Weekend Writing Prompt #43 – Heartbeat


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “On the General Being of Lostness” by Jeff Latosik: mall, map, nowhere, point, loneliness, loving, knowing, wage, crumbs, device, balance, standing

Knowing you are here, there’s balance
Map of brilliance
Met in the mall
Nowhere to crawl
There is no point of loneliness
We can have us
Loving each one
Device that won
Standing together waging life
Sometimes we strife
Then we make up
Never breakup
Knowing you are here, there’s balance

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Weekend Writing Prompt #43 – Heartbeat, Whirligig 150

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 59 – Cycling here and there

Image by Linda Xu

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “I loved you first: but afterwards your love” by Christina Rossetti: love, might, know, length, long, measures, rich, makes, wax, wrong, strength, one

I’ll go this length as a measure
Of how rich my love is and its strength
Don’t get me wrong, I know it takes two to tango
Through thick and thin, we’re together

How long have we known each other?
We’ve been together for more than thirty
Creating and sharing memories of our lives
As one, making us stronger

Cycling here and there, up and down
Through the narrow streets, through the forest
To the beer garden and to parks in the summer
And even to the shops downtown

I don’t cycle as fast as you
You’re always there, waiting*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* RemyLa Rhyme Form

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 59, Whirligig 149: Valentine’s Day Edition

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 58 – to be loved

Photo by Elijah Macleod

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Wanting it Darker” by Ben Ladouceur: coffee, mountain, painting, longer, soften, sad, numb, still, even, buildings, hand, each

The cold wind numbs her
Walking through the buildings
Each step seems longer
They used to walk here
Hand in hand
The rest of the world
Are not part of them
Just the two of them
That was then
When she was loved
And he was loved
Sad but life goes on
Trust was broken
Over and over
Even when they climbed the mountain
And looked at the paintings
Still they had to face the truth
They were not meant to be
Best to part ways
The memories stay
Some happy and some sad
No regrets, time to move on

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 58, Whirligig 148

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 55 – Without any frost she twirled

Photo by Danka & Peter

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “In the Cold Country” by Barbara Howes: glittering, welcome, wreath, frost, whispering, hibernate, caves, rejected, breath, mirage, under, falter

Welcome to the glittering world
Without any frost she twirled
Under the whispering zephyr
Not to hibernate but meander
The water so fresh and the air around her swirled

Wreaths of clouds formed above the sea
Her steps faltered and she sighed with glee
She rejected going to caves
And even though she misbehaves
She enjoys the water and no one gets angry

Every time the waves hit the rocks
Her frock gets wet and she squawks
The ocean is her breath of life
And she will be here even afterlife
Wherever she will be, she’ll return to the docks*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Florette (Form No. 2)

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 55, Whirligig 145

His coming set off a ripple


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Among the Rocks” by Robert Browning: gigantic, simple, bones, clear, bask, knows, knees, throes, ripple, gain, heap, earth

His coming set off a ripple
Of excitement to everyone
A gigantic snowman on earth
In the throes of it all that’s clear

The heap of snow up to my knees
His coming set off a ripple
Of simple truth and honesty
We should all bask in its glory

We have gained the largest snowman
Everyone knows of his coming
His coming set off a ripple
Of love and happiness for all

We could all feel it in our bones
Children throw snow balls at each one
And some making their own igloos
His coming set off a ripple*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Quatern

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – December 17th 2017, Whirligig 142

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Sunday Photo Fiction – Traces of rain in the courtyard

© Eric Wiklund

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Final Autumn” by Annie Finch: black, courtyard, cold, crams, past, traces, visit, fingers, block, final, homecoming, rain

Traces of rain in the courtyard
As we wait for the homecoming
A final visit of them all

Would there be sorrow in the call?
As we block memories that cling
Cold reality that’s so hard

The past is the past be on guard
It’s like having a black spring
Emitting a mournful squall

Like finger painting on the wall
Cramming things of what they can bring
And in life we might be scarred

We need atonement of the past
In every trial we must pass*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Trilonnet

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – December 10th 2017, Whirligig 141

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Starlight, my heart is on fire


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “For the Chipmunk in My Yard” by Robert Gibb: steps, afternoon, twigs, wild, heart, fires, living, starlight, three, curl, wanting, fastens

Starlight, my heart is on fire
Afternoon in the wild
Curled in bed to someone’s desire
One, two, three, I smiled
Fasten my seatbelt, I love this
On this quiet place, such a bliss
Fasten my seatbelt
Fasten my seatbelt
Kiss from my knight, I’m the princess

Starlight, my heart is on fire
Living like this, a dream
Wanting to have gem of sapphire
Eat strawberries and cream
Stepping stones to my dream world
Stepping stones
Stepping stones
With some twigs and rocks that I hurled

Starlight, my heart is on fire
And we walked, hand in hand
Place of beauty to be inspired
My wish is his command
Don’t let this end, every minute
Even when we’re hit by bullet
Don’t let this end
Don’t let this end
And the coming of the comet*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Trijan Refrain

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – December 3rd 2017, Whirligig 140

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