Plea to Mourn


For all souls lost.
Either shot or blown apart,
either criminal or civilian,
either innocent or terrorist,
’cause they’re all humans.


For all lives altered by war.
Children who grow old without parents.
Parents who buried their own child.
Fiancee who was not able to say ‘I do’.
Soldiers who were not able to know what’s true.


Because mourning makes you care,
because mourning makes you realize,
that peace is really a must.


Because war is not a problem
solved by guns and bombs.
Because peace can only be achieved,
by no one else, but us.

Please, mourn.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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Inspired by Maria’s fictional story ‘The Vow‘ and Christopher poem ‘Microsmic Murder‘.


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!)




Crevasse: A Cinquino*

I made
a nest inside a beating crack
without knowing it was
your own sinking
soul’s hole.

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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)

*Cinquino is seems to me is a gimmicky invented verse form that reverses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain. It was found in a book on poetry for teachers and was created by a 20th century American educator James Neille Northe.

The Cinquino is:

  • a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed

And Then

And Then: A Haibun*

Cheers and squeals like flock of giddy birds bade goodbye to the newly weds. Hand on hand, he takes her to the restored Cadillac that took her to the church this morning. Twenty more minutes they’ll arrive in their home, amid winter’s rash cries their bodies will create warmth of their own. For the fifth time he kissed her soft yet with urgency, with eyes closed they were not able to see.

iced road cradles cars,
tires screech with blinding bright light,
and then there were none.

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

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In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

And Then There Were None


Haibun is a joining of prose and haiku. Originating in Japan, found as far back as the 10th century and made popular by Basho in the 17th century, it is autobiographic often taking the form of a travelogue. Modern haibun usually draws its inspiration from everyday events. The form usually opens with prose which is short narrative. It sets the scene or describes a specific moment in objective detail. The haiku that follows relates to the core of the prose bringing emotional insight through an intensified image. There can be one or more prose-haiku combinations.

  • The prose describes in depth a scene or moment in a detached manner. It should be brief, concise and poetic. It is written in present tense and does not give away the moment of insight that should be revealed in the haiku that follows.
  • The haiku should not be in direct relationship with the prose but bring a different slant to the images to heighten the emotion drawn from the defining moment of the prose revealed in the haiku. It should not repeat words or phrases from the prose.

Kryptonite: A Kyrielle


Kryptonite: A Kyrielle
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Beneath the tenacious facade,
envy and doubt’s nest has been made,
pushing out contentment and might,
everyone’s got a kryptonite.

Beaming smiles, pretentious laughters,
deep inside lies despaired monsters,
eating hopes inside frail young heart
everyone’s got a kryptonite.

Breaking free of the tainted past,
criminal mind erased at last,
then pregnant wife was killed one night,
everyone’s got a kryptonite.

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In response to Blogging from A to Z ChallengeK is for Kyrielle.


Kyrielle, a member of the Lai Family of forms, is a narrative stanzaic form with a refrain attributed to the troubadours of the Middle Ages. The name kyrielle comes from Kyrie eleison (Lord Have Mercy) in the Kyrie, which is sung or chanted as part of the Catholic Mass as well as some other Christian liturgies during the season of Lent.

The Kyrielle is:

  • a narrative, it tells a story.
  • stanzaic, most commonly written in a minimum of 3 quatrains. Occasionally it is written in rhyming couplets.
  • syllabic, each line is 8 syllables. In English it is often written in iambic tetrameter.
  • written with a refrain in the 4th line of the quatrain or when written in rhyming couplets the refrain is 2nd line of the couplet.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme may vary. Quatrain options abaB, cbcB, dbdB, or abbA accA or aabB ccbB or axaB cxcB B being the refrain and x being unrhymed. Couplets aA bB cC dD etc.

Missed a letter/poem? Read all Poetry from A-Z here.