How come I grew up fast?

How come I grew up fast?
Me and fashion detail
Glide to the next party
Not a care in the world
The airspace with glee

How come I grew up fast?
When there was a problem
I just hunch down and go
Now I try to solve it
Sponge and clean to show

How come I grew up fast?
The world used to be big
Quite afraid to try out
First time for everything
With a twirl and a pout

How come I grew up fast?
Guess that’s how it all rolls
Age is just a number
Just enjoy and have fun
I am my life’s author*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Monchielle

For: Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 16 June 2018Music Challenge #29: “The Freshmen” by the Verve Pipe #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMM

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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 June 2018 – ZaniLa Rhyme

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Walk with me and tell me what you see
Tell me what is important
Can we tell what is real, what is dull?
Can we not pretend and be affront?

Hold my hand and assure me it’s fine
Wipe my tears, give me a hug
What is real, what is dull, can we tell?
In your arms, I feel safe and snug

Sing me a song that brightens my day
Let’s have ice-cream by the park
Can we tell what is real, what is dull?
Realities of life so stark

Let’s go to places we haven’t been
Experience and challenges
What is real, what is dull, can we tell?
Entertain us with songs and dances

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 June 2018

Sunday Photo Fiction – The rise and fall of Poochie

Our words this week are:
– fresh and stale
– rise and fall

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Photo credit: Susan Spaulding

The rise and fall of Poochie
Had him since he was a pup
Fresh from his mother’s knee
Sometimes stale from catsup

He liked to fetch the stick
When he did, wanted a treat
Sometimes he showed me his trick
Me and him we’re ever sweet

One day he was ran over
By a car who didn’t stop
Suddenly my world was blur
His memories from the top

The rise and fall of Poochie
Goodbye my dear friend, goodbye
We’ll meet again you’ll agree
I bow my head and sigh*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Quatrain

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – May 27, 2018Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces, 26 May 2018

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Music Challenge #28: “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood and Saturday Mix

Your words this week are:

cushion
time
roof
water
for

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Cry
As shield
Moment healed
Go into rage
Enter the battlefield
Cry me an ocean and rampage
Paying up for what was revealed in rage
When all was said and done and we both say goodbye
The hour has come when the soul’s enrage
As much as I want it offstage
And the blood’s all congealed
Sometimes outrage
Unconcealed
Midfield
Bye*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Diatelle

For: Music Challenge #28: “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMMSaturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 19 May 2018

Photo Challenge #214 and Saturday Mix – Double Take, 12 May 2018

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– Flora Borsi

Our homophone sets this week are:
cedar – an evergreen tree
seeder – one who broadcasts seeds
and
days – more than one day
daze – to bewilder

There were days when I feel dazed and how
A seeder came by the cedar
A red bird perched on my ribs
Its feathers falling down
I have nothing left
When you were gone
Life is bare
Without
You*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Nonet

For: Photo Challenge #214Saturday Mix – Double Take, 12 May 2018

Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 24 February 2018

Same Same But Different
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.

Your words this week are:

table
sleep
take
foot
black

Your writing form is either poetry or prose.

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Capture the moment
Before it gets starless
Have a catnap

A board full of food
Get hold of delights
Capture the moment

Siesta is important
Life is not that tragic
Before it gets starless

Love is the bottom of it
Seize the day
Have a catnap*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Cascade

For: Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 24 February 2018

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