WRITING 201: To the Holder of my life’s map

I know you since I’m three or two

You know life’s hell that I’ve been through

Up, down, and up again

Rollercoaster life feels like I’m in vain

Surrender, that’s what I did

As I sink in the sea of grief

My dream is dead, I said to self

As I smell my failure’s stench

I let go, and let You lead

As my hope slowly fall asleep

At my lowest, you came finally

I touch the sky, on bended knee

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Photo credit: ilovehdwallpapers 

Inspired by: Touch the Sky by Hillsong


In response to Writing 201 Day 5 assignment:

Day 5: Map, Ode, Metaphor

Maps tell stories — about places we know and others we wish to visit, about technology and the speed with which we can traverse vast distances, and about the things we’ll see (or avoid) on our way from point A to point B.

Whether you choose to write about an actual map, an imaginary one, or just about a particular route that means something special to you, make today’s poem about a space you inhabit (or wish to. Or would rather avoid).


After I read the assignment for today, I dig into my brain to look for inspiration.

I usually listen to music while I give the assignment some thoughts. “What kind of map should I include? To whom or to what should I write an ode for?”

Then it hit me. Words just flow through me as I compose this post while listening to the song that I embed.

It felt surreal to translate into words an ode to HIM who holds my map.

It felt right to give him back the honour He deserves.

It felt good to look back how HE picked me up when I am at my life’s lowest.

Yes, this is for HIM. To HIM who holds my map.

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WRITING 201: Perfectly Unique, Imperfectly Regal

They say fat is ugly, but

too skinny is not also pretty

They say short is unattractive, but

too tall is considered a bit gigantic.

Is there really a way to be called lovely?

We are created equal, so

let’s not be too visual.

Attitude and heart truly matters, because

actions go beyond any physical parameters.

You are lovely and indeed imperfectly, regal.

©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Myob 


In response to Writing 201 Day 4 assignment:

Day 4: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment

We find faults in ourselves, in others, and in the world around us all the time. We may accept these imperfections or complain about them, try to fix them or celebrate them — whatever our attitude may be, they add friction and texture to our lives.

Today, write a poem about the imperfect nature of someone or something.


So I was again intimidated by these unknown terms, LIMERICK and ENJAMBMENT!

I am glad, though, to write, for the FIRST TIME, a poem with these intimidating Poetry terms. 🙂

Please leave your thoughts.

Either bad or good they will all be appreciated.

P.S. You may also want to read a poem I have written for WRITING 101 Assignment titled: Not sexy, but definitely happy. This poem is a bit personal for me. ❤

🙂

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