Everything is silent

everything is silent since you have left
don’t know what to do, don’t know what to say
feeling so low and so heavy like heft
my inspiration’s gone, life seems so grey
I am sorry, our love has gone astray
never say it out loud, don’t want to hear
wish I could turn back the clock, as I pray
I’d change my ways, I’d do anything dear
I’ve learned my lessons, that, to me, is clear
And with me, I wish you to be back here*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Decuain (pronounced deck•won), created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter.

There are 3 set choices of rhyme scheme:

ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc

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!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 21

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So let them fall

so let them fall, tears can come and go, so
let them be and some things we cannot let
we fall in love and then get hurt as we
learn some lessons and we just have to learn

keep on living as memories we keep
acquire some skills, doesn’t hurt to acquire
sun rises and sets, every day the sun
life goes on and it’s so wonderful, life

flowers blooming, appreciate them, flowers
rainbow after the rain, see the rainbow
dance by the light of the moonlight, let’s dance
together we see the world, together

let them fall, tears can come and go, so let
life goes on and it’s so wonderful, life*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Shadow Sonnet was created by Amera M. Andersen, may be written in any sonnet style. The Shadow takes place at the beginning and ending of each line as the words are identical or homophonic. Since all poetry was originally meant to be sung or recited out loud, homophonic words are acceptable, these are words that sound alike such as “see and sea”. (Rules: 14 lines, 9 or 10 syllables per line. The poem should have a volta or pivit; iambic pentameter is not necessary.)

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!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 20

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I wish I was

I wish I was brave enough to love you
I didn’t plunge in, now I will not know
You’ve hanged around and now my life is blue
You’ve asked and I wasn’t bold enough though
Somehow I didn’t really think it through
Never knowing what it brings tomorrow
And so life goes on and I wonder why
I watch the passers-by and I say bye*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc

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!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 17

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Sweet Serendipity

Do we do things or wait our chance?
I’d like to dance
And then you came
Told me your name

Sweet serendipity, what’s that?
I dropped my hat
You picked it up
Sweet as syrup

Overlapping paths we do take
We make or break
Life’s a delight
Makes us excite*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff

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!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 16

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Love me now

sad I become when I think loud
love me now before it’s a game
when it’s over it’s not the same
my world will be covered by clouds

study shows
some don’t last long
misunderstanding
other factors
sad but true
love me now

won’t be part of statistics
try our best to be together
if we could just stay as we were
see the world and swim in the creeks

kisses in the park
hand in hand
by the moonlight
life is wonderful
and sweet
with you

hindi kita makakalimutan
hanggang sa huling hininga ko*
(I won’t forget you
until my last breath)

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The La’libertas, a 22-line (4/6/4/6/2) poetic form created by Laura Lamarca. The stanza rules are as follows:

Stanza 1 – rhyme scheme ABBA, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 2 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Stanza 3 – Rhyme scheme BAAB, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 4 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Couplet – Italian (Any language acceptable except)

How the La’libertas for got its name is from the word “libertas” which is Latin for “liberty” and “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature.

For: Monday Morning Melts #2, Monday Morning Melts #2, Weekly Writing Challenge #63 (5) Words: | GAME | STUDY | SAD | LOUD | BECOME |

Midnight Waiting

midnight comes and what’s to happen
waiting for something to happen

we thought this was our haven
waiting for something to happen

promises not being delivered
waiting for something to happen

couldn’t explain, even if we try
waiting for something to happen

could we see the light?
waiting for something to happen*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* A Ghazal is a poem that is made up like an odd numbered chain of couplets, where each couplet is an independent poem. It should be natural to put a comma at the end of the first line. The Ghazal has a refrain of one to three words that repeat, and an inline rhyme that preceedes the refrain. Lines 1 and 2, then every second line, has this refrain and inline rhyme, and the last couplet should refer to the authors pen-name… The rhyming scheme is AA bA cA dA eA 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!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 15

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So in love

so in love with you
at a sea so blue
you look so cool and handsome
your smile, your care
we are such a pair
like a flower that blossom

you’re my superstar
you came down from far
to make me happy on earth
and so with pleasure
I’ve got the answer
everything is all so worth*

(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

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!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 14

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I am me

I
am me
all alone
the water flows
walking in the woods
doing things on my own
traversing life as it goes
discovering what it can bring
with problems and challenges ahead
I am in control of my destiny*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* 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.

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!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 13

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Out of my league

you
are the one
you’re there and I’m here
so high I cannot reach you
it’s impossible to get
love you from afar
keep dreaming
me

love
is quite tough
I know you’re the one
come what may and high waters
we’re so different you and I
I’m out of your league
frustrating
tough*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Joseph’s Star, a poetry form created by Christina R Jussaume on 08/06/07 in memory of her Dad. This poem has no rhyme, and is written according to syllable counts. Syllables are 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, and 1. The poem may be written on any subject, be center aligned, has no stanza limit, and should have complete statements in each line.

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!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 12

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