Music Prompt #17: “100x” by Tegan and Sara #musichallenge #music #amwriting

I wish I could escape from this
That I cannot get you out of my mind
If only the circumstances are different
Heard this song, you I know I miss

Miss your sound, I wish to push out
Out of my mind, out of my being, too
Thank you for the memories, I know you exist
We’re not meant to be, that’s about

About the party we have been
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink
We drove to places where voted some of the best
Not late, parallel lives begin

Begin the healing, forgiving
When trust was broken, that was about it
Forgiven but not forgotten
Cannot get it out, the sting

Sting in the tail, so goodbye
Learn the lesson and time to move on, too
No regrets, we always say, best to part our ways
We’re not meant to be, you and I*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* RemyLa Rhyme Form

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For: Music Prompt #17: “100x” by Tegan and Sara #musichallenge #music #amwriting, Wordle 328 Dec 2 by brenda warren

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Music Prompt Challenge #16: “Everglow” by Cold Play #amwriting #musicchallenge #music

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “End of Summer” by Stanley Kunitz: air, light, hinge, worm, song, stubble, silo, over, iron, clangs, blows, order

A hinge of sorrow as I sang this song
Wind blows air whereas our love so strong
Come back! Come back! We miss you so
You left us a long time ago
A love as strong as an ironclad
Come back to us, we all miss you our Dad

You used to give us order and guidance
We swam in the azure, there was balance
You left! You left! And we’re so sad
Miss your cooking, we have to add
Like a silo holding grain, you’re our light
You left us over to a place so bright

We cried out in pain as loud as a clang
But we can’t complain, you’re yin to our yang
Everglow! Everglow! Our Dad
Still in our hearts what we had
We could still see your smile and big belly
Everglow your memories make us glee*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Staccato

For: Music Prompt Challenge #16: “Everglow” by Cold Play #amwriting #musicchallenge #music, Whirligig 138

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Music Prompt #14: OneRepublic – “I Lived” #amwriting #musicchallenge

Until my moment comes, I’ll say
I did it all, I tried my best
Every mountain is like a quest

Every day I’ll come out and play
I’m able to keep my head high
And my limit is the sky

I’ll be eating my curds and whey
Dreaming a great future with you
Ocean so deep and sky so blue

With every challenge I’ll say aye
I’ll be a good friend, I’ll be kind
Happily we would wine and dine

And when the world ends anyway
I’d be ready I did it all
No regrets for what’s to befall*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Constanza

For: Music Prompt #14: OneRepublic – “I Lived” #amwriting #musicchallenge

Music Prompt #13: Snow Patrol – “Run” #musicchallenge #amwriting #music

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You are a bright star in my struggle
I sigh and push my fringe back
You lighting up my road on my way
Lifting my spirit my good old Jack

I have no other star, just you
With you, my world is complete
On my way, you lighting up my road
With you by my side, isn’t life sweet?

We can weather the storm as I swirl
My hero, a mystery
You lighting up my road on my way
Then we can have a nice pot of tea

You are in charge of my light brigade
You hold the key to my heart
On my way, you lighting up my road
I cannot bear us to be apart*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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* 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.

For: Music Prompt #13: Snow Patrol – “Run” #musicchallenge #amwriting #music , Wordle 320 Oct 7 by brenda warren , Sunday Writing Prompt #223

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Sonnet XVI by Pablo Neruda

I love the handful of the earth you are.
Because of its meadows, vast as a planet,
I have no other star. You are my replica
of the multiplying universe

Your wide eyes, are the only light I know
from extinguished constellations;
your skin throbs like the streak
of a meteor through rain.

Your hips were that much of the moon for me;
your deep mouth and its delights, that much sun;
your heart, fiery with its long red rays,

was that much ardent light, like honey in the shade.
So I pass across your burning form, kissing
you – compact and planetary, my dove, my globe.

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

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

Music Prompt #8: “Calm Before The Storm” by Sarah Ross #amwriting #musicchallenge #music

Calm before the storm
I hope it hits you hard
You left my heart scarred
Gave you my soul in form
And you made it deform
I have to keep my guard

How could you be so cruel?
When I have given all?
You’re such an evil gall
Without me your life’s null
All your fault, you’re blameful
I looked at you, appalled

I’m happy to be free
And you don’t deserve me*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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The HexSonnetta, created by Andrea Dietrich, consists of two six-line stanzas and a finishing rhyming couplet with the following set of rules:

Meter: Iambic Trimeter
Rhyme Scheme: a/bb/aa/b c/dd/cc/d ee

Iambic Trimeter means the usual iambic (alternating unstressed/stressed) meter for every line of the poem, but instead of the ten syllables that comprise a typical sonnet’s iambic pentameter, this particular form uses six syllables of iambic trimeter per line. Thus, the name HexSonnetta. The first part of the form’s name refers to the syllable count per line. The second part of the name, Sonnetta, is to show this to be a form similar to the sonnet, yet with its shorter lines and different rhyme scheme, it is not the typical sonnet. Not only does this poem have six syllables per line, it also has a set of two six-line stanzas, giving an extra “hex” to the meaning of HexSonnetta. The rhyme scheme is a bit of a mixture of the two traditional sonnet types, with the two 6-line stanzas having more the rhyme scheme of an Italian sonnet, but with the ending rhyming couplet being the featured rhyme scheme of the English sonnet. The first stanza presents the theme of the poem, with the second stanza serving to change the tone of the poem, to introduce a new aspect of the theme or to give added details. The final couplet, as in an English sonnet, can be either a summary (if the theme is simple) or it could be the resolution to a problem presented in the theme. In any event, it should nicely tie together the whole piece and could even appear as a nice “twist” presented at the end.

For: Music Prompt #8: “Calm Before The Storm” by Sarah Ross #amwriting #musicchallenge #music