Tale Weaver – #303 – Confusion – November 26th

Confusion with the Cat: A Cat in the Hat FanFiction Tale

The Cat in the Hat knew nothing at all 

About raising kids, the big or the small 

The one thing he knew that he knew he’d get right 

Was to keep the kids busy from morning to night. 

He kept lots of tricks and toys up his sleeve 

He always made sure a clean house he did leave 

But the kids never knew when he was coming or going 

He’d come when the sun shone and with the wind blowing. 

The biggest confusion they had with the Cat 

Was they wondered what he kept up in his red and white hat. 

He said he had toys and fish and some games 

And animals and clowns and roasting marshmallow flames. 

But if he had all those things hidden way up inside 

Did he put them in there to keep private or hide? 

The kids knew the Cat would come back some new day 

With all of the things they needed to play.

©2020 CBialczak poetry

Your Daily Word Prompt – #Retrieve – #YDWordPrompt November 26, 2020

November CHF 2020

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Walk Away

Walk away before you are able 

To see the mistakes, you’ve made 

Along the way, you can stop 

And retrieve the memories 

Because they are what brings you back 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simply Six Minutes: Helps Build Strong Bodies 12 Ways

John’s contribution to Simply 6! Thank you John for participating!

The Sound of One Hand Typing

You probably recognize, at least if you were a kid growing up in the US during the ’60’s, the title of this piece as the marketing slogan for Wonder Bread, which I haven’t seen in years, probably because I haven’t looked for it. I saw a commercial for it from the ’50’s and the slogan was “helps build strong bodies 8 ways.” I guess technical advancements in the bread-making industry allowed the makers to increase the number of ways it builds strong bodies by 50%.

Almost 3 years ago, I wrote a blog post for Just Jot It January on a day when the prompt was boisterous. I drew a little heat for suggesting that it should be spelled boysterous, because the definition reads like the job description of a boy. Not that girls can’t be boisterous, as several of my fellow bloggers pointed out (no doubt thinking…

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A Code to Live By

Jim’s contribution to Simply 6. Thanks Jim for participating!

A Unique Title For Me

It is often thought that the phrase, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” is attributed to Frederick Douglass, but the only quote of his that comes close to this is, “Once thoroughly broken down, who is he that can repair the damage?”.  Potatoes, potatoes, as they both seem to mean the same thing to me, that being a child that experiences an undo trauma will most likely carry that with them for the rest of their life and they will never be the same.  Adults can recover better from a deeply distressing or disturbing experience, because they have seen more of life, but children are special and they need to be protected as much as possible.

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

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Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 11/24/2020

Sorry for the confusion! I don’t know where this post had disappeared to!!!!
Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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You may use any part or the entire quote. If you have a different quote you would like to use, go right ahead. This is for fun, a sort of personal challenge. Enjoy and thank you for participating!

*****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!

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2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 204, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
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This month’s theme is a haiku written by Sue Vincent:

clouds cover the moon,
beyond dawn’s pale horizon
sun rises unseen
.

©2020 Sue Vincent

Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these words. What will your interpretation be? Go where the words take you.

Ode to Sue’s Haiku

A blanketed veil of moisture obscures the Orb of Night
At a distance morn’s bleached hues detectable at a distant perspective
Scorching star lifts up sans cognizance
A regenerated diurnal course ensues.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry