The Virus: A Sonnet

It is absurd to think we have one day 
to live free without the sickness and pain 
While the rest of the days are filled with gloom 
Making the clouds want to cry down like rain. 

The world is no longer an open book 
For anyone to read when they need it 
Leading us into reality’s grasp 
With the hope of all remaining unsplit. 

We can no longer live with the freedom 
To go where we want when we want to go 
For the sickness is hovering above 
we have no knowledge of how fast or slow. 

Listen to the rain to wash away fear 
With faith and hope we live another year.

©2020 CBialczak

Written for dVerse Poet’s Pub Open Link Night #262:  


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This week’s prompt ~ Crown
Written for Sue Vincent’s prompt:


And though we walk miles 
to find peace in a world 
where stability teeters 
on the edge, 
we follow a path 
led by those 
we believe in 
as we have faith 
that they will know  
which way is the optimal 
way to go.  
And when we walk miles 
we may find peace  
in a world  
filled with instability 
where our character 
is worth more 
than possessions we own.  

©2020 CBialczak

Make your own hand sanitizer

This is definitely something everyone should know! I was able to buy alcohol the other day, and no, not the drinking kind! Wait, would Vodka work? Just wondering…..

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For those getting frantic for hand sanitizer to ease your mind but can’t find any at the store, I’ve come across a recipe to make your own.

This is from Lisa Taormino RN, BSN, ASN, BS, which came to me from Penn Herbs
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If you’re running into empty shelves when you go shopping for hand sanitizers, don’t panic, just make your own. When you know you won’t be able to access soap and water, whip up a batch ahead of time to spray hands and surfaces.

What you will need: Bowl, spoon, spray bottle container.


  • 2/3 cup 60-99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) 

  • 1/3 cup  aloe vera gel

  • 8 to 10 drops essential oil (optional)
    Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, and Tea tree are great options.

Nothing could be easier! Simply mix the ingredients together and then pour them into the bottle. Screw the lid onto the bottle and you’re…

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