Seventeen Again

Seventeen Again

and i am seventeen again

feels like yesterday ‘though ages ago

that you gently held me by my hand

as we walked past the busy street

of the University belt’s crowded intersection

i am seventeen again with you

holding my hand for real.

and i am seventeen again

feels like yesterday ‘though decades ago

that you kissed me sweetly, framed by the door

it wasn’t Christmas no mistletoe, but we kissed

i am seventeen again with you

kissing me tenderly for real.

and i am seventeen again

feels like yesterday ‘though years ago

that we passionately shared our love

amidst the blazing Manila skyline

i am seventeen again with you

manifesting your love for real.

feels just like the first time.

for Reena’s Exploration Challenge

The word prompt for this week is

Jamais Vu

It is the opposite of Deja Vu, jamais vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer’s impression of experiencing something for the first time, despite rationally knowing that they have experienced it before. Jamais vu is sometimes associated with certain types of aphasiaamnesia, and epilepsySource: Wikipedia

29 Comments

  1. calmkate says:

    your staple go to, romance … well done Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you Kate…

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      1. calmkate says:

        congrat on your new book Mich … how many is that now? Are the girls still you editing team?

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      2. michnavs says:

        I have 8 now Kate..yes, my girls are still involve in the process…

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      3. calmkate says:

        wow a real family business, you make a great team … and that man who kissed you at 17!

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      4. michnavs says:

        ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. murisopsis says:

    A delightful poem that conveys the jamais vu spirit perfectly!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aww yay, thank you so much Val…

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  3. Sadje says:

    A beautiful memory, relived.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed Sadje..thank you so much.❤️

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  4. Maria says:

    Enchanting, i loved it, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, ❤️❤️❤️ thank you Maria

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  5. ivor20 says:

    Seventeen is such a long time ago… her name was Linda …

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    1. michnavs says:

      awww…..thank you so much Ivor

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you❤️

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  6. Reena Saxena says:

    You are on the romance track, after women empowerment 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww….you notice it Reena…😊 thank you so much..❤️

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  7. Reena Saxena says:

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

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  8. Romantic and gorgeous Mich. Lovely 🌹

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal..❤️

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  9. Sweet, beautiful, memorable!
    His name was Jonathan. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww… thank you Carolyn…💕💕💕💕

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  10. Nicely done Mich. Oh to be 17 again.. i just don’t know. But knowing what I know now and nearing 17 as a leap year baby…. It’s pretty chill. 😹

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Cindy😊😊😊

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      1. Always Mich! 💞

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