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

Tale Weaver – #147 – What Brings me Joy in Shadorma

Face Cheerful Laugh Woman Joy Mood Confetti Fun

What brings joy?
Him Indoors and son
My mother
My siblings
Our love, our health, our career
That we’re still here

Our garden
Flowers, trees and pets
Air we breathe
Sun and moon
Challenges we take with love
Experience we share

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Tale Weaver – #147 – What Brings you Joy??, November Shadorma: 23 of 30

Twittering Tales #59 in Shadorma

Hands by Pexels at

the old tune
fingers touch the keys
pain playing
doesn’t hinder her to play
memories still there

love and lost
challenges and hope
youth that was
hurt she felt
every note tells a story
that her life is lived
(206 characters)

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Twittering Tales #59 – 21 November 2017, Shadorma November: 21 of 30


Sunday Writing Prompt #229 “Collage 37” in Triolet and Shadorma


Who am I really, I don’t know
For I am as complicated
And colourful as a rainbow
Who am I really, I don’t know
I could be serious or shallow
I could dream away or grounded
Who am I really, I don’t know
For I am as complicated*

No one knows
Who we really are
Hidden us
And sometimes surprising us
Of what we could do**

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Triolet
** Shadorma

For: Sunday Writing Prompt #229 “Collage 37”, Shadorma November: 20 of 30

Weekend Writing Prompt #29 – Moonstruck – Ragtag – Wanderlust in Shadorma


be in love
world full of roses
Him Indoors
wavy sea
world falls apart without him
to love and to hold

the Revolution
I was there
in ocean
with groups of idealist
from different places

heavy heart
said goodbye to them
crossed the sea
see the world
challenges and experience
far away from home

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Weekend Writing Prompt #29 – Random, Shadorma November: 18 of 30

November 16: Flash Fiction Challenge – Mesh in Shadorma


common mesh
their memories mesh
caught in a mesh of crosses
and double crosses

like a shoal
herrings trashed in net
play on fears
of unknown
reality of nature
form intricate mesh

family structure
complex mesh
mesh of power equations
conflicts between them

he and she
her frame mesh with his
fingers mesh
his heart beats with hers, in time
like no tomorrow

almost feel her warmth
in concord
in rhythm
between them there’s just one soul
synchronize breathing

be in harmony
and ivory
together make sweet music
and forever more

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: November 16: Flash Fiction Challenge, Shadorma November: 17 of 30, Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 18 November 2017


In memory of our Dad (in Shadorma)

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The Book of Ash” by Mari L’Esperance: searching, door, story, cake, ebony, waiting, placid, asleep, hoping, palm, beneath, powder

Of our Dad still here
In our hearts
Beating loud
Happy birthday with this cake
Hoping for your peace

Placid palm
Asleep beneath shade
Your story
Waiting to see you again
Sometime in future

Open door
Searching is over
All the love
Wish you were still with us
Rest in peace our Dad

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Shadorma November: 12 of 30, Whirligig 137

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