Soil poetics

The soil that I call home
I come back even when I roam
Ancestors fought for us
What we have is a plus
So we could all be free
Relish the soil that is bounty
Blood and sweat were sacrificed
What we have now is our prize
My parents tilled the soil for us
So we could all enjoy Christmas
To rear us well in this wide world
So we could all swirled and whirled
In return we burn the midnight oil
We know our role, we’re not spoiled
To have good grades and later jobs
Our freedom no one can rob

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Soil poetics by Björn Rudberg (brudberg) , Nurt Thurs – Message for You


Thursday photo prompt – Obelisk #writephoto


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


Poetics: From Nature’s Point of View

Poetics: From Nature’s Point of View


Every spring I come
Welcome all their chums
I’ve seen the kids as they grow
Now they’re all gone
Having their own lawn
Still I welcome to and fro

My yellow flowers
Admired by neighbours
Some children come and stare
When they bike to school
They thought I’m so cool
The brightness I’d like to share

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Poetics: From Nature’s Point of View by Mish

Poetics ~ New Beginnings

Poetics ~ New Beginnings


New sunny day
Amidst the snow
Makes everything bright
Gives us hope for the new year
New plans, new lists, new trips
New perspective, new surprises


sunrise, sunset, always amazing
a spring and zing in life, stops us from ageing
a new dawn, a new beginning
always on the go, be it cycling, cooking or dancing
and when sunset is here, we know it’s time to rest
don’t digress, we have done our quest
life goes on and so we must carry on
like a cheerleader with pompons, go on from hereon
new challenges – something to look forward
as we anchored and stirred life, don’t go backward
life is indeed wonderful
don’t be fretful but be graceful

For: Poetics ~ New Beginnings by Mish

A recipe for friendship

A recipe for friendship

Start by saying hello

I was six, she was five, “you’re it!”
Played all day, messed around
Been best friends we have to admit
Both happy to have found
When we’re not on the same country
Separated by sea
We are so thrill
Best friends still

Add some common interests

My friends who pass the test of time
Friends I love going out
Friends who are here in my lifetime
Allies that’s without doubt
I ring in the middle of night
We meet and go out for a bite
We love dancing
We love shopping

Make sure we understand each other

Have other friends throughout my life
They came and then we part
We get on but sometimes strife
We are friends in our heart
We don’t have to see each other
We are there for one another
Support each one
And have some fun

So, to test friendship

When we meet we are full of glee
Lots of adventure and banter
Friends like them are such a delight
We are there for one another

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Poetics ~ Recipe Poems by Mish. Also for: QKJ #29