Between My Bleeding Lines’ Readers: Mah Lima

Note to Self

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There’s no point in looking outside for things you should have inside. It will only bring you harm. Don’t put your happiness in a stranger’s hand. No matter how long you’ve been with someone, unless you’re both open to it, you never really know them. And even when they are, you still don’t. So how can you let them guide you and follow blindly? Communication is key. Respect is foundation. Commitment is basic. Love? Love is like the cherry on the top. Or you really thought all of the couples you know that have been together for so long were so because of “love”? No, my dear. They’re together because they want to, because there’s those three things and a thousand more reasons to stay. Nowadays it’s harder and harder to find people willing to stay. So when you do, when you finally feel good with yourself and find that one person that stays throughout all seasons, you stay. It’s probably new to you and everything inside you tells you to leave, but don’t run away. Stay true to yourself, open and honest. Talk to them and listen. Respect them and commit. And when asked, tell people you’ve found love because, in the end, isn’t that what love is?

© Máh Lima


The last but definitely not the least of my girls is Mah from Brazil who writes with heart tugging simplicity, and awe-mazing honesty. If you need the *feeeeeels* go check out her lovely and colorful and amaaazing gallery! ❤

My hun Mah did not suggest edits, she said she just cried and pondered and cried all throughout the book. And for me, that is more than enough. (i am such a bad best friend haha).

Thank youuuu, hun! Happy to have you with me in each and every milestone! Loooove you big time!

(As the release of my BETWEEN MY BLEEDING LINES nears (this month!), I would like to feature the amazing writers who guided me (technically and morally) all through out this nine-month journey. I am blessed to have them.)
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April Coffee Date

Hello, my darlings! 🙂 I just figured that the last coffee date I posted was last November. (ugh).

I so missed doing this, so please grab a chair. 🙂 I prepared a cuppa coffee, tea, or beer (if you want. :D)

CALM MARCH

Finally, after epic roller coaster monthssssss, March has been so kind to me. 🙂 I was able to write for my two favorite prompts:

I was also able to join several tags (which I loooved a lot! :D) I miss doing Three Line Tales though. 😦

HOPEFULLY KINDER APRIL

With the summer kicking off, I am hoping April will be as kind or even kinder to me! 😀 Because I want to continue with dVerse and FFfAW plus, I signed up to NaPoWrimo! (Except the weekend prompts because I am mostly offline on weekends. :()

BOOK UPDATE

Finally, I plan to do the TITLE REVEAL of my upcoming debut book this month. 🙂 (It’s been months since I started with this project and I am excited to share this with you, guys! <3)

It’s your turn! What are your writing/blogging/anything plans for April! Will you join NaPo, too? 😀

 

Air Affair

Air Affair (Inspired by Air by Rayvon Owen)

An air kind of affair.
A love story that’s not even there.
It left me wrecked.
It left me bare.
I was hurt but it’s okay.
It made me better.
It made me stronger.
Thanks to you, my former lover.

10.25.2016
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to November Notes Writing Challenge by my love Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies and yours truly.❤

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Monday Morning Melts #1

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Welcome to our first Monday Morning Melts!

The first song-lyrics prompt is from If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield chosen by yours truly. A song will be more than a song when it holds a special meaning to someone’s heart, especially when a song is offered to someone your heart holds dearly.

This song is actually my almost six-year relationship’s theme song. And as an ode to our relationship, this is my first song-lyric-prompt. I hope this will inspire you to write something that will melt our hearts. 🙂

If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield

And I hope you are the one I share my life with
And I wish that you could be the one I die with
And I pray in you’re the one I build my home with

I hope I love you all my life

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!

Starting next week, we’ll have Monday Morning Melts: Features to highlight all the submissions we receive.

On that note, we’re looking forward to seeing what melts your muses’ hearts this week!

Invitation to Join: Monday Morning Melts

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“Songs are emotions, expressed in such a way that only the soul understands.” ― Unknown

There’s something about the way the lyrics, the instruments, and the memories come together in a song that resonates in each and every one of us. Regardless of whether you prefer soft ballads or upbeat dance tracks, there’s a song for every soul.

Recently, my dear friend Jade and I came up with the idea of Monday Morning Melts, because alliteration is strong with us, and because we realized we have yet to come across a prompt that uses song lyrics.

Like songs, poems, stories, and photos can touch our hearts, move our minds, and linger in our souls. That moment you are stunned with a goofy sweet smile on your face is an inexplicable feeling. Thus, the birth of Monday Morning Melts!  

What is it?

Monday Morning Melts is a weekly writing prompt posted every Monday. We’ll be using song lyrics to inspire you and get you into the Morning Melts mood.

