Tale Weaver #149 – 7th December – Grandparents


My grandfather
He was always reading
He died of Parkinson’s disease
Tall, dark and handsome, with pipe on his mouth
He called Nanay “dear” till the end
We still remember him
Had lots of books
Mum’s Dad

Deaf as a post
Short, flat nose, wavy hair
Died of a broken heart
When my grandfather passed away
They had many children, with my Mum, too
Had a shop in front of the house
A good business woman
Creative cook
Mum’s Mum*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Rictameter

For: Tale Weaver #149 – 7th December – Grandparents

Tale Weaver – #147 – What Brings me Joy in Shadorma

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What brings joy?
Him Indoors and son
My mother
My siblings
Our love, our health, our career
That we’re still here

Our garden
Flowers, trees and pets
Air we breathe
Sun and moon
Challenges we take with love
Experience we share

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Tale Weaver – #147 – What Brings you Joy??, November Shadorma: 23 of 30

Tale Weaver – 26/10/17 – Making Sense of Nonsense – cloppsright


When the cloppsright is right
Nothing in the world
Will make it right and bright
As we twirled and swirled

Nothing in the world
Will make us dream of home
In our sleep we curled
And in that place we roam

Will make it right and bright
Cloppsright is the best
As I wait for my knight
When he’s done his quest

As we twirled and swirled
Under the bright moonlight
Living in dream-world
And everything’s alright*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Quadrilew

For: Tale Weaver – 26/10/17 – Making Sense of Nonsense – cloppsright

Happy Birthday Mum


Happy Birthday to Mum
Eighty years, still rocks
Like model in catwalks
She’s also our best chum
We all think she’s awesome
She cooks good food in woks

Many happy returns
We’ll come and celebrate
As a mother she’s great
She sends out her concerns
All the things that she learns
And she accommodates

Wishing you all the best
You’re a lady with zest*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* HexSonnetta
** It’s Mum’s birthday soon and we’ll all come to the Philippines to celebrate – her children with spouses, grandchildren, sister, nieces and nephews, friends – all 200 of us!

For: Tale Weaver – #142 – 19/10/17 – Birthday

Tale Weaver – #140 – 5th October – Circle of Life


He took his great granddad’s watch from the drawer and looked at it one last time. He wore it on his wedding, a pocket silver watch from 1919, with a silver chain and a silver medal at the end. The medal was won by his great granddad from rugby and it still has the encryption of his name and the year. Ah, great legacy! When the son got married last year, he passed this silver watch to the son. There was a feeling of pride and loyalty when he saw his son wore it on his wedding.

An old silver watch
Passed on by his great granddad
The son now has it

For: Tale Weaver – #140 – 5th October – Wheels

Tale Weaver – #139 – 28/9/17 – Rejection

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Image: Google Labelled for Re-use.

Time of my life when I was hurt
When I’ve given all my effort
In return, you’ve broken my trust
Left me in a land of sadness
My heart bled and I felt helpless
I’ve got to move on, that’s a must
I’ve learned the lesson, glad you’re gone
Stay positive, there’s always dawn
Bad spell was over like dust*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Nove Otto poetry form was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is a nine-lined poem with 8 syllables per line (isosyllabic). The rhyme scheme is as follows: aacbbcddc.

For: Tale Weaver – #139 – 28/9/17 – Rejection