Looking for a sign

In the heavens I see the stars
in the darkness
and I say to the night sky
“send a message”
but no one hears it
and there are no shooting stars
or meteors
to give me any sign
that there is someone
watching over me.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Simply Six Minutes: It’s Getting Better

John lets us know that the best expectation is no expectation…paraphrased in my own words.

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Making the requested changes would make it say “2023 will probaby be better. If 2022 taught us anything, it’s not to set the bar too high & to keep our optimism mild.”

A song immediately comes to mind: The Beatles, “It’s Getting Better.”

Notice how, in the chorus, the response to “I got to admit it’s getting better, it’s getting better all the time” is “It can’t get any worse.”

A friend of mine used to quote the old Arabic adage, “expect nothing and be surprised.” That’s the way I feel about it. Who knows what’s going to happen next year, apart from an omniscient God or a clairvoyant?

2022 was not an espcecially good year, but it wasn’t bad, either. Maybe that’s my perspective as someone who says at home most of the time and does his best to ignore the news except at a very high level. From…

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I’m Still Standing (Simply 6 Minutes)

Jez leaves us with the thought-provoking question of who should receive our utmost attention in life…

Jezzie G

Inspired by and written for Simply 6 Minutes – thank you, Christine

2022 has been a good, if not a great year for me. I set the bar high as I needed to get back on track. Anyway, different type of sonnet with very little rhyme. A joyous new year to all that read.

And my song says it for 2022, I don’t think Elton will mind me stealing the title

I’m Still Standing
Form: Capped Sonnet

2021 brought the spirals
Bipolar was kicking me down and down
With depression inviting suicide
2022 I fought it back
A year of growing stronger, fighting it
No regrets, the year has been bloody good
My thanks to my friends who stayed for the ride
This is why you mean everything to me
You offered me light in that darkest place
And to those who just couldn’t be bothered
I don’t need you…

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