Empty Handed (2020)

These thoughts that keep lurking in bringing chaos
Lighting fires to disturb the peace
Not even a single moment to myself
While I am caged in this prison of a repeated cycle

Watching others smile and laugh freely
I reach out to try to grab that dream
Only to feel the ghostly cold breeze as nothing but air is to be found
Realizing this happiness might not be mine to possess

©Writing the Rose
Sarah Do
19 December 2020



2020 was one hell of a year! I realized it also took a toll on this site. I had a goal to post daily and that clearly failed. However, I am giving myself a break since last year was a literal nightmare with the pandemic and many other things that occurred. However, 2021 is here and I am going to complete that goal this year. I will be posting daily. There will probably be a mix of older writings along with new ones that come to my head on the daily basis. So sit back and enjoy this ride with me as we embark on the journey of 2021.


Longing for Love

Longing for romance
Found only in romantic comedies
Wanting someone near

Dreaming of sensual kisses
Setting the scene for a night of bedtime play
Candles creating the perfect ambience

Arms wrapped tightly around me
The scent of him intoxicating
My senses in ecstasy

Your body against mine
Feeling like home
There is no place I’d rather be

Fighting for the blanket
Slyly cuddling closer next to you
Falling into our shared dream land

Not wanting to fall asleep
Cherishing every moment with you
Lost in our reality

Stealing kisses from your plump lips
Running my fingers up and down your spine
As you are holding me tight

Talking through the night
No subject off limits
Your voice piercing my ears sensually

Lying next to you
Starring in your eyes
Seeing into your energy

Not wanting to part
Finding every excuse not to move
Dreading that this chance won’t come again

A kiss goodbye I no longer want
I long for the see you later moments
Knowing my search is over

©Writing the Rose
Sarah Do
7 February 2020


Year in Review

In a year of total dismay
There were glimmering signs of hope
People who walked into my life I never thought I would meet
People who walked away I was glad to see leave

In a year full of hopelessness
I found a way to thrive
A way to survive
A way to grow stronger

Stuck in a room with only four walls
While the world crumbled outside
I found peace and comfort in myself
For the first time I felt myself becoming whole

Gaining enlightenment, I had lost touch with
I garnered the strength I had been building for years
Finally putting in the work and letting go of the fears
That had been holding me back

A year full of tragedy
Turned into a year of strength and personal growth
Letting go of toxicity and moving forward
A year that in the end wasn’t all bad

©Writing the Rose
30 December 2020