Is Peace One Day achievable? 100WCGU #190


Who will you make peace with?
Is it wrong to search my soul?
So I know what indeed is my role
When I wonder deep down its meaning
And forgiveness I am begging
When I pushed the cobwebs of lies
And each one has his lows and highs
Is it wrong to find atonement?
When there was a creepy silent?
For all who I’ve offended
Out with the truth blurted
For all who are suffering
And the tension it brings
For all who are in pain
Like being in chains
What’s clear is I want peace
All misgivings to decrease

For: Is Peace One Day achievable? 100WCGU #190

Turning Leaves

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Phylor. Thank you Phylor for our photo prompt!

The autumn leaves all red, yellow, brown, orange
And Mother Nature was telling me something
We ran, giggled and into the stream we plunged

People back from holidays busy babbling
Lots of stories to tell and pictures to share
When we meet friends in cafes people watching

Ready for harvest, apples, pumpkins and pears
Children all excited to start the new term
Let them enjoy the term, we say in prayers

Let them learn all the lessons in the long-term
When autumn leaves seem to drown down the stream
Light breaks over the horizon, that’s confirmed

A magnificent season, top of the cream
Autumn at its best and life is such a dream*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

*A Terza Rima Sonnet is form of poem that has an eleven syllable count in each line and a rhyming scheme of aba, bcb, cdc, ded, ee.

For: What do turning leaves mean to you? 100wcgu #188 and FFfAW Challenge – Week of September 6, 2016 by Priceless Joy. Also for: Taboo Challenge – Day 6 “as”

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A new Beginning


Enough is enough, she can’t take it anymore. She recalled the sting of his betrayal. The long list was so hurtful and banal. The only sensation was the bite of the wind, with him having such a thick-skinned. Cold and laced with salt, there was no excuse, she bet his muses all lined up in queues. She doesn’t think their relationship will survive. God knows why she even agreed to begin it. There was no excuse, she must be out of her wits. Now, he’s gone. Gone from her world. A new beginning…a blank page but what to write?

For: Do you dread new beginnings? Share them here 100wcgu #187


This time next year…


Five days into the new year and her New Year’s Resolutions already seemed doomed. No alcohol, no smoking, eat healthily, be fit – these are some of her Resolutions. But it was Ginny’s birthday yesterday, so they had to celebrate! And what better way to bring cheers to the celebrant with a bottle of Champagne. And of course, she cannot say no because she’s Ginny’s best mate. Oh well, there’s always the next day, or the day after the next and the promise, one more time and that was it, really …this time next year… she’ll be really good with her New Year’s Resolution.


For: Write Now Prompt for January 5, 2016 and New year new you? Rubbish!

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Crumpled Paper


The crumpled paper and tinsel meant that all presents were given and opened, greetings and thanks were said, the waiting and the excitement really happened. They also meant that another Christmas has come and gone, that we all celebrated it in different ways, usually with our loved ones. Having said that, we should also think of others who celebrated it by themselves, or who cannot celebrate it for some reason or another. That we should be thankful for all our blessing, the good and the bad things that happened to us, and hopefully learning our lessons in life. Cheers everyone!

For: 100 WCGU – Week#178

I Thought We Were Friends


Rachelle was just coming out of the shop when she bumped into Rick.

“Oh hello there!” Rick greeted her. At first, Rachelle didn’t recognize him.

“Oh, hi, how are you?” Rachelle remembered who he was.

“I’ve just bought a present for my sister, remember her?”

“Of course, I do. How can I forget her? Is it her birthday?”

“It’s their anniversary, actually… ”

Awkward silence… “Anyway, got to dash…”

“OK, bye for now.” And they walked back in different directions.

“How can I forget his sister – she stole my husband… but I thought we were friends…

For: 100WCGU – Week#176

Autumn Leaves


Juicy apples grow
The sun is brightly shining
Fun autumn weather

Withering flowers
Wind has caused yellow leaves fall
Nature is weary

Fountain shimmering
As we walk by the moonlight
Wind brushes the leaves

Sky flushes with gold
Feeling the chills in our bones
Didn’t want this to end

Autumn’s golden voice
Sing with song of fruits and flowers
Hills fled from our sight

For: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups

Jessamine – 100WCGU – Week #173


As the flames leapt skyward
Farewell our Jessamine, farewell
We closed our eyes and sighed
Gone but not disremembered
Your memories lingered on
The happiness you gave us
In that brief time you were here
We’d treasure every moment
Perhaps you left some legacy
Legacy of faith, love and fun
Life is short and must use it well
Rest in peace, our darling Jessamine

For: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups

Chicken Vindaloo – 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#161


Arran has just been to India for his holiday and he wanted to cook chicken vindaloo for me. I bought a bottle of pinot noir for the meal.

The rich aroma of the spices permeated the room. The table was set with a hand-printed table cloth, candles, and soft Indian music in the background.

He said he used the old recipe and has added more chilli powder and other spices. He also introduced diced potatoes to a hot standard curry with added lemon juice for tartness and black pepper for extra pungency. I tasted it …but it made my tongue tingle…

For: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups

At Last We Were Free – 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#157 and 5 Photos – 5 Days Challenge Day 5


In the far-flung part of the world
We had to cross the seas and lands
We had to endure the storms coming
You were there, so far away, unreachable
Hard to communicate, different opinions
Displeased one another even not purposefully
Caused pain in the heart and soul, crushed
Over the mountains, through seven seas
Endured the pain, winter, spring, autumn
Summer came, was there a flicker of hope?
Did we overcome the hurdles, the storm?
We should know when we ran out of excuses
When the flames died down and a white flag was up
We had to accept… at last we were free


I would like to thank marjma2014 for nominating me to take part in a photography/writing challenge.

Now for the rules of the challenge:

‘Post a photo each day for five consecutive days, and tell a story about each photo. The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose. Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.’

Today I would like to nominate Phylor
I hope you might like to join in this challenge and I look forward to seeing your post if you do. Otherwise, it’s also OK to say no. Have a nice day 🙂