Love is an addiction

love could be like an addiction
it’s like being obsessed with you
sticking with you like a glue

love could be like a sin that spun
I know some bumpy rides ahead
of course, promises were misled

for sure, we’ve got a lot of fun
are we in or out, out or in?
argue, scream, bellow or grin

I always ask what I have done
and you just kept quiet then left
mutely crept in the night like theft

I’ve cried, you’ve made my heart broken
not just once, again and again
you’ve left me alone in the glen*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.

Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.

Written for November Notes hosted by two lovely and awesome writers, Rosema of A Reading Writer and Sarah of Heartstring Eulogies. Come, join the musical fun!😀


Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 11



There’s nothing left

We said things we shouldn’t have and that caused misunderstanding
Sometimes we wanted to fight for love but we end up battling
What’s the point when we don’t care anymore and we fall apart?
When we can live without each other and we need to depart
We had a good run, that time when we were each other’s realm
When each minute made us overwhelm and then we’re underwhelm
Best to end up now when we’re friends and we are still in the helm
There’s nothing left for us but say goodbye so we stop hurting
Memories we keep in the air before we’re like a blackheart
We had a good run, that time when we were each other’s realm*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The CinqTroisDecaLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consisting of one 10-lined stanza. The rhyme scheme for this form is AABBCCCABC and a syllable count of each line is 15.

Written for November Notes hosted by two lovely and awesome writers, Rosema of A Reading Writer and Sarah of Heartstring Eulogies. Come, join the musical fun!😀


Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 10


Between the lines

sometimes I think I don’t really know you
times like that make me feel frustrated
sublimes we could be but we couldn’t get through
lifetimes we’re aiming if we could be blessed

reading you between the lines is quite hard
and then I should always be on guard
asking whether I got it right with that regard
hand in hand we should be to get our reward*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* Cross Lento: The cross Lento has been introduced in 2012. The cross lento was introduced to make Lento writing more fun. However, a cross lento is applicable only in cases of double, triple and lento chains, where the rhyme schemes in alternate quatrains are reversed, as seen in the following example:



Rosema and Sarah have invited all to their November writing challenge, “November Notes”, based on songs. Today is Day 4, so click their links to learn more and join in the FUN!


For: Gorgeous Art (Inspired by Between the Lines by Sara Bareilles), Between The Lines

Music Prompt 67 # Backstreet Boys – “Quit playing games with my Heart”

my yang to my yin
we are for the win
you and me against the world
challenges we take
whatever the stake
we’re living in our dream-world

we say we will try
limit is the sky
we know it’s not that easy
other factors play
and our world seems grey
honour and trust is the key

you came to my life
we seem to strife
we hurt the one we love most
we keep asking why
until we say goodbye
we thought we’ve made it, almost*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:

Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b

For: Music Prompt 67 # Backstreet Boys – “Quit playing games with my Heart”, Tale Weaver #92: free form free flow (Nov. 3, 2016), NaNoPoblano Day 4


Argument – Daily Prompt


She was groping for the words which would express what she thought. She closed her eyes, hazel in colour and thought of him. Ah, memories like some classical texts were adapted for apothegms and imagery. They used to walk along the Champs-Elysees, his arm draped around her shoulders as she sidled up to him. The prism of the Louvre made her thought of their arguments and at the same time the potency of their affair. Like leopards in the cage, they’ve got to be released. It was getting too complicated, thus, a mutual decision to end the affair that was.

For: Argument

Other “argument” posts:

No Stars

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

No stars in the night
I thought you were my knight
No breeze to caress my cheeks
Just some awful critiques
No flowers in the garden
I just wanted to run
No full moon to watch
Just your stopwatch
No nice bottle of wine
I miss our fine dine
No kisses when I come home
Goodbye, shalom, shalom
No more lovers’ tiff
I need my kerchief
We said things we shouldn’t have
For my guilt I need a salve
But we have learned our lessons
We are each other’s beacon
Time for reconciliation
And enjoy a day in the sun

For: Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Write Now Prompt for September 20, 2016 – Rain


The rain was needed
but the timing of the storm
couldn’t have been worse

He was not going to allow the cold
Wind-driven rain to change his plan
The sound of the rain around him enfold
Even the thunder cannot make him run

He approach all with a single aim
And that is to win, no matter what
He has to lay claim on the dame
It takes a lot of courage and gut

In each level, he has to play fair
A key player of life, with a glint of hope
He’s always been fair and square
No matter what, he’s always able to cope

Taking everything with a grain of salt
But then she came and everything changed
The whole world seems to halt
Doesn’t want her to be estranged

Attaching to her like glue, losing his mind
But she wants to go where no one has been
He held her hands, their fingers entwined
She was nowhere to be seen, to his chagrin

And suddenly at this present phase, he’s lost
He has to start from scratch and that’s tough
He was physically and mentally exhausted
He should carry on, what he did wasn’t enough

For: Write Now Prompt for September 20, 2016


Up and Down

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Joy Pixley. Thank you Joy!

We met, we kissed and we made promises
We were on top of the world
No one could reach us
Like being with the stars
Or the seventh heaven
On top of the highest mountain
Ah, that was heaven!
But then out of the blue
You were gone and left me alone
I didn’t want to carry on
Like there was no air to breathe
No sunshine, no breeze, nothing
It went on like that until I realised
I’ve got to live, I’ve got to move on
Slowly, with the help of time, I’m me again
I’m strong, I could do it and you don’t deserve me

For: FFfAW Challenge Week of September 20, 2016 by Priceless Joy




a gift of friendship
not taking it for granted
nurture it with care

nurture it with care
exclusively mine and his
when it breaks it hurts

when it breaks it hurts
like it’s the end of world
perhaps in that world

end of beautiful friendship
if we could turn back the clock

(c)ladyleemanila 2016