the definition of home

He walks ahead of me with his old rucksack and a carton box he asked from a store owner politely. A couple, giggling in front of him, stopped laughing to cross the road, perhaps afraid of his dirt-filled skin. I trace his steps under the faint moonglow not to say a shy hello, but to murmur […]

map of mess

Unfinished coffee, void of warmth, aching for last touch. Oh, the daddy. Spilled sauces blots on canvas, wait, it’s kitchen table top. Oh, the mommy. Crumbs of cookies paved roads for the hard working ants. Oh, the eldest. Traps made of Lego too tiny, too tough, barefoot left scathed. Oh the youngest. Bedroom scented with […]

Building Values

Hand me the hammer of hope let’s pound the nail of fear to create this concrete connection and make welcoming walls of visions. Come, let’s mix sand of honesty with rocks of faith, and paint our ceilings with dauntless colors against termites of hate. For our wall’s holes, let’s place transparent windows of courtesy and our […]

Stead: A Shape Poem

Stead: A Shape Poem ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer I am a reflection of the loved-home I am from. My writer-self comes from the genes of my mom. While my singer-self’s the influence of my dad. My friendly-self was developed ‘cause I’m the eldest among six. My dreamer-self was honed by our life’s tough– messy tricks. […]

Heart’s Birth: A Haibun*

Fierce wind drops, noisy wind blows, flood water inside our house flows. My clumsy-self tries so hard to tie my only pair of shoe, I have to go to school, it’s my sole due. School’s our only hope, that’s our home’s breath. Family’s in falling slope, quitting school means death. courageous heart was born with home’s […]

WRITING 101: Questions and Answers

Writers are interpreters of their minds own language. – rosemawrites Blogging University’s WRITING 101 is now on its Day 3! I am overwhelmed by those new bloggers that I met/read for the past two days. This is indeed fun! Day 3: One-word inspiration Prompts come in many different forms. Sometimes, a single word is all […]