Act Now!

Poetry by Christine Bialczak

The sun was not setting 

The clouds did not blow 

The rain was not falling 

The snow would not snow. 

Our waters are dirty 

Our land is a mess 

Our air is polluted 

One must really confess. 

If we don’t act now 

We are going to see 

The earth won’t be livable 

Not for you or for me.  

Quadrille #89 – Set

Where will you go? Hard to say, 

you can get there, don’t just stay. 

run while you can and don’t stop to see 

I am running behind you, yes it’s me.  

The time has come,  you should know 

when I say ready, set, go! 

***This is a challenge! You must use the given word in a poem, called a Quadrille. The only rule is that there can only be 44 words***

October 7th already?

Time seems to fly by when you are an adult. Why does time seem different at different ages? Perspective?

As a teacher time can be detrimental to learning for students, especially those who have some catching up to do. Over the summer, which as an adult we know is exactly eight weeks (or close to that), as a child it is its own year! When September comes around so much knowledge has been lost. This supports the argument that school should be year-round. But when you have summers off, as many teachers do, who wants to give that up? This then goes to another argument; wouldn’t it be less expensive for working parents if they didn’t have to pay for daycare for students for these wonderful weeks off during “summer break”. Yeah, break alright, break the bank. I remember how bad it was as a young mother, when the snow started to fall, hoping there would be school just so I wouldn’t have to pay for daycare. It is the same for working parents. That is a lot of time to pay for care for little ones. Is the answer year-round school? Who knows! Everyone has a thought. What do you think?

I had no intention of bringing up a controversial topic. My point was that time now, as an adult, flies by so fast! I hope to put my house on the market in the spring. That sounds like so far away! In reality it is only about four or five months. Well, last thing I remember was it was the beginning of a new school year and teachers were anxious about the start of school, parents were relieved! That was over a month ago. Four or five months is going to fly.

On many well-established blogs there are weekly challenges. I thought about this and I do participate in #3linetales. The blogger posts a picture and challengers are to write a full story in three lines. There was another blogger who posts a picture and says what type of poetry should be written about it. I love it! I love the challenge, I love seeing what others come up with. I want my own challenge. I was trying to think of something that would be fun, yet useful and meaningful. Do you have any ideas? My idea has to do with word lists, synonyms, antonyms. I love vocabulary. Leave your ideas below where it says to leave a comment.

Peace to you! Back tomorrow.

3 Line Tails, Week 192

Welcome to Week 192 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 192: a rainbow over a plaza

If we start at the pot, where there is supposed to be gold, and rise to the stars, do we find a greater path to make our journey worth more?

If we start at the bottom and the rainbow stops in midair, will we fall off the path because we are so foolish to follow it?

If we just enjoy the beauty, without a hope for gold, a long path, or a journey, can we find peace in our world and love what is given to us?

By, Christine Bialczak