FFfAW Challenge – Don’t heap coals of fire on my head

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan!

Don’t heap coals of fire on my head
After the wild evening
Cajoled me to calm down instead
Oh my head is aching
I cringed when I thought about it
That practice made me look halfwit
I cringed ‘bout it
I cringed ‘bout it
Blighted me like some kind of twit

Don’t heap coals of fire on my head
Don’t call me names as well
I really need to go to bed
That lady made a spell
Can’t help but sigh like a wild wolf
Character in Virginia Woolf
Can’t help but sigh
Can’t help but sigh
A desperate and small wolf

Don’t heap coals of fire on my head
Close to losing my mind
I have to woo her and we wed
Which means I could be blind
I am in love, I think I am
I’m not sure, I am in a jam
I am in love
I am in love
It’s like I was hit by a tram*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Trijan Refrain

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For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of March 20, 2018, Wordle 343 Mar 17 by brenda warren

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FFfAW Challenge – the windmill

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Fandango. Thank you Fandango!

tulips and windmills
the Netherlands at its best
blue skies and tall trees

windmills or windpumps
generate electricity
convert energy

bicycles and trams
a cruise along the canal
“Hallo” with a smile

long weekend in Spring
flowers blooming, friends happy
lovely holiday

For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of February 27, 2018

The shock of broken dreams

The shock of broken dreams
I no longer exist
Time runs on slippery beams

Lock on chains and themes
Tongue on shard, I hissed
The shock of broken dreams

On the screen some breams
I’m a runner, didn’t get the gist
Time runs on slippery beams

Shoe on grass it gleams
I haven’t been kissed
The shock of broken dreams

The world was full of screams
In the museum I persist
Time runs on slippery beams

Nothing is permanent it seems
A story with a twist
The shock of broken dreams
Time runs on slippery beams*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Villanelle

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For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 19, 2017, Photo Challenge #193, Wordle 330 Dec 16 by brenda warren

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FFfAW Challenge – Miaow! I’m on the road

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Enisa. Thank you Enisa!

Miaow! I’m on the road
I go where she goes
That car has just been towed
Do you like my pose?

I go where she goes
At home and in school
I’m the one she chose
Even in a car-pool

That car has just been towed
On his way to work
Not following the code
He works as a clerk

Do you like my pose?
Pretty for a kitten
When I’ve grown, who knows?
And in her heart, I won*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Quadrilew

For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 5, 2017

FFfAW Challenge – It’s a new day, a new dawn

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Footy and Foodie. Thank you for our prompt!

It’s a new day, a new dawn
Dawn so amazing to wake up to
To accept the challenges it gives
Gives us the freedom to continue

Moments come and go
Go with the flow, I always say
Say what we wish, do what we want
Want to sleep, rest, work, love and play

At the end of the day, the sun sets
Sets and organises us to dream
Dream to our heart’s content
Content to go downstream

Seize every moment we’ve got
Got to experience love and pain
Pain that will make us stronger
Stronger in our body, soul and brain*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Loop Poetry

For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of November 21, 2017

Deep in his heart, he’s taking his part

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Dorothy. Thank you Dorothy!

Deep in his heart, he’s taking his part
Walking in the square
With all the cars of the tsars
White robe he wears

He sways as he plays
In the heat of the sun
His backpack a drawback
To conceal a gun

He reaches for the breech
It’s now or never
With full spirit he’s got to pull
Then everything went blur*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Triquatrain form

DOOR Template Instructions

(5) Words: | REACH | DEEP | SQUARE | FULL | PLAY |

For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of October 24, 2017, Weekly Writing Prompt #112

How fortunate we are for there is love

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Elaine Farrington Johnson. Thank yoiu Elaine!

How fortunate we are for there is love
We amble in the street, aged and young
Preparing like the cooing of the dove
How fortunate we are for there is love
On a parched road we walk in peace, not shove
How fortunate we are for there is love
We amble in the street, aged and young*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.

Make writing a Triolet more challenging! Make each line 8 syllables in length (4 metrical feet), written in iambic tetrameter (the more common way), or try it in pentameter (English version) where each line only has 10 syllables (5 metrical feet).

For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of October 3, 2017, Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 7 October 2017

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