A Silly Q and A

CAN YOU FILL THIS OUT WITHOUT LYING? Link back to this with a pingback. https://sandmanjazz.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/a-silly-q-and-a/

  1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? A pepper with some dip on it.
  2. Worst physical pain you’ve suffered? Besides having children…infected gall bladder.
  3. Favourite place you’ve been? Dominican Republic
  4. How late did you stay up last night? 10 pm about
  5. If you could move somewhere else where would it be? Savannah, Georgia
  6. Last holiday you went on? Syracuse with David
  7. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday
  8. What’s your favourite season? I think summer, without spiders. Fall, without a certain kind of spider. Spring almost all the time.
  9. If you could have any career, what would you do? Published author and illustrator
  10. What was the last book you read? The whole thing…I can’t remember the name…it was on my kindle.
  11. If you could talk to ANYONE right now who would it be? My friend Amy
  12. Are you a good influence? yes
  13. Does pineapple belong on a pizza? No way!
  14. You have the remote, what channel do you choose? Netflix
  15. Last concert you attended? Soja and Sublime
  16. Favourite food? Ice cream, especially chocolate or chocolate with stuff mixed in.

©2020 CBialczak


Written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/reenas-exploration-challenge-129/

I invite you to explore either one or both of the following themes in your piece

  1. Addiction
  2. Depression

As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link here.


Depression and Addiction

No one will ever know 
the pain that lies 
within your heart, 
your mind,  
your soul.  

No one will ever see 
the poison that flows 
through your veins,  
in your blood, 
in your mind.  

No one will ever hear 
you cry out in fear 
that tomorrow 
is a day 
that may never come.  

No one will ever understand 
that this is not made up 
nor is it wanted 
but cannot 
be dispelled.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Safety: Your Daily Word Prompt

Written for YDWP: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/your-daily-word-prompt-safety-ydwordprompt-april-8-2020/

When I was in college, the group of us that hung around together was a fun bunch. When anybody farted they had to yell “Safety”. Not sure where it came from or what, but if I remember correctly it was always the same few people.


How do I always know 
I am safe  
in your arms 
with the warmth  
of your body 
warming mine 
hands intertwined 
heads down 
eyes closed 
knowing that safety  
is closer than  
we ever knew.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

50 Word Thursday


prompt idea 3

“She was murdered,” Rabbit says. – Kate Racculia’s Bellweather Rhapsody

Rabbit Cracks the case

Skunk jumped down from the tree trunk. He didn’t like the tail he saw, sticking out from under the fallen tree trunk. He couldn’t be sure but it looked like Squirrel’s tail.  

“Hey, Rabbit, you gotta come here!” Skunk yelled.  

Skunk pointed at Squirrel’s tail.  

“She was murdered,” Rabbit says 

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Surprise: Word of the Day Challenge

Written for Word of the Day: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/surprise-2/

My Friend

Don’t be surprised if I show up today 
there are some things that I really must say. 

I want to be honest and firm about this 
I want to say everything, nothing to miss. 

Are you worried this is really the end 
Have no fear, my sweet dear, you’re always my friend.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry


Plague, Pestilence, and Pandemic

Today I would like you to take inspiration from the words like plague, pestilence, and pandemic, and write a poem to console us in this time of the Corona. https://dversepoets.com/2020/04/07/poetics-in-the-time-of-the-plague/


Sometimes it’s rats and sometimes it’s fleas 
no matter the type, it’s an awful disease. 

No thought to the place of where it came from 
No idea if your actions were careless or dumb. 

So now here we sit with a virus to spread 
so many people, some who are dead. 

Keep your hands washed as told by the doc 
Soon this will end, and the sickness we’ll mock.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry 

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 172, #Poet’sChoice

For Colleen’s Challenge: https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/04/07/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-172-poetschoice/

Riding on the Carousel

Like a child upon a steed 
having not a care or need 
Sitting high up in the seat 
stirrups hold your tiny feet. 

Ride along my mighty friend 
before the ride comes to an end. 
Find your treasure or your gold 
Find it soon, before you’re old.  

Laughter brings a happy sound 
as you ride around, around. 
Hold on tight so you don’t miss 
the views along this ride of bliss.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry (first published on PoetrySoup.com)

Curve: Discover Prompts Day 8

Written for: https://wordpress.com/discover-wordpress/category/discover-prompts/

That girl

By the curve of her body I knew that I was done 

no matter what she did she’d know that she had won. 

I didn’t think I was so damn weak before we met 

now that I am with her the weaker each day I get. 

she could do most anything without me getting mad 

it’s just that fair persona and swagger that she had.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Perspicacity: Ragtag Daily Prompt


Megan knew by the look on the students face that there was something wrong. It was due to her perspicacity that she was able to figure out then the student was upset because he hadn’t studied for his test. She had always had this keen sense knowing because she was once one of those students who walked into an exam forgetting to study not remembering if she had read or not. Luckily Megan had made it through high school not having to worry about it because she was so bright. Megan hoped that by the end of this semester all her students would feel comfortable knowing that they learned what they needed to learn in class and that she would offer them as much help as they needed.