Scribblings and scrawls of a hopeless romantic soul


Mother Earth

Sadness of Gaia


Sadness of Gaia
A Palette

In the beginning there was darkness,
An endless void stretching to the horizon—
Barren and hollow

Until there was light.

And then she was an explosion of colors—
A blank canvas turned into a masterpiece
Her lands clothed with verdant greens
Not a cloud to mar the cerulean skies
Her windswept forest hummed of a melody
That blended with the rolling waves
She was marvelous
She was magical

She breathes beauty in every life,
Teeming with grandeur day and night
There was diversity but there was order—
And life proliferates

All the the beauty that she was,
All the bounty that she has,

The lofty greens turned into buildings
The vibrant colors faded into gray
The skies, a cumulus of smoke
The air, she can’t even breathe

She wonders,
Was the sixth day
The ultimate creation?
Or was it
The utmost destruction?

She hopes not.

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Painting by Josephine Wall

Today’s Filipino word prompt is “likha” which means “to create something through intelligence and skill”. The Greek & Roman mythology enthusiast in me is kicking in. Here’s one inspired by Gaia, the Greek goddess personification of Mother Earth.

P.S. The word, “likha” can either be used as a verb (the meaning above) or a noun (the creation or the result of work).

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉


Hear, hear.

© Oleg Oprisco

Hear, hear
A Tanaga

Lofty trees cut to timbers
A world rid of verdant green
Forests burn down to cinders
The worst nightmare she has seen

Listen to the Earth’s whimpers
Over greed let kindness win
Breathe the air, hear the twitters
Paint this planet evergreen

Hear, hear.

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

In response to dVerse’s Quadrille – 9: Green and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s B&P Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga


Another Chance


“They’re furious, Apollo. Gaea and Poseidon are gnashing their teeth, fuming with wrath for mankind’s disregard and disrespect. My wind has carried troubling news from the south that Gaea has cooled down her magma and Poseidon has lessened the pressure of rivers and dams. If this persist—

“Insolent fools, these humans are!” Apollo interfered Boreas’ discourse angrily. “After years of dumping wastes in the oceans and clearing the Earth’s forests on a massive scale, this is expected. I, myself, am blamed for warming the globe when, if fact, it is them who burned those fossil fuels. Why should we care? Even your winds, my kind-hearted friend, weren’t left untainted.”

Boreas looked mournfully at Apollo, his eyes filled with tears. “But they are ours to tend and foster.”

“With that… humans better know their place.” Apollo said with a disdainful smirk and a sigh. “For now, blow your winds Boreas. Let them hear your howl of sympathy and feel your gust of kindness. I will try and persuade the two to give mankind yet another chance.”

Word Count: 175

Here is for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers prompt. This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thanks PJ for another fun prompt. ❤❤❤

This one is inspired by the recent red alert on PH’s power supply and some other distressing news about climate change, deforestation, and pollution. When will this end? I do not know.

The whole Philippine power grid was placed under red alert on Friday, as the sweltering heat drove electricity demand to a new record high amid thinning supply. –ANC, The World Tonight

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We’ve come to the point where there’s no turning back,
This is a nemesis game where the loser gets mocked
A tug-of-war between earth and us
On whoever turns first into dust.

We’re all aware of this nature’s indignation
We can nag and whine but must face it’s derision
For being cavaliers with iniquitous acts
All these pointless avarice that we should’ve sacked.

This is the time where we must reflect
This chance of change we mustn’t reject
We’re simple parasites in this earth, don’t deny
It doesn’t plead merit but of respect it cries.

After all these pains, we really should not drain
Whatever that is left from the earth is our gain
We’re all just petty dwellers, enjoying our may
Take time to pray instead of fray.

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