Solitude: d’verse Poets pub

Written for:

Cold air
Muffled sounds
Heavy air weighing on your shoulders.

Quiet noise
In your head
Cool air sweeps in to chill the skin.

Time elapses
Time stands still
A clock ticks without being acknowledged.

Writing on paper
Computer keys
Random thoughts strewn on the page with no meaning,

Listen for an engine
Look for someone
There is no one near you, but you wait.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Three things challenge

Written for Di at Pensitivity101:

Your three things today are:


ain’t fallen for it

There ain’t nothing you can do 
to make me fall for that trick. 
I’ve heard it, been there, done that 
so much it makes me sick.  

Your ruse may be for fun 
but let me tell you now 
I’m a heavy sleeper 
can’t tip me like a cow.  

Sorry to ruin your fun 
it looks like you might be sad 
I might look like a fool 
but you’re the one that’s been had.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Fandango’s Provocative Question #68

Do you think it’s premature for states to be lifting the stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, and social distancing restrictions? Or do you believe that it’s about time they were rescinded? Once they are removed, how quickly are you likely to resume living your life as you did in the pre-pandemic days?

I think that people need to get out and about. I am worried about the people who are home alone, perhaps with increasing depression, not getting enough sunlight and fresh air. I think that there still has to be some precautions, like distancing, but I think it has to be open a bit. My fear with the fact that only some states are doing the openings it is going to draw people from far away to come because they want to be outside. It would be better for everyone if the entire country did the same thing. This way people are going in hoards to one place.

The other day on the news they showed everyone down in Washington in the mall watching the planes flying over. Well, it seems like everyone is in an uproar that so many people were there. Part of me thinks, hello, it is outside. If the virus is floating in the air you can get it just walking by. But does that mean no one even goes outside?

I think we should, as a country, open slowly, each state the same time, the same way, so that it can be followed more consistently. When this whole thing started I was in Florida and when I talked about the virus everyone said I was panicking out of control. At that time New York and Washington State were taking it seriously but Florida wasn’t. It was a couple of weeks until Florida took it seriously. We need to come together as a country, not fight about who is right and who is wrong.

My daughter has been living with her roommates and they have their friends over, They have the same group everyday. I think that her and her friends are probably building up an immunity that everyone who is staying isolated is not.

This is all my opinion.

Continued from Reena Saxena’s Journey to irrelevance

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He is on unfamiliar terrain.

The assignment is not clearly defined, he is not comfortable with local culture and his set of competencies cannot be put to use here. Vaguely, he thought of the celebrity singer who sat near Haji Ali, singing on a harmonium, and had collected twelve bucks for his talent. He used it to highlight the importance of the paraphernalia and supporting set-up which make one a star.

The sight of this box in the middle of the forest made him aware, that his journey to irrelevance is now complete.

How will he make a clean exit?

Will he make an exit at all? Who was he to think that something in life could simply be solved by discovering an old, useless appliance? There had to be more to this than he at first thought. He couldn’t move forward fully believing that irrelevance was his end game.

His first impulse was to walk away, walk away fast and not look back, not care about assignments or royalties. But the professional side took over and realized he had to move forward, this was his job, what he has worked for all of his life.

The next step in this assignment would be opening that appliance door to discover what lay inside. Would it be empty? Would this really be coincidental that he found this and it truly is irrelevant? That would mean he needed to continue his journey. He couldn’t leave this open ended.