Help! Can Anybody Hear Me?


Adventurous as she was, she walked further and further from her friends
They have agreed to hike the Black Forest and other places at the weekends
Looking at all the exotic plants and trees, she didn’t noticed she’s getting lost
And that she’s moving around going back and forth and the paths crisscrossed
By the time it was getting dark, she didn’t know what to do, how to get help
She bumped into something mossy and spooky, that’s when she uttered a yelp
Only silence in that eerie place, she’s imagining a lot of different scenario
Will she be killed by bears, will she die like a saint, this is what she foreknow
She waits; such tight corner she has entered and she doesn’t seem to get out
“Help! Can anybody hear me?” she wish for someone to help her find her route

For: Writing 101, Day 4: A story in a single image

Hope by Emily Bronte – #BeWoW


Hope was but a timid friend;
She sat without the grated den,
Watching how my fate would tend,
Even as selfish-hearted men.

She was cruel in her fear;
Through the bars, one dreary day,
I looked out to see her there,
And she turned her face away!

Like a false guard, false watch keeping,
Still, in strife, she whispered peace;
She would sing while I was weeping;
If I listened, she would cease.

False she was, and unrelenting;
When my last joys strewed the ground,
Even Sorrow saw, repenting,
Those sad relics scattered round;

Hope, whose whisper would have given
Balm to all my frenzied pain,
Stretched her wings, and soared to heaven,
Went, and ne’er returned again!

For: #BeWoW

Carpe Diem #850 Tsengel (volcano)

whispering leaves
telling all wisdom of the steppes –
cry of an eagle

© Chèvrefeuille

deep meditation
high up in the mountains
a Buddhist monk

a Buddhist monk
even he violates chastity
watching a geisha

watching a geisha
monk from high up in the mountains
he’s also a man

© Chèvrefeuille

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on top of the world
we kissed and made promises
nature’s our witness

over the mountain
across the seas and countries
endure the hurdles

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: Carpe Diem #850

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

Writing 101, Day 2: Write a List

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I’ve always wanted to make a list
When I shop, I have my checklist
List of things I like and wish for
Whatever stuff for me in store
List of things I have learned
I only get what I’ve earned
In the morning, I like a nice cup of tea
A swim in the sea, my shopping spree
Cycling and swimming with Him Indoors
Reading and hanging around in bookstores
What I wish, I wish for the moon and the sky
Not really, as long as Him Indoors’ my guy
I wish for HRH the son and his beautiful K
Be happy in their lives in every possible way
What I’ve learned, that’s quite a tough one
Sometimes I regret what I have done
And then I get the lesson, ah, never again
I’m getting there, I live in peace and Zen
I don’t hurt anyone and I walk in the glen

Adobo – Tasty Thursdays

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chicken adobo, rice and peas
chicken adobo, rice and peas

Our national dish
One way to preserve food
When the Spanish first explored the Philippines
They encountered a cooking process that involved stewing with vinegar
The Spanish referred to it as adobo due to its superficial similarity
To the Spanish adobo. The Filipino adobo is an entirely separate method
Of preparing food. And is distinct from the Spanish marinade
We usually use chicken or pork, marinade it with vinegar
Soy sauce, garlic, onions, salt and pepper, bay leaves
Cook the meat until brown, then add the marinade
Simmer until cooked. Served with rice and peas
Also good for picnics and family gatherings
So easy to make and no two adobos are alike

with chicken or pork
to preserve
vinegar, soy sauce, garlic
our national dish

For: Tasty Thursdays

Childhood by Rainer Maria Rilke – #BeWow and Nurt Thurs


It would be good to give much thought, before
you try to find words for something so lost,
for those long childhood afternoons you knew
that vanished so completely –and why?

We’re still reminded–: sometimes by a rain,
but we can no longer say what it means;
life was never again so filled with meeting,
with reunion and with passing on

as back then, when nothing happened to us
except what happens to things and creatures:
we lived their world as something human,
and became filled to the brim with figures.

And became as lonely as a shepherd
and as overburdened by vast distances,
and summoned and stirred as from far away,
and slowly, like a long new thread,
introduced into that picture-sequence
where now having to go on bewilders us.

For: #BeWoW and Nurturing Thursday

You and I – B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – Loop Poetry

Greetings from Paloma, and welcome to another B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond!

For this week I’d like to introduce you to the Loop Poem. This was featured as part of OctPoWriMo, where I discovered it through J Lapis at Dark Light Harbor.

‍Here are the guidelines:

1) No restrictions on the number of stanzas or the syllable count for each line;
2) For each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two,
the last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3,
and the last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4;
3) The rhyme scheme is abcb.


being with you is magic
magic as in worth living
living a dream forever
forever we grow old and ageing

love is happiness
happiness shared with you
you and I together
together we stick like glue

why is the sky so blue?
blue as the wavy sea
sea breeze and summer dream
dream as my love for thee

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond