Granny’s inheritance

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The blue and white pattern
Other colours, too
It is now our turn
For what it is due

Other colours, too
Granny’s inheritance
Been there as we grew
Miss her in her absence

It is now our turn
To have these dishes
Better than flatiron
Keep them in boxes

For what it is due
Will pass them to our kids
I know they’re not new
Their value for more quids

Granny’s inheritance
Remembering her
Sitting there in silence
We never bicker

Been there as we grew
With tea and apple pie
Until all kids flew
Granny left we said bye

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 28, Writing Wednesday – 19 July 2017

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Jake and his bike

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Nicolas Picard

Jake and his extreme bicycling
All his gruelling tricks and so much fun
Spends most of his days practicing with his cycling
In the summer, autumn, spring

Spring comes and he’s out with friends
They play football or hang around with girls
Roller blading, hiking and swimming in the lake
Drinks and parties at the weekends

Weekends sometimes with his girlfriend
They go to the cinema and have fun
They go out for a meal or buy some take away
They play online and what’s on trend

Trend or not, he’s so cool, our Jake
Jake and his extreme bicycling

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 27, Writing Wednesday – 12 July 2017

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Fun walking by the seaside

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Fun walking by the seaside
Lil’one carried by Papa
Lil’one had a lot of rides

Lil’one is our very own diva
Her wish is our command
Lil’one carried by Papa

Cool walking by the strand
Watching people passing by
Her wish is our command

Calm breeze and blue sky
We have just had fish and chips
Watching people passing by

Forgetting all the hardships
It’s good to be out of town
We have just had fish and chips

Watching puppets and clown
Fun walking by the seaside
It’s good to be out of town
Lil’one had a lot of rides*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Terzanelle is a poetry type which is a combination of the villanelle and the terza rima forms. It is a 19-line poem consisting of five interlocking triplets/tercets plus a concluding quatrain in which the first and third lines of the first triplet appear as refrains. The middle line of each triplet is repeated, reappearing as the last line of the succeeding triplet with the exception of the center line of the next-to-the-last stanza which appears in the quatrain. The rhyme and refrain scheme for the triplets is as follows:

1. A
2. B
3. A

4. b
5. C
6. B

7. c
8. D
9. C

10. d
11. E
12. D

13. e
14. F
15. E

Ending Type 1:

16. f
17. A
18. F
19. A

Ending Type 2:

16. f
17. F
18. A
19. A

Each line of the poem should be the same metrical length.

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 26, Writing Wednesday – 5 July 2017

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The girl with tattoos – 100 Word Wednesday

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Image Credit: Felix Russel;-Saw

the girl with tattoos
tattoos that she choose
express her identity
marking her body
she walks in the field briskly

what do they all mean?
her life she’s the queen
in control of everything
she’s happy with them
they’re her finest gem
she wants to live life with zing

when will she stop?
perhaps it’s nonstop
like a form of addiction
continue till end
we can’t comprehend
what was done can’t be undone

she’s the girl with tattoos
she’s got different views
doesn’t want to be the same
with any others
we have no answers
just accept what she became

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 18, Writing Wednesday – 10 May 2017

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Just passing by – 100 Word Wednesday: Week 14

Just passing by – 100 Word Wednesday: Week 14

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Image Credit: Anjo Beckers Photography

Don’t mind me I’m just an old guy

Eating my food and passing by

Nice to see the couple so high

Man is waiting for her reply

She’s thinking about it, I guess

Reminds me of my youth, God bless

 

I’ve always loved watching people

Making up stories I’m able

Somehow it makes my day not dull

Dialogues and fights, so ample

Then I go back to my own home

On my own and so monochrome

 

I once had a colourful life

Been all over the place with wife

Meet her again in afterlife

Just passing by with my life

 

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

 

 

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 14, Writing Wednesday – 5 April 2017

Victory – Writing Wednesday – 15 February 2017

Victory – Writing Wednesday – 15 February 2017

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Me and my gal always together
We laugh, we fight and we just chatter
She’s in my team and we’re winners
Our teacher tells us off coz we’re chewers
I’m sure when she grows up, she’ll be a cracker

I wish I may, I wish I might
That our future be always bright
Reveal the mask of shallowness
And that we shouldn’t make a fuss
Collapse from the radiant fight
And with your armour, my knight
Emerge a winner of the track
And for you to come back
Longing for you and you alone
And I could put you on your throne
The river runs deep and oh, so cold
Like it was always been foretold
I can feel it in my bones, your love
Like the cooing of the dove
The reel of passion all wound up
I don’t want a breakup nor a shakeup

 

For: Writing Wednesday – 15 February 2017

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On love and equality –

On love and equality –

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Image Credit: Stephanie of La Photographie

Together we stand for what we love

Equality, understanding and hope

With perseverance, one day they will come

 

Healthcare, housing and other basic rights

Everyone should have these benefits

Together we stand for what we love

 

We’re all equal, with any race and religion

Sharing love, acceptance and kindness

Equality, understanding and hope

 

And so we fight for all these to happen

Never give up, we are all for them

With perseverance, one day they will come

 

Healthcare, housing and other basic rights

We’re all equal, with any race and religion

And so we fight for all these to happen

 

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

 

For: 100 Word Weekly Writing Challenge —Week 5. Also for: Writing Wednesday – 8 February 2017, Write Anything Wednesday #105