

here’s how to get a copy of my 7th book and #1amazonbestseller “It Ain’t Winning If Without You”…

* for my readers in India, you can purchase the kindle and paperback copy directly from Amazon India.

 *for my readers in the US and other parts of the world, you may get it thru Amazon.Com for both kindle, and the paperback link is in my bio.

*for my Filipino readers, kindly send us a message to reserve a paperback copy of the book. to those who have made a reservation, thank you very much. the paperback copy will arrive in Manila by end of August.

*if you have any question/s, don’t hesitate to send us a message. we would be glad to assist you.

*once again, thank you for making “It Ain’t Winning If Without You” a best seller.

*good news to all my readers in the Middle East, my books are now available via Amazon. ae prime

You

You

i was mesmerized by none other than your eyes so alluring, your smile so enchanting. and your lips, oh! your lips how they speak of words only you with a great mind could ever speak of.

it may sound unreasonable for some, but what else is desire if we see reason in it? what else is the power of passion if we wish it to be right from the start? and what else is love when we need a reason to fall? after all, isn’t loving the very reason for love?

my mind could always argue that my heart could only agree on how love is so strong, powerful, and true. for when it is, no amount of rational reasoning could make you even stop loving.

and for that, my dear, i could do the sweetest, the most romantic for you; the sweetest like when Rachel got off the plane for Ross of “Friends”. the most romantic as Heathcliff of “Wuthering Heights” declared that he is one in body and soul with Catherine.

i am your only Rachel, and i will definitely get off the plane for you. i am your only Catherine, and i am certainly one in body and soul with you.

i will love you with the love of the eagle to soar higher. i will love you with the love of the flowers for the sunshine. i will love you with the love of the moon for the sun. i will love you just as much as i have loved you back in the days when we were young and careless.

the birthplace of my love for you is from somewhere too far to walk, from as far away as the most unreasonable desire, the most devastating hope; a place where reason isn’t reasoned at all, and hope, no matter how devastating, remains hopeful.

For Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Prompt:

“It came from somewhere too far to walk, from as far away as the most unreasonable desire, the most devastating hope.” – Sharmishtha Mohanty in Thirty two nights and dawns

👉in case you missed it my poem “Wednesdays of Longing” is nominated for Spillwords Publication of the Month, to vote for my poem kindly click this link. voting will close tomorrow Aug. 29, 2022

Hear Me

Hear Me

hear me i say i call out i pump
give way to the free spirited me
i cry, i yell, i laugh, i am full
life is what i am breathing of
no matter how it is i despise alcohol
but dear i’d binge on coffee caffeine
and i take pride i am full of courage.

• Write a ‘Golden Shovel’ poem, using a line (or more) from David’s poem. My line is “Pump me full of alcohol, caffeine, courage”

👉in case you missed it my poem “Wednesdays of Longing” is nominated as Spillwords Publication of the month. i would be greatly honored if you could click this link and vote:

Ambitious Heart

Ambitious Heart

I.

my ambitious heart
will never be tired
of loving you
even when
it gets old and wary
my ambitious heart
forever yours
my baby.

II.

my ambitious heart
will find its way
to wherever
you maybe
even when
the road isn’t easy
my ambitious heart
forever yours
my baby.

III.

my ambitious heart
will always have
a “what ifs”
and “maybes”
in remembrance
of how it all began
that lazy afternoon
my ambitious heart
forever yours
my baby.

for Eugi’s Weekly Challenge

Book Review(It Ain’t Winning If Without You)

poetrybymich 💕🎉 another verified review by Shreya Agrawal. she mentioned one of the featured of the book @lemons_and_tequila_shots
@twas_a_dream, i was never wrong in choosing you poem Joy, your words are going places now🎉🎉🎉

Beautiful poetry book with different themes!

Reviewed in India on 16 August 2022

This book is a collection of poems themed on our day to day life, challanges and the difficulties we encounter.

It has been divided into several parts. The work of different individuals can be seen here. Different thoughts, different opinions, different prospective about life has been penned down.
Topics like, Somewhere, How, Love, After Dark, Beathe, Alone, Song Lyrics and Peace are there.

‘Song Lyrics’ by Kristine Joy Verdeflor Scianneaux, is a very short poem but I liked it the most. Here, the poet has expressed emotions very beautifully.

Sad hymm or lovely melody whatever it is, if we are happy, if have a clue about life then it is all music to our heart.

The language is lucid, the expressions are beautiful.

Very interesting poetry book. Highly recommed.

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