10-line Poem Challenge #9: Copla Real


She examines her red attire
Her palm’s all sweaty, she’s nervous
And then he comes, the fine squire
Love at first sight with dear Alice
Falls down his knees, gives her sapphire

There’s a serpent in the garden
The squire kills it with his sword
Cheers from all for what he has done
Alice kisses him as reward
The date’s brilliant, they’re having fun

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: 10-line Poem Challenge #9: Copla RealSaturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 14 July 2018

Music Challenge #31: “Killing Me Softly” – The Fugees #amwriting #musicchallenge #MLMM

T’was a masterful illusion
Great finesse of a charmer, hun
A charlatan who sells nostrums
And with all the catalogue of lies, such craftsman

Dreams were shattered, you as lover
Central to it was money err
I could have empathise with you
You have got to do it and left me here after

My cri de coeur, don’t leave me here
Brevity of love you smeared
I have to get up and move on
Coping up and learning the lesson, that is clear

(c) ladyleemanila 2018


For: Music Challenge #31: “Killing Me Softly” – The Fugees #amwriting #musicchallenge #MLMM, Wordle #203

Tale Weaver/ Fairy Tale # 179 – Voyage of Discovery – 12/7/18

Image: The Mayflower – Google images (Labelled for reuse)

My own voyage of discovery
Crossing the seas, searching for truths
No agenda, no deadlines, just try
The road may not be smooth nor straight
Could be curved, rugged, low or high

My own voyage of discovery
I’m my own author and speaker
I have fallen down once or twice
But I have to make myself rise
Determination and sacrifice

My own voyage of discovery
Met a lot of people on the way
Made me happy, sad or frustrated
They may come and go but few remain
Met Him Indoors and we were knotted

My own voyage of discovery
Some, I’ve known, some still surprising
So far I’m happy with what I’ve got
Counting my blessings, sharing some
Still learning, all the lessons taught*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Monchielle


For: Tale Weaver/ Fairy Tale # 179 – Voyage of Discovery – 12/7/18Time To Write: Random Words 10 [Creative Writing Prompt]

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 11th 2018, rain/raindrops

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rain in the summer
multi-coloured rainbow’s out
promising some hope

promising some hope
for a bright and charming day
rain gives us blessing


colourful brollies
glimmering in the rain
worship going on

worship going on
climbing up the temple
offering their thanks

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 11th 2018, rain/raindrops

Sunday Writing Prompt “Quote Me”


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “A Short History of Silence” by Jane Yeh: bread, smile, promise, eaves, wrapper, rock, kiss, sleep, porch, candles, doorbell, braid

We shouldn’t depend on comfort
Biggest barrier to happiness
Your smile and kiss such a bonus

When I’ve exert all my effort
Might be tough but there’s a promise
Going through the storms and there’s us

Some rocks and stones thrown to us hurt
Answer the doorbell, give them bread
From difficulties never fled

Candles on the porch reassert
Braid in my hair, sleep in the eaves
Grateful for blessings we receive

With wrapper and red bow I flirt
Sometimes love is unrequited
Move on even when I’m blighted*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Constanza

For: Sunday Writing Prompt “Quote Me”Whirligig 169

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Photo Challenge #220 – Fizzle in her allure

– Silvia Grav

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “What Would You Prefer?” by Drew Gardner: alligator, peeking, traits, happen, straight, spark, fizzle, silhouette, hobbits, silently, glide, signal

She glides silently in the room
Her silhouette so pure
Signalling something we assume
Fizzle in her allure
What has happened to her spark?
Did she lost her voice like a lark?
What has happened?
What has happened?
And will she get out of the dark?

She glides silently in the room
Straight to her boudoir
With hobbits full of gloom
Alligator bizarre
Are we peeking inside her mind?
Let her leave her worries behind?
Are we peeking?
Are we peeking?
We don’t want her troubled and whined

She glides silently in the room
So elegant her trait
Sashaying around the ballroom
Soundlessly in her gait
Soft whispering of her knight’s name
Hoping love between them aflame
Soft whispering
Soft whispering
Can’t wait for the time to be same*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Trijan Refrain

For: Photo Challenge #220Whirligig 168

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Music Challenge #31: “We Owned the Night” by Lady Antebellum #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMM


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Five Chinese Verses” by Wendy Xu: toe, gate, glint, while, gaze, text, dimming, cooling, taste, sweltering, without, forward

A sweltering English summer
Gazing at me at the foyer
We went under the shade to cool
And I saw the glint in your eyes
While we were at the gate such prize
Light dimming we kiss by the pool
Taste of heaven without limit
And as sweet as the violet
Stood on tiptoe that’s the rule*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Nove Otto

For: Music Challenge #31: “We Owned the Night” by Lady Antebellum #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMMWhirligig 167

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