WQW #4: Word of the Year

Let me stand on my head

Don’t call me an egghead

I’ve got a mission to make

Lots of things are at stake

Keep track of what’s happening

When life is ever so baffling

Making sense of the world

Some stuff to me hurled

For that I need to balance

It’s not any sort of science

I just want to focus and think

If it doesn’t work, do a rethink

Let me stand on my head

Don’t call me an egghead

It’s a new day, a new dawn
Dawn so amazing to wake up to
To accept the challenges it gives
Gives us the freedom to continue

Moments come and go
Go with the flow, I always say
Say what we wish, do what we want
Want to sleep, rest, work, love and play

At the end of the day, the sun sets
Sets and organises us to dream
Dream to our heart’s content
Content to go downstream

Seize every moment we’ve got
Got to experience love and pain
Pain that will make us stronger
Stronger in our body, soul and brain*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Loop Poetry

In the thick of it we hope to shine through

Let’s be quick even without any clue

Be quick! Be quick! Open the show

Movers and shakers as we grow

So much time, we have a lot to bequeathe

Be quick, don’t sigh and gasp, just learn to breathe

In the thick of it, movers and shakers

Tough but let’s not quit and be some shapers

Light up! Light up! Follow our dreams

We know everything, so it seems

Bark the vision, go for it in rhythm

Light up in the morning, divine wisdom**

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

** The Staccato

In between the clover and the dampened earth
Two different entities rolling into one
You turn and look at me with eyes full of mirth

Victory but somehow missing in action
There are some evidence with great potential
I’m afraid of losing what has just begun

There’s something in the air, thanks while I’m able
In between the sonnet and the buoyant prose
Decide whether to battle or to crumble

Hand in hand we watch the sunset as love grows
We promise no more goodbyes always hellos***

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

*** Terza Rima

Shape our future with every breath

Might be fraught with danger or with tension

Moment comes and goes, make the most of what it is

To thrust, to sigh and to enwreathe

Enwreathe ourselves with glimpse of hope

Shift from negative to positive thoughts

And also shift from high to low expectation

Promise to be able to cope

Cope we try and always commit

Be kind and help each other as we can

Count our blessing as we grow together with faith

Carry on and let us not quit

Quit no more on this landscape

Adventure is what we want in this world

Come rain or shine we have to plough through and to lead

Be part of our future to shape****

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

**** The RemyLa Rhyme Form

For: https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2022/01/09/wordle-535/

For: https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/01/26/wqw-4-word-of-the-year-or-writers-choice/

15 responses

  1. WQW #5: Communication Through Blogging – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write

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  2. Prior…

    your variety of prose was so well done. and lady lee manilla – I had no idea you were such a talented poet!
    and cheers to a new year with some fresh aims

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    1. ladyleemanila

      wow, thank you, Prior 🙂 I’m just trying to be a poet hehe ❤


      1. Prior…

        🙂 excellent poetess

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  3. Marsha

    I love the line, “Whatever you did last year, do it better.” Lady Lee. As someone who likes to flit from one hobby to another, That line speaks to me. Let’s do poetry – even more even better. Let’s take better pictures and learn more about processing. That line says it for me! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and being such a strong support of WQW.

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    1. Prior…

      marsha – I liked that line from lady lee manilla too – however, in my case – I was a little exhausted last year (it was my hindsight word for 2021)) and so I do NOT want to do that better – hahah –

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      1. Marsha

        No, there are many things that I don’t want to repeat from last year. I’m not playing pickleball, that’s for sure!

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      2. Prior…


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    2. ladyleemanila

      yes, let’s do things better… always my pleasure taking part in your challenge, Marsha 🙂


  4. utahan15

    sleep pysche seep deep woman river flows

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thanks 🙂


  5. Sadje

    Love your quotes and poem.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Sadje 🙂

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  6. aparna12

    Wow. It’s a fantastic poem. Loved reading it.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Aparna 🙂


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