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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FFfAW Challenge – Brace yourself for I’m cool

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by shivamt25. Thank you shivamt25 for our prompt!

Brace yourself for I’m cool
Chasing my dream with hope
At the bottom is nope
Ding dong late for school
Faux-fur jacket to rule
Rebel kid my scope

Traffic at the crossroads
Having coffee with you
Enjoying a nice brew
Lock my bike with the codes
Chains and pens I’ve got loads
Then let’s go to the zoo

So cool with my glasses
This coffee gives me buzz*

(C) ladyleemanila 2017

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* The HexSonnetta, created by Andrea Dietrich, consists of two six-line stanzas and a finishing rhyming couplet with the following set of rules:

Meter: Iambic Trimeter
Rhyme Scheme: a/bb/aa/b c/dd/cc/d ee

For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of September 26, 2017, Wordle 318 Sep 23 by brenda warren

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FFfAW Challenge – Hope flows from my soul

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by artycaptures.wordpress.com. Thank you artycaptures!

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Trying to Pray” by Twyla Hansen: press, palms, bow, songbirds, ravage, butterflies, fox, farmer, tomatoes, dazzled, munching, flows

Songbird cuts the calm with a serenade
I press the palms of my hands together
Hope flows from my soul searching for answer
Dazzled with unknown and what it conveyed

I bow my head, reach up my hand as I prayed
Sweet butterflies hover by the altar
Songbird cuts the calm with a serenade
I press the palms of my hands together

The farmer and his tomatoes as he sprayed
Munching them after he sprayed the acre
I saw a fox following him with his fur
Like a jackal at the moon as it bayed
Songbird cuts the calm with a serenade*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Rondel – a French form consisting of 13 lines: two quatrains and a quintet, rhyming as follows: ABba abAB abbaA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats.

For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of September 5, 2017, Whirligig 127

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The sea is cool, better than the pool

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

The sun is bright, we’re all alright
The sea is cool, better than the pool
Zoe and Yanna playing, Beng and Amy swimming
Eating adobo and rice, Zoe’s hungry, she ate twice
Packed lunch from hotel, made us peckish from the smell
Lovers paddling on the boat, kayaking and banana float
Island hopping is quite fun, everything’s nice with the sun
Splashing water to each other, look at the colour- it’s azure

Friends at sea
Swimming and eating
Kayaking
Island hop
Like creatures of the water
One fine, lovely day
(90 words)

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of 8-01-2017