Miniature Write Now and Photo Challenge #132


As the new day began, it was clear that things would never be the same
She staggered to get up, her shadow visible on the sheet hanging on the line
Embraced by the fresh morning dew, greeted by the birds proclaiming their claim
Determined to make a difference and to put her pain away, firm that life is fine
Dance if she has to, so as to show the world that there’s really no one to blame
Ending the black and white of existence and replacing it with a fine wine and dine*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* Harrisham Rhyme, created by the female poet, Harrisham Minhas, belonging to the State of Punjab in India, of a six-line rhyming stanza. In this form, the last alphabet of the first word of each line is the first alphabet of the first word of next line.

There is no restriction on the starting alphabet of the first line.

Rhyming scheme : ababab.

For: Write Now Prompt for September 27, 2016, Photo Challenge #132, MINIATURE WRITING CHALLENGE #62


Meeting The Bar – The Reason For Rhyme

Juicy apples grow
Amply hanging on our tree
The sun is brightly shining
Uh! a great day ahead
Fun autumn weather
Run, cycle, swim

Withering flowers, garden-gate amblers
Nature is weary, I have to agree
Fountain shimmering, clouds billowing
Wind brushes the leaves, as grandma weaves

Sky flushes with gold
Am I really this cold?
Feeling the chills in my bones
Like eating ice-cream cones
Didn’t want this to end
I’m with you, my friend

Sing with song of fruits and flowers
Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving this
Holding our hands on our knees
On pebble strands by the shore
Stars and moon twirling
Like dancers pirouetting
Such a night of joy
As we watch the buoy

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Meeting The Bar – The Reason For Rhyme by Walter J. Wojtanik