Following your shadow, my bread and salt

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PHOTO PROMPT © Kelvin M. Knight

I send to you the thread of my life
Let’s not end the day with our strife
With every breath, I know I love you
All the challenges we have to go through
Following your shadow, my bread and salt
Head over heels in love, like a somersault
I speak with greater eloquence or gravity
To the depth of your heart, give me your key
Landscape so blissfully wonderful
With you, my life is always beautiful
The sense of our being and of our love
A soft sound, like the cooing of a dove

For: 15 September 2017 Friday Fictioneers, Writing Wednesday – 13 September 2017

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I am the king of the road

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Don Naman Photography 2017

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “‘I am the last…'” by Charles Simic: retreating, road, birch, mud, one-eyed, cut, saber, hair, clothes, lined, sell, waving

I am the king of the road
Road sometimes muddy far and wide
Wide away from the one-eyed monster
Monster who doesn’t know how to hide

With my long hair and cool clothes
Clothes that are lined and well cut
Cut the queue because I’m famous
Famous rock star, the best in the circuit

I’ll meet you by the birch tree
Tree with leaves all waving
Waving and selling tickets
Tickets for tonight with all the swing

From town to town, gig to gig
Gig that makes fans devoted
Devoted to songs I sing
Sing to my fans so avid*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line. In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4. This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 34, Whirligig 126 , Writing Wednesday – 30th of August 2017

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Granny’s inheritance

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Image by Bikurgurl

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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Bikurgurl 2017

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