Chocolate cake and buttered sponge

Image Credit: Bikurgurl 2016

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “They Feed They Lion” by Philip Levine: burlap, butter, bread, gutted, gray, grained, feed, ferocity, forgiven, holiness, home, hidden



I feed my family with cakes

chocolate cake and buttered sponge

being at home with bread to bake

a burlap sack of oranges


on such a grey day

nice to be cosy at home

forget ferocity, just forgive

don’t be gutted

some hidden meaning

the holiness of togetherness


feed the hungry, that’s the challenge

some grained food with juicy steak

then go for a walk by the lake

new recipe to take a plunge


afternoon tea with friends

short bread and scones

cappuccino is also fine

tete-a- tete with you

new gossips

new plans


masarap kumain kapag

may mga kasama*


*nice to eat

with company



The La’libertas, a 22-line (4/6/4/6/2) poetic form created by Laura Lamarca. The stanza rules are as follows:

Stanza 1 – rhyme scheme ABBA, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 2 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Stanza 3 – Rhyme scheme BAAB, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 4 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Couplet – Italian (Any language acceptable except)

How the La’libertas for got its name is from the word “libertas” which is Latin for “liberty” and “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature.


For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 6, Whirligig 98 , Write Anything Wednesday #106


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