100 Word Wednesday: Week 59 – Cycling here and there

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “I loved you first: but afterwards your love” by Christina Rossetti: love, might, know, length, long, measures, rich, makes, wax, wrong, strength, one

I’ll go this length as a measure
Of how rich my love is and its strength
Don’t get me wrong, I know it takes two to tango
Through thick and thin, we’re together

How long have we known each other?
We’ve been together for more than thirty
Creating and sharing memories of our lives
As one, making us stronger

Cycling here and there, up and down
Through the narrow streets, through the forest
To the beer garden and to parks in the summer
And even to the shops downtown

I don’t cycle as fast as you
You’re always there, waiting*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* RemyLa Rhyme Form

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 59, Whirligig 149: Valentine’s Day Edition

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 58 – to be loved

Photo by Elijah Macleod

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Wanting it Darker” by Ben Ladouceur: coffee, mountain, painting, longer, soften, sad, numb, still, even, buildings, hand, each

The cold wind numbs her
Walking through the buildings
Each step seems longer
They used to walk here
Hand in hand
The rest of the world
Are not part of them
Just the two of them
That was then
When she was loved
And he was loved
Sad but life goes on
Trust was broken
Over and over
Even when they climbed the mountain
And looked at the paintings
Still they had to face the truth
They were not meant to be
Best to part ways
The memories stay
Some happy and some sad
No regrets, time to move on

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 58, Whirligig 148

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 55 – Without any frost she twirled

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “In the Cold Country” by Barbara Howes: glittering, welcome, wreath, frost, whispering, hibernate, caves, rejected, breath, mirage, under, falter

Welcome to the glittering world
Without any frost she twirled
Under the whispering zephyr
Not to hibernate but meander
The water so fresh and the air around her swirled

Wreaths of clouds formed above the sea
Her steps faltered and she sighed with glee
She rejected going to caves
And even though she misbehaves
She enjoys the water and no one gets angry

Every time the waves hit the rocks
Her frock gets wet and she squawks
The ocean is her breath of life
And she will be here even afterlife
Wherever she will be, she’ll return to the docks*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Florette (Form No. 2)

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 55, Whirligig 145

Happy New Year everyone!

Photo by Aldric Rivat

As we all approach the New Year
We wonder what it brings
Release the stars and lights so clear
Spare us the gutter stings
Good tidings it brings for us all
Roll the dice and see what’s our call
Good tidings
Good tidings
Down the lane we don’t feel small

Splitting atoms and new finds
A gold pin of honour
Fall in line for all thing spellbinds
Do things that make us whir
Carpe diem or seize the day
Sometimes we need a breakaway
Carpe diem
Carpe diem
Do things that make our days not grey

Happy New Year everyone!

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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It is the season to be merry


It is the season to be merry
And to share some of our goody
Let’s think of the poor and the homeless
And in our own ways, show our kindness
We could bake, make or cook something sweet and tasty

Christmas cocktails, mulled wine or punch
With family or loved ones for lunch
Visiting a lonely neighbour
Treating children for chips and burger
Ringing our mother and sending her flower bunch

Spreading love and happiness
Makes us happy that’s a bonus
Celebrate the birth of our Lord
Making music in our keyboard
It’s the time to be courageous and boisterous

(c) ladyleemanila 2017


For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 50, Tale Weaver #151 – 21st December – Christmas Edition

I wish I may – 100 Word Wednesday : Week 49

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I wish I may, hope I can make a wish
Be able to fly like a bird, see the world
I wish I may make a wish, see the world

No pain, no heartache, no misunderstanding
People are sympathetic and help each other
No pain, no heartache, people help each other

A big smile for each one, start the day
“Pay kindness forward” and spread peace
“Pay kindness forward” to start the day

I wish I may, “pay kindness forward”
To be able to fly like a bird and spread peace
No pain, no heartache, big smile for each one

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 49

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