The Old Man

At first it was jib
and then it was jab
a plain older fellow
in perfect red plaid

For all of his life
Since the day of his birth
He always felt anger
but never felt mirth

So on this one occasion
with the help of his group
He had lofty expectations
in a long mental loop

Like a bird in a jungle
so wild and set free
this man’s world came together
and that man is just me

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

jib https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/11/30/rdp-wednesday-jib/
plain https://fivedotoh.com/2022/11/30/fowc-with-fandango-plain/
life, birth, occasion https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/11/30/three-things-challenge-m163/
jungle https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2022/11/30/jungle/
anger https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/11/30/anger/
lofty https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2022/11/30/your-daily-word-prompt-lofty-ydwordprompt-november-30-2022/

The Break-up: Compilation 11/29/2022

He couldn’t believe his eyes
when he saw the heavy lock
Like lichen on an old worn stone
It was clamped right at the top
The idea was convoluted
but who was he to disbelieve
that she was dumping him
no longer tugging on his sleeve
Its just because she found out
that he had found another lass
defense of her emotions
an expedition come to pass
She was too late to be convinced
She’d pay no fee to change his mind
The past would soon catch up to him
She was sure that he would find
For now she would just move on
Find a new man for herself
She’d take her pain and anguish
and place it high upon a shelf

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

convoluted https://fivedotoh.com/2022/11/29/fowc-with-fandango-convoluted/
story starter: https://fivedotoh.com/2022/11/29/fandangos-story-starter-74/ He couldn’t believe that she was dumping him just because she found out…
late, past, begin https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/three-things-challenge-m162/
defense https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/defense/
expedition https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/your-daily-word-prompt-expedition-ydwordprompt-november-29-2022/
lichen https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/rdp-tuesday-lichen/
fee https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/fee/

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 11/29/2022

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

high-angle photo of white plane
https://unsplash.com/@dmey503

This picture shows a large passenger airplane on the ground surrounded by over grown trees.

*****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!

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Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 11/22/2022

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

red and black ride on toy car
https://unsplash.com/@johncrok

This picture shows the open door of a subway car and on the car is a lawnmower.

*****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!

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SoCS – Stream of Consciousness: Cleaning Day

Join in here: https://lindaghill.com/2022/11/18/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-19-2022/

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “morning.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Cleaning Day

In the early, morning, I like to see the birds singing songs and flying free
The sun is up and shining bright, bringing in the morning light
I wake and dress to start my day knowing that I’ve got a real long list
But then I remember it’s cleaning day and suddenly I am pissed
I wish my house would clean itself, it’d be so nice if it helped out
But no it just sits real still and sends dust bunnies flying about

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #257

once upon a time in a land far away
there were three hooded villains that had no place to stay
They walked all day and night to find something to do
They wandered the open fields and busy cities too.

Then all of a sudden the wind began to blow
The temperature was dropping and it began to snow
They headed for a cave to stay calm, warm, and dry
When the biggest of the three of them just began to cry

He said he didn’t like this, the running and the cold
He said his back was aching, that he was getting old
He wanted to go back home where he could rest his head
but in the morning when they woke the poor guy was dead.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Join in here: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2022/11/17/reenas-xploration-challenge-257/

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 11/15/2022

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

two closed orange doors
https://unsplash.com/@chalkian

This picture shows two doors with stairs connecting them outside the building but no way to get down from them (no fire escape ladder or stairs).

*****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!

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Love Unfurled: Compilation 11/10/2022

Love Unfurled

I just couldn’t bear, with the look on her face, to tell her she had done something wrong
A notebook had fallen and what had taken its place was some beautiful art like a song
I hoped in my heart that she would never see the typical look of disdain I had had
I stood in the doorway with a smile on my face, hovering here made my heart feel so glad
Covered in paint, like the chalk on a board, the colors stood out fresh and bright
In the back of my mind I heard an old song dating back to a wonderful night
The night on the bus I met the man of my dreams who helped make this beautiful girl
The love overtook any anxiety made when all my feelings of love were unfurled.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 11/08/2022

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

two person wearing horse heads sitting on folding chairs while playing accordions beside brown concrete building
https://unsplash.com/@dominik_photography

This picture shows two musicians playing accordions and both have horse masks on.

*****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!

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Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 11/01/2022

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

20 Old Mysterious Photographs Discovered on the Internet
http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/20-mysterious-old-photos/

This picture shows the image of a young girl standing on the edge of a water source, by herself, but there is a reflection of her and another girl in the water.

*****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!

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