Burned

Burned

i dared and had a taste
of the blazing fire in your lips
that late February afternoon
when summer was just
in the waiting room
it had me burned,
burned down ’till i can’t
hold on nor put a halt
to the once fragment
of my late night poetries
and 3 am cold morning wishes
i never thought it would happen
so i cared not of the cruel truth
i was burned,
but it felt so good
i was intoxicated,
but it gave me power
i felt so good, i felt so powerful
that no amount of brutal reality
could make me stop
nothing could make me stop
from loving you that late
February afternoon.

that same fire is still burning
even decades after, i am burned.

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

When I saw Reena’s photo prompt, I immediately thought of having passion in life. A passion gives us a reason to keep learning and to work toward mastery. It can often give us a reason to travel and have new experiences, so key to happiness. It gives us something in common with others and fosters social bonds. It provides us with a purpose: to dream, to aspire, to hope, and to love.

And Nelson Mandela said, “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Never settle for less when you could have the best in life.

23 Comments

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    You wrap so many themes beautifully together,

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Reena..β€πŸ’•

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  2. Reena Saxena says:

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  3. Sadje says:

    Burning with passion! Brilliant.

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you so much Sadje

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  4. kenhume31 says:

    “Burnt” with passion, I love it Mich! πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜β€οΈπŸ‘

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much KenπŸ™πŸ˜Š

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  5. I agree with Sadje πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Maria❀❀

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  6. mrswrangler says:

    Beautiful. Have a good weekend.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank youβ€πŸ™

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        You’re welcome.

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  7. So much passion, Mich! Beautiful.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much .πŸ’•πŸ™

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  8. murisopsis says:

    Often from pain we find strength and with that strength we learn to burn brighter – lighting the path forward to what the heart desires! Punam this one is burning bright!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Val so much..its mich, thoughπŸ™ˆ

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  9. Wowza! Brilliant, SweetMich! I can feel the passion in your wonderfully-woven-words!
    Let’s keep being passionate! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚ ❀️
    PS…
    β€œMy mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so.much Carolyn..and thank you for sharing another quote…πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  10. calmkate says:

    Awesome poem Mich and those jet fighters are all about ultimate power … over human lives!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kate..πŸ’•β€

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      1. calmkate says:

        always welcome Mich!

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