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,… Continue reading Unexpected Fall

Redamancy

When your own mother did not desire to love you as her own daughter, it becomes harder to believe that someone can love you forever. Hence when men left me, my heart’s too numb to be bruised. Pain is really something my mind refused. Ever since I was that baby left outside an orphanage door,… Continue reading Redamancy

Nelipot

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… Continue reading Nelipot

Nefelibata

I am one of the richest woman. All men bow before me. My words are valued and honored. No one dare to refute thee. A humongous walk-in closet, houses my finest garments. An equally majestic library serves as fortress of my wordly attachments. Admiring the glory of my dreams that are now a reality, I… Continue reading Nefelibata

Ghost

It has always been my dream to become a writer, a journalist might be the proper term. To see my name in the prestigious by-line of the story that I wrote, would feel like I won a much-coveted Olympic gold. I never knew until college, that Nanay (mother) shares the same dream. I should've figured… Continue reading Ghost

Haruspex

Haruspex: An Hourglass death signals start of new life new soul then life lived slowly fades, death starts again. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *The Hourglass is a shape poem when centered on the page it should form the outline of… Continue reading Haruspex

Word-High July: Tadhana

Tadhana If destiny’s the foe of our love story, I’ll put my armour and wage war against it until it signed a peace treaty. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 30 - Tadhana.

Constellate

Constellate: A Crapsey Cinquain* Bodies from two to one, fused, bonded, tied, combined, ‘neath heaven, ‘bove earth, makes one more human. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *Crapsey Cinquain, one of the most popular modern variations of the cinquain was created by the… Continue reading Constellate

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.  

Melancholy

Melancholy: A Musette* I’ve tried melancholy, I died. You gave me bliss for free, I’m saved. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *The Musette is an invented verse form that presents the challenge of writing in very short lines. This form was… Continue reading Melancholy