Conspiracy: Compilation 01/27/2023

You live in a world where no Gods exist
where fantasy’s real and wishes will die
Nefarious creatures you face by the dozens
to do nothing more than than leer and tell lies.
But how do you yield to a power so bold
To lurch to the front of this crowd?
Without leaving truths spun so even and fine
yet speak in harsh words so terribly loud.
Time to throw in the towel, leave through the door
put the past far from that part of your mind
Of course the best path to take this time ’round
Verify any old clues you can easily find.

©2023 CBialczak

throw in the towel https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/27/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2023-daily-prompt-jan-28th/
yield https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/27/fowc-with-fandango-yield/
lurch, leer, face https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/three-things-challenge-m221/
nefarious https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/rdp-friday-nefarious/
course https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/course/
dozen https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/dozen-2/
verify https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/your-daily-word-prompt-verify-ydwordprompt-january-27-2023/
You live in a world where no Gods exist https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2023/01/26/reenas-xploration-challenge-265/

Peacefulness: Compilation 01/24/23

A sweet little chirp to say hello
on a beautiful day near the sea
A sweep of the waves wash worry away
And let happiness build up inside me
No hostile thoughts can tear at my mind
For at the front of my mind love will be.

©2023 CBialczak

chirp, hello https://ronovanwrites.com/2023/01/23/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-446-chirp-and-hello/
sweep https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/23/fowc-with-fandango-sweep/
hostile, happiness, front https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/23/three-things-challenge-m217/

A Horse in Armor: Compilation 01/19/2023

Armor for Man and Horse, Steel, leather, copper alloy, textile, Italian, Milan and Brescia
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/35772

My actions seemed quite outrageous
I suppose you’d call them daft
to see my equine partner
bard in a coat and hat
The suit was made of armor
A fetish I admit
To see a horse so handsome
Disposable’d never fit
I swallowed any angst now
to point out my big guy
No cheater could they call me
Only authentic did I buy
He was the utmost handsome
I really must admit
But how can I clean real armor
when it’s full of horse’s shit?

©2023 CBialczak Poetry

daft, outrageous, point https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/19/three-things-challenge-m213/
fetish https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/19/fowc-with-fandango-fetish/
swallow https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/19/swallow/
disposable https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/19/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-disposable/
cheater https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/19/cheater/
bard https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/19/your-daily-word-prompt-bard-ydwordprompt-january-19-2023/

Winter’s Depth: Compilation 01/17/2023

Limbs pruned from the large, green pine
severed from the roots
cut so deeply
As if a door has shut out all light
and an immanent cold settles
All spatial reasoning gone
rationed by the falling snow
Any breath is a deviation
from the warmth
and beauty
of spring’s sweet air
and peaceful breeze

©2023 CBialczak Poetry

prune, cut, sever https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/three-things-challenge-m211/
door https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/17/fowc-with-fandango-door/
immanent https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/rdp-tuesday-immanent/
deviation https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/deviation-2/
ration https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/your-daily-word-prompt-ration-ydwordprompt-january-17-2023/
spatial https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/spatial/
become the embodiment of winter. Tell us what you feel during this season. Describe a typical day in January. https://dversepoets.com/2023/01/17/poetics-the-blizzard-of-the-self/

Realization: Compilation 01/15/2023

Despite the manifestations
To determine a moment or two
Where gratitude is not held down
Where a strong stand is taken by you

The silence is suddenly broken
When gossip is shuffled around
People around shilly-shally
You shoulder the words and the sound

You wrap your arms around slowly
An afable look on your face
And find that the truth is the one thing
That can fill nearly all of the space

Your guard is suddenly broken
A powdery dust no longer seen
Like the blade of a knife that is bent
All severe feelings is how it has been

The situation is fine now
The look on your face shows a smile
The sweet minty taste on the pallet
Once again you have gone the whole mile.

