Sunday Writing Prompt #243 “Core Beliefs”


A gradual crescendo in life
The gravity of what we do and like
All of a sudden we’re shattered by experience
When jealousy and greed is rife

Rattle your teeth and fly with birds
Bare truth is what comes around goes around
Electrifying moments which give us a kick
We also hurt others with words

Spread love with honey and jam
Always be kind and enjoy the blue seas
With excitement keep us on the edge of our seat
And we follow our own programme

Be positive and don’t worry
We don’t care about what we cannot change
Even when we are hurt, somehow karma is there
Be happy for we are all free*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* RemyLa Rhyme Form


For: Sunday Writing Prompt #243 “Core Beliefs”, Wordle 340 Feb 24 by brenda warren


Thursday photo prompt – Dusk #writephoto


Mighty dusk comes with silver clouds
Light in the middle of the sea
Can you not tell I come with plea?
And up the sky cotton cloud shrouds
Only glitch is I fall in ditch
A seam of mystery enshrouds
I am lost and my world’s empty
Mighty dusk comes with silver clouds

Mighty dusk comes with silver clouds
Nothing seems to be right you see
Boils down to being you as key
I sometimes see you in the crowds
Could be such a kitsch which is which
Darkness begins the overclouds
Will my life be bright or gloomy?
Mighty dusk comes with silver clouds*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* High Octain


For: Thursday photo prompt – Dusk #writephoto, Wordle 332 Dec 30 by brenda warren

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Sunday Photo Fiction – Can’t you see the sign?

© Sascha Darlington

Can’t you see the sign? Stop right there then
This is madness, you can’t follow me here
And as if the wind urges you to veer
Don’t let me shout, I’ll even count to ten
Although I miss you, I’d stay in my pen
The memory lingers on, that is clear
The sound of your voice still gives me a tear
You’ve hurt me, I have no power left then

No one has the sand to stand against fate
In this respect the sands of time run out
So please, do not go further than the gate
The story ends here and we live without*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Italian sonnet


For: Sunday Photo Fiction – February 18th 2018, Wordle 339 Feb 17 by brenda warren

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Thursday photo prompt – Between #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent

As the gentle path runs between two fields
A spectacle of mint coloured grass sway
Rolling hill with rows of trees at the outfield
My bike spins its wheels as I go through my day
Missing the post at the bend of the road
Hoping to get his message by the tree
Cursive ink script on the paper showed
A sense of excitement like a bumblebee
He’s been here and asking for forgiveness
Between every sunrise and the sunset
We have to sort our unfinished business
I tried so hard but still he I can’t forget
Between heaven and earth, between two souls
Between two hearts, we meet to become whole

(c) ladyleemanila 2018


For: Thursday photo prompt – Between #writephoto, Wordle 337 Feb 3 by brenda warren

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Friday Fictioneers – Hazy morning has folded

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Hazy morning has folded
Gusts of wind come on earth
Of frozen lights and frozen ropes
Car in front of the family home
As they sat in front of the fire
Glacier rasped the valley floor
All the saints gather on holy hour
A silent but freezing morning

(c) ladyleemanila 2018


For: 16 February 2018 Friday Fictioneers, Wordle 338 Feb 10 by brenda warren

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Photo Challenge #198 – The final design

– Gyaban

Swimming with hardship
Plethora of pain
The final design
With difficulties
With one song it soothes
Let it chime its breeze
None to keep it void
Even time squeeze

Get into the groove
Padded with sponge
Follow the guideline
Situation improve
For what it is worth
Until the earth moves
And heaven agrees
I accede with ease*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Octameter


For: Photo Challenge #198, Wordle 335 Jan 20 by brenda warren


Happy New Year everyone!

Photo by Aldric Rivat

As we all approach the New Year
We wonder what it brings
Release the stars and lights so clear
Spare us the gutter stings
Good tidings it brings for us all
Roll the dice and see what’s our call
Good tidings
Good tidings
Down the lane we don’t feel small

Splitting atoms and new finds
A gold pin of honour
Fall in line for all thing spellbinds
Do things that make us whir
Carpe diem or seize the day
Sometimes we need a breakaway
Carpe diem
Carpe diem
Do things that make our days not grey

Happy New Year everyone!

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 51, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 27th 2017 New Year’s Eve, Wordle 331 Dec 23 by brenda warren