We’ve got the power

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– Gerald Larocque

We’ve got the power vested in us
Us two brunettes and our mawkish we
A swain and a bombshell in melodious control
Control under the gibbous moon and fen a
Power to the Liliputian people, not corrupt
Corrupt others all gone, as we’ve got the power

Power of the pen as we write in our garage
Garage full of motivation and creative power
Don’t pester us with nonsense request
Request something useful but abuse us don’t
We may look ordinary but we’ve got the power
Power to control the world from us we*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Mirror Sestet

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For: Photo Challenge #185, Day 10 – Power and Control , Wordle #174

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Dried sunflowers athwart the man

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– Denise Kwong

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “This Is No Case of Petty Right or Wrong” by Edward Thomas: petty, hate, patriot, athwart, cauldrons, clear, yesterday, miss, broods, dust, live, endure

Dried sunflowers athwart the man
A patriot that’s clear
He had to endure what he can
Hates the dust, that’s his fear
A petty life he has to live
Missing fresh air that’s admissive
A petty life
A petty life
He broods, hope he’s more assertive

Dried sunflowers athwart the man
It happened yesterday
Stirring the cauldron as he can
Adding some herbs and whey
Such a tough life he has to lead
And all the world is full of greed
Such a tough life
Such a tough life
Time for a change we have agreed

Dried sunflowers athwart the man
So toxic he can’t breathe
Doesn’t think he will have his clan
To pass what he bequeath
What has just happened to the world?
Transformation to be unfurled
What has happened?
What has happened?
It’s best to live in our dream world*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

For: Photo Challenge #184, Whirligig 132

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Pedestrian – Photo Challenge

For: Pedestrian

Other “pedestrian” posts:
https://thetwodoctors.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/wordpress-photo-challenge-pedestrian/
https://thereluctantphotographer2014.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/pedestrian/
https://the15thday.com/2017/10/05/tuesday-evening-late-little-tipsy-maybe/
https://wordandimagecollages.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/pedestrians-and-global-tourism/
https://joeowensblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/pedestrian-weekly-photo-challenge-10417/

Someone is walking over my grave

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Someone is walking over my grave
I could see a reflection of an imp
Cacophony of clandestine crave
I hate the subterfuge, being wimp

I could see a reflection of an imp
Fluttering over the crimson pyre
I hate the subterfuge, being wimp
Why could we be, as we were?

Fluttering over the crimson pyre
A favissa that the arkwright made
Why could we be, as we were?
Just have to forget all the charade

A favissa that the arkwright made
Cacophony of clandestine crave
Just have to forget all the charade
Someone is walking over my grave*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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* The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.

The design is simple:

Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4

Line 5 (repeat of line 2)
Line 6
Line 7 (repeat of line 4)
Line 8

Continue with as many stanzas as you wish, but the ending stanzathen repeats the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza (as its first and third lines), and also repeats the third line of the first stanza, as its second line, and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth. So the first line of the poem is also the last.

Last stanza:

Line 2 of previous stanza
Line 3 of first stanza
Line 4 of previous stanza
Line 1 of first stanza

For: Photo Challenge #183, Bonus Wordle