Quadrille #94: Roar

The first poem is my entry of 44 words:

The Roar of the World 

When the roar of the world for you is just deafening 

And you cannot think of a place that you’d rather be 

Then find some solace, more peace, and pure comfort 

In the arms of a loved one is where you would find me.  


This second poem is the first one I wrote but with too many words for this challenge!

The Roar of the World

If the roar of the crowd is too loud  
And the peep of a mouse much too soft,  
Maybe you just need to be  
In bed up in a warm loft.  
When the roar of silence is deafening  
And the breeze that blows is too strong  
Maybe you just need to be  
In bed with a blanket and song.  
When the roar of the world is just perfect  
And there’s no place that you’d rather be  
Then get out of bed just this moment  
For there’s no profit for the lazy. 

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #49


The Brain Game 

“Dude, do you see the size of that thing?” 

“What is it?” 

Yo, I have no idea but it sure is strange!” 

“No joke about that!” 

“I’m telling you, this is definitely something special.” 

“What do you think we should do with it?” 

“I don’t know. Maybe roll it home? It looks like it could be fun.” 

“I guess. What is someone sees us rolling it down the street and they want to know what it is?” 

“Tell ‘em it’s a game. Some sort of mind game.”  

“Yeah, we can tell them they have to think of a question and this thing will find the answer!” 

Haha, almost like one of the Magic 8 balls!” 

“Yeah, that will work!” 

©2020 C Bialczak 

FOWC with Fandango: Paper


Paper is a product 

Used most every day 

By every man and child 

And then just thrown away. 

Do you know it comes from? 

Trees that grow quite tall 

But trees take years to get there 

Before they take that fall. 

If we keep on cutting 

The trees to make our stuff 

The animals will suffer 

For there won’t be enough. 

Please look at what’s happened 

On the far side of the world 

The trees are being burnt down 

Fires are unfurled.  

Koalas and our kangaroos 

Are dying one by one 

Fire fighters aren’t  

Having any fun.  

So, think about the outcome 

When throwing stuff away 

Is there a way to reuse  your stuff? 

We need our trees to stay!  

©2020 C Bialczak 

What do you see? #12

He calls me Unicorn 

Underneath the magic  
There shines a little light 
That brings you through the darkness 
To have a brighter sight. 

The magic is compelling 
As anyone can see 
That’s why he calls me Unicorn 
A bit of fantasy.  

He says that I am special 
And that my love is pure 
I know that he has helped me 
Through sorrow, he’s my cure. 

I do feel quite at peace with him 
Despite what others think 
My love is true and so is his 
He is my missing link.  

©2020 C Bialczak 

From my desk: 01/13/2020

I am hoping that now that the holidays have passed I can get myself back into a routine, especially with my writing. I’m sure most people don’t pay that much attention, but I used to write much more frequently and in more volume. I enjoy writing and realize how much I miss it when I haven’t given myself the time.

My “A Name A Day” challenge isn’t really getting a response. I had one blogger ask for a name to be used but that was it. I have now used over forty names and although I am sure I will never run out of names, I am running out of ideas for using the names. I have a name set for tomorrow but I am thinking I might just end it there. I get quite a few “likes” on these posts, but I don’t think it is really appealing to anyone. That being said, it is okay, I am okay with it. This was something I wanted to do to promote positivity and although it didn’t seem to work in this fashion, I will find something new!

Last Sunday and this past Sunday we had showings on our house. We have not received any feedback, positive or negative, regarding the house. I suppose when it is right the perfect buyer will come and love it. I just wish it would happen. I am anxious to move closer to my father and into an area where there is more sunshine!

I used to be a health coach. Haha, yeah I know, if you saw me now I am not exactly the epitome of health, but I am trying to get back to eating better and exercising. It is difficult in the Northeast, as it is cold, it gets dark early, and I live on a wooded street with few houses that is super scary to walk in the dark. Again, laugh if you must, but I do get spooked easily. I am known for imagining that serial killers live in the woods near my home. Too much television in my younger years perhaps? Anyhow, there is a point to this! I used to make, and have begun making again, cauliflower crusts for pizza. The recipe is super easy and you can make them ahead of time, pop them in the freezer and then thaw as you need them. How do you make them?

I use a food processor and buy two heads of cauliflower. You can use already “riced” cauliflower but the one in the freezer at the supermarket has a lot of water and the crust have to be baked for longer.

1. rice cauliflower
2. In a bowl, mix 1 cup of the riced cauliflower, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. Mix them then poor the mixture out onto a greased piece of parchment paper. Spread out and form into a crust.
3. Bake at 425 degrees (Farenheit) for 25 minutes.

One head of cauliflower usually makes 3 to 4 crusts.
You can use 1/4 cup of egg whites instead of the whole egg if you want to cut calories.
It is best to use lower fat cheese, also for calories, but I use whatever I have.

Peace to all and enjoy the week ahead!

A Name A Day: Ivan

©2020 C Bialczak 

Please participate in A Name A Day. Write a story, poem, or something about a real individual you know with the name of the day. If you have a name that you would like for the blog please send me a message. Please keep it all positive.  

This is part of my positivity plan. Allowing others to see their names in print and then stories or poems that are positive about them is reinforcing to adults and children.  

Enjoy this! I will post a few random names until people choose to participate and give some names. I will continue as long as people would like to participate. I believe it will be nice for any blogger to share with a friend or family member poems “about them” from so many talented writers. Enjoy!