Tuesday Photo Challenge – Golden

Golden age, that’s what I am now
An adult in every way
Full of wisdom and experience
Full of fun and adventure
Full of love and connection
Gone were the days when I was innocent
Gone were the days when I was awkward
Gone were the days when I was unsure
Now, I could do what, where and when I want
Now, I could decide for myself
Now, I’ve got the love and friendship I need
Ah! To live like this forever is quite fun!


soft whisper of breeze
the golden sun as it sets
Manila Bay’s view

on golden pond
water lilies, frogs, turtles
living happily

living happily
water lily in my hair
see my reflection

see my reflection
enjoying the gorgeous day
sitting by the pond

For: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Golden

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow

as yellow as the sun
with you my life’s so bright
I could fly like a kite
we’ve always have some fun
I’ve felt like I have won
you’d always been my knight

yellow means happiness
I’m happy when you’re here
your voice I’d like to hear
our world’s full of goodness
and of course, rosiness
my universe, that’s clear

life is so wonderful
we’ve got to be thankful*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The HexSonnetta, created by Andrea Dietrich, consists of two six-line stanzas and a finishing rhyming couplet with the following set of rules:

Meter: Iambic Trimeter
Rhyme Scheme: a/bb/aa/b c/dd/cc/d ee

For: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow, FFF295 – COOTAMUNDRA WATTLE


Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bugs


bustling bee pollinating
stunning flower blooms
glorious bouquet and colour

amusement with bumblebee
bug in a fairy dance
charming in a supple haze


pretty butterfly, its wings beating the summer air
youth and innocence, good qualities to possess
happy as a cloud as it flutters around the square
yin and yang the balance of the soul for its success
nurturing the flowers as it flies to them with care
gracious as the sun and wind sighing without stress

exquisite colours
rainbow in a butterfly
pleasurable day

swaying butterfly
like lively ballet dancer
spins with the wind

For: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bugs

Tuesday Photo Challenge – History


together we fight for freedom
together we overcome
we have to be free
colonisation from Spain
battle till the end
independence is worth it
for generations to come

enemies attack
warriors defend precious soil
battle of the sea
great ancestors of the land

courageous people
defending sea till the end
freedom protected
the fruit of their hardship

they fought for our freedom
learning the past through art
at the gallery

country’s history
as part of our heritage
should know them by heart


women took part, too
Philippine Revolution
our own heroines

acknowledging them
they struggle for our freedom
we’re so proud of them

Other “histories”:

For: Tuesday Photo Challenge – History, Tuesdays of Texture | Week 27 of 2017

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Steps


Two more steps
You heard my footsteps
A yearning hope
I’m sure we can cope
On a crispy day
A day not so grey
A shining sun
I think we’ve won
“Free at last!”
Trial we’ve surpassed
A phrase uttered
We can go forward
The start of a chapter
We are its author
The second volume
As our love blossom
A rage for change
May be strange
Still not late
Isn’t life great?


A cat in a hat by the steps
He’s alert when he hears footsteps
Purrs when I pass, that makes me gay
The cat in a hat makes my day

Sometimes he plays with other cats
With bobcats, tomcats and wildcats
And sometimes he catches his prey
The cat in a hat makes my day

When he catch a mouse, he’s so proud
I stroke his head and he meowed
I swap his hat to a beret
The cat in a hat makes my day

A cat in hat by the steps
The cat in a hat makes my day

For: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Steps