The Girl Who Became a Bear

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There was a single lady who was drunk
In a blink of an eye she turned to bear
Fear lashed her to frenzy, she’s got no spunk

With sheer force, she snatched a tattered armchair
She spun around and dust was all over
Like she was rooting for something out there

She wanted that things remained as they were
She was happy drinking with all her friends
But then everything turned to be a blur

As a bear, what could she do to make mends?
Could she curve her drinking and be good girl?
Perhaps she amends and start all these trends?

She promised to be good with a sly twirl
Doesn’t want to be a bear forever
Be a lady and time to meet her earl

She has time to think about her future
Could be wonderful and living with flair
As long as the situation can alter

And so the lady waited for some time
As she was and be part of paradigm
There was a single lady who was drunk
Fear lashed her to frenzy, she’s got no spunk*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Lauranelle, created by Laura Lamarca, is a hybrid (variation) of both the Villanelle and the Terzanelle forms. The poem is 22 lines in length opposed to the 19-line length of the aforementioned classical forms. Lines MUST be 10 syllables in length and also MUST be in iambic pentameter.

Rhyme scheme is as follows: aba bcb cdc ded efe fbf ggA(1)A(2)

Lines 1 and 3 MUST be repeated at Lines 21 and 22.

Poems can either be formatted in stanzas or as a whole piece without line-spacing.

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For: Writing Prompt #213 “It’s All in the Title”, Wordle 305 Jun 24 by brenda warren

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Saturday’s Mix – Sound – 24 June 2017

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Drip, drip, drip, that tap is getting on my nerves
Must have a firm grip to stop the drip, drip, drip
Otherwise I might have a trip to a coo-coo land

Coo-coo, coo-coo, coo-coo that’s our Swiss clock
Must take out the batteries to stop it from coo-cooing
HRH the son should have taken it with him when he left

He insisted of buying it when he was seven, I think
And so we have to suffer hearing its coo-coo every hour

Crash, bang, boom, what was that? A thunderstorm?
Him Indoors looking for his lost something in the house?
Part of the Greek wedding ceremony with plates smashing?
Crash, bang, boom, oh- oh- not again! Crash, bang, boom

Boo-hoo-hoo, what are you crying for? You should be happy
Do a hehehehe or a hahahaha or a hip hip hurray, hip hip hurray
Love to hear hehehehe sounds than a boo-hoo-hoo ones

For: Saturday’s Mix–24 June 2017

Growing Tableau – Photo Challenge #169

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Dark and Late” by Catherine Abbey Hodges: scintillating, leap, carries, each, flagrant, nonchalant, end, late, nights, spill, way, dawns  

Ways to grow a child
A great leap of faith
Support him at nights
Scintillating sun
Flagrant breach of rules
And nonchalant shrug

Spill him with love
He will grow for sure
Any way he could
Branched with all skills
Each skill so different
Others come out late*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Tableau, a poetry form created by Emily Romano in October of 2008, consists of one or more verses, each having six lines. Each line should have five beats. There is no set rhyme scheme, although rhyme may be present. The title should contain the word tableau.

Since the dictionary states the word tableau means picture or representation, the poem should reflect this. A picture should come to mind as the poem is read.

For: Photo Challenge #169, Whirligig 115

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Daily Picture Prompt 160 and Wordle #158

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Please look at this awestruck background
Desire to be there, I’m astound
Grey clouds in parallel to sea
The gentle slope of the mountain
Snow spill down, that’s for certain
Golem’s truth we tend to agree

We can ski when snow is enough
With my mal de coucou that’s tough
Strong desire to be on my own
Got no nerve to tell the others
Smoke gets in my eyes, such dumpers
They’re all so loud, didn’t want to moan

I’ll atone just to see this place
In this case, the sun has just shone*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Jeffreys Sonnet was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

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For: Daily Picture Prompt 160, Wordle #158

The farm – Saturday’s Mix– 3 June 2017

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credit: Eden Hills

Waking up in a cosy house
Aroma of baking in the kitchen
Seeded loaf in the oven and coffee brewing
Outside are some chicken and grouse

Grouse for dinner so delicious
Fresh eggs and milk from the cows for breakfast
The delight we feel as we wander through the farm
Swimming in the lake is gorgeous

Gorgeous is living in the farm
Hay bale, barn, some crops and vegetables, too
Smell of manure hangs thickly over the air
We don’t mind that, there is no harm

Harm no animals, joy they bring
Always with muddy boots as we work here
Might be hard work but we’re getting enough workout
The sun is up so we’re waking*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The RemyLa Rhyme Form, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 4 stanzas. Each stanza has four lines. The syllable count per stanza is 8/10/12/8 and rhyme scheme is abca defd ghig jklj. The first word of stanza 1 must also be the last word of stanza 4. The last word of stanza 1 must also be the first word of stanza 2 and the last word of stanza 2 must be the first word of stanza 3. Finally, the last word of stanza 3 must also be the first word of stanza 4.

This form is named after Laura’s daughter, Remy Lawren Lamarca. La is her signature.

For: Saturday’s Mix–3 June 2017

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 31st 2017 love in haiku

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wild flowers abound
grass so green and sky so blue
beauty around us

frame of nature
the gentle waves of the sea
watching the sunset

coconut trees sway
paddy fields in the background
birds chirping sweetly

rays of holiness
starting the day with thanks
with sunshine and love

trees glisten
autumn day is like a dream
cool breeze and dark time

autumn winds whisper
crispy leaves falling from trees
heaps of gold and red

with the lochs and moors
mists over the foreign highlands
caressing mountains

over the rainbow
in a land so far away
waiting for some hope

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 31st 2017 love in haiku