Arrangement of Whites

Photo from Emily Blincoe’s Arrangements Collection.

Arrangements of whites—
divine, pristine petals and buds.
Laid side by side,
each flower’s a delight.

None can claim superiority,
they all possess unique beauty.

Just like women of
diff’rent shapes and sizes,
we are all belles of
the sun that sets and rises.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

In response to dVerse‘s Poetic: Arrangement by Emily Blincoe by Grace who wrote her own poem about the arrangement of French Fries! ❤


The theme is arrangements.   You can write about the experience of looking at the photos, or write about the scene or subject being depicted in the artwork.   You can also write in the voice of the object (e.g. stones, french fries, toothbrush) or write in the voice of the artist, or you can relate the work of the artist to something else that it reminds you of.


They say I’m fat,
oh, I don’t do weight’s math.
Yes, I don’t care!

They say my nose’s flat,
oh, and I have bulky butt!
Hell, I don’t care!

They say my face’s ugly,
oh, yes I’m not pretty.
Hell, I don’t care!

Reading these words,
of fake and fallacy,
I cried.
I care.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Photo credit: Journey into the Spectrum
Originally written for Blogging University’s WRITING 101: Intro to Poetry Day 6 Assignment.


They say I’m fat,

oh, I don’t do weight’s math.

Yes, I don’t care!

They say my nose’s flat,

oh, and I have bulky butt!

Hell, I don’t care!

They say my face’s ugly,

oh, yes I’m not pretty.

Hell, I don’t care!

Reading these words,

of fake and fallacy,

I cried.

Yes, I do care.

©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Journey into the Spectrum

Day 6: Fallacy By @jdoublep

Unsound arguments. Failures of reason.

Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical.
Let’s see how miserably we can get reason to fail; both our reason and the reason that guides our readers.


I am not sure if I got this one, right?

Would love to hear your thoughts, Jason.



Beautiful – Writing 101 #13 by Melinda Kucsera: A Reblog

Sunset (c) in medias res by Melinda Kucsera

NOTE: Beautiful – Writing 101 #13 was ORIGINALLY written by MELINDA KUCSERA and originally posted in her blog In Media Res last November 17, 2015. All copyright belongs to her.


You’re beautiful; yes you reading these words.
No matter your race or creed or color,
or whether you bend your gender, these words
are meant for you. For I see your splendor,
reaching out bright hands towards the whole world.
It stuns me that so much beauty contains
all that you are without overflowing.
Young, old or in between, these words pertain
to you and me and all the world flowing
by can’t deny the beauty of your soul.
Not when its shining like a second sun.
To you I extend my hand, through the whole
world let me walk with you and share your sun.
Our journey’s just begun my friend, your words
sparkle in your eyes, they’re secrets untold…


~ ~ ~


You hold my hand and we walk into dreams
your heart spun, whispering words that weave realms
of fantasy to revel in it seams.
If monsters threaten, don’t you fear, my helm,
my sword and shield stand ready to defend.
You lead and I follow, skipping lightly
down the path to the unknown, let me mend
all that keeps your light from shining brightly
when you’re in the  real world. Don’t shut away
your light; what permeates let radiate
out to the world. Don’t you dim it, okay?
For all the world needs you to innovate.
I squeeze  your hand; the dream turns to waking.
You’re beautiful, though your head’s still shaking…


~ ~ ~

Dedicated to all of you.


I joined Writing 101 for the second time this month and sadly, I was not as active as I was during my first stint.

Nonetheless, I was still able to meet awesome writers that write pieces I completely adore.

One of the best, for me, is Melinda. I admire her gift with words and her commendable skills in poetry. But most importantly, she writes with her heart.

For me, Beautiful – Writing 101 #13 is the best proof for that.


In response to Writing 101:

Day 19: Feature a guest

Today is the day to publish your collaboration post! Ideally, you reached out to a candidate and gathered what you needed. Today, publish this post, and don’t forget to link back to your collaborator’s site.


WRITING 201: Perfectly Unique, Imperfectly Regal

They say fat is ugly, but

too skinny is not also pretty

They say short is unattractive, but

too tall is considered a bit gigantic.

Is there really a way to be called lovely?

We are created equal, so

let’s not be too visual.

Attitude and heart truly matters, because

actions go beyond any physical parameters.

You are lovely and indeed imperfectly, regal.

©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Myob 

In response to Writing 201 Day 4 assignment:

Day 4: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment

We find faults in ourselves, in others, and in the world around us all the time. We may accept these imperfections or complain about them, try to fix them or celebrate them — whatever our attitude may be, they add friction and texture to our lives.

Today, write a poem about the imperfect nature of someone or something.

So I was again intimidated by these unknown terms, LIMERICK and ENJAMBMENT!

I am glad, though, to write, for the FIRST TIME, a poem with these intimidating Poetry terms. 🙂

Please leave your thoughts.

Either bad or good they will all be appreciated.

P.S. You may also want to read a poem I have written for WRITING 101 Assignment titled: Not sexy, but definitely happy. This poem is a bit personal for me. ❤



WRITING 101: Not sexy, but definitely happy


I may be flabby.

And you may laugh at me.

I may be meaty.

And surely, you can bully me.

I may be fat.

But I still have a heart.

I may be stout.

But please don’t give me doubts.

Yes, I am chubby.

But you have no right to tell me “I’m not worthy.”

Yes, I am not sexy.

But I can confidently say, “I’m happy.”

Now, let me ask you.

“Are you as happy as me?”

In response to Blogging University’s WRITING 101 Day 17 Assignment:

Day 17: Mine your own material

Imagine a shopper searching for vintage items at a flea market, or an artist using recycled materials to build a sculpture. Can you dig through your online treasures and build upon old stories and existing writing? Here are more ideas:

  • Scroll through your Facebook wall and see if any posts catch your eye. Do you feel the same as when you first posted something? Can you comment on how you’ve evolved?

This poem is inspired by my Facebook post last April. I reposted a TIME’s article, Kelly Clarkson Talks Weight Criticism With Ellen DeGeneres, because her words have somehow empowered me. 

Clarkson, an American singer and the first ever American Idol winner said,

“It’s like, you’re just who you are. We are who we are. Whatever size, and it doesn’t meant that we’re gonna be that forever.”


Can you relate to her?

Do you agree?

Please let me know.