I hold the key

Andi Abdul Halil

I wish to be able to shout
As well as pout
Show what I feel
Who’s me for real

I’ve got two different personae
Alpha, zeta
Not the real me
I can’t be free

Protect myself from being hurt
If I divert
No one can see
I hold the key*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff


For: Photo Challenge #162

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

Earth – Photo Challenge

Earth – Photo Challenge

For: Earth, #MySundayPhoto – Prettiness , ALL SEASONS -More .. (April-23), Palace of Fine Arts (Sundays In My City)

Other “earth” posts:
WPC: Earth – The Countryside
A Fresh Beginning

Surprise – Photo Challenge

Surprise – Photo Challenge

Not knowing what’s coming next is the story of my life
I like surprises and will usually go with the flow
Of what’s happening with the world, and where it could
Take me and my fancy little me, life’s always a dream
I always find myself with variation of things I do
I’ve got lots of books all over the house, reading them
All at the same time, sometimes got confused with stories
Of the protagonist and the antagonist from one to another
I’ve also got lots of projects in my head, making a detour
From one to another, more of branching out or off
Life is a flow, a simultaneous progression and digression
It’s what makes me – me; like a ball rolling around
Going where the wind takes me, jack of all trades
Master of none, that’s also how I can describe myself
I don’t really conform to what was prescribed, I’m me
I’m rambling now, I know, please say stop before I drift
To a land of make-belief, to my fairy tale place
The mystery island where everything is possible
The novelty of all makes it interesting for me
I can wander for days on end and will carry on
With a knot on my tummy for not saying naught
I’ll let you know what comes at the end of my trip
And so I bid you all farewell and enjoy your week

For: Surprise

Other “surprise” posts:
Doors of Kalamaja
Seagull Fly By
Surprising Shots

J is for Jeffreys Sonnet

J is for Jeffreys Sonnet


A Jeffreys Sonnet was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

Julian Majin

Walking at the edge of the earth

From you I’m giving a wide berth

As far away as possible

So I could feel the solitude

The whole world would have me rescued

From your betrayal to grapple


To be able to comprehend

With the beautiful earth, to mend

The heart and soul that was shattered

From the betrayal you have caused

Couldn’t understand the because

I wish the earth could have answered


Two words, “move on” and I will do

Still blue, but I’ve to move forward


(c) ladyleemanila 2017


2017 Badge


For: Photo Challenge #160, #AtoZChallenge – 4-12-2017 – Letter J

Security – Photo Challenge

Security – Photo Challenge

In Batanes, we came across Savidug Idjang where the ruins of the ancient Ivatan’s fortress lie. Idjang is synonymous to a fortress. They use this fortress as a refuge during battles.

This is Rex, one of our three tortoises. Our tortoises like patrolling our garden!

The Ivatan people of Batanes always leave their houses open when they work in the fields and other places.

we wore life vests when we went kayaking in Subic Bay.

guards in London

Him Indoors

For: Security, Skywatch Friday – First April Edition

Other “security” posts:
Weekly Photo Challenge: Security
Feeling Secured