Prompt #1977 Visual Prompt – Wedding Portrait

Prompt #1977 Visual Prompt – Wedding Portrait

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Photo Credit: Wedding Bells on Last Door Down the Hall Blog

 

give

and take

heart and soul

two hearts one soul

in sickness and in health

to cope with the heavy burden

giving light and support to each other

touching the earth and reaching for the stars

settling down and giving birth to the next generation

and falling in love every day with the same person

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: Prompt #1977 Visual Prompt – Wedding Portrait, Wordle 283 Jan 22 by Brenda Warren

 

Prompt #1970 Visual Prompt – Alice in Galaxy Land

Prompt #1970 Visual Prompt – Alice in Galaxy Land

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Photo Credit: Sharon Brogan on Flickr

Alice asked: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
Depends on where you want to go, answered the cat as he sneered
She didn’t really care much
Then, it didn’t matter as such
She carried on walking for as long as she had the right footwear

What can I do when a day is 48 hours long?
Is the time fast or slow? I’ll probably get the bong
And can go anywhere and whatever time I want
All I feel like doing now is eating frozen currants
Adventure is what I want, adventure is what I get
All these hundreds of things, easy enough to forget
I’d like to be in Jane Austen’s book meeting Mr. Darcy
I can be choosy, why not, my lord…my lord… my lady
Or in one of the fairy tale stories changing endings
Giving my springs, stings and zings to our darlings
Like Elsa and Anna in Frozen, who are strong characters
They have happy ending without their Prince Charming lovers
Unlike the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, who’s always late
I’m always on time with 10 minutes to spare for my date
I’ll enjoy this time travelling going from one place to another
The experience will make me appreciate life deeper and better

I am just a dot in the galaxy
The world is a stage and I have a part
Either do it right or do it badly
I may not be Beethoven or Mozart
But I will try my best, which is the key
Just make it happen, before I depart
Enjoy the experience and challenges
The travel and friendship that give me buzz

For: Prompt #1970 Visual Prompt – Alice in Galaxy Land

Prompt #1963 Visual Prompt of the Week – Take Time to Smell the Roses

Prompt #1963 Visual Prompt of the Week – Take Time to Smell the Roses

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Photo Credit: moment on Big Happy Fun House

take time to smell the roses
sweet spring, enjoy life’s offer
relish the air in the azure

be glad we have all the choices
let us not take things for granted
let’s appreciated them as fitted

scent of a rose gives me a buzz
don’t have to be in a hurry
enjoying life that is the key

think of the love and its auras
and what goes around, comes around
kids playing in merry-go-round

take time to smell the roses
for one day we won’t be able
just enjoy it and be grateful*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.

Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.

For: Prompt #1963 Visual Prompt of the Week – Take Time to Smell the Roses

Prompt #1928 Visual Prompt of the Week – Waiting for the Train

Prompt #1928 Visual Prompt of the Week – Waiting for the Train

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Photo Credit: Pat Kight on Flickr

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Evening” by Raymond Carver: languid, autumn, coming, loss, exceptional, outline, hinted, suffer, longing, back, more, die

Waiting for the train one autumn afternoon
Afternoon of exceptional loss and waiting
Languid of suffering when you don’t return
Return to me, longing for you, now languid
Coming back to me all memories we share
Share but now no more for you’re not coming

I don’t really know the outline of my plan
Plan of just going where the train goes, I
Perhaps there’s some hope out there
There in the unknown place perhaps
New town, a new beginning, new me
Me and my old suitcase ready for new*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Mirror Sestet, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem that can be written in one or more stanzas of 6 lines each. The specific guidelines for this form are as follows:

The first word of line 1 rhymes with the last word of line 1.
The first word of line 2 is the last word of line 1
and the last word of line 2 is the 1st word of line 1.

The first word of line 3 rhymes with the last word of line 3.
The first word of line 4 is the last word of line 3
and the last word of line 4 is the 1st word of line 3.

The first word of line 5 rhymes with the last word of line 5.
The first word of line 6 is the last word of line 5
and the last word of line 6 is the 1st word of line 5.

The Mirror Sestet can also be written in non-rhyme.
All rules must be followed except there is no 1st and last word rhyming. 

For: Prompt #1928 Visual Prompt of the Week – Waiting for the Train, Whirligig 88 by Magical Mystical Teacher