Sunday Photo Fiction – Somewhere safe, no rattling blare

Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

A place to eat in the middle of nowhere
Some sort of a limbo for us all
Somewhere safe, no rattling blare

I gasp for all the wear and tear
A couple of images around the stall
A place to eat in the middle of nowhere

I rang a bell so they’ll be aware
A man folding some chairs, he’s tall
Somewhere safe, no rattling blare

A blade of grass bowing like prayer
A girl picking up shells, she’s small
A place to eat in the middle of nowhere

A small gravel pit in the square
Hope that little boy doesn’t fall
Somewhere safe, no rattling blare

I ordered some food as I sat on the chair
He came with a smile, the man who’s tall
A place to eat in the middle of nowhere
Somewhere safe, no rattling blare*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Villanelle


For: Sunday Photo Fiction – June 23, 2018Wordle 357 Jun 23 by bwarren

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Sunday Writing Prompt – The river flowing up a hill


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “If” by Karen Jo Shapiro: wait, pick, book, read, until, end, find, why, how, lucky, reader, friend

Today I feel lucky, my friend
A day to myself to spend
Row, row, row my boat, such a thrill
The river flowing up a hill

As I pick up a book to read
A page turner just as I fancied
Love story that is so real
The river flowing up a hill

Wanting to find the how and why
Don’t want to end when they say bye
Could row this boat until Brazil
The river flowing up a hill

Couldn’t wait to see what is next
For I know that life is perplexed
Passing by the moor and the mill
The river flowing up a hill*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Kyrielle

For: Sunday Writing Prompt – Things WateryWhirligig 165

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100 Word Wednesday: The sky is blue

Image by Bikurgurl

The sky is blue, which is so true
The sun is bright, we’re all alright
The sea is cool, better than the pool
Zoe and Yanna playing, Beng and Amy swimming
Eating adobo and rice, Zoe’s hungry, she ate twice
Packed lunch from hotel, made us peckish from the smell
Lovers paddling on the boat, kayaking and banana float
Island hopping is quite fun, everything’s nice with the sun
Splashing water to each other, look at the colour- it’s azure

Blue sky
Friends at sea
Swimming and eating
Island hop
Like creatures of the water
One fine, lovely day

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 76

#SoCS June 23/18 – “bug”

blue net

lady bug flying
the children having fun
lucky to catch one

lovely lady bug
then he lets it fly again
what else can he catch?


bughaw, bughaw , aking mundo ay bughaw
bughaw na dagat, bughaw na kalangitan, bughaw na damit
kantahin ang kantang ito kapag nakararamdam ng pagkabughaw
bughaw na mundo, bakit mo ako iniwan?
bughaw na mundo, hindi ka na ba babalik?
bughaw na mundo, paano na ako?
magiging masaya ba ulit ako?
sisinag ba ulit ang araw?
may buhay ba pagkatapos mo?
hindi ko alam, hindi ko alam


blue, blue, my world is blue
blue sea, blue sky, blue dress
sing this song when I feel blue
blue world, why did you leave me?
blue world, aren’t you coming back?
blue world, how about me?
will I be able to be happy again?
will the sun shines again?
will there be life after you?
I don’t know, I really don’t know

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 23/18