Sunday Poser #45

***Just realized this is the wrong week!***

Sadje is asking this question: Why do you blog?

I originally started blogging because I thought it would be a good place to connect with people, find people with similar interests, and share my knowledge.
I continue to blog because I have come to love the community and all the people I know, as well as loving the writing that I produce here and read here. I feel like I have made some “friends” from around the world and I really have learned so much. I found that there is quite a lot of poetry that I enjoy and many styles are new to me. I love challenges and prompts. One reason also is I love the feedback I get from my writing. Sometimes when you put time into your writing it is nice to see that someone else believes it is a job well done.

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



Book Review: I, Black Pharaoh: Golden Age of Triumph

I, Black Pharaoh: Rise to Power by Emmanuel Kulu Jr. is an historical fiction account of the mighty reign of Thutmose the Third in Egypt despite deceit and threat from the very people he is to inherit the throne from.

This historical fiction account begins with a vision from the Gods that there will soon be a birth of the new ruler, Black Pharaoh. Thutmose the Second is the current ruler of Kemet in Egypt and it has been prophesied that he will have a son who will be the ruler when he is gone. Hatshepsut, the pharaoh’s devoted wife is honored to provide this son but it seems destiny has its own idea. When Hatshepsut finds her husband with another lover her jealousy burns and plans begin to form in her head, plans to rid the world of this adulterous leader and become the true ruler. There are others who believe they have earned their place as rulers and those who decide to remain devoted to Thutmose the Second. For many years this position is fought for and in the end only one person can rule.

This account of Egyptian Rule is a twisted tale of deceit that sometimes reads as a textbook, other times as a novel dreamed up by a talented writer. Many of the facts used in the story are accurate and if you are familiar with the history, then following along will come easily.

I give this book three out of five stars for its creative take on an historical event with many diverse characters and plot twists. There were times where the dialogue seemed too “modern” for the times but this did not distract from the story. For a reader who is not familiar with Egyptian History this story can be confusing as allies quickly turn to enemies and enemies become allies quickly and frequently throughout the story. According to other readers the historical accounts may not convey the truth accurately but being a fiction novel there is room to make small adjustments as desired, as has been done by the author. It is well written and easy to read and understand, providing some history to the reign of the Black Pharaoh, ruler and conqueror of Egypt.

©2021 CBialczak Book Review

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

My son is a true angel!

I wanted to reblog this because I saw the young man last weekend, the one that had the accident. He came to participate in the burial of my son’s ashes. He is great and thanked me for this post when I had originally posted it.
I am thankful my angel had been there that day!

Stine Writing

I got a call from my daughter last night, almost around midnight. She asked if I saw her text.
One of the staff at the restaurant both of my kids had worked at, that David and I frequent, has a son a bit younger than Joey was. His name is Jayden.

Jayden was on his dirtbike and got hit by a van the other day. He was life-starred to the hospital. When he got there the only things on him were his phone, his vape, and Joey’s necklace. I didn’t know he had it. A friend of Joey’s said Jayden never stopped wearing it. Joey must have been there because Jayden is broken but he is going to be okay. It is a true miracle. I hope Jayden makes a full recovery quickly.

My son was a good person, this was proof to his legacy.

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