Anywhere: Compilation June 7, 2022

Amidst the cattails and the mud
the sorrow of their loss is grand
Raising up their hearts and minds
to show that guilt has no stand
An heirloom from the other day
like thoughts confined to one
The aftermath is worse to feel
Like burning bushes had been done
Remorse is present and will not be
replaceable as such
But put the kibosh on network rules
and see the change just as much.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Truthful Tuesday

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I would say yes. I think that any good vibes you can send whether it be directly or not, is worth it. Honestly, you can’t call and/or contact everyone you know all the time to find out if they need your prayers or good thoughts. Whether or not they feel the good thoughts, or whether or not they believe in prayer, it definitely won’t hurt anyone to wish them well.

5 Things You Don’t Buy Anymore

Dr. Tanya wants to know 5 things for

  1. Feminine Products – I don’t think that needs any explaining
  2. Cigarettes – I still vape but that is nicotine and a few other harmful chemicals rather than nicotine, tobacco, and many other carcinogens
  3. Cow’s Milk – I am happy with Almond milk and hate to think of all the mama-cows who have to go on milking day after dreaded day.
  4. Heating Oil – living in the south has some benefits!
  5. Camera Film – I can’t even imagine how much I spent on film and then developing the film, especially when my kids were little. I have since downloaded most of the albums but need a new scanner to do the rest. I was lugging around bins and bins of photo albums from one home to the next. Now everything is digital!

Sun, Sand, Storms, and Celebrations: Summer Ekphrastic

This is the prompt at dVerse Poet’s Pub
For the prompt—choose one or more of the paintings below and write a poem inspired by what you see or feel.
Peder Severin Krøyer, Summer Evening at Skagen. The Artist’s Wife and Dog by the Shore


Ekphrastic: An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.

Moonlight glows upon the soft waves
as a gentle breeze blows
Still and quiet
Calm and peaceful
Light upon the ripples moving closer

©2022 CBialczak

Simply 6 Minutes 7th June


Christine at Stine Writing is our host and this is our picture this week.
They came out of the clouds,
Endless in number,
Ships of the past
Transporting to the future.
Their cargo unknown,
Ghosts on the horizon
Haunting yet graceful
Gliding across the sea.
The wonder was the silence,
No rustling of sails
Calls of the wind
Or banter of the crew.
What had they fled from?
This armada of beauty,
Where were they headed,
On what course were they set?
Endless in number,
Ghost ships of the past
Coming out of the clouds
Heading for the future.

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Glad I checked!

Based on the responses I got to my question about whether people really look in the Spam folder or not, I decided I should keep an eye on it. Since I was traveling last week I didn’t have the chance to do it so my folder was up to 452 Spam messages!

Out of all those I found 11 that were legitimate! Happy I checked because you all are definitely worth reading and I hate to think I used to just hit delete!

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 06/07/2022

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!