Photographs and memories
Of many moons ago
When ancestors were still here
Telling us stories of what they had
Of histories and struggles
Of freedom and hope
My parents when they were 18
Young love, of faiths and dreams
Our family on our grandparents’ day
Celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
With all the children and grandchildren
A photo with my siblings and our Mom
The youngest not even born yet
And me when I was five, as a queen
One dancing the Hawaiian dance
And one with my Dad pinning my medal

For: RDP #41 – VINTAGE

100 Word Wednesday: Week 79 – Grandma used to work in a shop

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Grandma used to work in a shop
With lots of fabrics and buttons
Such a fine haberdashery
Buttons in red, orange and blue

I remember visiting her
Grandma used to work in a shop
She’d showed me around, such treasures
All those buttons in different sizes

Like being in Aladdin cave
Bits and pieces all over place
Grandma used to work in a shop
Her colleagues were all welcoming

Display shelves of different fabrics
In cotton, silk and acrylic
I remember looking in awe
Grandma used to work in a shop

My grandma and her shop
Memories I’d always treasure

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 79

FOWC with Fandango — Mean


“I think we’re lost!” my sister being cross with me for venturing out on our own. We were offered a ride by one of our friends, but I said no. We’ve been walking through this village, admiring their plants and stalks, turning right, left, in that order, like in a maze. At the end of the street, a lady was watering her plants and we asked her how to get out of here. She just looked on the ground, a bit puzzled and said, “what do you mean out, you could only stay here” and she returned to her gardening.

For: FOWC with Fandango — Mean


Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 11th 2018, rain/raindrops

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rain in the summer
multi-coloured rainbow’s out
promising some hope

promising some hope
for a bright and charming day
rain gives us blessing


colourful brollies
glimmering in the rain
worship going on

worship going on
climbing up the temple
offering their thanks

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 11th 2018, rain/raindrops


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when he was young, everything that he saw he asked WHAT
was that about, curious on things here and there, that IS
why did it happen or tell me more, about the birds and THE
bees and where did he come from and what was the USE,
of this thing and that. We tried to answer as much but I
sometimes wasn’t sure of stuff, then he started to FEEL
more and more confident, learning them by himself LIKE
how to cycle, how to ski, to play fair, to get ready SAYING,
I can do this and know what I want. Lots of things to LEARN
before he could fly the nest, and he took his time and willing TO
do his homework, his guitar, his football, his drama and STICK
to them like glue, after all, when all was said and done and YOUR
world doesn’t include us anymore, better to be ready in your HEAD
that we’re just a phone call away or in our case, we can skype IN
the weekend and you can tell us about your week and we’ll do THE
same from our side of the world and we see each other on EARTH,
time for us to get use to you not being here, that it’s just us now AND
we are so proud of you and what you have achieved and perhaps MAYBE
and indeed life is wonderful, as we are behind whatever you do and YOU’LL
appreciate more when you come back here, which is your home STILL
from the bottom of our hearts wish you the best of luck for you to SURVIVE.

(c) ladyleemanila 2018