Photo Challenge #219 and Wordle #201 – In this thewless world she is in

– Enzzo Barrena

In this thewless world she is in
Moving in a deasil fashion
Might be drab and all the fun shun

Pressurize to take things on chin
No counterweight to balance life
Like being struck with a knife

Envy and corresponding sin
Revolving on this finite world
Problems and stones being hurled

Hard to qualify for a win
Full of challenge and hindrances
With grievances and stresses

With embarrassment and chagrin
She carried on despite hardship
Her dignity being stripped*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Constanza

Credit: Candice of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

For: Photo Challenge #219, Wordle #201 #amwriting #MLMM #Wordleo

Sunday Writing Prompt – Teachers


Teacher Tableau

Once I had a crush
Couldn’t call or tell
I must be fifteen
Our sports teacher
Fiddle thee no harm
Alone I just dream

In dreams, he’s honey
Swoon when he pass by
Tall like a tower
Such a treat I thought
Never late in sports
Always out of breath

And then I grew up
I met other guys
Went to dance and fun
He wasn’t that swell
I’m sure he’s married
My teacher, my crush*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Tableau


For: Sunday Writing Prompt – TeachersWordle 356 Jun 16 by bwarren

How come I grew up fast?

How come I grew up fast?
Me and fashion detail
Glide to the next party
Not a care in the world
The airspace with glee

How come I grew up fast?
When there was a problem
I just hunch down and go
Now I try to solve it
Sponge and clean to show

How come I grew up fast?
The world used to be big
Quite afraid to try out
First time for everything
With a twirl and a pout

How come I grew up fast?
Guess that’s how it all rolls
Age is just a number
Just enjoy and have fun
I am my life’s author*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Monchielle

For: Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 16 June 2018Music Challenge #29: “The Freshmen” by the Verve Pipe #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMM


Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #175 – June 14th – Happy Ever After

Today we celebrate our 32nd Wedding Anniversary – yay!!! HRH the son and his beautiful K arrived yesterday and we are going to the fairy tale castle, Neuschwanstein this morning. In the evening we’re going to a posh Greek restaurant to celebrate it, the four of us! Tomorrow we invited some friends to be with us, too.

Wow, how time flies! To think that when we started we were both students or trainees, had moved from a studio in Birmingham, a maisonette with Mrs. Booth in Nottingham (we were on the top floor and every week we played cards with Mrs. Booth, bless her soul), a flat in Ramersdorf, a split house in Unterhaching, now a terrace house with a garden in the south of Munich. HRH the son was born two years after we moved to Germany and we have been living here for the last 28 years.

We’ve gone through thick and thin, through being fit and healthy to all the illnesses and now trying to be as healthy as possible. We’ve cried together, laughed a lot, sometimes ignored each other, accepted each other with all our quirks and idiosyncrasy, had a lot of tiffs, and so on. But at the end of it, we’re best mates, soul mates if there are such things and we don’t mind spending the rest of our lives together. Cheers everyone and thanks for letting us share our wedding anniversary with all of you.

Thirty two 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

(c) ladyleemanila

For: Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #175 – June 14th – Happy Ever After, Tell Me Something Good #112

Photo Challenge #218 and Wordle #200 – It’s been lost, of course, which is sad

– Duks Visuals

It’s been lost, of course, which is sad
Wanderings and dissolutions
Objurgate for what was done
Decathect for what they have had
Can’t revert to when they’re unhurt
Some possibilities to add
Tangible fears under the sun
It’s been lost, of course, which is sad

It’s been lost, of course, which is sad
The quickening of the pulse rate
Being possessive a bad trait
Arrived in garnet coloured clad
Hoping to enhance in a glance
And all the world around is mad
As the clock strikes after eight
It’s been lost, of course, which is sad*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* High Octain


For: Photo Challenge #218Wordle #200

Sunday Writing Prompt “Collage Prompt #41”


Try and channel your energy
Grab it when you’re given a chance
Life is short, cycle, crawl or dance
Don’t look back for bad memory

Life is a marathon
Not a race
Take it easy
Link the past
And the future
Blast from the past

For now consider your stance
Don’t be lost, be strong and free
And be as busy as a bee
Learning experience to enhance

Smell the flowers
Walk in the rain
Listen to the birds
They’re singing a song
Be gentle
Be true

Maging isa sa mundo
Mabuhay at hayaang mabuhay
(Be one with the world
Live and let live)*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* La’libertas


For: Sunday Writing Prompt “Collage Prompt #41”Wordle 354 Jun 2 by bwarren


Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 June 2018 – ZaniLa Rhyme


Walk with me and tell me what you see
Tell me what is important
Can we tell what is real, what is dull?
Can we not pretend and be affront?

Hold my hand and assure me it’s fine
Wipe my tears, give me a hug
What is real, what is dull, can we tell?
In your arms, I feel safe and snug

Sing me a song that brightens my day
Let’s have ice-cream by the park
Can we tell what is real, what is dull?
Realities of life so stark

Let’s go to places we haven’t been
Experience and challenges
What is real, what is dull, can we tell?
Entertain us with songs and dances

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 June 2018