Sunday Writing Prompt: July 30: Surfacing

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Underwater image: ©Phoebe Rudomino – and yes, this is an actual underwater set – follow the link to begin to check out her bio and google search her to discover more – you might need oxygen!
Bee image: sourced here: Pollinator Friendly Gardens

When the heat is on or the water too deep
Would you sail on or would you surrender?
Would you bend your ways or stick with trip to keep?
Carry on or moor somewhere with the anchor?
Scan the situation and check how steep?
I won’t give up for any light of sliver
Surfacing up is the best way to survive
Challenges to take if I want to thrive

There’s always light to follow as it shines
The scent of flowers and beauty around us
There’s always a choice to fight or just whine
To accept the challenges or make a fuss
Stitch up the tear and repair, that is fine
As archaic as it sounds, it’s a plus
For all that is worth, life is wonderful
Appreciate it as much as we’re able*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii

…so on and so on


For: Sunday Writing Prompt: July 30: Surfacing, Wordle 310 Jul 29 by brenda warren



  1. Wow! Another amazing creation LadyLee 😀

    I love how you’ve pulled all of this together – all of it – the prompt(s) the song, your thoughts, the poetic form you’ve chosen – and the content is stellar – really stunning – I like how you’ve played with the dark and light aspects – and the flow of this is just easy – as free as a wild stream. Truly exceptional!

    thanks for playing the Sunday writing prompt and I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

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