The ancient trees stretched away

Photo by Trevor Cole

Walk along the shady trees
Trees of mahogany-brown
Brown forest of sleeping souls
Souls with pulsing hearts in town

A citadel of scurrying squirrels
Squirrels eating nuts and mushrooms
Mushrooms wild and special
Special and expensive one presumes

Rusting foliage and crispy grasses
Grasses still wet from the dew
Dew formed at night
Night with you know who

Of loping wolves and bears
Bears lumbering as they sleep
Sleep under the lucent stars
Stars of flashing silver as they peep

The ancient trees stretched away
Away from the crowds
Crowds young and noisy
Noisy as the rain with grey clouds*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Loop Poetry

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 48

One evening – 100 Word Wednesday: Week 45

Image Credit Brooke Lark

Special pasta arrabiata with chilli as I am able
Able to get the wine from the cellar so special
Bake the bread, glad I was able to make
Make it with onions and dinkel flour to bake
Tonight is the night and I am as high as a kite
Kite to stay in the sky as I tell him tonight
We have been waiting for years to have a baby
Baby so sweet to start a family as a we
Crying with joy as together we cling
Cling to each other as we start crying
Such an evening to remember

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 45

Holiday! 100 Word Wednesday: Week 44

Image Credit Brevitē

Passport, ticket, money
Camera and meds
We’re going to the sea
Excitement to spread

Camera and meds
Looking forward to fun
On a different bed
Holiday and action

We’re going to the sea
Or could be the Alps
As long as we are free
Not scratch our scalp

Excitement to spread
Experience new culture
We’re going ahead
Sunshine and wide azure

Looking forward to fun
Family and friends
When we dance and spun
Wish it never ends

On a different bed
Exotic food and drinks
As long as we’re fed
Pyramid and Sphinx

Holiday and action
Swimming and climbing

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 44

I am me – 100 Word Wednesday: Week 43

Image Credit Hybrid

I am me, I am my own person
Inasmuch as I am happy
In snow, rain, wind or the sun
I can climb hills and swim in the sea

Am I cool or what with my glasses?
Anyone, anywhere I can be
And the same goes with my bandannas
Add sugar and milk with my tea

Moments come and moments go
Make me think of my priorities
Man, give me something that glows
Macaroni and cheese, please

Over the hills and far away
One story, one book for each one
On such a fine day
Only me and the one*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Trolaan

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 43

Journey of life

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Image Credit Heather Sanders

Journey of life, not always smooth sailing
Rough ways, getting lost and other set-backs
Can’t stand still as the sky might fall
After the rain we see flowers blooming
The daffodils, bluebells and lilacs
We go through life, don’t have to look for cure-all

A vicious cycle that keeps on repeating itself
Do we go with the waves or find another way?
Do we weep for lost dream or create new one?
Whatever we do, we’re responsible for ourselves
Be they bright or grey, be swayed and find our way
Life is brilliant, don’t give up and let’s have fun

For: 27 October 2017 Friday Fictioneers, 100 Word Wednesday: Week 42


Jaws! 100 Word Wednesday: Week 41

Image Credit Bikurgurl

We queued for hours in Universal
The son was just four, Mickey was waiting
Such holiday fun, we were all joyful

Son was happy, he couldn’t stop clapping
When the Jaws came up, that was a surprise
We shouted even though it was acting

We shot the target, we had a big prize
And of course, the son wanted big Mickey
We were hungry, we had fish and French fries

Adventure in California us three
Back when the son was just a little boy
Also had fun with our shopping spree

We queued for hours in Universal
Such holiday fun

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 41

Goodbye, my friend, goodbye

Image Credit Bikurgurl

the time has come to say goodbye
I go this way, you go that way
no regrets, what we had was special
thanks for being part of my life
it was tough, but we made it through
beautiful memories, we’ll treasure them

we laughed, we cried, we argued, all them
we had a good run before this goodbye
the world against us but we made it through
but I think this is the best way
perhaps we’ll meet again in the after life
the jokes, getting lost, finding ways, special

goodbye, my friend, goodbye
we hug and part our ways

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 39