Three things Challenge #566

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge. https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/04/12/three-things-challenge-566/

Your three things today are:

ABIDE
INCH
LEAF

To abide by the rules
is an important point
Like a leaf from a plant
in the fall.
Should that leaf decide to
stay intact when it ought
to fall
Then fall in Spring
The essence of nature
peters within an inch of
it’s normal existence
making people wonder
what is next.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

FOWC with Fandango: Complacent

Check it out here: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/04/10/fowc-with-fandango-complacent/

com•pla•cent kəm-plā′sənt►

  • adj.Satisfied with the current situation and unconcerned with changing it, often to the point of smugness.
  • adj.Eager to please; complaisant.

Going Home

Brenda looked at the computer screen but didn’t read one word. It had been two months since she had been back in her home. Due to unforeseen circumstances she had been forced to move out of her house, leaving behind her partner, animals, and all belongings. Now she sits and wonders when she will get any amount of normalcy back.

Brenda’s sister Catherine is completely complacent when it comes to the situation, making it so hard for Brenda to even talk to her. Catherine is a local so this new lifestyle has not affected her life like it did Brenda’s. When Brenda is upset and missing her home, Catherine acts like she is over-reacting and acting like a baby. When Brenda tries to explain it to her sister, Catherine just rolls her eyes and says she can’t understand what the problem is.

Some day, hopefully soon, Brenda will be able to go home and be with the people who love her the most. Until then she puts a smile on her face and moves through the days, doing what is needed and expected of her.

©2021 CBialczak Fiction

FOWC with Fandango — Article

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Writing Class

Whether a shirt or pants or shoe

A note, a letter, even a clue

A word in English class is here

An article full of meaning clear

Do you know what word I mean?

Can it be a sight unseen? 

A thing to know when writing well

For me the word came quick but fell.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

RDP-SUNDAY- BLANKET

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Waiting

Like a blanket of snow

Laying upon the frozen ground

During the early morning 

No movement nor a sound

Asleep for time unknown

Beneath a frosty sheath

Waiting for the spring

The life waits underneath.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

FOWC with Fandango: retreat

Find it here: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/02/24/fowc-with-fandango-retreat/

Pulling up to the front door of the building we knew we were in for quite a weekend. Marble steps with gold railings leading up to a huge open foyer, all marble with a huge crystal chandelier in the center. A fountain splashed water of every color as the bulbs coursed through all the colors of the rainbow. We thought when we signed up for the Couples’ Retreat we would be in shoddy cabins with port-o-potties placed far enough away so as to not cause anyone discomfort. This was the exact opposite! Who would’ve ever thought the retreat would be held in such a beautiful location! This was something which would surely rekindle the flame between Marcus and I. I mean,how could it not? 

RDP–Sunday–Backbone

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“Don’t you have a backbone?”
I don’t know how this means that you have guts!
And how does having guts make you stronger? Don’t all people have guts?
Does having guts mean you are careless since you might try stuff other people won’t?
If you “have no backbone” how are you surviving?
When I think of no backbone I think of jellyfish but then I wonder how anyone can say that a jellyfish is a wimp? Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish? They might not have a backbone but they sure do get you good!
This then makes me think of all the other things that don’t have backbones but that could still kill you, like a snake.
Do spiders have backbones? I don’t think so but they sure are brave going wherever the hell they want regardless of who cares or not.