Photo Challenge #175 – Shine me a light

MKA Photography

Help me as my head sagged lower
Can’t move with hands both bound
Nervous but deep inside anger
With vacant look confound
I looked abashed, fear permeate
Like celadon, is this my fate?
I looked abashed
I looked abashed
Shine me a light as I await

Help me as my head sagged lower
Read me a verse of hope
I’m confused as I need answer
Like an offal with rope
Salvage from wreck, give me a line
Anything but give me a sign
Salvage from wreck
Salvage from wreck
To the surface pull my lifeline

Help me as my head sagged lower
Clip me to the framework
I am prepared with my armour
To be strong is a perk
Shine me a light and I’ll be free
Pull myself together is key
Shine me a light
Shine me a light
I’ll make it with all trenchancy*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* 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: Photo Challenge #175, Wordle #165

Unusual – Photo Challenge

wh2 an orange floating bridge

unuusual place to rest (got bench inside)

in Batanes, Philippines, they have this sign even before the modern texting language

an island of bats

raindrops keep falling on leaves
leaves catching raindrops

don't sleep, you're flying the plane!
don’t sleep, you’re flying the plane!

India 1272
Indian women at work wearing high visibility saris

street scene in India, with the camel!

weird chairs/cushions

he’s very tall!

For: Unusual

Other “unusual” posts:
Unusual Basket Critter
Stormy Weather…

Bridge – Photo Challenge

From the bridge comes the reflection
Artificial lights and tall trees
Snow on the ground and on branches
The air cools and the crickets sing

Will he be there waiting for me?
From the bridge comes the reflection
Will he be glad to see me back?
Life’s strange but I know I’m back

I’ve been through a lot of journeys
Went through all the seasons of life
From the bridge comes the reflection
But I know I’m coming back home

The lights dance, too by the canal
Welcoming me in open arms
I’ve learned my lessons, hope’s not late
From the bridge comes the reflection*

* Quatern

For: Bridge

Other “bridge” posts:
Photo Challenges-Bridge
Photo Challenge – Bridges
Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge

Photo Challenge #172 – Just us

– Mrs. White

On the grey horizon we stand
In front of the ocean
Us two
We weathered the storm hand in hand
Rest of the world we shun
So blue

The different experience we had
All the challenges, too
All them
Faithful and loyal like comrade
And we stick like glue
Just us*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Memento, created by Emily Romano is a poem about a holiday or an anniversary, consisting of two stanzas as follows: the syllable count should be 8 beats for line one; 6 beats for line two; and two beats for line three. This is repeated twice for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/a/b/c for each of the two stanzas.

For: Photo Challenge #172