for you: a zejel*

To you, who will hold my dear heart with its hidden, broken sharp parts, for you, dear, I write this word art. Love’s a known sea I did explore. Yes, I have loved some hims before. Yet I know for us it’ll be much more. Let’s wait until our story starts. For now, let me […]

Crossing (Her) Bridge

Sweaty, cold hands grip the cold rails, agonized eyes stare at her almost fading trails– footprints of all she has done, mud piles of all her missed fun, holed-patches of all she has lost, unturned stones of her dreams still at frost. Waiting lungs heave one deep, deep breath, shaky foot finally decided to take its […]

Lively: A Lune

Luna’s lively glow calms down my longing, lonely soul. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 11. — Lune is an American invented form in 3 lines. It provides 2 options. The lines can either be measured by syllables or words. I found this at Instant Poetry Forms The Lune is: a poem […]

To the Holder of my life’s map

I know You since I’m three or two. You know life’s hell that I’ve been through. Up, down, and up again Rollercoaster life feels like I’m in vain. Surrender, that’s what I did, as I sink in the sea of grief. My dream is dead, I said to self, as I smell my failure’s stench. […]

Seasons’ Winds

Almost four months from now, I’ll be turning 25. It recently dawned on me, oh, what have I done with my life? I’ve studied hard and earned honors, but my ultimate dream still feels too far. I’m working hard but monetary state remains harsh.Yet looking back, I know my family and I are already far […]

Bullied

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. — 12.14.2015 […]

Free Flow

Creative juices flowing, outpouring, unceasing, unyielding. I want to ask how, why, what, when and where. But I won’t. ‘Cause I don’t even care. So, go flow, go show don’t slow. — 12.11.2015 ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: Unsplash Originally written for Blogging University’s WRITING 101: Intro to Poetry Day 5 Assignment.

Miriam’s Breakfast

Former Senator Miriam Santiago is a fierce brain and funny wit combo. She said she eats death threats for breakfast, and announced her cancer with humor and class. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Facebook Note: Miriam Palma Defensor Santiago is a Filipino politician, notable for having served in all three branches of the […]

Twinkling Sky

The black blanket adorned with little twinkling lights stared silently as my gazing eyes let the pregnant, salty tears fall. My feet, soaked against cold knee-high flood caused by the constant battle between the moon and the earth, are both wrinkled and chilled. Yet deep inside, my weary soul is wrapped with warmth— warmth after […]

Unexpected Fall

I’m no hopeless romantic. My mind has always won over my heart, making it always realistic. I don’t look forward to forever. I choose to relish what I have today. I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe love is a constant, daily fight. I never thought I would fall for you. Actually, […]