Weekly Writing Challenge #143 – Broken

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(5) Words: | BRINK | WALK | GAZE | SKY | ROAD |

On the brink of the cliff hanging
Over a wide river she stood
Gazing at the sky, heart aching

Long walk of memories sting
Road of being misunderstood
On the brink of the cliff hanging

Broken promises, heart bleeding
Expectation not what it should
Gazing at the sky, heart aching

In the summer and in the spring
Tried to make amends as they could
On the brink of the cliff hanging

It didn’t work and so baffling
Together of unlikelihood
Gazing at the sky, heart aching

They have to move on, that’s the thing
It’s for the best for what it should
On the brink of the cliff hanging
Gazing at the sky, heart aching*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Villanelle


For: Weekly Writing Challenge #143, Broken

Disappear – Daily Prompt


Hey you, release me from shadowing you
I want to be wooed and meet few crew
I’d like to become a brand new me
To swim in the sea and be free
Leaving the branches of your existence
I want some clearance for my conscience
Channelling my resources to other stuff
I know being apart could be tough
Between you and me beading a space of sadness
I don’t want to make a fuss and I’m ageless
I don’t want to cheat by just disappearing
Instead of us always arguing and brawling
I don’t want our partnership to be chewed out
Let’s go to town to be merry before I dropout
Like that beastly cancer that we couldn’t beat
And for one last time, I’ll give you a treat

For: Disappear

Awkward – Daily Prompt


Trevor is an unobtrusive person. He lacks the ease and relaxation that a non-shy person may naturally have, causing him to come across as weird and awkward. He tends to keep himself to himself. He’s not well-dressed and doesn’t want to draw attention to himself. He’s also a dropout medical student and still lives with his parents. But before he abandoned his studies, he took home a skeleton for reasons nobody knew aside from him and put it in the shed. One day a neighbour was walking his dog at the back of Trevor’s house and saw the skeleton. The neighbour was frightened and called the police. The police came and arrested Trevor for stealing a university hospital’s skeleton.

For: Awkward

Premature – Daily Prompt


It was tough, every month waiting and hoping, hoping for the positive result. Hoping for some good news. It has been nearly six years and we’ve been trying to have a baby. But it wasn’t meant to be. I would take the test and usually came out defeated. Not this month, perhaps next month, we’d be lucky. And so it carried on. Until we said OK we’re giving up, we just have to accept that we won’t be able to start a family. That it would be just the two of us. We planned for our lives together. We planned for some holidays. We joined the gym, we started cycling and walking. Life couldn’t be happier. Until the time we flew to Britain for holiday. I was sick, I thought it was just the turbulence. Then I just realised I haven’t had my period for quite some time, so I took the pregnancy test. To our big surprise – it was positive. I was pregnant. Such great feeling, to be pregnant without really thinking about it, without being worried about it. Great! Then he arrived, a premature baby, but we didn’t mind. He’s ours, he’s our big surprise! He’s now 26 and happily married to beautiful K.

For: Premature

Rebel – Daily Prompt


It happened again! This was the second time that I have seen her ghost. She was wearing a flowing white wedding gown, barefoot, her long hair cascading and she was running. I was taking photos of some of the spring flowers that were peeking out in the garden – cherry blossoms, crocuses, daffodils and some tulips. When I looked at the photos, she was there in the background; just some part of her gown was shown. The first time I saw her, she was coming down the stairs, also in a rush. I just saw some parts of her black hair. I thought I was just imagining things, but that time, it was also very cold in that part of the house.

I rang my mother straight away and she said it was probably my great, great ancestor Maria Clara who was supposed to get married but the groom didn’t turn up. Ibarra, the groom was on his way to the church when he was captured by the Spanish Civil Guards. They accused him of rebellion and sentenced to be hanged. Maria Clara went to see him in prison but they denied her of that right. She went berserk and tried to kill the guard. In his defence, the guard shot her. It was very tragic.

For: Rebel

Bubble – Daily Prompt


A contagious disease requires you to be put into quarantine for a whole month (don’t worry, you get well by the time you’re free to go!). How would you spend your time in isolation?

Inside the bubble for a whole month
How would I spend my time in isolation?
Easy peasy, lemon squishy, I’d read and write
I’d be able to read all the books I’ve wanted to read
But didn’t have the time to do it – from the classic
Romance, thriller, suspense, love stories and others
I’d be able to write some fiction, nonfiction, musings
Post some photographs and stories on my blog
Read some of the posts from other bloggers
Comment on them, like them and reblogged
I’d be able to see what’s happening online
Ring up people, what’s up or viber them
Write and send cards to family and friends
Sign up and do some open online courses
There’s a whole lot of subjects to choose from
From different universities around the world
Yes, I think I’d be able to manage a month off

For: Bubble