What do you see # 56 – 16 November 2020

To participate go to Sadje’s blog: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/11/16/what-do-you-see-56-16-november-2020/


I wait and watch  
knowing that you are out there 
wanting to know where I am 
and what I am doing. 

I wait and watch 
knowing that when you find me 
you will want more of me 
than I am willing to give. 

I wait and watch 
knowing that I cannot escape you 
for you know where I go 
and I cannot hide. 

I wait and watch 
knowing you hold me captive 
to bid your calling and suit your needs 
and I will never be alone.  

I wait and watch 
and you are always there. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry


Share Your World 11-16-2020

To participate with Melanie click the link: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/11/16/share-your-world-11-16-2020/

Is cereal soup? Why or why not? Cereal is not soup because it never becomes a new thing when you pour the milk in, it is still cereal with milk. On the other hand, when you put broth, chicken, veggies, and spices together it makes soup. You wouldn’t really say “I’m going to have some chicken and veggies with some broth”.

What are some interesting ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”? How’s it going?: How is what going?
What do you do?: When?

What was your favorite toy growing up? My favorite toy growing up was my Holly Hobby Treehouse and my Little People House. The tree house was a cardboard sort of gazebo that all the sides came down to have different “areas”. There was the picnic area where you could put all the little foods. Then there was the swing area that actually had a swing attached.
My Little People House was awesome and I guess I would include the other buildings I had, like the castle. I loved that there were trap doors and secret hiding spots.

If you have a pet, and you could ask it three questions, what would you ask? I would ask my dog – 1. Don’t you get tired of laying around all day doing nothing? 2. Is that kibble really tasty and do the different “flavors” really taste different? 3. Does the slime out in the dirty water bowl outside that has filled with rainwater add to the taste of the water, since you would rather drink that than clean water from the tap.
I would ask my guinea pigs – 1. If you had a choice how long would you let your teeth get? 2. Does it gross you out a little to know that your teeth grow? 3. Do you see me as an evil giant even though you know me and I feed you or do you recognize me and just run away for the fun of it?

Attitude of Gratitude Section (Always Optional)

What’s one simple thing society at large could do to improve our world? Accept everyone despite their differences.


©2020 CBialczak

The Sunday Whirl: Wordle 482

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Being Creative

I took the fabric and made a slit 
I tried to trace the design that fit 

I printed the face right on the back 
I didn’t want the crease to make a crack 

I sewed on the lace to edge the sleeve 
I tried tiptoeing softly as I started to leave 

I still have my ideas of what to make 
An infinite number of ideas at stake 

I try to embrace those feelings I know 
And complete my project before I go.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Saturday Mix – Rhyme Time, 14 November 2020

Join the fun here: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/19271780/posts/3021635742

You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice. *Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words. Our rhyming words this week are:

  1. plough
  2. thou
  3. bough (or bow)
  4. vow
  5. brow
  6. wow

A Really Good Friend

As I plough through life 

I vow to be 

A friend to thou 

As you are to me. 

I bow my head 

And scrunch my brow 

Amazed at your friendship 

Wanting to say “wow”.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 14/2020

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective…use it any way you’d like. Have fun! https://lindaghill.com/2020/11/13/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-14-2020/

The Ring

Darcy, did he give you a ring?

No, why was he supposed to?

Well, I thought you two were talking now. You know, about life.

We are talking about life but what does a ring have to do with life?

Um, are you kidding me? If someone gave me a ring, I would be head-over-heels excited, no elated!

I give you a ring every day. You get like that every day because of me?

Darcy, I’m not talking about the telephone!

Then what are you talking about?

Oh, nevermind. When the time is right you will know.

©2020 CBialczak Flash Fiction

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12

For: https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2020-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-12

I don’t have any other poems for this month but thought I would participate anyhow.

Today’s prompt is to write a number in the title poem.

Ode to “9”

A long time ago in the west  
A boy swore he’d try out his best  
He tried to have fun  
With one word he was done  
The number nine he wore on his chest  
The boy who thought he could count  
Upon a large steed he did mount  
He thought nine was a charm  
He yelled raising his arm  
His words flowing, like out from a fount 

The boy laughed and rode far away
For more than nine nights and a day 
When he got home 
Said he’s done with the roam 
And upon his small bed he did lay. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 31: (ONE) in the A rhyme line

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/11/11/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-31-one-in-the-a-rhyme-line/

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

For today’s challenge, the word ONE must be one of the line words. Then the other line(s) word(s) must rhyme with ONE.

The Tequila Farmer

Out behind the house is the one 

Who knows how to have a good time 

Not without tequila and lime 

But a lot of laughs and be done 

A place to be happy and fun 

The farmer knows where you all stand

With the invite onto his land

He intends to see tons of smiles 

When inviting folks from all miles

It’d be nice to invite a band.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 11/10/2020

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Famous Quote

*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!