100 Word Wednesday: The sky is blue

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The sky is blue, which is so true
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

Blue sky
Friends at sea
Swimming and eating
Kayaking
Island hop
Like creatures of the water
One fine, lovely day

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 76

Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Paalam na po, Ama
Kahit napaka-aga pa
Kahit di ka pa dapat umalis
Kahit marami pang pagkakataon
Masakit isipin na iniwan mo na kami
Na wala ka na upang ipagdiwang
At ipamahagi aming mga kwento
Na hindi mo na makikita
Ang aming paglaki at mga apo mo
Mga araw-araw na nangyayari
Aming narating, aming mga problema
Aming puso na nabibiyak, aming kaligayahan
Paalam na po, Ama
Lumalhati nawa ang iyong kaluluwa

Goodbye, Dad
Although it was still early when you left us
Even when there should be more opportunities
It hurts to think that you left us
You were not here to celebrate with us
And listened to our stories
That you never saw us growing
and your grandchildren
The everyday things and happenings
What we have achieved, our problems
When our hearts break, our happiness
Farewell, Father
Let your soul rest in peace

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 13th 2018, on the beach

Such a lovely day on a beautiful tropical paradise. Enjoying my time walking on a nice sandy beach. From the beachfront cottage I have some gorgeous views of the ocean. Snorkelling is fun and exciting. House reef is fantastic. Sea water is crystalline and very clear. Swimming with the fish, that’s heaven! A school of fish, barracuda, angel fish, sting rays, jelly fish, small shark, and fish of different species and colours. It is just amazing!

with bare feet
strolling along the beach
with Him, that’s heaven

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 13th 2018, on the beach

Philippines – my place in the world

Philippines, my Philippines
I’ve known you for years
You gave me fond memories
Of my childhood and early days
I left you when I was 23
To see the other side of the world
It doesn’t matter how far I’ve reached
I’ll always be coming back to you
To admire your beauty and warmth
To see our diverse 7,100 islands
It’s more fun in the Philippines
There’s no place like home!

For: Place in the WorldOur World: 14 May 2018

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Thursday photo prompt: Splash #writephoto

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ODE TO TATANG’S FARM

We were always there
Come Holy Week or All Saint’s Day
And don’t forget the harvest time
And all the fiestas – they were always fun
All our cousins were there
Tatang’s farm was always open
We all slept together on the floor
Snoring, people talking in their sleeps
Playing till the sun came down
Swimming and splashing in the creek
And Tatang washing his carabao
Fresh unpasteurised milk in the morning
We just poured it with steaming rice
We added salt and ate with our hands
And on the way to the creek, we had fruit
Mangoes, lansones, bananas as we picked them
On harvest time it was fun, people singing
Grounding some rice and peanuts and coconuts
We made some nice dish, I forgot what it was called
Perhaps we’d never be all together or experienced the same fun
As we are all over the world and the farm was not there anymore
But we’d always remember the fun we shared
On Tatang’s farm in Culianin, Plaridel, Bulacan

(c) ladyleemanila

For: Thursday photo prompt: Splash #writephoto

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M is for Memento

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Memento, created by Emily Romano is a poem about a holiday or an anniversary, consisting of two stanzas as follows: the syllable count should be 8 beats for line one; 6 beats for line two; and two beats for line three. This is repeated twice for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/a/b/c for each of the two stanzas.

Was born and raised in Manila
With siblings and cousins
Happy
We used to eats lots of guavas
We played under the sun
Full of glee

Childhood memories in our hearts
Cycling, playing, dancing
First love
First date, first kiss till we depart
We’re full of spring and zing
Young love

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Music and Memories ( #AtoZChallenge ) , Today, we are two weeks into Na/GloPoWriMo.