Little Sacrifice

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Aside from reflecting
and meditating,
I committed to sacrificing,
my one and only ‘vice’–
which is..yep.. blogging.

For three days,
I resisted my fingers itch,
my heart’s thumping pitch,
though my mind’s, yes,
a tempting witch.

Those three days
were not easy
but how mild is it
and breezy
compared to what he did,
for you and me.

Now I’m back
excited and blissful,
while HE remains
loving and faithful.

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

Photo credit: Chelsea Bock

 

OFW

142 02 February 7th 2016

Looking around this strange new foreign land, I saw a world that’s unknown. Hoping and praying, a better life would be sown.

I don’t have legal documents, only my passport. That’s why I fear the word deport. 

Resisting my heart’s aching and racing, insisting this is a leap worth taking, I brush off my tears that keeps on coming. 

For father who needs heart bypass, for mother whose mem’ry can’t seem to last, for sister now four-month old pregnant, for little brother who’s always repugnant, for them I am taking this gamble with mind and heart in ramble.

For them. 

Word count: 100

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

Photo credit: Sunday Photo Fiction


A salute to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who loved their families more than they love themselves. 

In response to Sunday Photo Fiction for February 07, 2016.

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge hosted by Alastair Forbes where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to center around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story.

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