On Choosing Happiness

3

My dear, my darling, my love,
choose happiness,
always.

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Photo credit: Proverbs 31 Ministries
For 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge as tagged by devereaux frazier and Ladylee Manila. ❤
Please join if you want. Let’s spread some motivations? 🙂

Sunday Songs: For Your Glory

For Your glory
I will do anything
Just to see You
To behold You as my King

I wanna be where You are
I gotta be where You are
I wanna be where You are
I gotta be where You are

When life is hard, when your mind and heart is tired, it is comforting to know that there is someone GREAT who loves us more than most. And HIS presence is enough to calm me down. Shed my tears. Brush off the wounds. And stand again. ❤

P.S. This is also the song I picked because I will be singing here in our church this Sunday. 🙂

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!
This is my second Sunday Songs with my dearest sister Stella.❤ Join us? 🙂
Video courtesy of Youtube.🙂

Melancholy

28

Melancholy: A Musette*

I’ve tried
melancholy,
I died.

You gave
me bliss for free,
I’m saved.

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Photo credit: Unsplash.com

Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)


*The Musette is an invented verse form that presents the challenge of writing in very short lines. This form was introduced by Emily Romano and found only at Shadow Poetry. The Musette is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of tercets.
  • syllabic, 2-4-2 2-4-2 2-4-2 syllables per line.
  • rhymed axa bxb cxc etc. x being unrhymed.

Word-High July: Halakhak

28

Halakhak

The unforgiving day
has worn me out.

With sulky soul
I entered and heard
the loud laughter
of mom and dad,
followed by
the giggles of
my little lasses and lad.

I went in
and was welcomed
by their warm smiles.

My worn out soul
was revived.
My lungs breathe again.

I am home.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash


In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 28 – Halakhak.

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An Ode to Fun

An Ode to Fun

T’was a usual
Monday morning,
until you gave me
goosies without warning.
After reading,
your skeleton’s story,
I had no time
to even fell sorry.
‘Cause your talent
in making me happy,
is incomparable,
oh so, surely.
To roll on the floor
I almost did,
but there’s no carpet,
yes, you noted!
So lemme thank you,
my dear Funsie!
With you, sadness,
will be just a fantasy!

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

Photo credit: Favim


Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing.

And this ode is for my dearest Fun of Simply Me, who made my week a happy happy one.

WRITING 101: Not sexy, but definitely happy

From: fbcoverstreet.com

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.”

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Can you relate to her?

Do you agree?

Please let me know.

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