Friday Fictioneers – Crime scene


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “As If Made of Blue Legos” by Susan Firer: hologram, touch, lips, crown, tundra, stand, lifelong, garden, sings, anyone, parking, close

Crime scene, do not enter, guilty as sin
Will he suffer lifelong guilt for what he did?
In the garden of shame he cannot win
Holograms of events which were acrid
He cannot sing, he cannot touch his chin
Don’t stand too close to him, that’s forbid
Wait for the decision of the Crown Court
With the Chief of Police as his escort

Caught him on the ground in an open tundra
The police were closely observing his acts
Anyone of his victims in trauma
Detectives were collecting all the facts
Looks like he’s guilty with all the drama
Lots of witnesses and all the extracts
Justice should be done as crime doesn’t pay
He could stay in prison till doomsday*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Ottava Rima

For: 13 July 2018 Friday FictioneersWhirligig 170

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Friday Fictioneers – How do we remember them?

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

How do we remember what they’ve done?
Do we mourn when they are all gone?
Men of gallantry and courage
Going to war, crossing the bridge
Do we appreciate their action?

They go there so our lives brighten
Their sacrifices for us brethren
When they come back from the carnage
How do we remember them?

They fight with their guns and cannon
Some still boys and girls in action
Couldn’t imagine shocking image
For peace, saving all the village
Against all enemies so they’d won
How do we remember them?*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Rondeau

For:  6 July 2018 – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers – Rich in music, rich in love

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

ballad over a xylophone
striking a row of wooden bars
like the sound of stringed sitar
he sang in a rich baritone

just like his heart
his voice rich and meaty
singing to his dear
who’s all ears to him
on this serenade
such joy to watch

the xylophone’s sweet melody
with the trombone and tambourine
appreciating music with grin
a night to remember with glee

as we walk
by the silvery moon
we held hands
ah! this is life
rich in music
rich in love

ang kapangyarihan ng pag-ibig
ikaw at ako magpakailanman*

* The power of love
you and me forever

(c) ladyleemanila

For: 29 June 2018 Friday Fictioneers


Friday Fictioneers – The air cools and the crickets sing

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

The air cools and the crickets sing
The lights dance, too by the canal
Welcoming me in open arms
I’ve learned my lessons, hope’s not late

I’ve been through a lot of journeys
The air cools and the crickets sing
Went through all the seasons of life
From the bridge comes the reflection

Will he be there waiting for me?
Will he be glad to see me back?
The air cools and the crickets sing
Life’s strange but I know I’m back

Geraniums on their balconies
Some people are just waking up
As the wind paddles up and down
The air cools and the crickets sing*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Quatern

For: 22 June 2018 Friday Fictioneers


Friday Fictioneers – Don’t walk away

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Is it wrong to search my soul?
So I know what indeed is my role
When I wonder deep down its meaning
And forgiveness I am begging
When I pushed the cobwebs of lies
And each one has his lows and highs
Is it wrong to find atonement?
When there was a creepy silent?

don’t walk away
an atonement to play
haunted by the past
the horror aghast
eerie silence
air of grievance
a solemn requiem
our hearts are numb
of people who didn’t make it
when they were split
separation and fate
such a heavy weight
don’t walk away

For: 8 June 2018 Friday Fictioneers


Friday Fictioneers – Uncle Tom

PHOTO PROMPT © Connie Gayer

Digging soil
Muddy boots
Time to prepare things in garden
Lucky to rent plots in allotment
Denim dungarees
Rain, shine
Hard work

Uncle Tom
Gardening hat
Double digging, pruning, planting, weeding, watering
Organic gardening, crop rotation, soil management
Everyday chores
Healthy living
Retirement hobby

Uncle’s life
His plants
His dog following where he goes
Got a deck chair to rest
Uncle’s plants
Uncle’s garden
Uncle’s love*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Trinet

For: 1 June 2018 Friday Fictioneers


Up Around the Corner

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Up around the corner
Crystal bowl from Grandma
At home from Shangri-La
Belongs to us with myrrh
Strips of ivy fir
Close to our hearts we saw

Hiding in the cardboard
Invisible we thought
Skipping through time nought
With black cloth we adored
Laugh we did as we roared
Hoping we won’t get caught

Memories in our hearts
Love that Grandma imparts*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* HexSonnetta


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