TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS – Beliefs

Some of my beliefs

I was brought up a Catholic
Going to church and all the trick
Confess my sins and not critic
I grew up, I thought it’s toxic
Some of its beliefs I don’t get
Made up my mind and no regret

I love Him Indoors and the son
Concentrate on them and have fun
With rain, wind, snow and the sun
They’re the best presents I have won
I love my mother and siblings
When we’re all together we all sing

I believe in being a friend
Meet and shopping at the weekend
I want someone with no pretend
Loyalty and I can defend
We can laugh and cry together
Walk the hill or swim in azure*
(120 words)

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* The LaCharta, created by Laura Lamarca, consists of a minimum of 3 stanzas with no maximum length stipulation. Each stanza contains 6 lines. The syllable count is 8 per line in iambic tetrameter and the rhyme scheme is aaaabb ccccdd eeeeff and so on. “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature and “Charta” in Latin, simply means “poem”.

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How I met my best friend

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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
When we meet we are full of glee
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
Lots of adventure and banter
My friends who pass the test of time
Friends who are here in my lifetime
We love dancing

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Joelle’s tales: First Thursday of the month #TMAT120 #writing #prompt for June , Nurt Thurs – Your One Belief

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TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS – Your earliest memory

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When we first moved house, I must be seven, my brother, eight and little sister, three. The new house wasn’t far from the old one and I was put on top of all our things in a cart and Dad and other uncles pushed the cart. Like a queen, I waved goodbye to old neighbours and saw people on the streets on our way to the new house. My brother said not to move that much, as we might fall off. We first entered the house with a bag of rice and salt. My cousins welcomed us and they were to be our new neighbours.

On top of a cart
As we moved to our new house
Cousins welcomed us

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First Thursday of the month #TMAT120 #writing #prompt for April

First Thursday of the month #TMAT120 #writing #prompt for April

Today’s prompt is: A vignette from your childhood

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I was three, my big brother was four and we were waiting in the other room, my father was pacing up and down. Until we heard my aunt said: “it’s a girl!” We all rushed in the room, we saw some blood and the baby crying and my mom was on the floor. My aunt told us to “go away, we’re not ready yet.”

Another memory was when our youngest brother was born, I was ten by this time and when we saw him, I thought he was the most gorgeous baby in the world. He had this massive black hair and his skin was all red, his eyes sparkling like diamonds, probably from crying. We’ve got to spoil this kid.

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Tell Me a Tale in 120 words: Your worst dream/nightmare/daydream

Tell Me a Tale in 120 words: Your worst dream/nightmare/daydream

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Pauline was looking forward to her holiday to Istanbul with her friend Janina. While they were packing their bags, Janina suggested they mix their stuff and bags in case some bags were lost or delayed, they’ve got at least some clothes from the other bag. Pauline agreed and packed their stuff.

At Istanbul airport, Pauline was surprised when the Customs asked her to open her suitcase. They checked it and took out Janina’s jewellery box. They asked her a lot of questions and she said it wasn’t hers, it’s her friend’s. They found some drugs hidden in it. By that time, Janina was nowhere to be found. And Pauline was arrested for a crime she didn’t commit. Such a nightmare!

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