Whirligig 340

Welcome to The Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.https://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2021/10/whirligig-340.html

You will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

If you’d like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Song Sparrow” by Bruce Willard: sound, before, decades, porch, sparrow, summer, held, hand, bent, fingers, feathers, bone

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The Sparrow

I heard the sound before the sight
A sparrow singing taking flight
Held in time and lost in space
Living slow in summer’s pace

For decades more and years ahead
Holding hands, from porch to bed
With fingers bent and bones amiss
Feathers soft as a lover’s kiss

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Three Things Challenge #754

Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you. https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/10/17/three-things-challenge-754/

Your three things today are:
PRIME
FAN
SUGAR

Out for a dinner
red wine is a start
not a fan of red meat
not good for my heart
leaving out the Prime Rib
and opting for some fish
leaving room for sugar
in an big ice-creamy dish.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #523

Brenda Warren is our host for the Sunday Whirl. You can join in here

Finding Gold

Going to the beaches
With murder on my mind
A mission that I need to keep
I need to watch the time

The boat comes by and sees me
Its speedy and its sleek
Taking corners tightly
Never seeming weak

Taking up my weapon
No space for a mistake
In the air I feel a presence
Nothing found for heaven’s sake

Drawing up my  dragger
No fear left in my gut
Looking for the piece of gold
Well hidden and well put. 

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Prompt for #SoCS October 9, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lid.” Use it in the literal sense, use it in the metaphorical sense, use it any way you’d like. Have fun! https://lindaghill.com/2021/10/08/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-october-9-2021/

Closing the lid
on a past best forgotten
with tendrils
trying to pry open
the covering
which protected
the secrets
needing to be buried
and never
revealed.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

#Writephoto: Tomb

The Tomb

KL posted a fantastic picture for this week’s prompt! https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/10/07/writephoto-tomb/

Rising slowly
above the mist
the corpse will come
he has a list
of those to visit
of those to haunt
like your uncle Paul
and then your aunt
and then he’ll go
and find you shaking
to see what kinds
of trouble you’re making
he’ll laugh and grin
and you will scream
like the ghosts of hell
in a real bad dream.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

The Sunday Whirl: 10/03/2021

The Concert

Feeling quite frozen and nearly lost in this space

reluctantly leaving the comforts of a known place

Peering around for solace away from the crowd

Pulling his hat down since the venue was loud

He thought it quite lame to sit here and wallow

cramming down popcorn barely able to swallow

He pulls out his ticket to check for the date

Thinking maybe the show was just running quite late

He used to be patient and quiet and kind

Never the type to avenge a brilliant mind

But sitting for this long amongst noises and such

Made him remember why he disliked people so much

So he gets out his walking stick, set by his seat

Asking the near neighbors to tuck in their feet

Moves right along the row reserved just for him

Deciding a concert was a foolhardy whim.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

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Same Same But Different

Same Same But Different
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead. https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2021/10/02/same-same-but-different-saturday-mix-2-october-2021/

Your words are:

  1. young
  2. old
  3. yellow
  4. run
  5. frown

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Like a fledgling in the morning
who steps upon the dew
The old-timer stops and views it
In the blondish amber hue
He watches as it canters
through fields of wheat and grass
Unable to find some solace
A grimace at this pass
Where will nature take it
the babe he looks upon
He fears not for its safety
Yet waits until it’s gone.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry



Today’s Prompt # 62 Agitated

Today’s prompt is agitated. https://chellebcom2.wordpress.com/2021/09/30/todays-prompt-62-agitated/

From beneath the trees
that hung so low
there was a light
a dim, soft glow
That came from when
the trolls did sit
Agitated
by human shit
They hated fun and
sneered at love
They wanted tricks
fit like a glove
to all their nonsense
played upon
the men and women
just about everyone.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry