Panakot-Uwak

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!

Panakot-Uwak used to be a bored scarecrow, with his old rag clothes and straw face and body. Birds poked his face, not scared of him at all and children threw some sticks and stones at him. That was before. Now he’s got an important job – being a spy. He reported for duty at the Scarecrow Intelligence Agency (SIA), his old clothes still wet. It has been raining over there, he said. He tried to sneak over to the farmhouse by crouching or leaning forward to get closer without being seen. It wasn’t easy. After all, he wasn’t expected to move about. He’s supposed to scare crows and other big birds. He was sent to this farm to get some evidence that the farm is also involved in other notorious activities. And so, he reported what he’s seen, heard, the comings and goings and he felt ever so important and useful.

For: FFfAW Challenge – Week of 06-28-2016 by Priceless Joy

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Windows and Eyes -Vers Beaucoup

The Vers Beaucoup, a poem for created by Curt Mongold, which is French for “many rhymes”. Each stanza consists of four lines with a rhyming word scheme of:

a-a-a-
a-b-b-
b-c-c-
c-d-d

Each rhyme can only use a MAXIMUM of three words. The fourth “a” rhyme carried over to the second line causes enjambment and creates a strong internal rhyming structure.

Close the windows, sun glows
Shows you care in our square
I’m aware of our neighbours with their cars
Bikers, children passing, ladies shopping

Her eyes that spies as he sighs
Guys can’t lie, they can’t deny
Alibi they can’t have for their salve
Halve the time she sees who’s slime

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

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