Sunday Writing Prompt – July 2, 2017: Love Flowers

Love breaks my bone and I laugh
Charles Bukowski said that, I mull
What does it mean to me and you?
I know you always make me laugh
When I’m down, you try to put me up
Either by talking about it or other ways
Or you’d do weird stuff that I forget
And I notice all the flowers around
All the ones you’ve planted for me

The brew of the café in the carafe
Pancit you cooked which made me full
Hydrangea and irises, flowers that are blue
The air is full of your good-nature chaff
When it’s empty you put tea in my cup
And you’re always there to give me praise
I’m glad to have you, you’re such an asset
After all these years, you make me astound
With thee my life is full of love and glee

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

  • thanking Him Indoors for our 31 years and counting

For: Sunday Writing Prompt – July 2, 2017: Love Flowers, Thank God, It’s Monday! – Week of July 3rd 2017: 5 things I’m thankful for today

B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #22 – ANNIVERSARY

Thirty one years of devotedness and love
All the experience and our adventure
With you it’s like a cooing of a dove
Together we try to find some answer

We’ve made our home and oh so contented
Our son and bride join us and tortoises
We’re grateful to all and feeling so blessed
Places we’ve visited give us real buzz

We’re so different and we argue sometimes
Each other’s quirks and idiosyncrasies
We have created our own paradigms
One thing for sure, the day we always seize

This month we celebrate our Anniversary
Thank you for making my life full of glee

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #22

Writing prompt 25th June, Mothers

mothers-love

Let me start with this
Although we are different
My Mum and I are the same
Same focus, both cool
We’re not so good in business
Or being tidy
Sometimes we forget some things
It doesn’t matter
When it comes to having fun
We know what to do
The town is always painted
Red, blue or yellow
Would do anything for her

Her beauty astounds us all
Life’s always a breeze so she flits
Broke into one and a million bits
Of love and care, to us her kids
Of time and devotion, no problem
Always there, served with a smile
And so this is the time to say thanks
And the mission for which it was due

Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland
Your breath sweeter than sampaguita as we string them into a lei
Your love, patience and smile, always there as you give us a hand
Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland

We cannot show enough gratitude for bringing us up first hand
Your tenderness, completely and sweetly given to us like a bouquet
Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland
We love you to the moon and back and all planets in the milky-way

For: Writing prompt 25th June, Mothers

Rondelet of Love

Thirty one years
They are not perfect but they’re ours
Thirty one years
Gone through a lot of cheers and tears
Seen a lot of sunsets and stars
Together we write our memoirs
Thirty one years*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long – octasyllabic or tetrameter.

Share Your World – June 12, 2017

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?

I usually do some laundry and ironing, cooking, etc. Otherwise, I cycle and swim with Him Indoors and we love travelling to different places. When I’m with my friends, we meet for coffee or lunch, shopping or walk while we talk.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I’d travel far and wide, see places we haven’t been and revisit the places we love. Buy HRH the son and his beautiful K a house of their own in a place of their choice. The rest of the money, donate to our favourite charities.

What makes you laugh the most?

Him Indoors, of course! He’s got this witty/dry humour. Also, some TV shows make me laugh, like Big Bang Theory, Two and a half Men, Friends, etc.

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?

I have no patience with our dozen TV/dvd/etc. remote controls. I don’t watch any TV if Him Indoors is not there (I don’t mind, really, got other things to do).

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

We went to the UK last week and we had a great time. We visited HRH the son and his beautiful K in Southampton, went to Portsmouth for the Dockyard and celebrated with Him Indoors’ parents their 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary in Coventry.

Tomorrow we’re celebrating our 31st Wedding Anniversary. We’ll probably cycle to our favourite Chinese Restaurant. I’ll order duck and Him Indoors will have his beef chillies, with a bottle of Sekt or some chilled Chablis. Bliss!

On Thursday we’re flying to Malta until Tuesday. We’ll celebrate Him Indoors birthday there.

Have a lovely week everyone!

For: Share Your World – June 12, 2017

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One love for all

giphy

Why do some people harm others?
We need answers
Love above all
So we don’t fall

From ancient times people differ
Devil stir
Corrupting some
Part of scum

Blessed are the poor and the meek
We help the weak
One love for all
We stand tall*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff

DOOR Template Instructions

(5) Words: | ABOVE | ANCIENT | PART | DEVIL | POOR |

For: Weekly Writing Prompt #92