Cloud of Pain

the thing about sadness is it’s like a thick rain cloud clogged inside your throat blocking your breath, your words, even your screams. you want to melt it, get rid of it, but it becomes bigger and bigger choking you further and further. but the thing about sadness is when you finally surrender and bask […]

Nature’s Calling: A Naani

If grief’s a black smoke we’ll all be blind now. Killings, murders, hate are they nature’s calling? Or we’re just all fan of dying? — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 21. — The Naani is a stanzaic form found at Shadow Poetry and is most often an observation of human relations or […]

Waiting Under the Gray Clouds

You said we are never too far until we are under the same sky. “You are my sun, I am your moon.” But then why did we end so soon? As blue clouds turns to gray, I’ll try to keep my tears at bay. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash In […]

Time’s Sparkling Void

I thought the turning time can successfully erase traces of the sparkling, beating void your goodbye left inside my tattered soul. A decade after, it becomes clear. I am wrong. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 1, 2 and 3. P.S. I combined the first three prompts because I was late. 😦 Forgive […]

Am I Gone?

Is there somebody who’ll be willing to save my soul, my heart, me. They say I only feel the love I like, they don’t know I’m slowly fading dying, drifting away. — Inspired by City Lights by Sara Bareilles. 04.08.2016 ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: Unsplash

Astrobleme

Astrobleme: An Abhanga* you are the huge meteor that dig a deep crater still hollow years after— no time can heal. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *Abhanga, “the completion” is a stanzaic form commonly used for devotional poetic composition although it […]

Word-High July: Amihan

Amihan The whistling wind is like a ghost that creeps inside my hollow holes dug by your sudden absence. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 21 – Amihan.

Aurora

Aurora: An Aubade* Colors changing from dark to light, sun and moon shifting from dull to bright, stars disappearing goodbye black night, I lie awake waiting for you to comeback. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *Aubade Alba or Aubade (dawn song) […]

Death Spills

Death Spills: A Lai* Twas a normal day within blooming May until blue clouds turns to gray, it’s too late to pray, or kneel, your soul flew away, left bones to decay— death spills. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites. Today’s prompt is The Lovely Bones by Alice […]

Beneath the Mango Tree

Beneath the Mango Tree: A Spoon River Verse* My heart hasn’t beaten, lungs didn’t breathe even. No one knows my fragile body was laid beneath the mango tree, behind a house that’s shabby, where she lived— my unknown mommy. It was war time when she was raped, a faceless man brought her early grave. In […]