B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #22 – ANNIVERSARY

Thirty one years of devotedness and love
All the experience and our adventure
With you it’s like a cooing of a dove
Together we try to find some answer

We’ve made our home and oh so contented
Our son and bride join us and tortoises
We’re grateful to all and feeling so blessed
Places we’ve visited give us real buzz

We’re so different and we argue sometimes
Each other’s quirks and idiosyncrasies
We have created our own paradigms
One thing for sure, the day we always seize

This month we celebrate our Anniversary
Thank you for making my life full of glee

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #22

B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #16 – sore

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Oh my head, a really sore headache
Too much to drink last night
I shouldn’t have taken that last shot
All the vodkas, rums and cocktails
And the cigarettes and shisha
No wonder we couldn’t remember
And the conversation got emotional
Feeling more sociable but somehow
There was some delayed reaction
Because it was hard to think and reason
You were a funny drunk, doing stupid stuff
She was an angry drunk, yelling at everyone
And wanted to argue and make a scene
While I was just as cool as an ice
Still in control of what I was doing
But feeling a slight bit dizzy, oh my head
A really sore headache… never again…

 

For: B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #16

B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #14 – CONQUER

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looking out from the darkness
sky so bright, blue sea and hills
looking out from the darkness

a peaceful rural idyll
where we could go for a walk
sky so bright, blue sea and hills

wearing jeans and white smock
meet my friend for a picnic
where we could go for a walk

we can paddle by the creek
splashing water, what fun
meet my friend for a picnic

we had a race and I won
“I let you win,” he shouted
splashing water, what fun

“I’m the winner,” I gloated
looking out from the darkness
“I let you win,” he shouted
looking out from the darkness

 

For: B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #14

B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #13 – SPECIAL

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We were in the Philippines one holiday and the night was clear. All the stars, planets and the moon were there, and they were amazing to watch. So Him Indoors and I decided to lie down on the grass as we admired them. We felt so tiny compared to the universe, but glad that we were all part of it. Great night to remember!

starlight star bright
making a wish as we count
amazing wonder

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wispy clouds across
boats rise and fall in the lock
lazy hazy day

sea lay without a ripple
cupped my hands and drank water

drips falling from lips
ah, the sweet taste of heaven
cool and refreshing

rough winds shake the darling buds
more lovely and temperate

palm trees swaying
clouds scudding across the sky
heaven knows why

have picnics by the seabed
open sunlit grass, cloudless

splashing with the waves
friends waiting for the sunset
the joy of summer

light of the silvery moon
never ending stories

all through the night
singing and dancing with joy
tired and sleepy

birds flying as dawn breaks
memories on shortest night

For: B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #13, twenty-eighth day of NaPoWriMo, April PAD Challenge: Day 28

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I’ll settle down here with you

I’ll settle down here with you

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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

L is for La’Tuin

L is for La’Tuin

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The La’Tuin, a poetic form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 4-line stanzas with an ‘abca, abca’ rhyme scheme that is consistent throughout each stanza. Stanzas 2, 3 etc. must all follow the same rhyme sounds as the first stanza. With the first stanza being repeated again at the end of the piece. It contains a minimum of 4 stanzas, with no maximum length limit.

A strict syllable count of 9/8/9/8 is required per stanza.

In-Depth Explanation of rhyme:

Lines 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16 etc., all rhyme – this is the ‘A’ rhyme.
Lines 2, 6, 10, 14 etc, all rhyme – this is the ‘B’ rhyme.
Lines 3, 7, 11, 15 etc, all rhyme – this is the ‘C’ rhyme.
The La’Tuin is named after A’Tuin, a giant turtle from the Diskworld series. A turtle is a symbol of Mother Earth. La is Laura Lamarca’s signature.

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A temperamental film star
Interesting and excitable
And sometimes so melodramatic
She’ll get what she wants or there’s war

Desire is the name of her streetcar
With her, life could never be dull
Be good and you’ll be her sidekick
So stylist her private boudoir

So fiery, she acts more bizarre
She could be good, sometimes blameful
What makes her tick? Oh, she’s quite slick
Life’s full of action for her memoir

A temperamental film star
Interesting and excitable
And sometimes so melodramatic
She’ll get what she wants or there’s war

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #11 – TEMPERAMENTAL, #AtoZChallenge – 4-14-2017 – Letter L , second Friday of NaPoWriMo

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