She says she’s not pretty
But if only she knew
The way I bite my lip
When she smiles with hers
The way she teases me
Like a taboo.
She says she’s not pretty
But then her eyes lock on mine
And in them I see
Every reason I need
To know why I lived
All this time.
© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “[Poetry] Pretty”
The first brick
You said hello
The second brick
In your pale eyes
The third brick
Your hand cold
Like the thrill
Of the first snow
Catching my fingers
And now, I’ve lost count
Of the broken bricks
Of a sky-high wall
© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “[Poetry] Broken Bricks”
She took a deep breath, filling her mind with the calming waters of the beach.
She exhaled slowly, trying to slow her heart’s rapid beating. Continue reading “Plan A: A 52 Word Microstory”
I heard your whisper,
On the back of a breeze,
I will always hear you
Across the seven seas.
I whispered a reply
And sent it floating on a leaf:
I may be far, darling,
But don’t you worry,
I will always find you
And you will never lose me.
© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “[Poetry] Never Lost”
The first time I saw her
I knew I would hand her
My heart on a silver platter.
The first time she saw him
She gave everything to him
And my heart became the victim.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Victim”
I didn’t know it until that moment
The words hung over us in midair
Her dark eyes wondered if I meant it
And I realized then how much I cared.
I counted our heartbeats in the silence that followed
And I felt the truth so clearly
The woman I loved stood before me
And I knew she would always have me.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Epiphany”
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 the wonderful Rosema. 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 Rosema’s almost six-year relationship’s theme song. And as an ode to her relationship, this is her first song-lyric-prompt. We hope this will inspire you to write something that will melt our hearts. 🙂
PROMPT: 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 Continue reading “Monday Morning Melts #1”
“She’s different from anyone I’ve met before.
That’s cliché, isn’t it?” He laughs as he plays with his tie.
“I don’t know, she just-she shakes me to my core.”
It’s the blue tie she bought him, to bring out his eyes.
“She’s like a breath of fresh air, vibrant and alive,
After I’ve been cooped up for so long.
The world’s thrown everything at her and she survived,
I’ve never seen anyone so strong.” Continue reading “[Poetry] Magic”
As red as a wildfire, impossible to tame,
Or the curve of her lips when she whispered his name.
As blue as the ocean, calm and composed,
Or her eyes when he confessed he needed her most.
As purple as the amethyst hugging her finger,
On the day they promised each other forever.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Their Colors”
There’s a little tug at the corner of her lips,
When I tell her a joke and my stomach does flips.
She bursts out laughing, uninhibited and free,
I would do so much, just to make her happy.
She tells me he’s amazing, and I pretend not to feel,
The tears in my heart that for years I’ve concealed. Continue reading “[Poetry] The Moment It Was All Worth It”
The drums were his voice,
Calm waves by the seaside
The piano was the way he’d
Always defend me with pride
The violin was the first time
He leaned in to kiss me
But my favorite part about his song
Was how it played for eternity.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] His Song”
I was once a fool in love
Who gave you the greatest secret I owned.
You were once one foot in love
Who turned my great secret to stone.
I am now a woman wiser in love
Who keeps her secret under lock and key.
He is a man truly in love
Who guards my secret unwaveringly.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] My Secret”
Some days, the warmth of you beside me
Was all the warmth I got.
Some days, I swore I’d always need you
Until the day I did not.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] One Day, I Woke Up”