Beaten, Taunted by Michelle Navajas

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Beaten, Taunted

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

i don’t know what hurt the most being beaten up or being taunted?

the beating produces bruises and wounds but eventually
it will heal, it will become a scar, a scar that will remind you
of the wars you’ve won, of the battles you’ve overcome
the scars, in effect, will make you a better, stronger, triumphant person
then you are healed of the traumas of the past
healed of your brokenness

but the humiliation and insults, do they even heal?
the damaging words uttered do they even fade away?
how do you mend a heart battered by indiscretion?
how do you cure a mind tortured by insults?
how do you rescue a soul drowning with indignity?

will there even be scars after each prejudicial word is said?
how do you cure ruined self-worth because of mortification?
i don’t know what hurt the most being beaten up or being taunted?

will someone tell me please, because i don’t really know anymore
which pain is worst, being beaten up or being taunted?

i can’t tell ‘though i had them both.

@ Michelle Navajas

Michelle Ayon Navajas

Michelle, authored five books “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for Perak Women for Women Society (PWW), Ipoh, Perak Malaysia during their One Million Stars To End Violence campaign,  “What If Snowflakes Don’t Fall In Winter”, “Oh, Dear One!”, “I Would Fly To Where You Are”, and her Amazon best-selling poetry book “ I Will Love You Forever, Too”

Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, (University of San Agustin, Iloilo City). Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. She is also a graduate of Mass Communications major in Journalism (Centro Escolar University, Manila).

She is published author at Spillwords NYC, where her poems “What If Snowflakes Don’t Fall in Winter?”, “Kiss”, and “Love Dance” were all nominated as publication/post of the month for July 2020, August 2020 and May 2021 respectively. Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an  International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS In June 2021. Some of her poems were also published in other international literary magazines and journals.

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  1. Ingrid dice:

    Wow. This is such a powerful and brave poem:
    ‘how do you mend a heart battered by indiscretion?’
    To have the strength to leave such a situation is the first step towards healing ❤️

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  2. michnavs dice:

    I am so grateful to Gabriella and the team for publishing my poem. Thank you so much.

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    1. My pleasure Michelle. Always.

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    2. michnavs dice:

      thank you so much Ingrid. I am honored to be part of Masticadores…and so happy you like this particular line

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  3. Timothy Price dice:

    Do you remember the old saying «Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!»? I used to say that a lot when being teased growing up. I was always weird and often targeted for teasing and beatings. I certainly preferred the tauntings over the beatings by the older bullies and gangs as a kid. I think childhood bullying by peers heals to a large extent, depending on the person, I suppose, but abuse from parents does not heal. As adults, I don’t believe insults, humiliation, and «heart[s] battered by indiscretion» ever heal.

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you Timothy, your insights added layer to this poem..

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  4. SelmaMartin dice:

    Oh, my, gorgeous. Thanks for this. Tremendous. I bless you and wish you miracles, Michelle.

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you so much Selma. I am so thrilled you like this

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  5. michnavs dice:

    Reblogueó esto en michnavsy comentado:

    My Poem Beaten, Taunted is up now in MasticadoresUsa

    Thank you to Gabriella, the editor for this wonderful opportunity.

    Here is an excerpt of the poem.

    «i don’t know what hurt the most being beaten up or being taunted?

    the beating produces bruises and wounds but eventually
    it will heal, it will become a scar, a scar that will remind you
    of the wars you’ve won, of the battles you’ve overcome
    the scars, in effect, will make you a better , stronger, triumphant person
    then you are healed of the traumas of the past
    healed of your brokenness»

    To read the full poem click the link

    https://masticadoresusa.wordpress.com/2022/01/12/beaten-taunted-by-michelle-navajas/

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  6. Sadje dice:

    A very moving and heartbreaking poem Mich.

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you so much Sadje💫

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      1. Sadje dice:

        You’re welcome

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  7. Susi Bocks dice:

    Hard subject matter that I can relate to. Beautifully written, Mich. And congratulations on this publication! 🙂

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you Susi…it was indeed a difficult write..and i am glad you love it 💛

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      1. Susi Bocks dice:

        You’re welcome, Mich! ((hugs))

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  8. i can’t tell ‘though i had them both – this is so heartbreaking. It is violence in either form, breaks down a person to the core.
    how do you cure ruined self-worth – this becomes a painful lifelong journey.
    Beautiful poem Mich, you bring the elegance of your poetry to such tender topics.

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you Pragalbha for sharing your thoughts and adding more layers to the poem..💫💛

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      1. You are very welcome, my pleasure.

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  9. Jaya Avendel dice:

    This poem is so haunting, yet it comes away with a lovely aftertaste of strength and tenderness!

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Oh, thank you so much…💛

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  10. Kritika dice:

    Felt each word. I too am unaware of the answer. The pain of being the one captured with the exact combination of words. Perfect uplifting read.

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you Kritika for sharing your thoughts…🤗🤗🤗

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      1. Kritika dice:

        My pleasure always 🙂 xoxo

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  11. Such a powerful write, Mich and beautifully tender. Congratulations!

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you so much Punam..😊

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