Worth A Thousand Words # 5 – The fisherman

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “At the Other End of a Wire” by Sandra Lim: eyes, indigence, better, shift, fog, shout, distress, alone, emboldened, happy, bitterness, thought

Alone in the sea catching fish
Though a bit foggy, the waves are calmer
I thought to myself, such a happy way to live
Wish I could catch squid and bluefish

Bluefish which I hauled from the coast
Better still is the blue runner or trout
I’ll shout for joy if I caught plenty of sea bass
The wind has shifted on my post

Post in distress when I need help
Eyes wide open, always ready to act
I try my best towards relief of indigence
When in pain, I utter a yelp

Yelp of surprise when I was thrown
Out of my boat when the strong wind came
I was lucky some ship came and has rescued me
And I have to go home alone*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* RemyLa Rhyme Form

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Friday Fictioneers – Crime scene


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “As If Made of Blue Legos” by Susan Firer: hologram, touch, lips, crown, tundra, stand, lifelong, garden, sings, anyone, parking, close

Crime scene, do not enter, guilty as sin
Will he suffer lifelong guilt for what he did?
In the garden of shame he cannot win
Holograms of events which were acrid
He cannot sing, he cannot touch his chin
Don’t stand too close to him, that’s forbid
Wait for the decision of the Crown Court
With the Chief of Police as his escort

Caught him on the ground in an open tundra
The police were closely observing his acts
Anyone of his victims in trauma
Detectives were collecting all the facts
Looks like he’s guilty with all the drama
Lots of witnesses and all the extracts
Justice should be done as crime doesn’t pay
He could stay in prison till doomsday*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Ottava Rima

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Sunday Writing Prompt “Quote Me”


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “A Short History of Silence” by Jane Yeh: bread, smile, promise, eaves, wrapper, rock, kiss, sleep, porch, candles, doorbell, braid

We shouldn’t depend on comfort
Biggest barrier to happiness
Your smile and kiss such a bonus

When I’ve exert all my effort
Might be tough but there’s a promise
Going through the storms and there’s us

Some rocks and stones thrown to us hurt
Answer the doorbell, give them bread
From difficulties never fled

Candles on the porch reassert
Braid in my hair, sleep in the eaves
Grateful for blessings we receive

With wrapper and red bow I flirt
Sometimes love is unrequited
Move on even when I’m blighted*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Constanza

For: Sunday Writing Prompt “Quote Me”Whirligig 169

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Photo Challenge #220 – Fizzle in her allure

– Silvia Grav

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “What Would You Prefer?” by Drew Gardner: alligator, peeking, traits, happen, straight, spark, fizzle, silhouette, hobbits, silently, glide, signal

She glides silently in the room
Her silhouette so pure
Signalling something we assume
Fizzle in her allure
What has happened to her spark?
Did she lost her voice like a lark?
What has happened?
What has happened?
And will she get out of the dark?

She glides silently in the room
Straight to her boudoir
With hobbits full of gloom
Alligator bizarre
Are we peeking inside her mind?
Let her leave her worries behind?
Are we peeking?
Are we peeking?
We don’t want her troubled and whined

She glides silently in the room
So elegant her trait
Sashaying around the ballroom
Soundlessly in her gait
Soft whispering of her knight’s name
Hoping love between them aflame
Soft whispering
Soft whispering
Can’t wait for the time to be same*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Trijan Refrain

For: Photo Challenge #220Whirligig 168

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Music Challenge #31: “We Owned the Night” by Lady Antebellum #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMM


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Five Chinese Verses” by Wendy Xu: toe, gate, glint, while, gaze, text, dimming, cooling, taste, sweltering, without, forward

A sweltering English summer
Gazing at me at the foyer
We went under the shade to cool
And I saw the glint in your eyes
While we were at the gate such prize
Light dimming we kiss by the pool
Taste of heaven without limit
And as sweet as the violet
Stood on tiptoe that’s the rule*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Nove Otto

For: Music Challenge #31: “We Owned the Night” by Lady Antebellum #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMMWhirligig 167

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Sunday Writing Prompt – The river flowing up a hill


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “If” by Karen Jo Shapiro: wait, pick, book, read, until, end, find, why, how, lucky, reader, friend

Today I feel lucky, my friend
A day to myself to spend
Row, row, row my boat, such a thrill
The river flowing up a hill

As I pick up a book to read
A page turner just as I fancied
Love story that is so real
The river flowing up a hill

Wanting to find the how and why
Don’t want to end when they say bye
Could row this boat until Brazil
The river flowing up a hill

Couldn’t wait to see what is next
For I know that life is perplexed
Passing by the moor and the mill
The river flowing up a hill*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Kyrielle

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 75 – We surf and wonder all these years

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Hello Great North Road” by Robert Sullivan: wonder, surf, travel, rocking, defy, tucked, years, cars, greatness, smile, whipping, road

We surf and wonder all these years
Working and rocking with smile
Tucked in our rooms, trying our best
A tough road but we have made it

Defying late nights and hard work
We surf and wonder all these years
First, whipping and frustration
Like travelling, we have arrived

With cars, buses and bicycles
The greatness of it all, we’re there
We surf and wonder all these years
Let’s celebrate with our loved ones

Happy on this convocation
We have all made it, hip, hip, hurray
We’re looking forward to a bright future
We surf and wonder all these years*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Quatern

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 75Whirligig 166

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