“Peace” by Michelle Navajas

and just when you thought solitude
is what you need to live and survive
what if, it’s but a mere illusion?

in fact,

there isn’t stillness in seclusion?
there isn’t freedom in liberation?
there isn’t hope in ambition?

‘cos, no matter what you do

the war is in your head
the rage is in your soul
the inferno is in your heart

and, peace is just

a product of your imagination
a manufactured information 
a fabricated deception

go, fight

the demon in your head
the evil under your bed
the culprit that said

“you are not good enough and you will never be”

accept the challenge

spring up. climb.
rise up. grow.

prove them all wrong.

unlock your fullest potential.

Copyright © 2022 Michelle Navajas
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.»

Graduated with a Master’s of Education and 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 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 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: Photographer, Valerie Jane Dela Lara with George valdez

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Amazon Best-Selling Author

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

Pushcart Nominee, 2022

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13 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. Sadje dice:

    Congratulations Mich. a lovely poem my friend

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    1. michnavs dice:

      Thank you so much Sadje🌹❤️

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      1. Sadje dice:

        Most welcome my friend

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  2. michnavs dice:

    Thank you so much Barbara for publishing my poem. It is truly an honor to see my poem published by you here on MasticadoresUsa.

    My love and gratitude always.

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    1. Meelosmom dice:

      My pleasure and gratitude, as well! Thank you for your ongoing submissions! We appreciate you!

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  3. michnavs dice:

    Reblogueó esto en michnavsy comentado:
    My poem, «Peace» is up now on MasticadoresUsa. I would like to thank Barbara, the editor for publishing my poem and for believing in my works.

    Please head over MasticadoresUsa to read the full poem. I would love to hear your insights about the poem so don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment section.

    Subscribe to MasticadroesUsa to get full access of its daily dose of literary pieces from brilliant poets all over the world.

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    1. Meelosmom dice:

      Thank you for sharing your great news, Mich, and encouraging that people subscribe or follow! You’re the best! ♥️🌷🌺🌹

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      1. michnavs dice:

        Its always an honor to be published by you and to see my poem along with yours and other brilliant WP poets on Spillwords🌹🌹

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  4. I wish every person in the world could read this powerful important-message poem!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️ 🙂

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    1. michnavs dice:

      It is with the same hope that i wrote this poem Carolyn..thank you so much❤️🌹

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  5. Uplifting and wonderful sentiments in your poem and such an honor Mich! Congrats! 💗👏

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  6. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is a beautiful piece, Mich. I love the truth it talks about and the challenge it suggests we all take. Your words touch my heart, challenging me. Sometimes no matter how hard we try, those insecurities still pop up in their ugly heads. A piece to remind us all to look the truth straight in the face and deal with it then. A splendid piece, dear friend. Blessings and hugs, Joni

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  7. Susi Bocks dice:

    Yes, peace comes with deliberate action. Achievements realized are the best confidence builders! Wonderful, Mich!

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