Worth A Thousand Words # 5 – The fisherman

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “At the Other End of a Wire” by Sandra Lim: eyes, indigence, better, shift, fog, shout, distress, alone, emboldened, happy, bitterness, thought

Alone in the sea catching fish
Though a bit foggy, the waves are calmer
I thought to myself, such a happy way to live
Wish I could catch squid and bluefish

Bluefish which I hauled from the coast
Better still is the blue runner or trout
I’ll shout for joy if I caught plenty of sea bass
The wind has shifted on my post

Post in distress when I need help
Eyes wide open, always ready to act
I try my best towards relief of indigence
When in pain, I utter a yelp

Yelp of surprise when I was thrown
Out of my boat when the strong wind came
I was lucky some ship came and has rescued me
And I have to go home alone*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* RemyLa Rhyme Form

For: Worth A Thousand Words # 5Whirligig 171

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I Challenge You To… Phone calls


The phone call from her son’s high school principal was something she was totally unprepared to receive.

“What has he done this time?” Marlene mused to herself. They have just moved to this place and has found the school close to it. The school offered a wide range of sports and other extra-curricular activities for the pupils. After the divorce case and all the cost involved, they were just getting on top of things. Martin seemed fine with the move and has decorated his room with his favourite posters. He was even thinking of going to watch his team’s match at the weekend.

“Mrs. Smith, I just would like to let you know that your son Martin has hit one of his classmates, Paul and has threatened him with more violence, had we not been able to stop the fight. I talked to both of them. Paul had said something which Martin didn’t like. The key point was they apologised to each other. So, for now, let it just be a warning for both the pupils.” Marlene thanked the principal and told her that she’ll have a word with Martin when he gets home.

For: I Challenge You To…

100 Word Wednesday: Week 80 – I’m as ready as I could

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I’m as ready as I could
Prepared for anything to come
And what I do is for the good
We’ve been together, all my chums
Together we’re ready to face
Prepared for anything to come
To fight with dignity and grace
We know what is at stake
Together we’re ready to face
For our country and brothers’ sake
I pledge my allegiance
We know what is at stake
In an even one-two cadence
Moving together easily
I pledge my allegiance
Freedom and democracy
I’m as ready as I could
Moving together easily
And what I do is for the good*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Terzanelle


For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 80Time To Write: Preparation [Creative Writing Prompt]

Friday Fictioneers – As I stare out the window

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

I miss you as I stare out the window
What we had was wonderful and now gone
The loss was deep, you’re no longer my beau
Acting as if nothing and all bygone
My soul’s sincerely harm hither and yon
One day I will be able to move on
Let me just mourn the loss as hereupon
I’ll look at it like the beauty of dawn
I’ll be alright and to the world I show
And that there was us a long time ago*

(c) ladyleemanila

* Decuain

For: 20 July 2018 Friday Fictioneers