Scribblings and scrawls of a hopeless romantic soul



Lines and Rhymes

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Lines and Rhymes
A Limerick

At night she gathers the broken pieces
And bit by bit, amass what she losses
In a poetry she writes
Her battles and fights
In lines and rhymes, she scribbles her choices

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Written for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge Week 18: Passion

Another shot at catching up with my favorite poetry prompts. Here’s to everyone who turns to poetry in times of ups and downs. ❤ ❤ ❤

Some Nights

Photography by Ashley Leazer

On some days, not all lights lead you on course

On some nights, not all darks hails a foul force

Some lights are made to mislead

Lead you astray just to bleed

While dark nights hint a home free of remorse

Written for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge Week 15: Dark

Here’s to finding peace and tranquility in the night after a day of stumbling down and scrapping knees. 🙂

K is for Kilig


GIF source: Wordstuck


Kilig, is when one may experience the following:

*butterflies in one’s stomach
*heart melting
*shivers down one’s spine
*irrepressible noises from one’s mouth
*uncontrollable smiling
*an inner conflict between hope of something wished for and reality

Kilig may also be defined as that mountain top, floating on cloud nine, invincible, i-could-keep-smiling, heart aching goodness and feeling which overpowers the mind’s ability to think straight, act straight, breathe properly and articulate thoughts into a single comprehensible sentence.

Two silhouettes danced and waltz by the fire
Eyes glistened, whispers; flirting with desire
Tight hugs, sweet gentle kisses
Two fitting puzzle pieces
Swaying to the serene tune of the lyre

Butterflies fluttered with your every smile
Gliding on cloud nine, let’s stay for a while
Blissful, couldn’t stop smiling
Euphoric, two hearts melting
Two silhouettes held and walked to the aisle

Poetry Form: Limerick


Read more 2016 A to Z Challenge entries here!


© Photoshop Tutorials

She sought to find the answers to her doubts

Scrapping her knees from numerous fallouts

But the road led her astray

Love moves in mysterious ways

No one to wipe the tears and hear her shouts

Written for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge Week 14: Mysterious

Beam of Hope


In the loneliest valleys, hope could hide

Ebbing until you have resigned and cried

Just when you’re about to quit

A beam of light, hope permits

Leading your way out, guiding side by side

Written for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge Week 13: Hope

Dreams of You

Written for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge Week 12: Dream

Artwork by Lucy Salgado

The night felt awfully gloomy and blue

I chased it away with mem’ries of you

With you by my side

My arms open wide

I plunged into a blissful dream so true

Here’s to everyone feeling gloomy and blue. Smiles! I’m thinking of you. 🙂


Written for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge Week 11: Power


Stand up, be strong; hold it all together

You’re not alone, no matter the weather

When your fears are frightening

When you’re weary of fighting

Lay it all down; succumb to His power

Here’s to never giving up… Have a blessed day everyone!



Written for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge Week 6: Birth

Painting by Josephine Wall

The world’s teeming with endless miracle

Of infinite wonder and spectacle

Of a new start; break of dawn

Of love and life to breathe on

A world so vast, boundless, and mystical.

I’ve always believed that the a brand new day and another chance at love & life are some of life’s everyday miracle. So let’s all seize each day and take each chance with a smile. 😀

Baby’s breath

Written for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge Week 7: Aspire

Headlines are filled with war, tension, and death

Humanity blurred with pride, greed, and meth

She yearned for peace to settle

Save life’s remaining petal

Hear the children laugh; smell a baby’s breath

Photo Credits: Arkibo ng Bayan

I read a terrifying and saddening news in Rappler about some extremist groups here in the Philippines pledging allegiance to ISIS. While we are stuck amidst the height of political feud, religious bigotries, health issues, and extreme poverty, some of our little brothers and sisters in Mindanao are either breathing with fear or trained to fight a war they have not started. Gone are their laughter; gone are their smiles. What ever happened to “The Children of Tomorrow”? 😦

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