#SoCS June 23/18 – “bug”

blue net

lady bug flying
the children having fun
lucky to catch one

lovely lady bug
then he lets it fly again
what else can he catch?


bughaw, bughaw , aking mundo ay bughaw
bughaw na dagat, bughaw na kalangitan, bughaw na damit
kantahin ang kantang ito kapag nakararamdam ng pagkabughaw
bughaw na mundo, bakit mo ako iniwan?
bughaw na mundo, hindi ka na ba babalik?
bughaw na mundo, paano na ako?
magiging masaya ba ulit ako?
sisinag ba ulit ang araw?
may buhay ba pagkatapos mo?
hindi ko alam, hindi ko alam


blue, blue, my world is blue
blue sea, blue sky, blue dress
sing this song when I feel blue
blue world, why did you leave me?
blue world, aren’t you coming back?
blue world, how about me?
will I be able to be happy again?
will the sun shines again?
will there be life after you?
I don’t know, I really don’t know

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 23/18


#SoCS June 9/18 – “start with a noun”

Holiday! Hello everyone, just got back from last week’s holiday in Italy. We took the bus from Munich to Limone, Italy and stayed for 6 days, came back last night. It was wonderful! It rained the first day, otherwise, it was warm, around 28 to 32 degrees every day. Lake Garda is simply amazing! We took a boat from Limone to Malcesine and enjoyed walking around the town. We also walked to the lemon grove and other churches. Lots of restaurants, shops, pizzeria, etc. The food was brilliant – fish, sea food, pasta, pizza, ice-cream, coffee, white wine, etc. Here are some photos. Have a great weekend everyone!

For: The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 9/18, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…TToT – 6-08-18Skywatch Friday – 7 June 2018 Edition, ALL SEASONS -WHY I LOVE MOUNTAINS, Jo’s Monday walk : An adventure with Gilly

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#SoCS May 19/18 – “empty/hollow”

Russian Boy with Bear by Unknown
Russian Boy with Bear by Unknown

I am a shell of my former self
My life’s like an empty bookshelf
I used to be happy, great days long dead
My spirit’s broke, my heart’s bled
Leaving a fragrance of hope, emitting despair
Need to plead, help might come from somewhere
Pillow-fighting with my bear, hurting my pelvis
Makes me careless, sees the world as cruelness
What is the essence of living if I’m unhappy?
Perhaps miracle happens to set myself free
Vandalism of stuff, crying for help
Give me a hug as I utter some yelp

For:  The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 19/18


#SoCS April 28/18 – “Why/Y”

Why wasn’t I told about things in life?
When I strife or fight while I fall in love
All of the above in terms of nightlife
Carry a knife and then wear my hand gloves

Being hit by buses or trains
Fall in the reins of love and men
Fall in love when and where it feels
It always heals lonesome

I’ve sunk out at sea, crashed my car
Life seems bizarre when I’m with chum
I may be dumb to find my Zen
I should have ken to drum

Has the world changed or is it still the same?
When we can blame the peers or what’s on trend
We try to fend ourselves but all is game
It’s quite so lame when we know it’s the end

Again, why wasn’t I prepared in life?
In my wildlife birds and trees are above
Cooing of doves part of my afterlife
Let’s not strife on some musical octave*

(c) ladyleemanila

* The LaJemme is a 5 stanza form created by poets Laura Lamarca and Jem Farmer.

Meter: consistently iambic

Stanza 1, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 2, syllable count: 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme cdef, with cross rhymes in each couplet on 4th syllable

Stanza 3, syllable count 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme gfdf, 4th syllable of each line follows the same rule as stanza 1.

Stanza 4, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme hihi, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 5, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

For: The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 28/18the penultimate day of Na/GloPoWriMo Day 29

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#SoCS April 14/18 – “mon”

On our trip to Barcelona, we went to Montserrat, which is a spectacularly beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat about one hour North West from Barcelona by train.

Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breathtaking. When we arrived there, it was still very foggy and couldn’t see anything, but as the day went, the fog cleared and an astounding beauty greeted us. We walked around, enjoying the experience.


For: The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 14/18, Skywatch Friday – 12 April 2018 Edition


#SoCS March 10/18 – “so far”


So far
Out of my reach
You’re so far away
And even when I’ve
Caught you
Not possible
I can’t have you
Out of my reach

So far
Wish I could screech
Frustration of the day
I need my salve
When I couldn’t have you
When nothing could able
And I’m ever so blue
Wish I could screech

So far
On another beach
Perhaps we’d have our day
When we could be halve
When we could go through
Time would let us able
That I could reach you
On another beach

For: The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 10/18