WQWWC # 55: Reflections/Memoirs

Moments come, moments go, regrets I have a few
Too few that I won’t bother mentioning them
I could queue or brew but never feel blue
Hope my high spirit doesn’t lead to a mayhem

As I pirouetted and moonwalked across the room
I also fluttered around, overwhelmed by things around
I just do things the way I like them – vroom and zoom
Treat each place like a playground or campground

I was just as resolute in my resolve not to be miserable
That I will appreciate the diminutive things in life
And even if I fail, I don’t mind and just be as graceful
Perhaps my lack of shame is going to get me into strife

Play and laugh with children, don’t neglect them
I decided to remain positive even on cloudy days
To achieve surprise, I’ve learned how to use stratagem
Life is exciting, I’ve learned to be just as amaze

Even when something has been stained and spilled
Or broken, I just have to pick up the pieces and move on
I’m always thrilled, don’t see my life as unfulfilled
I can go on and on, I think it best to comment thereon

Don’t forget, it’s a great, wonderful life we have
It provided me for the rest of my life with a salve

Remembering the past
Energy, mostly positive
Friends and foes alike
Living and loving it
Everlasting love
Challenges I take
Till the end of time
I love him and he loves me
Only death will make us part
Now and forever*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* acrostic poem

Soulmate in hand, she fought until the end
Footprints in sand, spiral shell to fend
Be mine! Be mine! Sending signal
Laugh for life is such a riddle
And craft an experience that is so grand
Be mine and your reflection sop in hand

To his rue, that water is so shallow
Draft a speech no matter what she hallow
Sham that! Sham that! For they believe
Together they can do it to qui vive
That’s anything and what they can manage
Sham that and get on with the new challenge**

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

** Staccato

The air cools and the crickets sing
The lights dance, too by the canal
Welcoming me in open arms
I’ve learned my lessons, hope’s not late

I’ve been through a lot of journeys
The air cools and the crickets sing
Went through all the seasons of life
From the bridge comes the reflection

Will he be there waiting for me?
Will he be glad to see me back?
The air cools and the crickets sing
Life’s strange but I know I’m back

Geraniums on their balconies
Some people are just waking up
As the wind paddles up and down
The air cools and the crickets sing***

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

*** Quatern

Mirror, mirror on the wall
I think this is my call
I see a very busy blog
Like having my own catalogue
Ladyleemanila is the name
One day I’d like to be a dame
I hope I’m doing justice to it
Up to five blogs I can commit
I write fiction and non- fiction
Everything under the sun
Different challenges and prompts
As long as they’re perfect for a stomp
I take lots of photos when I’m out
Up the mountain, along the harbour
I like being such a blogger
Macros, oddballs, skies on my route
I like reading the other blogs
It’s like having a dialogue
Liking and commenting on them
Some of them I found like a gem
I found some friends and followers
Writers, comedians, mothers, actors
They’re like a support group for me
Better than having a shopping spree

Mirror in my hand
What reflection do I see?
View in the harbour

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

rainbow in a puddle

we’re tiny dots of whole

everything takes its toll

testing if we’re able

gives us hope to scramble

feel of trust in our soul

silver lining or not?

up to us to decide

perhaps good if we tried

for us ourselves bethought

and let’s not be distraught

if we make it, it’s pride

we trek some dirty mud

not always smooth, the road

got to pay what we owed

if there’s luck, we’re blessed

depends if we acted

carry on as we flowed

rainbow in a puddle

tells us that we’re able

fight own battle

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

The clouds have shifted, should I go?
Should I be rooted here?
Under the branch as the wind blows?
Until I disappear?
The light has passed, should be on course
On my horse without any force
The light has passed
The light has passed
To the fertile soil even coarse

The clouds have shifted, should I go?
Some blocks away from here
Burning with desire as I glow
But away from you dear
Shy from the life of adventure
Now I go for my thirst quencher
Shy from the life
Shy from the life
Experience I want to venture

The clouds have shifted, should I go?
Perhaps you’d like to come
Experience will make us both grow
Away from all the glum
Maybe good, maybe bad, it’s ours
And as we follow the stars
Maybe good
Maybe good
Varied and colourful memoirs****

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

**** Trijan Refrain

Here’s to the glow that gives us cheer
Twinkle in our eyes that’s our year
Open, close, funny, sad, it’s ours
Wrap in tinsels, blow our candles
Who’s keeping score? We can handle
All these shining in our memoirs
Like the girl in curls all blushing
Seeing her that boy is rushing
Clink their glasses look up the stars*****

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

***** Nove Otto

For: https://alwayswrite.blog/2021/12/29/wqwwc-55-reflections-memoirs/


  1. Great post, Ladylee. I love your choice of quotes and wow what a collection of creations you have made. Mirror, mirror reflects a lot of my journey through blogging too. Thank you for sharing. KL ❤

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