Such a surprise!

Photo by Jane

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Her Sweet Deceit” by James Laughlin: joys, best, surprise, hair, think, someone, sweet, deceit, only, laugh, girls, alike

Such a surprise when I saw you
A sweet surprise out of the blue
And to think of all the places
We are to meet here as it does
Two girls laughing and all the buzz
We’re so alike with our auras
Known each one since we had braces
We used to share jeans and blouses
Someone like you bring the best fuzz
With the joys you give for ages
Only friend that I know is true
Had fun until we say adieu*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Duo-rhyme, a poetic form created by Mary L. Ports, is a 10 or 12-line poem, with the first two and last two lines having the same rhyme scheme, and the center of the poem (lines #3 through #8 or #10) having their own separate monorhyme scheme.

Meter: 8 beats per line, written in iambic tetrameter (4 linear feet of iambic) Rhyme Scheme: 10-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a and 12-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 31, Whirligig 122

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Waiting for something to happen

Photo by Jennifer Pallian

There are things I’ve done and places I’ve been
Where I may have hurt you and I don’t know
Err I’m sure I have done but haven’t seen
Bear with me and take this night as I owe
So take this night to let me be
Grow with me and please forgive me
Show me you care with your smile
Snow or rain I come with a plea
Midnight comes and what’s to happen
Waiting for something to happen
We thought this was our haven
Waiting for something to happen
Promises not being delivered
Still waiting for something to happen

(c) layleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 30

Nature becomes me

Image by Bikurgurl

Nature wears the colours of the spirit
Could be cold, hot, or any climate
I think of myself as being fortunate

Nature becomes me, going with or against the flow
Every day is different, enjoying the sun, the rain or snow
Swimming in the sea, admiring flowers in the meadow

On top of the world, we kissed and nature’s our witness
Look around us, trees, birds – they’re all breathless
The gift of nature and I’m happy here, that’s a plus

Daffodils and bulbs burst into life
Part of our life now and the afterlife
Tulips and wildflowers all in rife

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 29

Granny’s inheritance

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


Jake and his bike

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


Fun walking by the seaside

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


Walk in the shadow of the night – 100 Word Wednesday: Week 23

Image Credit Jesse Williams

Walk in the shadow of the night in trance
Give me a chance to whisper like a wind
Like I was pinned within touch with romance
At the entrance of the diner with grin
Rancid water ridged with ripples
Touched by angels on the altar
Such a delight when I saw you
Who I knew was my knight
And a miracle so to speak
You kissed my cheek which made it right
Then you ignite like cliff-hanger
Like a myrrh of the night
Hand in hand we wander on the street
In your blue suit and my polka dot dress

(c) ladyleemanila 2017


For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 23, Wordle 303 Jun 10 by brenda warren