soon, my love

Faint, fainter, faintest,
goes the winky cars
passing by.

Dark, darker, darkest,
goes the moonless
November sky.

Soft, softer, softest
goes the notes
of lullaby.

Sleepy, sleepier, sleepiest,
goes the tired city
whisp’ring goodbye.

Soon, sooner, soonest,
I’ll be near,
as another day dies.

©2018 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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Written while listening to Sara Bareilles’ City as my heart yearns for my he.
For dVerse Quadrille Wink


time zones

giggles of sparrows
no longer echo
inside the cave
of my ears

before the kraa kraa
of your crows
disrupt your evening’s
fiction dreams.

Yet what a gift
that despite
our clock’s
different schemes

your early
and my early
daily meet
in between.

©2018 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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For dVerse Quadrille 67— Early

Breathing Whispers

I heard your soul’s sighs
and your heart’s cries
as your mind tries
to silence fear of ends and byes.

So I stamped the wind with
my love’s breathing whispers,
crossing 2,000 miles of seas and lands,
to bring my kiss of forever.

©2017 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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In response to dVerse‘s Quadrille #24 with the word “whisper” by De of whimsygizmo.
Just write a poem of precisely 44 words, including the word whisper.


Solitary Suicide

Foolish. Naïve. Crazy.

My friends have been engraving those words in my mind for months now since I told them about you. They asked, “How can you love someone you haven’t seen.” I smiled and answered, “How can I not?”

They said loving you is like walking slowly towards a deadly cliff. Once I fall, I am dead. They have a point. Matter of fact, this love is definitely unexpected. Unplanned. Damned.

But I told them if death will feel this sweet and this good, then I’ll run faster towards the cliff and fall. Cause you are my heart’s solitary suicide. I am afraid no more.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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In response to Monday Morning Melts #5: “One Sweet Love” – Sara Bareilles. This is a prompt I am co-hosting with my dear friend Jade!❤


I will catch-up replying, commenting and reading soon. ❤ Miss you my darlings. ❤

Monday Morning Melts #5


Rosema: Most of the time, love is expressed and felt through physical intimacy. Touch. Kisses. Hugs. But how about loving someone from afar? How about loving someone you haven’t seen yet? How about falling for someone’s soul residing in a body thousand miles away from you? Will it be a gamble worth committing? Will it feel like a heart’s solitary suicide?

This week, let’s delve the idea of long distance love. (Which is now for me, the purest love of all). ❤

“One Sweet Love” – Sara Bareilles

The earth that is the space between,
I’d banish it from under me to get to you.
Your unexpected love provides my solitary suicide
oh I wish I knew

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!


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Because These Melts Are Timeless & Deserve To Be Shared:

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Dear Distance*


Dear Distance*

A  free verse collaboration with my poetry Queen and my dear soul-sister Nandita of Manan Unleashed.

*Does distance destroy or nurture love?
This poem is inspired by two special people I truly adore, as I am witnessing how their love traverse spaces and time zones.
Thank you Nandita for sharing your eloquent pen with me. ❤ It is both a delight and an honour. 

Hearing you is
a lover’s dread.
You’re a harbinger
of love story’s death.

Yet, I must hear you
Do I have a choice?
These spaces in between…
I live to hear that voice.

You snatch the warmth
of physical embrace.
You test trust once
thought can’t be fazed.

I have ‘those’ words
plenty of love laced.
Trust is thick when
Souls have long embraced.

Though some prevails,
most really don’t.
I wish mine will,
please don’t say it won’t.

Love conquers all
By spaces, unfazed
Dear Distance
You are just a phase.

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