Thursday photo prompt: Wishes #writephoto

wishing-tree

Stars in the sky gather them all
Make a wish and have a ball
Knight comes at nightfall
Love enthral
Wish

A cold evening I put on my shawl
I knew he’d come, his name’s Paul
Knight comes at nightfall
Love enthral
Swish

The pitter patter of the rainfall
From afar he hears my call
Knight comes at nightfall
Love enthral
Squish*

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* Triquint

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Thursday photo prompt: Crossing #writephoto

crossing

Road of my life wasn’t smooth sailing
Things around the world are baffling
I’ve gone through a lot of crisis
I have to prove my braveness
I was given severe trouncing
Life could be tough and gruelling
Experienced some force of nature
Like fire, typhoon and earthquakes
I had to fight to live and survive
That’s probably how I thrive
Never mind the irony of the situation
I’m fully sympathetic to the plight of others
I understand what they were going through
I comprehend their issues on crossing borders
Thanks to my experience, I’ve got deep insight

to be by your side
couldn’t stop me for trying
even crossing seas

flying for freedom
disregarding hindrances
countless willpower

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

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Thursday photo prompt: Beginnings #writephoto

dawn

We make our way back to his beginnings
With his luggage he asked for our blessings
Off he goes to places no one knows
Even if he freezes, as long as he grows
Curiosity is a useful gift and keeping him go
He has to start as early as the cockcrow
He knows he can’t just stand still
It’s a drill he does with all our goodwill
Keep going forward to reach some place
He even goes to retrace his birthplace
Motivation is a very significant factor
He knows what to do, he’s not a bragger
And determination to succeed, he adds
Like one of the wanderers or nomads

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Thursday photo prompt: Remains #writephoto

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We have sought the moon in our hearts
“I think therefore I am,” from Descartes
Defeated no more as the bells toll
With thee, the world remains whole
Long live laughter as we smell the roses
When one door opens, the other one closes
We fought battle after battle with sorrow
Give them a chance, our friends or foe
We cried out loud for victory and peace
War is ceased, but that is a tough piece
The song has been heard from distant land
Hard to avoid, not to misunderstand
Shall we be quiet or be loud with hope?
Give us something, so all of us can cope

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Thursday photo prompt: Conflagration #writephoto

conflagration
Photo by Sue Vincent

While the fire is still burning
And the city goes up in flames
We see flickers in the moonlight
Sneaking on the edge of dark

The city in total chaos
While the fire is still burning
Silhouettes of people around
Smouldering in full blackness

When we will all go up in flames
We will try to keep ourselves cool
While the fire is still burning
And keep ourselves together

We will stay where we are safe
Help the people who are injured
There’s nothing we could do, we sigh
While the fire is still burning*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Quatern

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