You don’t know the real me – Photo Challenge #191


You don’t know the real me
Just what I project
In me I cry in plea
People don’t expect

Just what I project
I may look happy but
Really I’m all wreck
And I keep my mouth shut

In me I cry in plea
I zip everything
All these I want to flee
Escape with one wing

People don’t expect
Full of hypocrisy
Won’t even detect
Which makes me so angry*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Quadrilew

For: Photo Challenge #191

Every one wants a piece of me

– Carlos Quevedo

in my mental soliloquize
each transition is like limbo
lack of accountability

every ligament stretched to tee
an air of malaise I should know
stow it! sounding how the pig cries

tick each one as I’m in the guise
aghast that I could be a foe
I could be anyone but me

my heart still cordate, I agree
who’s the real me, from head to toe?
sometimes I can’t answer the whys

every one wants a piece of me
and I’d like to swim in the sea*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Trilonnet


For: Photo Challenge #189, Wordle #179

Photo Challenge #187

Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

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The Thai Buddha and Inca man, I made them 10 years ago
They’re outside, part of our icons in the garden
I also did some dinosaurs when HRH the son was small
Vases, clocks and bowls all made of pottery in our class
I enjoyed making them but I know they were not good
I tried painting with watercolour and acrylic
I was even made a model when I was pregnant
They drew me and my big tummy
I was seven months pregnant
When the son started playing piano
I thought I could learn with him
I gave up after some time
I can’t dance and I can’t sing
What else is there to do?

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Photo Challenge #187

We’ve got the power

– Gerald Larocque

We’ve got the power vested in us
Us two brunettes and our mawkish we
A swain and a bombshell in melodious control
Control under the gibbous moon and fen a
Power to the Liliputian people, not corrupt
Corrupt others all gone, as we’ve got the power

Power of the pen as we write in our garage
Garage full of motivation and creative power
Don’t pester us with nonsense request
Request something useful but abuse us don’t
We may look ordinary but we’ve got the power
Power to control the world from us we*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Mirror Sestet


For: Photo Challenge #185, Day 10 – Power and Control , Wordle #174