©2023 CBialczak Poetry

gratitude https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/15/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-15th-2023/
determine, strong, mint https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/three-things-challenge-m209/
manifestations shoulder powdery wraps broken shuffle blade stand moment again nearly silence https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/wordle-588/
slow https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/15/fowc-with-fandango-slow/
gossip https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/gossip/
shilly-shally https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/rdp-sunday-shilly-shally/
severe https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/severe/
afable https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/your-daily-word-prompt-affable-ydwordprompt-january-15-2023/

The Pastor and the Chief: Compilation 01/14/2023

Once upon a time
in an ordinarily boring way
a stodgy tribal chief
made a platter out of clay
He measured inch by inch
the details are a blur
He awakened the next afternoon
His speech a weak, low slur
The pastor in the town
came giving out good vibes
His beatitudes were sincere
He knew the chief imbibes
They sat quiet in a chair
to ponder the last day
and realized with a start
there was a new ceramic tray.
The tray was full of food
there was fruit and a lot of meat
They lunched and said with grace
That each bite’s a yummy treat.

©2023 CBialczak Poetry

weak, awaken, chief https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/three-things-challenge-m208/
stodgy https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/14/fowc-with-fandango-stodgy/
ordinarily https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/ordinarily/
beatitude https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/your-daily-word-prompt-beatitude-ydwordprompt-january-14-2023/
inch https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/inch/
blur https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/rdp-saturday-blur/
“Once upon a time,” https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/13/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2023-daily-prompt-jan-14th/

Wordle

Lisa is the host. Here is the link: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2023/01/09/wordle-304/
For whatever reason, it took me several searches to find this week’s Wordle so I hope this makes it easier!

wager
lot
alternative/alternate
degree
upset
renovation
ironic
morning
propel
mirror
skeptical
fortune

Fortune Teller

I went to see a psychic
To hear my fortune and my fate
I’d wager all my money
That a lot of its fake bait

She only wants my money
To some degree, I do admit
Alternatively, I could leave
but in my chair, I wait and sit

She said my renovations
At my house would all fall down
Ironic as I sit here
looking at her tattered gown

This morning when I got here
I told her “I’m upset today”
I felt skeptical and ill inside
I can’t propel my angst away

She finished with my reading
Was she mirroring my doubt?
I knew all along this time
I should’ve gone a different route.

©2023 CBialczak Poetry

Q44 #167: BOLD-ly Go.

Go to the d’verse Poet’s Pub to join in: https://dversepoets.com/2023/01/09/q44-167-bold-ly-go/
 It’s 2023’s first Quadrille Monday – when we write poems of exactly 44 words, including one word we here at dVerse provide.

Bold Inner Child

Listening to my inner child
The words are bold
The feelings come fully
The hurt
The pain
The sadness
The feelings come fully
The joy
The delight
The sheer bliss
My inner child knows
The truths
And all of the secrets
I hold. 

©2023 CBialczak Poetry

The Proposal: Compilation 01/06/23

Bite your tongue he said to me
While nipping at my toes
A keyboard lay there silently
The candle burns and then it glows
I’m swept away by his soft words
Quickly drying up my tears
As if a load is taken back
A halfpence trade for years
My neck begins to slowly flush
My heart just skips a beat
My love for him continues on
He is my heart’s sweet treat
I pinch myself to make sure now
that this is all true life
when suddenly he asks me if
I want to be his wife.

©2023 CBialczak Poetry

bite your tongue https://heartlandenglishwordoftheday.wordpress.com/2023/01/06/bite-your-tongue/
swept https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/06/fowc-with-fandango-swept/
pinch, nip, flush https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/06/three-things-challenge-m200/
keyboard https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/06/rdp-friday-keyboard/
halfpence https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/06/halfpence/
load https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/06/load-2/
tears https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/06/your-daily-word-prompt-tears-ydwordprompt-january-6-2023/

Remember Love: Compilation 01/05/2023

In a depauperate back alley
where a hand feels the cold brick
and the feeling’s like a cancer
no one strong enough to kick
when suddenly a penny
is lying face up in the sun
exactly like so long ago
a sight afar, eyes fall upon
The sleet no longer pelting
by command of some high God
try to keep your chin up
the warm begins to feel so odd
then fret begins to subside
as the sun begins to shine
and then I just remember
that your heart is glued to mine.
©2023 CBialczak Poetry

alley https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2023/01/05/writephoto-alley/
cancer https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/05/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-5th-2023/
feel, penny, afar https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/05/three-things-challenge-m199/
exactly https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/05/fowc-with-fandango-exactly/
sleet https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2023/01/05/sleet/
fret https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2023/01/05/your-daily-word-prompt-fret-ydwordprompt-january-5-2023/
keep your chin up https://heartlandenglishwordoftheday.wordpress.com/
depauperate https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/05/rdp-thursday-depauperate/
command https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2023/01/05/command/