Mendiola

Mendiola

 i’ve fallen in love with how chaotic Manila,

 the city where for most Filipinos, dreams do come true.

 the busy streets with their inexplicable traffic are a lovely photograph in my eyes.

 there is the daily grind and mayhem in Recto, the iconic lane where students converged, creating what we call human traffic, ’twas for me poetry in motion.

 the collective honking sound of the cars, a soothing lullaby to my ears.

 the unique vibrant colors worn by young men and women, a representation of which University they belong to.

 somewhere along the iconic Mendiola bridge, where the famous 1987 Mendiola massacre happened, is a University.

 a University where brilliant doctors, nurses, and public figures were born, even Amazon’s best-selling poet graduated.

 oh, i could spend all day long remembering and reminiscing how it all started, a love story no one ever expected.

 right at the heart of Manila in the busy street of Recto along the corner of the iconic Mendiola bridge.

 a chaotic city, a busy street, an iconic bridge, a famous university, a love story.

 why is it my love, that when i look at you

 all i wanna do is melt in your arms and fall in love all over again?

Note:

ย Mendiola is one of the most iconic streets in the busy City of Manila, Philippines.

for Davids Weekly challenge:

24 Comments

  1. Maria says:

    I am willing to go there once after reading this!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, that is wonderful.. thank you so much..

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  2. kittysverses says:

    Nostalgic, dreamy and so full of life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kitty

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  3. seanatbogie says:

    What a lively and honest tribute. I must say not one I would have expected. It casts a new light across Manila for me. Thank you.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww that is so nice of you..thank you so much..

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  4. Sadje says:

    So beautiful memories ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed Sadje..thank you..

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re most welcome

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  5. Beautiful poem โค โค

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you๐Ÿ’•

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  6. How lovely! Beautiful memories made! A wonderful tribute! Adoring love! โค๏ธ
    I read your poem twice, then closed my eyes to imagine and experience your vivid words and emotions! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (((HUGS))) โค๏ธ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww.. that is so nice…thank you so much Carolyn..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  7. You made the traffic sound charming, Mich. Nicely done.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww that is the most wonderful thing i’ve read today…thank you

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  8. memadtwo says:

    Places are intimately linked with emotions. Wonderful details in your descriptions. (K)

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so dearly .โค๐Ÿ™

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  9. love the nostalgia and romance in this piece Mich!
    ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw thank you Cindy๐Ÿ™โคโค

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      1. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– always!

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  10. WOW, Mich.. your love for your city just explodes out of my screen! This is fantastic!!

    โค
    David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much David…๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

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  11. Hi, Mich!

    I just want to let you know that this week’s W3 poetry prompt, hosted by Punam Sharma, is now live:

    https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/08/17/w3-prompt-16-weave-written-weekly/

    Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

    ~David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ooh wow Punam heading over to check.

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