The prompts are optional, and we welcome not only pieces inspired by the prompts directly, but also any poetry, stories, or photography that coincidentally fit that week’s prompt as well. Feel free to share others’ work, with permission, of course!

Will My Submissions Be Featured?

Yes! As the saying goes, sharing is caring.

We will feature everyone’s submissions from the previous week. The features will be split into two sections: one section for submissions inspired directly by the prompts and one section for pieces  you would like to share that also fit that week’s prompt. This second section would be a great place to shed new light on an old piece of yours or share a beloved blogger.

Why Monday?

Because Monday Blues, anyone? Most of us hate Mondays with a passion. It marks the end of a blissful weekend and the start of a long, grueling work week. We want to change that. We want to start your week on a sweet note.

As the name Monday Morning Melts suggests, we want to share poems, stories, or photos that can melt the heart, tickle the soul, and make someone’s gloomy day a little brighter.

How will I join?

Here are the 4  easy steps:

  1. Create and share a post inspired by the song-lyrics-prompt for the week. A post can be anything: a poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. Whatever inspires your muse.
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

What if I want to share on other social media?

Go for it! Jade and I are both social on other media 😉 Use the same hashtag #MondayMorningMelts on Twitter or Instagram and we’ll be able to find you there too. You can @mention us as well if you’d like. Our usernames are below:

Rosemarie  

Twitter: @rosemawrites // Instagram: @areadingwriter

Jade  

Twitter: @jademwong // Instagram: @jademwong

When do I start?

Monday Morning Melts #1 will be presented by me Monday, November 7. Jade and I will be alternating every week.

If you have any questions or suggestions, we are more than excited to answer and read them!

Thank you!

Coffee Date: November Edition

Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat until you calm your restless heartbeat.

Hi! I am glad to finally be able to seat with you again. Order your coffee now, or maybe tea, or maybe beer? 🙂 Lend me some of your precious minutes and let’s talk. 🙂

Time is fleeting. 2016 is now down to two months. (can you believe it?) So… as usual, let me tell what I did last month and what you can expect from me this month. 😉

OCTOBER

I was able to…

It was a packed month and if you will ask me how did I do that, I surely don’t know. HAHA

NOVEMBER

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  • I am also doing Sunday Songs with my dearest sister Stella where we share inspiring songs every Sunday. 🙂
  • I am not sure if I will be able to participate in other writing prompts this month because there is a major client event coming. 😦
  • I am also cooking something “heartmelting” with a dear friend. 😉 Announcement soon! 😀

BOOK UPDATE

Lastly, the book title will be revealed SOON! 😀 😀 😀 Book cover is on its way too!!! YEEEE! 😀

By the way, please do get a copy of two of my best of friends here on WordPress who are both EPICALLY talented novelists! Their books are:

Cheers to an awesome NOVEMBER my dearest friends! ❤

– Rosema

Writing Challenge: November Notes

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Last Monday, my love Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies and yours truly did an impromptu sharing of song titles and came up with a list of 30 epic songs for our November Notes writing challenge!

How’s the drill?

  • Write or post anything inspired by the song (the title, the lyrics, or either). No word count limit. It can also be a photo.
  • Please link back to this post so we can read it. 😉
  • Use the hashtag #novembernotes.

Sarah and I are both in Instagram! 😀

@thesarahdoughty

@areadingwriter

Purple: A Pensee*

Purple-
colored skin throbs.
Even after tear’s flow stopped.
Each strong blow leaves brutal, deep marks.
Skin to soul, she’s left scarred and scathed.

Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 4.

*Pensee found in the Caulkins Handbook stresses exact syllable count and strong end words. This invented verse form was first introduced by American poet and educator, Alice Spokes. It can be found on line at Instant Poetry Forms for Kids

The Pensee is:

  • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 2-4-7-8-8 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.
  • titled.

Acrostic for Brother

Creator of poignant, moving poetry—
History told effectively,
Relevant events affecting humanity.
Ink-stained fingers also weave,
Sweet and blessed psalms that beat.
Together with his wise, sharp mind,
Over and over he graciously offers
Praises and clear insights.
He always read between the lines,
Even see beyond the writer’s rhymes.
Receive this late greeting I offer, to you my writing reader brother named…

Photo credit: Unsplash

Written for one of my favorite readers, the writer of relevant, poignant and moving unique poetry, Christopher of CLCouch123, who I fondly call brother.

I missed greeting you on your exact birthday but I won’t let your birthday week ends without this gift! 🙂 Happy birthday brother! I pray for all the answers to your prayers. 😉 ❤

Predator and Prey

Snatch my innocence as swift as a bullet.
I promise, I won’t hide nor run away.
My predator, I am your willing prey.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Rebecca Johnston

In response to Sonya of Only 100 Words‘ Three Line Tales Week Thirty-Five.

If you want to join, here are the simple rules:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so we can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.