100 Word Wednesday: Week 80 – I’m as ready as I could

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I’m as ready as I could
Prepared for anything to come
And what I do is for the good
We’ve been together, all my chums
Together we’re ready to face
Prepared for anything to come
To fight with dignity and grace
We know what is at stake
Together we’re ready to face
For our country and brothers’ sake
I pledge my allegiance
We know what is at stake
In an even one-two cadence
Moving together easily
I pledge my allegiance
Freedom and democracy
I’m as ready as I could
Moving together easily
And what I do is for the good*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Terzanelle

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For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 80Time To Write: Preparation [Creative Writing Prompt]

100 Word Wednesday: Week 79 – Grandma used to work in a shop

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Grandma used to work in a shop
With lots of fabrics and buttons
Such a fine haberdashery
Buttons in red, orange and blue

I remember visiting her
Grandma used to work in a shop
She’d showed me around, such treasures
All those buttons in different sizes

Like being in Aladdin cave
Bits and pieces all over place
Grandma used to work in a shop
Her colleagues were all welcoming

Display shelves of different fabrics
In cotton, silk and acrylic
I remember looking in awe
Grandma used to work in a shop

My grandma and her shop
Memories I’d always treasure

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 79

100 Word Wednesday: Week 78 – Maria, Salome and I

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We may not be the Three Musketeers
Musketeers through thick and thin
Thin we wanted to be from day one
One day at a time as we spin

Maria, Salome and I
I’ve met them in school
School with our pig-tails and fringe
Fringe and denim skirt now’s the rule

We meet and sit down on the ground
Ground of knowledge now in college
College with other students such fun
Fun with Business, Drama and Language

We talk about boys and shopping
Shopping till we drop together
Together we chat and drink coffee
Coffee when we’re happy or in anger*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Loop Poetry

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 78

100 Word Wednesday: Sunrise, sunset, always amazing

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sunrise, sunset, always amazing
a spring and zing in life, stops us from ageing
a new dawn, a new beginning
always on the go, be it cycling, cooking or dancing
and when sunset is here, we know it’s time to rest
don’t digress, we have done our quest
life goes on and so we must carry on
like some cheerleaders, go on from hereon
new challenges – something we look forward
as we anchored and stirred life, don’t go backward
life is indeed wonderful
don’t be fretful but be graceful
our sunset
we are one
nature’s beauty
couldn’t ask for more

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 77

100 Word Wednesday: The sky is blue

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The sky is blue, which is so true
The sun is bright, we’re all alright
The sea is cool, better than the pool
Zoe and Yanna playing, Beng and Amy swimming
Eating adobo and rice, Zoe’s hungry, she ate twice
Packed lunch from hotel, made us peckish from the smell
Lovers paddling on the boat, kayaking and banana float
Island hopping is quite fun, everything’s nice with the sun
Splashing water to each other, look at the colour- it’s azure

Blue sky
Friends at sea
Swimming and eating
Kayaking
Island hop
Like creatures of the water
One fine, lovely day

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 76

100 Word Wednesday: Week 75 – We surf and wonder all these years

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Hello Great North Road” by Robert Sullivan: wonder, surf, travel, rocking, defy, tucked, years, cars, greatness, smile, whipping, road

We surf and wonder all these years
Working and rocking with smile
Tucked in our rooms, trying our best
A tough road but we have made it

Defying late nights and hard work
We surf and wonder all these years
First, whipping and frustration
Like travelling, we have arrived

With cars, buses and bicycles
The greatness of it all, we’re there
We surf and wonder all these years
Let’s celebrate with our loved ones

Happy on this convocation
We have all made it, hip, hip, hurray
We’re looking forward to a bright future
We surf and wonder all these years*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Quatern

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 75Whirligig 166

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 74 – Our lives in prose

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I spend years breathing and writing
Writing in the spirit of the place
Place on earth that is so sacred
Sacred to me and my neighbour’s grace

In this quiet neighbourhood I grew
Grew up to be prosperous and kind
Kind of digging the past and listening
Listening to lessons, keep them in mind

Bear with us and all our antics
Antics we like, acts we tolerate
Tolerate as we live in peace
Peace, eccentricity, as we await

People come and go
Go to where the wind blows
Blows all the leaves in autumn
Autumn and our lives in prose*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Loop Poetry

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For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 74Wordle 355 Jun 9 by bwarren

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