When We Are Alone

MohawkValleyGirl https://mohawkvalleygirl.wordpress.com/ suggested I write another Sestina, the type of poem written yesterday for The National Poetry Month Scavenger Hunt. I like to take on challenges so here it is…

Where do I go from now until then 
making the decisions for two  
Living with someone yet living alone 
Trying to remain positive despite the darkness 
No one here is to blame 
We work with the life we are handed. 

From the beginning we are handed 
to the one who has birthed us then 
There is no one to blame 
We came to the light from darkness 
And we are no longer alone. 

There have been times I have felt alone 
But I am blessed with what I have been handed. 
I live in the light and escape  the darkness 
I try to remember how it was then 
When I was alone, before there were two 
And there was no reason for blame. 

When feeling down we seek a soul to blame 
Because we are feeling so alone 
We wish that there could be two 
But we live with the life we are handed 
Knowing that loneliness will be for then 
And the now is coming out of darkness. 

We will continue to have periods of darkness 
We will look for the person to blame 
We may not find anyone then 
We will see that we are still alone 
Because our life is what we are handed 
And there may not always be two. 

Bless the days when you are not one but two 
Remember you are out of the darkness 
You live this beautiful life you were handed. 
There is no reason to look for blame 
For you no longer feel alone 
You hold onto these feelings until then. 

For what we are handed is the hope for two 
We then look to hope instead of darkness 
For we are the ones to blame when we are alone.  

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

National Poetry Month Scavenger Hunt


https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/looking-for-poetry

Write a poem that explores a lie you were told

There was the day we met again
my heart was soaring like the wind
thinking we were together that day
was more than anything for which I’d pray
to know you did it just to see
if you could hurt me like I hurt thee
it pains me still to know how deep
you went to hurt and make me weep.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry
NPM 21

NaPoWriMo 2021: 4/11/2021

Find the information here: https://www.napowrimo.net/day-four-9/

This is a twist on a prompt offered by Kay Gabriel during a meeting she facilitated at the Poetry Project last year. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters. The first stanza (or part) should be in the form of a letter that you write either to yourself or to a famous fictional or historical person. The second part should be the letter you receive in response. 

To Me, From Me

Hello myself, I say to thee,
in a  letter I write  to me.
I’d like to say you are okay 
I think you ought to stay this way. 
You work real hard and care so much 
using all your time and such 
and so I’d like to say  today 
that you can take a break to play 
play with words, play  with sound 
Notice things that are all around 
Write them up, Spit them out 
Now that is what I’m talking about! 

Hello to you, it’s me you know 
I think you’ve got a point to show. 
You care for others and your dad 
making him happy  makes you glad.
But don’t forget to care for you 
And one more thing before you do 
Think of all the people near 
who love you and will hold you  dear. 

©2021 CBialczak Poetry
NaPoWriMo 2021

New Book! The Demon of Yodok

I’m happy to share YA Dystopian novel, The Demon of Yodok! Read on for book details and a chance to win a signed hardcover edition. Oh and for all of you book reviewers, you can request a copy of this exciting book from R&R Book Tours!

Demon of Yodok

Genre: YA Dystopian

A highly addictive Young Adult Dystopian Survival series that will keep you glued to the pages.

JUCHE [dʒuːtʃe]

Just when Areum, daughter of a privileged family in the totalitarian state of Choson, thought she was free from her personal prison, her world collapses around her as her family are taken away in the middle of the night to a hell-like camp in the mountains where people who have strayed from the righteous path are brutally re-educated through blood, sweat, tears and starvation.

There she has to fight for survival together with the family she hates and is forced to re-evaluate every aspect of her life until then – her deep resentment toward her twin sister; her view of her father in face of the mounting evidence he is a traitor with the blood of millions of fellow countrymen on his hands; and even her love and affection for the Great General – the eternal savior and protector of Choson, whom she had always considered her true father.

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About the Author

Adria Carmichael is a writer of Young Adult Dystopian fiction with a twist. When she is not devouring dystopian and post-apocalyptic content in any format – books, movies, TV-series and PlayStation games – she is crafting the epic and highly-addictive Juche saga, her 2020 debut novel series that takes place in the brutal, totalitarian nation of Choson. When the limit of doom and gloom is reached, a 10K run on a sunny day or binging a silly sitcom on a rainy day is her go-to way to unwind.

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