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

The pursuit of a perfect date

The pursuit of a perfect date

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

The pursuit of a perfect date
I’m wearing my elegant cloak
Desperately trying to lose weight
Duck coke, won’t have my heart broke
Perhaps wear a mini skirt or black dress
To become a bit like Venus de Milo
What else can I do to impress?
Hoping he’s the right beau
Perhaps with wild abandon
A prison of fascination or crush
We’ll have our first kiss in the garden
Hush, we don’t want to be in a rush
To my beloved with all his goods
Cash or credit card, I don’t mind
Want to party with neighbourhoods
Our hearts together intertwined

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Also for: OpenLinkNight #186 by Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

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Thursday Photo Prompt – Cracked Ice #writephoto

Thursday Photo Prompt – Cracked Ice #writephoto

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passing by the cracked ice on sea
sun sets on this blue world
sailing on the water bleakly
climate change, what we hurled
what have we done, everything’s changed
the whole thing appears misarranged
what have we done?
what have we done?
like a couple being estranged

passing by the cracked ice on sea
on my own with my boat
don’t know why you left me, I’m free
and I’m keeping afloat
what have I done, you can’t forgive?
have to put into perspective
what have I done?
what have I done?
harsh destiny I have to live

passing by the cracked ice on sea
as all my years unfold
I have been through life adversely
different phases being scrolled
what must I do, to be content?
with my sins I start to repent
what must I do?
What must I do?
adjust my life how it was meant*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

For: Thursday Photo Prompt – Cracked Ice #writephoto by Sue Vincent, Photo-Fiction #66 by Random Michelle, OpenLinkNight #185 by Grace