Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: July 26, 2022

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Todays prompt: Write a poem using the words theater, children, and perspective

In my abstract perspective
I strive for something more
than children in their costumes
showing up at my front door
Its like a little theater
the street it is the stage
But some of those big actors
have surpassed the acting age.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Anywhere: Compilation June 7, 2022

Amidst the cattails and the mud
the sorrow of their loss is grand
Raising up their hearts and minds
to show that guilt has no stand
An heirloom from the other day
like thoughts confined to one
The aftermath is worse to feel
Like burning bushes had been done
Remorse is present and will not be
replaceable as such
But put the kibosh on network rules
and see the change just as much.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Haibun Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Donna is the host of this Go Dog Go Cafe prompt: https://godoggocafe.com/2022/05/04/haibun-wednesday-may-4-2022/

Your prompt this week is to write about the season you are in and something you do during that season. Go where the prompt leads.


Time to water and watch buds bloom. In a new place this year where new plants are popping up everywhere. The birds and squirrels eagerly look for nourishing treats.
Enjoying the warm
Evening breezes delightful
Smell the Earth’s perfume
©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday!

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This week’s prompt is to write about an encounter with an animal. Go where the prompt leads.

My gaze drops and lands on yellow eyes, glowing from the sun slowly setting behind me. My heart quickens, my breath speeds up, and I feel a trickle of sweat trail down my cheekbone. If ever danger existed it was right here, now, and I would be witness to its fate.

Slowly stepping back
Muscles twitching under skin
Prepare for a bite

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to name a specific animal. I thought this might lead to reading it in different ways.

Welcome to Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday!

Find it here: https://godoggocafe.com/2022/04/06/haibun-wednesday-april-6-2022/

Some things to keep in mind when writing haibun:

  • The range of haibun is broad and frequently includes autobiography, diary, essay, prose poem, and travel journal.
  • A haibun is a combination of prose and haiku.
  • The prose is brief and simple and usually written in the present tense.
  • The haiku should not attempt to repeat, quote, or explain the prose.

This week’s prompt is to write on your Thoughts about Spring. Go where the prompt leads.

As the weather warms, my bones ache less,
my muscles lose their tension, my thoughts wander,
I find time to enjoy life, I find myself thankful for all I have.

Bringing in new life
Colors blend with sights and sounds
Now for a fresh start

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

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Today’s prompt: Write a poem about an empty house. Use the words brisk and solo.

The Place in the Woods

Along the path all wooded
Beyond the solo tree
a home lies still and silent
no people there to see.
It takes only a moment
of brisk walking to go
It’s worth the cold and distance
to see this place you know.
It stands as its been standing
for years since you were young
but no one seems to live there
No lights or flowers hung.
But love is what you feel here
for love is what is gives
Despite its dark and empty shell
where no one seems to live.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge—October 13, 2020

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Today’s prompt: Use the phrase In the fading light

New Life

They emerge  
from the earth 
making their trek to the ocean 
unknowing of what lies ahead 
without guidance 
in the fading light 
They trust in their instincts 
that somehow they will be 
kept safe. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry