Heaven

Heaven


if love is patient, i wonder how do you keep up waiting for me?
are you happy out there, papa, in heaven?


if love is kind, i wonder how do you stay amiable and cordial when you’re all alone?
are you having fun in the company of the angels papa, in heaven?


if love does not envy, i wonder how do you not get jealous of others being with their loved ones?
are you lonely somewhere, papa, in heaven?


if love does not boast, i wonder how do you talk with pride to angels above ’bout your princess back home?
are you proud of me in there, papa, in heaven?


love is not proud, rude, or self-seeking, i knew it was true, for you were the nicest, the kindest, even when you were about to go.


love is not easily angered and keeps no records of past mistakes; without a doubt, it’s true, for you had lovingly held me in your arms even when i went astray.


love does not delight in evil, for you made sure to drive all the evils away nor may come near me.


love rejoices in truth, for if you can’t be honest, you’d rather keep your silence; you were true to your words even’ ’til your last breath.


tell me, papa, is heaven really like what they say it is?


is it genuinely peaceful in there?


‘cos from where i am right now, chaos is everywhere.


i hope you’re happily enjoying reading your newspaper over a cup of hot brewed coffee.


i hope you’re having the best conversation with God almighty ’bout our world.


i hope you’re dancing merrily to the tune of Beatles’ “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You.”


but papa, don’t be happier; save your happiest dance for me when i see you in heaven.

for Sadje’s WDYS

35 Comments

  1. This is so touching, Mich. Beautiful work! 🙏❤
    Loved it!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Komaljeet❤️

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  2. Destiny says:

    this is so heartfelt, Mich. 🌹
    a tribute so pure and beautiful. 🤍

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you dearly Destiny❤️

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  3. Sadje says:

    This is so beautiful Mich. it brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for joining in.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I know Sadje🥺 thank you for this beautiful prompt.

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      1. Sadje says:

        It’s a pleasure

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  4. A heartfelt tribute to your dad, Mich. So profound.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal❤️

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      1. Always welcome dear Mich 😊😊

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  5. This feels so real about a daughter losing her father and talking to him in heaven. If it is real, sending lots of hugs. If not, you did a beautiful job, well done

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Mason..it’s real❤️

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      1. Then you truly deserve lots of those hugs.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thank you so much Mason❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Very poignant, Mich 🩷

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Maria❤️

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      1. You’re welcome

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  7. SelmaMartin says:

    Very nice indeed.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Selma❤️

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  8. judeitakali says:

    So beautiful and touching.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jude❤️

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  9. so heartfelt and beautiful Mich❣️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Cindy🌹❤️

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      1. Pleasure Mich❣️

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  10. Norj Joseph says:

    This piece is definitely one of my favorite poems you’ve written. You truly belong in the upper echelon of the modern poetry world. Congratulations, and keep the fire burning.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Whoaaa… i’m truly humbled by what you said…thank you so dearly🌹❤️

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  11. Indira says:

    So beautiful and touching tribute, Mich. You made me cry. You reminded me of my papa.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much Indira..i am sure your papa is watching over you 🌹❤️

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      1. Indira says:

        I’m sure he is helping me too. ❤️❤️

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  12. Too beautiful for words.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Keith🌹

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  13. Jules says:

    My views of not living have changed many times over the years.
    I would like to believe that heaven is what the person who leaves us wishes it to be. Some would come back, others wish non-existance. I would seek peace – whatever that might be.

    May the memories of our loved ones be for blessings.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Jules🌹❤️

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