“Burned” by Michelle Navajas

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 couldn’t 

hold on nor put a halt

to the once fragment

of my late night poetries

and 3am 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.

Copyright © 2022 Michelle Navajas

All Rights Reserved

Michelle has authored eight 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 books «I Will Love You Forever, Too,» «After Rain Skies, Second Edition,» «It Ain’t Winning IF Without You,» and «I Am In Itself Poetry In The Dark.»
Michelle has authored eight 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 books «I Will Love You Forever, Too,» «After Rain Skies, Second Edition,» «It Ain’t Winning IF Without You,» and «I Am In Itself Poetry In The Dark.»

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 and 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 a 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, «Holding Hands,» was Spillwords’ November 2021 Publication of the Month and became Publication of the Year Nominee for 2021. Her poem «Again» was 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.

Follow Michelle:

WordPress – https://michnavs.wordpress.com/

Instagram – @poetrybymich

FaceBook – @poetrybymich

You Tube : poetry by mich

Featured Image: by Valerie Jane  De Lara. Models: George Valdez and Jalline Pebres

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Amazon Best-Selling Author

Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022)

Pushcart Nominee, 2022

Send Submissions to meelosmom@gmail.com

Facebook: Barbara Harris Leonhard /barbara.leonhard

Twitter: @BarbaraLeonhar4

Instagram: @meelosmom123

Mastodon: @BarbaraLeonhard@msdtn.social 

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  1. Sadje dice:

    A truly beautiful romantic poem Mich. congratulations my friend

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you so much Sadje❤️

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      1. Sadje dice:

        You’re always welcome my friend

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  2. jonicaggiano dice:

    First, so wonderful to see your here. Congratulations on the beautiful publication. I love this piece and the way you connect the heat of the kiss with these lines which are just so lovely, pulling us in for the pain of what is to come.

    «that late February afternoon

    when summer was just

    in the waiting room»

    The ending also shows the deep love, so deep that she never forgets her loss, yet she never regrets it either. Big hugs and I hope your week is full of blessings. PS Barbara I appreciated that comprehensive biography. I don’t think I have read about all of Michelle»s incredible achievements anywhere else.

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Awww you made my heart so happy Joni..thank you so much❤️

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  3. Michelle, thank you for this poem of passion and power. I hope you submit again.

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you so much to Masticadores and Barbara for publishing my poem..

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  4. michnavs dice:

    Reblogueó esto en michnavsy comentado:
    I am honored to share that my poem «Burned» is now up in MasticadoresUsa. Thank you Barbara for publishing my poem.

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    1. Congratulations! Readers love your work!

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  5. Not sure that I got to get here to tell you how awesome your poem is Mich!
    Congratulations!! ❣️

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Now, you made me smile Cindy…thank you so much..🌹🌹🌹

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      1. hahahaha oh good.. Glad it’s mutual! ❣️🥰🙏🏼

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  6. Susi Bocks dice:

    The heart wants what the heart wants. Intense, Mich!

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