Remember this one lovely, lonely soul?

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Photo By William Stitt

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “People Like Us” by Robert Bly: confused, insomniac, wrong, dial, remember, lonely, soul, college, cleanses, thief, defender, hear

Remember this one lovely, lonely soul?
We used to be in college together
Still confused about things as she stroll
She dialled his number, there was no answer
“What’s wrong with me?” herself she can’t console
Just to hear his voice even if he errs
Couldn’t sleep, becoming an insomniac
Like a thief in the night, she wants him back

The trees around cleanse her mind, made her calm
She knows she herself is her defender
Be unruffled like a reader of a psalm
And in her life, she is the sole author
For brighter future she has no qualm*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii

For: 100 Word Wednesday – Week 19, Whirligig 112 by Magical Mystical Teacher , OpenLinkNight #196 by Grace

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The girl with tattoos – 100 Word Wednesday

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Image Credit: Felix Russel;-Saw

the girl with tattoos
tattoos that she choose
express her identity
marking her body
she walks in the field briskly

what do they all mean?
her life she’s the queen
in control of everything
she’s happy with them
they’re her finest gem
she wants to live life with zing

when will she stop?
perhaps it’s nonstop
like a form of addiction
continue till end
we can’t comprehend
what was done can’t be undone

she’s the girl with tattoos
she’s got different views
doesn’t want to be the same
with any others
we have no answers
just accept what she became

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 18, Writing Wednesday – 10 May 2017

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Lovers in the City – 100 Word Wednesday – Week 17

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Image Credit: Scott Webb

the lovers wander through the city
as they go about their shopping spree
they were walking in passion
met after work, now having fun
city so charming, they fell in love with it
lots of interesting places, they have to admit
several of the city’s skyscrapers are there
they won’t miss cafes and bars in the square
people strolling and chatting, city so vibrant
museums and places to eat on the front
holding hands in the park and the weather’s so good
watching people hither and thither as they stood
at night, all the lights are on and everything’s bright

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 17

Hold on tight and don’t let go

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Image Credit: Bikurgurl’s Mother, SandraJune

Hold on tight and don’t let go
Chant to the world and win the battle
You’ve been hurt deeply by that oddball
Don’t waste it just because he miffed you
You can manage it, undo and unscrew
He wore his guilt like a gaudy jewellery
For hurting you, he’s such a snake
Briefly relegate the pain to limbo
Neither mourned nor forgotten
The experience makes you grow
What was done was done
Just lose its meaning and move on
Let bygones be bygones
Add things to your checklists
Time helps and things get better
Hold on tight to your anchor

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 16

I’ll settle down here with you

I’ll settle down here with you

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Image Credit: Bikurgurl

 

Take a chance on me
I’ll be with you with glee
I may be clumsy
I may be breezy
The world may be shattering
We may be living on a shoestring
But I’ll settle down here with you
We won’t eat what we can’t chew
The sky’s the limit
We don’t say “but..”
Your name’s my favourite
As well as chocolate
I might vanish in thin air
So handle me with care
I may rub your sore spot
But look what I’ve brought
And you can see me through
See how much I grew
Like a glass with no secrets

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 15, B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #12 – settle

Just passing by – 100 Word Wednesday: Week 14

Just passing by – 100 Word Wednesday: Week 14

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Image Credit: Anjo Beckers Photography

Don’t mind me I’m just an old guy

Eating my food and passing by

Nice to see the couple so high

Man is waiting for her reply

She’s thinking about it, I guess

Reminds me of my youth, God bless

 

I’ve always loved watching people

Making up stories I’m able

Somehow it makes my day not dull

Dialogues and fights, so ample

Then I go back to my own home

On my own and so monochrome

 

I once had a colourful life

Been all over the place with wife

Meet her again in afterlife

Just passing by with my life

 

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

 

 

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 14, Writing Wednesday – 5 April 2017

Blue sky and cotton-like clouds

Blue sky and cotton-like clouds

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With blue sky and cotton-like clouds
The water is calm for fishing
A quiet day away from the crowds
A perfect day for relaxing

The water is calm for fishing
People came to have their picnic
A perfect day for relaxing
And children are here to frolic

People came to have their picnic
Brought their sandwiches and salad
And children are here to frolic
Play hide and seek while one counted

Brought their sandwiches and salad
Update with each other on news
Play hide and seek while one counted
Until it’s time to say adieus
Blue sky and cotton-like clouds

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 13, April PAD Challenge: Day 5, Daily Word Prompt 60 “Fishing”