Music Prompt #12: Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” #amwriting #musicchallenge

With you we could be anywhere
Up the mountains, hills or by the ocean
We’d go somewhere cultural or a place to hide
We would have memories to share

Share the laughter and the lessons
We keep going back to places we like
Singapore, Bali, Palawan, Rome and Paris
To relax or do some actions

Actions and reactions, all there
An hour, a day, weekend or longer
It doesn’t matter as long as you are with me
And for as long as we both care

Care to look for some megalith
Ancient ruins, artefacts and paintings
Temples, churches, safaris and some adventures
Happy as long as you are with*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The RemyLa Rhyme Form, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 4 stanzas. Each stanza has four lines. The syllable count per stanza is 8/10/12/8 and rhyme scheme is abca defd ghig jklj. The first word of stanza 1 must also be the last word of stanza 4. The last word of stanza 1 must also be the first word of stanza 2 and the last word of stanza 2 must be the first word of stanza 3. Finally, the last word of stanza 3 must also be the first word of stanza 4.

This form is named after Laura’s daughter, Remy Lawren Lamarca. La is her signature.

For: Music Prompt #12: Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” #amwriting #musicchallenge

Stems sticking to my back not fun

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– Mark Harless

Into the dark with goose-neck lamp
No angst in there as I am champ
Pernicious as it covers truth
Been mollycoddled all my life
Hope the dementia is not rife
Vermilion lipstick in my youth

Tell you the truth, it’s quite jejune
Lying on the floor like a cocoon
With milk bottle in vexation
And the rowboat paddling slowly
With the monkey wrench to be free
Stems sticking to my back not fun

For what I’ve done, I say sorry
And with a plea, I think I won*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Jeffreys Sonnet was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

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For: Photo Challenge #181, Wordle #172

Sunday Writing Prompt: Sunday, September 17, 2017 Tea and Civility

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I may be on the side of the angels
There are evils in me on the surface
Don’t make a fuss as things are more baffles
All our battles test the aptness on us

No difference between good or bad
Not an ironclad guarantee
No such things as darkness and light
Try as we might, quite grey

We may cover our face with mask
Not easy task to our dismay
We could stay together or flee
If that was me I’d play

For every action there is a reaction
It could be fun or another challenge
Whoop as we plunge into pool that glisten
And as we spun we end up in scavenge

Some rulebooks could disappear like bubbles
Our own battles we fight with such guiltless
No fuss no muss nothing left but chuckles
As one ambles into this life with greatness*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The LaJemme is a 5 stanza form created by poets Laura Lamarca and Jem Farmer.

Meter: consistently iambic

Stanza 1, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 2, syllable count: 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme cdef, with cross rhymes in each couplet on 4th syllable

Stanza 3, syllable count 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme gfdf, 4th syllable of each line follows the same rule as stanza 1.

Stanza 4, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme hihi, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 5, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

For: Sunday Writing Prompt #220 – September 17, 2017

A simple life, a happy home

When I first left home, was daunting
But managed to experience life
That lasts

I met Him Indoors in the lab
The beginning of our love
Not end

Then HRH the son was born
After seven years of marriage
Our joy

We live in our house with garden
Three tortoises named Gin, Rex, Nik
Our pets

A simple life, a happy home
Stable jobs and good health for us
Our goals*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* “Synchronicity” (The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related.). This form consists of eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme and is written in the first person with a twist. The twist is to be revealed within the last two stanzas. Created by Debra Gundy.

For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 4, Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces, 16 September 2017

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Music Prompt #11: Miranda Lambert “Pink Sun Glasses” #musicchallenge #music #amwriting

A dreamy aura of an arabesque
Feeling positive today
Clutching my skirt like an expert
Loop in a granny knot as I sway

Admire the pistil and stamen
Wearing my pink sunglasses
Like an expert clutching my skirt
Measure of luck as it arises

To reverse the bad vibes I might have
Simmer hope as I dawdle
Clutching my skirt like an expert
I can be contented and blissful*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza.
The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza.
Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.
Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped.
The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

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For: Music Prompt #11: Miranda Lambert “Pink Sun Glasses” #musicchallenge #music #amwriting , Wordle #171

Sunday Writing Prompt #219: September 10, 2017 Adjust to the Space of Self

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I’m spinning down the path
As I push my way
Funnel to the footpath
Dust sweeping away

As I push my way
With power to the beach
Surge of fun I sway
On the ground I screech

Funnel to the footpath
Shelter in the shade
Waking up in a bath
Enjoyed as we played

Dust sweeping away
With flowers on my head
Fun on my birthday
And on the day we wed*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Created by C. G. V. Lewis, the Quadrilew is a form of quatrain poem with an abab rhyming scheme, repeating lines, and contains an alternating syllable structure.

In the first verse, the poet may either start with a five or six syllable line. If the choice is five then the ‘sounding’ syllable count is (and opposite if the count is six):

VERSE ONE,
Line 1, 5 syllables.
Line 2, 6 syllables.
Line 3, 5 syllables.
Line 4, 6 syllables.

VERSE TWO,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 2 of the FIRST verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

VERSE THREE,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 3 of the first verse) has 5 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 6 syllables.

VERSE FOUR,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 4 of the first verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

If the first line of verse one has 6 syllables then the pattern is
Verse 1, 6565,
Verse 2, 5656,
Verse 3, 6565,
Verse 4 5656: (the rhyme pattern still being abab.)

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For: Sunday Writing Prompt #219: September 10, 2017, Wordle 316 Sep 9 by brenda warren

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