#writephoto regulars ~ Ritu Raps

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. The first one to do so is Ritu Bhathal, from But I Smile Anyway.

Without those of you who write and read the pieces inspired by he weekly photos, the prompt would not exist.

So, if you follow or take part in the weekly challenge, why not drop me a line?


“So,” wrote Ritu, “I sat here, thinking of what to do… and instead of a ramble about general stuff, I came up with a rap!”

The Ritu Rap

Well hello there,

My name is Ritu

I’m here to introduce

Myself to you

Who am I?

And why should you care?

So I’m a creative person

And I got good hair!

I like to write poems

All different styles

And I like to spin tales

Short, or lasting miles!

I’ve dabbled in singing

And a little bit of art

I sometimes post recipes

Be it savoury or tart

A teacher by profession

Wife and mother too

I like to share my family

Woes and happiness with you.

I’ll ramble on about

Issues that catch my eye

Those things that make me

Think “Dear God, why?”

So I have a poem book

Rated by a few

And I hope to have a novel

Sitting on a shelf too

But, in the end

I wanna make you smile

When you read my work

I wanna make it worth your while

And there you have it

The long and short of Ritu

Signing out now

Very pleased to have met you!



 “And I even recorded it!”


Ritu Bhathal was born in Birmingham in the mid-1970’s to migrant parents, hailing from Kenya but with Indian origin. This colourful background has been a constant source of inspiration to her.
From childhood, she always enjoyed reading. This love of books is mostly credited to her mother.
The joy of reading spurred her on to become creative in her own writing, from fiction to poetry.
Winning little writing competitions at school and locally gave her the encouragement to continue writing.
As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and teacher, she has drawn on inspiration from many avenues to create the poems that she writes.
A qualified teacher, having studied at Kingston University, she now deals with classes of children as a sideline to her writing!
Ritu also writes a blog, a mixture of life and creativity, thoughts and opinions, which was awarded first place in the Best Overall Blog Category at the 2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards.
Ritu is happily married, and living in Kent, with her Hubby Dearest, and two children, not forgetting the furbaby Sonu Singh.
Having published an anthology of poetry, Poetic RITUals, she is currently working on some short stories, and a novel, to be published in the near future.

Find and Follow Ritu

Website  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Pinterest  Goodreads
Flipboard  Mix  Tumblr  LinkedIn  Bloglovin

And by clicking the following link, you get to Ritu’s author profile on Amazon, where you can find the link to her poetry book, Poetic RITUals.


The link to the book directly is myBook.to/PoeticRITUals

“…a fantastic little gem of a poetry book.”

“It certainly cheered me up.”

Delve into a book of verse exploring different topics and different genres, all with a RITUal twist. A collection of poetry drawing on the experiences of the writer, ranging from matters of the heart, love for the family, situations in life and some verses written with a humorous twist.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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45 Responses to #writephoto regulars ~ Ritu Raps

  1. Ritu says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Sue 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:

    Reblogged this on But I Smile Anyway… and commented:
    Please head on over to Sue’s to check out my rap… Yes… I rapped! It’s recorded and posted on her blog for posterity!!!


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  4. Wonderful to see Ritu here, Sue. Can I send you another post for Roberta Writes? I am part of Dark Visions anthology which is coming out tomorrow so I will even have a book on my new site.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Hélène Vaillant says:

    What a dear person you are Ritu. Keep on being you and especially smiling.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Wow! Great work! Keep on, Ritu! Best wishes for the week! Michael

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Jordan says:

    Delightful poem, Ritu. Pleased to meet you.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Darlene says:

    I love the “Ritu Rap”!! Well done.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. You have a new career, Ritu! Loved this 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  10. I was beat boxing along with you… and if you think your American accent was “off” (which it wasn’t) you will NEVER want to hear ME beat boxing. Well done, YOU! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Erika Kind says:

    Yeah, so cool, sis!!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. willowdot21 says:

    Hugs Sis 💜💜💜

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Jennie says:

    I love this, Ritu. It was so good to hear your voice. 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Oh, This is so much fun! Loved it ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  15. syl65 says:

    Thank you for introducing us this hip hop star 🌟

    Liked by 1 person

  16. dgkaye says:

    Fabulous rap Ritu! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

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