Remember this one lovely, lonely soul?

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “People Like Us” by Robert Bly: confused, insomniac, wrong, dial, remember, lonely, soul, college, cleanses, thief, defender, hear

Remember this one lovely, lonely soul?
We used to be in college together
Still confused about things as she stroll
She dialled his number, there was no answer
“What’s wrong with me?” herself she can’t console
Just to hear his voice even if he errs
Couldn’t sleep, becoming an insomniac
Like a thief in the night, she wants him back

The trees around cleanse her mind, made her calm
She knows she herself is her defender
Be unruffled like a reader of a psalm
And in her life, she is the sole author
For brighter future she has no qualm*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii

For: 100 Word Wednesday – Week 19, Whirligig 112 by Magical Mystical Teacher , OpenLinkNight #196 by Grace

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Thursday photo prompt – Obelisk #writephoto

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As the sun sets with a classic golden flame along the shore
Pondering the past, when you only have eyes for me and I you adore
When the thought of you has given my heart that unexplainable feeling
When we thought everything was against us and we said we keep on battling

Proud obelisk always standing there, witness to everything
As the years went through, winter, summer, autumn and spring
The world was rosy and nothing could stop us, so we thought
But the world has turned grey and I was so distraught

It was there when you promised the sun and the moon to me
That promise was broken, what you’ve done, that was very nasty
My scarlet heart bleeds, if only the obelisk could give me a hug
I know somewhere in the universe, you’re there with just a shrug

I saw it at the corner of my eye when we first kiss and that was heaven
I don’t seek revenge for I’m sure there’s a karma with your action
I’m still trying to understand what went through and your betrayal
I’m sure time helps with the healing but for now, I still feel awful

When you wrote a song for me and sang it with your guitar, it was there
I’m walking at the edge of this beautiful landscape saying my prayer
With the golden sunset warming my soul, there’s always hope
I’d be given enough strength, I’d move on, I know I’d be able to cope

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Thursday photo prompt – Obelisk #writephoto, Dramatic Monologues by kim881 in Poetics, OpenLinkNight # 195 by Grace

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Photo Challenge #161 – One stitch at a time

Photo Challenge #161 – One stitch at a time

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One stitch at a time

Time to repair and sew

Sew all the miscalculation

Miscalculation of how far we go

 

Stitch up our life and love

Love we thought we have

Have but going away

Away so we must salve

 

One more chance

Before we give up

Up in the flames

Flames we have to face up*

 

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

 

* Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line. In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4. This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.

For: Photo Challenge #161, OpenLinkNight #194 by Grace, April PAD Challenge: Day 22

F is for Florette (Form No. 2)

F is for Florette (Form No. 2)

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The Florette (Form No. 2), created by Jan Turner, is a variation and longer form of The Florette.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,8,12
Iambic beat is required throughout (one unaccented followed by one accented syllable).

Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the fifth line of each stanza is longer, carrying four additional syllables than the first four lines.

days are getting longer, warmer
the gloom is over, cheerier
flowers waking up, blossoming
it’s time for cycling and walking
lots of lovely places, we can all be amblers

some crocuses and daffodils
tulips and snowdrops give us thrills
sky is clearer, birds are singing
now is the time for gardening
invite friends around so we can have fun and grills

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: #AtoZChallenge – 4-7-2017 – Letter F , OpenLinkNight # 193 by Grace

Music Prompt # 74 – “A Thousand Years”by Christina Perri – Valentine’s Day Special

Music Prompt # 74 – “A Thousand Years”by Christina Perri – Valentine’s Day Special

It was the day you said hello
First thing in the morning that was
The lab you were about to show
We were introduced, then a pause

First thing in the morning that was
I was the new girl in the lab
We were introduced, then a pause
City was a bit of a drab

I was the new girl in the lab
And you were such a gentleman
City was a bit of a drab
You showed it to me like a fan

And you were such a gentleman
Showered me all your attention
You showed it to me like a fan
With friends, we had a lot of fun

Showered me all your attention
Till the last day of the training
With friends, we had a lot of fun
And from a distance, love we bring

Till the last day of the training
Two years later we got married
And from a distance, love we bring
After thirty years, love we lead

Two years later we got married
The lab you were about to show
After thirty years, love we lead
It was the day you said hello*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.

The design is simple:

Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4

Line 5 (repeat of line 2)
Line 6
Line 7 (repeat of line 4)
Line 8

Continue with as many stanzas as you wish, but the ending stanzathen repeats the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza (as its first and third lines), and also repeats the third line of the first stanza, as its second line, and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth. So the first line of the poem is also the last.

Last stanza:

Line 2 of previous stanza
Line 3 of first stanza
Line 4 of previous stanza
Line 1 of first stanza

For: Music Prompt # 74 – “A Thousand Years”by Christina Perri – Valentine’s Day Special, Day 10 #Loveuary – Finding You/Flame #writephoto, OpenLinkNight #189 by Grace, Share Your Love Story

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How heavy do I journey on the way*

How heavy do I journey on the way*

* Sonnet 50 by William Shakespeare

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PHOTO PROMPT © Al Forbes

How heavy do I journey on the way?
When all I want is to come back to you?
Ask your forgiveness and lots to convey
Being away and all my days were blue
I’ve gone astray and took more than I chew
Now hoping it’s not too late to restart
I’d do anything so you don’t adieu
I really didn’t mean to break your heart
I atone for all the things we’ve gone through
Now I know I couldn’t live without you**

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

** The Decuain (pronounced deck•won), created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter.

There are 3 set choices of rhyme scheme:

ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc

For: Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, OpenLinkNight #188 by Grace

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Writing Prompt #9 – Would you rather… Time

Writing Prompt #9 – Would you rather… Time

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I’d rather travel back in time then I’m part of history and perhaps learn a lesson or two.

SPARE MY PARADISE
time travel
time to spare
spare me a piece of your mind
spare me your mercy
mercy, mercy
mercy, my Lord
Lord, I am not worthy
Lord of the universe
universe to travel
universe and the world
world in my hands
world I can change
change if I can
change in other ways
ways to travel
ways of living
living in peace
living with you
you and I
you and I against the world
world in chaos
world to save
save me, my Knight
save the environment
environment to appreciate
environment to protect
protect the innocent
protect the poor
poor me, poor you
poor and humble
humble pie
humble abode
abode for all
abode galore
galore of wisdom
galore of faith
faith in you
faith in mankind
mankind’s problem
mankind’s fault
fault with pride
fault to a T
T-bone steak
T-rex island
island with ghosts
island paradise
paradise peace
paradise searching
searching
peace*

* The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

For: Writing Prompt #9 – Would you rather… Time. Also for: OpenLinkNight #187 by Grace