Friday Fictioneers – The air cools and the crickets sing

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

The air cools and the crickets sing
The lights dance, too by the canal
Welcoming me in open arms
I’ve learned my lessons, hope’s not late

I’ve been through a lot of journeys
The air cools and the crickets sing
Went through all the seasons of life
From the bridge comes the reflection

Will he be there waiting for me?
Will he be glad to see me back?
The air cools and the crickets sing
Life’s strange but I know I’m back

Geraniums on their balconies
Some people are just waking up
As the wind paddles up and down
The air cools and the crickets sing*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Quatern

For: 22 June 2018 Friday Fictioneers


Friday Fictioneers – Don’t walk away

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Is it wrong to search my soul?
So I know what indeed is my role
When I wonder deep down its meaning
And forgiveness I am begging
When I pushed the cobwebs of lies
And each one has his lows and highs
Is it wrong to find atonement?
When there was a creepy silent?

don’t walk away
an atonement to play
haunted by the past
the horror aghast
eerie silence
air of grievance
a solemn requiem
our hearts are numb
of people who didn’t make it
when they were split
separation and fate
such a heavy weight
don’t walk away

For: 8 June 2018 Friday Fictioneers


Friday Fictioneers – Uncle Tom

PHOTO PROMPT © Connie Gayer

Digging soil
Muddy boots
Time to prepare things in garden
Lucky to rent plots in allotment
Denim dungarees
Rain, shine
Hard work

Uncle Tom
Gardening hat
Double digging, pruning, planting, weeding, watering
Organic gardening, crop rotation, soil management
Everyday chores
Healthy living
Retirement hobby

Uncle’s life
His plants
His dog following where he goes
Got a deck chair to rest
Uncle’s plants
Uncle’s garden
Uncle’s love*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Trinet

For: 1 June 2018 Friday Fictioneers


Up Around the Corner

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Up around the corner
Crystal bowl from Grandma
At home from Shangri-La
Belongs to us with myrrh
Strips of ivy fir
Close to our hearts we saw

Hiding in the cardboard
Invisible we thought
Skipping through time nought
With black cloth we adored
Laugh we did as we roared
Hoping we won’t get caught

Memories in our hearts
Love that Grandma imparts*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* HexSonnetta


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Friday Fictioneers – Mystery

PHOTO PROMPT submitted by Courtney Wright. © Photographer prefers to remain anonymous.

He got drunk at the bar
Laughed out loud
And got animated with friends
Queen waited in bazaar
They had rowed
Not winning hearts at the weekend

He checked the family
Eagles flew, pair of boots were left
Harsh words, didn’t agree
Some algae
On the way home, was there a theft?

Case of the missing man
Police called
Up to this day, was never solved
They mourned in that span
Over brawled
People talked, some stories revolved*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Tri-fall


For: 18 May 2018 Friday FictioneersWordle 352 May 20 by bwarren

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Follow the path as I ascend

PHOTO PROMPT © Karen Rawson

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Praise the Rain” by Joy Harjo: praise, raven, dignity, cloud, forget, spirit, path, roads, song, singer, more, rain

Follow the path as I ascend
Sing a song on the road
And praise the raven that you send
Bright clouds as you bestowed
Forget the past and don’t stray
In the spirit of the day
Forget the past
Forget the past
Weigh my chances and seek my way

Follow the path as I ascend
And with my dignity
As the rain pours, I’m here to mend
Coming here with a plea
Don’t ask for more than I deserve
And this peace I want to preserve
Don’t ask for more
Don’t ask for more
If there’s a problem, I will swerve

Follow the path as I ascend
Humming like a singer
Send me notes that I comprehend
So I don’t have to err
I am lucky, life is a bliss
Going for a walk just like this
I am lucky
I am lucky
He waits for me and gives me kiss*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Trijan Refrain


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Friday Fictioneers – Watch the world pass by

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

in the summer we cycle
to the beer garden and by the lake
having ice-cream, never a lull
watch the world pass by if that’s what it takes
garden of flowers, mostly brambles
take it easy, we deserve a break
birds build nests, hedgehogs do the round
children laughing, people passing all around
time to be with friends
having picnics, singing and lots more
joy of summer, don’t want it to end
stroll in the moor
visit family, all the love we send
discover places, see what’s in store
honeysuckle, lavender and roses
these activities give us a real buzz

For: 30 March 2018 Friday Fictioneers