WQW #16: Hope and Faith

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Imperfect” by Michael Simms: tongue, imperfect, happen, walk, trees, used, happy, short, despair, made, more, among

Don’t despair for there is always hope

Imperfect life as it is, but have faith

Things happen and we are here to cope

Walk the walk in every stoep

More challenges but don’t scathe

Don’t despair for there is always hope

Among other things don’t say nope

Could be short but love like a wraithe

Things happen and we are here to cope

Trees are there all over the globe

And we are made of happy swaithe

Don’t despair for there is always hope

We’re used to some slippery slope

But don’t give up and have faith

Things happen and we are here to cope

So curious of life and we’re here to probe

And with sunlight we are all bathe

Don’t despair for there is always hope

Things happen and we are here to cope*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

  • A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

For: http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-whirligig-367.html

Squinting through sky blue
Catch up with the truth of hope
Delete the hate, enjoy the brew
Born with a memo to cope

Liar, liar, pants on fire
There’s always hope to aspire
Corrupt of mind sometimes there
A note to self to be aware**

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

** Rispetto

Vessel of whispering
Enduring guarded fear
Displayed in the bookcase
All these vases in place
Stroke twice for good luck
Remember the barrack

Vessel of faith and hope
Always so we could cope
Stooping to find some ways
Praise so our spirit raise
From a barge on canal
Love and respect we shall

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

Luck is pure and simple

Enjoy and be humble

Winning the lottery

And finding the right one

Makes my eyes watery

Luck is pure and simple

Building a nest and more

With paper and hammer

Touching the inner self

And with all the glamour

Luck is pure and simple

You could have it or not

No need to bend or shout

No need for medicines

No need to have a doubt

Luck is pure and simple

We just need faith and hope

Doesn’t matter what comes

Just accept what it is

It whispers, wiggles and hums***

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

  • ***Monchielle

All I need is you
Learning and breathing hope
As the sky is blue
Together we can cope

Learning and breathing hope
We share our future
Scoring in tightrope
Start of suture

As the sky is blue
Murmur each other’s name
We have to go through
Beat hindrance that’s the aim

Together we can cope
Faith, love and respect
Each successive scope
Always to connect****

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

**** Quadrilew

For: https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/04/20/wqw-16-how-do-you-know-if-you-have-hope-or-faith/

3 Comments

  1. I love this line, Lady Lee. ”
    Among other things don’t say nope.” You have a great variety of poetry this week. You hit all the required words, I think! Your song really fits, too. Great job, my friend. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

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