Take Me Along!

I left the Philippines many moons ago
And since then I’ve been venturing out
New frontiers, new challenges
Switzerland – where I saw the first snow
Where I was able to get a job at the United Nations
Where my heart was broken for the first time
Germany – where I met Him Indoors in the lab
Action, reaction, chemistry in motion
First time to camp in a one-man tent
America – ah Hollywood and Rodeo Drive
Met some celebrities, can you believe that?
Went to work on my bike, loved it
Him Indoors came for a visit
We went to see the Grand Canyon, brilliant!
Asked me to marry him and I said yes
Great Britain – got married there
Worked at Boots the Chemist
In their Research, doing Statistics
And back to Germany – had HRH the son
Our pride and joy and we’re still here
26 years later and settling down well

For: Take Me Along! by lillian in Poetics, Open Link #180 by Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

OpenLinkNight #174 – In the Summertime

in the summer time we usually cycle
to the beer garden and sit by the lake
having some ice-cream, chatting, never a lull
watch the world pass by if that’s what it takes
garden full of flowers, mostly brambles
take it easy, we all deserve a break
birds build nests, bees buzzing, hedgehogs do the round
children laughing, people passing all around

fun swimming in the lake, time to be with friends
having picnics, singing, dancing and lots more
the joy of summer, don’t want it to end
walk up the mountain, stroll in the moor
visit family and all the love we send
discover places and see what’s in store
sweet honeysuckle, lavender and roses
all these activities give us a real buzz

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: OpenLinkNight #174 by Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

Fight – Double Etheree

The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Reversed Etheree: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Double Etheree: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Fight
Boxing
Argument
Battle or war
Quarrel or argue
Ability to fight
Violent confrontation
Combative, pugnacious, hawkish
Bicker, go at it hammer and tongs
Fight like cat and dog, take a stand against
When she takes forever to get ready
Ex-boyfriend or girlfriend still there
When she says yes and he says no
Extra-marital affairs
Fight on money matters
Suspicious nature
Monsters-in-laws
No passion
Me-time
Fight

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Fight and OpenLinkNight #168 by Grace