Simplicity: An Onda Mel

Don’t wait for someone to tell you
you’re beautiful,
you are soulful.
Your heart and soul are fresh and new.

The truth is as clear as white snow.
Simple or not,
make-up, without,
your real and raw beauty will show.

Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 30.

The Onda Mel is an invented verse form introduced by Renelda Gibson.

The Onda Mel is:

  • an octastich, a poem in 8 lines made up of 2 quatrains.
  • syllabic, 8-4-4-8-8-4-4-8 syllables per line.
  • rhymed abbacddc.

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.

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?”

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Photo credit: Unsplash
Originally written for Blogging University’s WRITING 101 Day 17 Assignment.