The burning ball seating proudly at the highest height, burns the stoned alley towards a home without a light.

There a nameless man lives with no living thing but himself. Surrounded by less non-breathing things, to him was left.

Once he was known as a dashing bachelor, until a deceitful woman snatched his valor.

Now he lives with almost nothing not even a shoe, well he don’t need one as he lives locked in his light-less house’s own flu.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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Word prompt: Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res (Thank you, dearest friend!)


Ode to Old-ies


Ode to Old-ies
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Their crowns aren’t made
of gems that don’t fade.
Theirs are mix of greys and whites,
no glitters, just wise lights.
So as the dusk of dawn
erases their minds wits,
as their neurotic lawns
be filled with dried twigs,
to respect and love them
we musn’t forget,
cause their grey crowns aren’t
that easy to get.

Photo credit: Ismael Nieto

In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge: O is for Ode.


The Ode (from Greek – aeidein “to sing or chant”) is a genre of poetry in which the subject is praised, exalted or favorably contemplated.. The term “ode” is concerned more with its exalted theme than the structure of the poem, although there are variations that do incorporate specific structure or frame in their delivery.

The ode displays three qualities, focus on one subject or object, an extended and elaborated description of the subject and last, a celebratory or praising tone. Edmund Gosse defined the ode as “enthusiastic and exalted lyrical verse, directed to fix purpose and dealing progressively with one dignified theme.” The ode is normally formal and often lengthy, however there are some beautiful odes that are neither lofty nor lengthy. The structure or frame varies depending on the type of ode written. The earliest odes can be traced back to Ancient Greece.

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