Fandango’s Friday Flashback — October 2

Here is my post from October 2, 2019
It’s sort of dumb…

During my fairly short writing career I have come to love writing poetry. Yes, I know, yuck! Well, to tell you the truth I find my poetry silly and fun to read.

It seems that poetry is not a popular type of literature for children. I know that so many books that are published incorporate rhyming but the anthologies like I read when I was a kid. Have you read “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein? I think I read that anthology a hundred times, as well as his other works. He is my inspiration because without knowing his writing style I don’t think I would ever imagine myself writing poetry.

I hope to put out a Poem Anthology. What do you think? I would love feedback on whether this is a considered a good idea or not. I will still do whatever I eventually decide, but the feedback may help determine when and how I present it to a literary agent.

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Fandango holds the Friday Flashback:

Take Seven 2nd October

Our words were:
bet, boyfriend, cheese, drip, fare, fear, flack, fun, hang, negligent, new, puddle, rain, record, rhubarb, skim, subtle, thread, toffee, worm, worth

The Boyfriend

I bet that if you had a boyfriend  
Who always smelled like some cheese  
You send him under a water drip  
Pay his fare so he’d think it was free  
The fear in your eyes as he walked away  
Would promise you flack from your friend  
But it would be fun for you either way  
Hanging out ’til the day got to end  
The boy he would think you negligent  
Because you wanted him in clothes that were new  
A puddle would have just suited him  
The rain would have done the trick too.  
Just for the record nobody said  
The boyfriend couldn’t come back  
It’s just that the rhubarb smell of him  
Made showering on the right track.  
He’d skim on the soap and use little else  
So the subtle smell would still be there  
A thread of his nastiness lasting for days  
Like toffee bits stuck in your hair.  
But you love the worm, no matter how bad  
He stinks and turns off your friends  
It’s all worth the hugs and love that he gives  
And you know that this love never ends 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Fibbing Friday 2nd October

It’s Frank’s turn to host Fibbing Friday this week. Have fun and don’t forget to pingback to his original post.

  1. Why is October the tenth month rather than the eighth as its name implies? I don’t know, but I have always wondered this. Even September doesn’t work. October 10th is my sister’s birthday though.
  2. Why is Halloween on October 31st? Because with all the candy you eat there would be no way to get through October if you were on a sugar-high. It is one of those long months that doesn’t have many holidays to break it up.
  3. What exactly is Pumpkin Spice? It is the fall flavor for Dunkin.
  4. How did the tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns start? It started because someone’s front light went out, so they figured they would get any trick-or-treaters so the grabbed the pumpkin off the steps, carved out a space big enough to hold a candle to light up their house. It worked then people thought it would be nice to have an autumn look to it.
  5. Why are they called Jack-o’lanterns? Because Jack owned the lantern shop.
  6. Why is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) in April when National Poetry Day is October 3rd? Because one lasts a month and one is only a one-day thing.
  7. What is the big deal about Columbus Day? It is a day that most stores have some really good deals.
  8. Why do kids trick-or-treat on Halloween? Because if they did it any other day that would be looked at funny and the parents would be to blame for their kids behavior.
  9. According to at least one internet source, October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. Why? Because it is the only day that someone can stomach eating more than one or two.
  10. What happens to all the candy corn that doesn’t get eaten? It is recycled as plastic bags and water bottles.

TFF – Season 2 – Game 3

** “Age is just a number…” – Okay – do you believe this and if so, what number is it and more importantly what number are you? I think that answer has changed over the past decade or two. Older people were the ones who were supposed to be wiser and you learned from age. Now with so much technology I don’t think age matters as much as staying on top of things. You can interact with just about anyone and you don’t ever have to reveal your identity. There have been times that I am blogging, reading blogs, etc. and I go to a blog that I am a regular at. All of a sudden they have posted a picture of themselves. Oh my! That is not what I pictured in my mind! Anyhow, I think anyone can learn just about anything nowadays, experience is almost self-taught.
Inked or not – do you have any tattoos that you regret having done as they are with you for the rest of your life unless removed and if you do not have any have you ever thought of getting inked and if so would you get permanent or temporary? When Bob, my late husband was turning 40 I thought it would be a great gift to surprise him with a trip to the tattoo shop for a new tattoo. I had never had one so I thought, wow this is a great surprise. Well….Long story short we both ended up getting tatts. He got one of a bulldog wearing boxing gloves. I was symbolic of his being in the carpenter’s union and something else, I can’t recall. When it came to me deciding I said that I wanted a clownfish because they reminded me of my mother. The artist asked if I wanted Nemo, as that was the rage….I said yes. Do I regret Nemo? Not necessarily but I would really love just some clownfish! Its on my lower back so I wouldn’t ever think of getting it removed. Most of my other tatts are just perfect. I have some I am not in love with but they are all okay.
Can you describe the word …. How? “How” is a way of questioning the workings of someone or something.
With Halloween at the end of the month – Horror movies seasons is starting again – do you love or hate them and why do you feel the way you do – what makes them great or terrible for you and or – why do they scare you? I have always loved a good scary movie. When I was in middle school my friend Allison and I would watch Friday the 13th movies every weekend! Over the years I have still enjoyed them but I think my problem now is that I think about how things can actually come true, or if someone had this wacky idea for a movie, then someone surely has this wacky idea for real life! I guess my idea of a good horror movie is something that is so f—-ed up it is crazy, like the Saw movies. I don’t like all the blood, that part grosses me out, but I love the twisted shit. That being said, it scares me because I know there are crazy people out there that do this crazy stuff for real. I don’t like the jump-out-at-you scary. I hate to be startled.
So, I suppose my answer is yes, I do like them and yes, they do scare me. They scare me because like I said, if someone thought it up for a movie then there is someone out there that has thought it up for real life…just sayin’.