The Amulet

The unforgiving sun bathing me with its flamed rays makes this journey even more excruciating. But I have to see her. I have to. She was adamant to go first without me, but I insisted. I want to prove her that I can walk this long path alone, with just one limb. Sore and drenched… Continue reading The Amulet

No Wedding

I woke up without her beside me. We argued last night. Maybe she finally gave up on me. But as I looked for her, I saw the pile of hay arranged in her signature way. She made a breakfast for me. She did not leave me. She was kidnapped. My mind was racing, so as… Continue reading No Wedding

Word-High July: Gigil

Gigil The softness of her hands has been my gigil's fortress as I resist kissing her soft, silky lips. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 29 –Gigil.  

Word-High July: Kundiman

Kundiman I have sing a thousand songs among millions of crying audience. But there is nothing more special than the love-made song I have sang, when our two hearts become one. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 20 - Kundiman.    

Melodious

Melodious: A Miku* Rhythmic sighs and in sync heartbeats--- our first night. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) Abbreviated Haiku is written in either 2 lines with syllable count 7/2 or 3 lines with syllable count 3/5/3 or 2/3/2. This is sometimes… Continue reading Melodious

Word-High July: Siping

Siping I have never been excited to see the moon defeat the sun, to feel the bed against my warmth, until the day we shared my surname. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 15 –Siping.  

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.… Continue reading And Then

Bridal Car

26 years ago, this car was just a rusted metal crap in my grandpop’s old garage. It was left to decay and die its natural death until I was born. Once my painter parents learned their first child will be a girl, they christened the car with colours. We're like twins born on that fateful summer… Continue reading Bridal Car

Love Chant*

Love Chant* How do I love thee? I’ll write you letters till your eyes cannot see. How do I love thee? I’ll reach you even in the deepest blue sea. How do I love thee? I’ll sing you songs till you can’t hear me. How do I love thee? I’ll command the stars to shine… Continue reading Love Chant*

Silent Witness

Salted breeze combed my hair as my bare soles sink in sun-bathed sand. With eyes closed, my ears are delighted by the singing pelicans. Then suddenly, a strong force hugged me from the back. Chills ran through me as his lips moved closer. He whispered "Do you remember?" Slowly I turned, looked into his full-of-love… Continue reading Silent Witness