Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 27


Shake the ache I feel
Lengthen the strength of my soul
Pain still stains spirit
Not fault to put salt on wound
Not too much to touch your heart

Now I have my strength
Things are springing brightly
Not blame anyone
Things happened for a reason
Acceptance is a great balm

now I am free
free from you and your lies
free from your promises that broke
free from the pain and disappointment, too
it was heaven when we started
things have changed for the worse
now I am free


Time is wonderful. It helps us ease our pain, some bad memories and our heartache. They are still there, but as the days pass by, the sensation dulls. It’s nature’s way of dealing with them and let us continue with our day to day activities, without mourning. When my father passed away, it was like the world has ended. It made me feel vulnerable and has come face to face with my own mortality. That we all go in the end, no matter what age, how healthy or active we are, whatever our lifestyle. It also made me change my attitude, my belief, my priorities and my way of life. I live each day like it’s the last day on earth. I love with passion, give generously to people who needs them, as well as my time to people that matters, sort my priorities and enjoy life and what it offers.

Life carries on
Live each day like a last day
Love with passion

For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 27


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 18


My life is trial and error
Even though sometimes it’s a blur
And I don’t have all the answer
Even I search them in acre
I have to survive come what may
I play, pray, avoid to be prey

The role of a wife and mother
A daughter, sister or actor
All these roles I take with ardour
Even when I don’t have armour
Not perfect but I do my best
I am grateful for I’m blessed

No grief nor regret to move on
Even though my youth is all gone
I am pleased to have found my khan
All heartaches and mistakes bygone
A sense of contentment for me
Welcome and thankful that’s the key*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* LaCharta


For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 18

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 16

I’ve always been different from the rest
Never followed the conventional way
Doing my best, searching for my quest
The rebellious me, that’s how I play

Frustrating sometimes, but no regrets
Alienating people, getting some threats
Things I’ve done, challenges I’ve taken
Until now, I think, never beaten*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Rispetto

For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 16

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 14 in Shadorma

Wear my heart on sleeve
What comes around, comes around
I’m me, no pretence

Be curious
Follow gut instinct
My career
All experience, good or bad
Learning the lessons

My future?
Him Indoors always
We’ll make it
With son and wife plus my Mum
Challenges we take

Simple things
Happy and content
See the world
Life is good and wonderful
Counting my blessing

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 14, Shadorma November: 24 of 30

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 13


Don’t you forget about me
I was the one with the fringe
And liked to twirl around
With her red dress and shoes
Who bounced like a ball
And had tried everything
And anything under the sun
Who wouldn’t miss an opportunity
Even though there were hindrances
On the way blocking her way
I was your friend who rallied
Behind you and cheered you
When you were upset and
Wanted a shoulder to cry on
I was your best buddy
And at the same time
Your critique when things
Were not the same as what
They seemed to be, tough
I told things the way they were
Sometimes hurting people
And I didn’t mean to hurt them
I was just the real me, no pretence
I was an optimist until the end
Believed that there was good
In everyone and would give them
A second chance or even a third one
So please don’t you forget about me

For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 13

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 12 in Shadorma



My anchor
Strong and stable
Always there
By my side
Makes me happy, makes me sad
In sickness and in health

My compass
So I won’t get lost
In the dark
When apart
I will always find my way
Together we are

When I am with you
Flowers bloom
The sun shines
Life is tough but we make it
Till death do us part

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 12, Shadorma November: 10 of 30

Reena’s Exploration Challenge # Week 10


To walk in all things contrary
Do things not everyone agrees
Act against the natural course
As long as we have faith and hope
Help is at hand, we can all cope
A source of energy not force

Great source, we can be creative
Those who wronged us, we can forgive
If we fall, we can rise again
Learn the lesson, be stronger
Inside of us, we have armour
Living a life of peaceful Zen

Count to ten before we explode
In this mode, we can say amen*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Jeffreys Sonnet


For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge # Week 10