Tongue: The Daily Spur

Written for The Daily Spur: https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2020/12/10/tongue/

Your Tongue

Is it long and sticky or 
just short and real light red? 
Does it have a little bump  
and hang out of your head? 

Is it wet and looking for 
something to that tastes real good? 
Do you have to tell your tongue 
you aren’t in the mood? 

The mind and body can relate 
but the  tongue’s a life its own 
it thinks it owns the whole body 
but doesn’t have a bone. 

So stick it back in to your mouth 
and close your lips up tight 
Its gross to see you slobber 
and spit throughout the night.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 12/8/2020


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Famous Quote

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*****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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Share Your World 12-7-2020

Share your world with Melanie: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/12/07/share-your-world-12-7-2020/

QUESTIONS

Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports? I used to ski. I don’t know if I ever loved it. I loved it once I was there doing it but the thought of going and skiing is just not… I ice skated as a kid. I don’t think I ever really liked it either. I did when I had skates with double blades so I didn’t fall down. I used to love roller-blading. I guess I like the warmer weather sports. Sometimes I think I am sort of boring like that because I can live without a lot of activities…

Do you give to charities or homeless that you might encounter, during this time of year, more than you do otherwise? The only charity I give to more this time of year is Salvation Army because they have their bell ringers out. Growing up my dad used to say to always give a little to Salvation Army when you see them because Salvation Army sent him to summer camp when he was a kid. He said his family was too poor to afford something like summer camp. On a regular basis I give to Disabled American Vets. I also give to St. Jude Shrine and St. Judes Children Hospital. My stepmom gives to Shriners. My dad to St. Judes. I always think if everyone just grabbed a few coins out of the bottom of their purse that would add up.

What is the most enjoyable activity you engage in during December?  Is it a tradition for you and your family? The most enjoyable activity for December is cooking for my family. I love to cook and make cookies and good food. I used to host Christmas Eve and invited everyone who wanted to come. Since losing my husband and then my son, and now COVID, I’m really just cooking for myself, David and Lindsay.

What changes will C-19 bring to your festive celebrations this year?  Honestly, this year will probably be like last year. Quiet. This will be the first time I am not in Florida with my dad for Christmas but with the prices of travel at the holidays, it is just too expensive. On top of that I want to be around for Lindsay since it is just her and I now, well with David of course…

Blogging Insights # 58 — Family and Friends

Check out Dr. Tanya at Salted Caramel: https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/12/07/blogging-insights-58-family-and-friends/

TODAY’S QUESTIONS:

How supportive are your family(or friends) of your blog? I think that most people, friends and family, support my blogging. I appreciate when people make some acknowledgement that they have read something. I sometimes see that someone “likes” a post that has gone directly to Facebook or one of the other sites, and I am surprised that it was read or seen. I do know there are a handful of friends and family that never check out my blog and that bothers me a little because I feel like they don’t really care to look. But, that being said, I don’t know how often I would even expect someone to check it out. If they aren’t interested, then I understand that.

Do they do anything to help with your blogging efforts? I don’t think that I really ask for any help. Once in a while I will appreciate someone sharing something that I hadn’t expected.

Do they read your work and offer a critique, if so, how do you react to it? I know that David reads most of my blogging. He doesn’t really critique as much as just lets me know which posts he really liked. If I make any errors he will gently let me know. I love feedback. I also don’t blog to impress anyone so I don’t necessarily worry about what other people think.

©2020 CBialczak

First Line Friday

Hosted by Mindlovemiserysmenagerie: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/12/05/first-line-friday-december-4th-2020/

The black dog followed them home.

The black dog followed them home. Milly saw it out of the corner of her eye the entire trip. She wasn’t sure why it followed them, they didn’t have food in their bags, nor did they offer the dog anything to entice him to follow. The biggest question would be what would happen once they got home. Where would he go? They couldn’t have dogs in their apartment, and he must certainly belong to someone. 

Quiet wandering 
Companion in search of love 
Finding its true home 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 12/01/2020


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Famous Quote

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*****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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Your Daily Word Prompt – #Retrieve – #YDWordPrompt November 26, 2020

November CHF 2020

Click here: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/your-daily-word-prompt-retrieve-ydwordprompt-November-26-2020/

Walk Away

Walk away before you are able 

To see the mistakes, you’ve made 

Along the way, you can stop 

And retrieve the memories 

Because they are what brings you back 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 11/24/2020

Sorry for the confusion! I don’t know where this post had disappeared to!!!!
Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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You may use any part or the entire quote. If you have a different quote you would like to use, go right ahead. This is for fun, a sort of personal challenge. Enjoy and thank you for participating!

*****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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2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 204, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-204-themeprompt/

This month’s theme is a haiku written by Sue Vincent:

clouds cover the moon,
beyond dawn’s pale horizon
sun rises unseen
.

©2020 Sue Vincent

Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these words. What will your interpretation be? Go where the words take you.

Ode to Sue’s Haiku

A blanketed veil of moisture obscures the Orb of Night
At a distance morn’s bleached hues detectable at a distant perspective
Scorching star lifts up sans cognizance
A regenerated diurnal course ensues.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry