What do you see # 134 – May 16, 2022

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A New Life

Looking back now he saw an old man
starting his life, on the road, in a van
He travelled along, music playing out loud
Humoring walkers, pleasing a crowd
Along his long trip, he fell and he slid
Making the best of all that he did
When suddenly he knew there’s no time like now
to take a bull by the horns, but he didn’t know how
So he asked his dear wife to be honest with him
And say how he did, and she looked at him grim
She smiled and said that he’s getting too old
People wanted a young man, brazen and bold
They no longer enjoyed this man of old age
It was time to recede, get off of the stage
He kissed his dear wife and held her to him
then they walked hand in hand, a new life to begin.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Reunited: Story Challenge in 99-words

May 16, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about when a newly released prisoner meets the disabled veteran who adopted the puppy the prisoner trained behind bars. The prompt is based on the short story I wrote for Marsha Ingrao’s Story Chat. Yes, rewrite my story in your words, 99, no more, no less. Go where the prompt leads! Find this prompt and the story at Carrot Ranch

Jessie stepped off the bus into the dusty heat. Instantly his lips dried and his throat felt scratchy. 
Walking into the station, Jessie looked around. The old guy at the counter looked up.
Can I help you?”
“Sure, I’m looking for Merle.”
The old guy stood up and Jessie noticed he was missing his right arm. 
Bounding out behind him a golden lab ran at Jessie.
“Darn dog! Stay!”
Jessie caught the dog in his arms and smiled. “Hey, girl!”
“How do you know my dog?”
“I was her trainer, up at the prison. She must’ve recognized my voice.”

2022 CBialczak

Blogging Insights — New Format # 39 — Words

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” I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and look at it , until it begins to shine.”

Emily Dickinson.

My thoughts on this are brief. I believe that a word, written or spoken, has the power to lift someone up or shut them down. You hear so much about physical abuse, by both men and women, but the words are what often make abuse even less bearable. Words do not control a person but they can affect everything about a person.

News Update: Below-The-Belt Humor Edition [NSFW]

How could I not share these informative articles?

Jewish Young Professional

The news is serious and distressing. However, for my news update posts, I like to look at the offbeat news stories of lesser importance that get overshadowed by the serious stories. In times like these, sometimes, we just need to laugh at bathroom humor news stories and celebrate important moments in STD prevention.

If this doesn’t improve your Monday morning, I don’t know what will! Image by Judy Graham from Pixabay

Some content may be NSFW. Except where indicated, bolding in the quotes is mine.

1) Michigan profs push ‘pee for peonies’ urine diversion plan

“Pee for peonies” sounds like either 1) an activist campaign or 2) a children’s alphabet and/or potty-training book. “Urine diversion plan” just sounds suspicious. Anyway, this is an article about a urine-based fertilizer research project. You can tell the author of this article had way too much fun writing this.

A pair of University…

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