Photo Challenge #439 – Waiting

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra ACT

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Tipping the Scales” by Jessica Lee Alton: face, give, advice, thumb, trip, blades, pull, listen, swims, water, wonder, turquoise

In the water waiting for you

And just to see your face again

Listen to the wonder of rain

Torquoise lake and what we’ve gone through

Waiting day and night

Sometimes I swim

This trip of the lifetime

Wishing you were here

Giving me thumb’s up

And so I wait

What advice for the hurt and pain?

When you’re not by my side in lieu

Push and pull and all things we knew

Memories to keep me so sane

Blades of leaves

The birds as they chirp

Tide comes and goes

The sunrise and the sunset

Everyday I am here


Dito lang ako

Kung babalik ka

(I am just here

If and when you return)*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022


The La’libertas, a 22-line (4/6/4/6/2) poetic form created by Laura Lamarca. The stanza rules are as follows:

Stanza 1 – rhyme scheme ABBA, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 2 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Stanza 3 – Rhyme scheme BAAB, 8 syllables per line.

Stanza 4 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Couplet – Italian (Any language acceptable except)


2 responses

  1. Reena Saxena


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    1. ladyleemanila

      thanks, Reena 🙂


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