What do you see # 26- 20 April 2020


Simon’s voyage

A long, long time ago there was a man who thought that crossing the sea would mean freedom from his king. He planned for many weeks to make sure he had all the provisions he needed. All of this done in secrecy for if the king found out, he was surely going to the guillotine.  

This man, Simon, was young and full of energy. He knew he needed at least four months of food for him and his crew of eight. They would need fresh water and a pit for burning wood.  

When alas the journey began, Simon and his crew were headed West to find new land.  With the raging seas and the storm clouds, Simon knew this was going to be a voyage to freedom, freedom from the king or freedom from life here on earth.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Thursday photo prompt: Otherworldly #writephoto

Written for Sue Vincent’s Challenge: https://scvincent.com/2020/04/16/thursday-photo-prompt-otherworldly-writephoto/

The traveler

He looked and looked  
and he could see  
that the world  
was near empty.  
He did not know  
how far he’d come  
and now stuck here  
felt sort of dumb.  
Where was he now?  
Where should he go?  
alone in here  
how would he know?  

Oh me, oh my  
he started to cry  
Without some help  
he knew he’d die.  
With only one  
pair of pants  
He had to hurry  
he had one chance.  

The night grew dark 
and no one came 
he knew this was 
the ending game.  
He lay back down  
upon the sand  
closed his eyes and 
died on land. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Thursday Photo Prompt: Bells #writephoto

Hosted by Sue Vincent: https://scvincent.com/2020/04/09/thursday-photo-prompt-bells-writephoto/

Sweet Scent of Bells

I made my sticks a teepee 
and hoped that they would stay 
I wanted to enjoy the bells 
in case they went away. 

I sat amongst the flowers 
like living in a dream 
the fragrance was as soft as silk 
and smelling like a cream. 

I found myself reliving 
my joyful days of past 
hoping that this sweetness 
was always going to last.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Together: #writephoto

Thank you Sue for hosting! https://scvincent.com/2020/04/02/thursday-photo-prompt-together-writephoto/

As the sun sets…

As the sun sets on the horizon 
we think of the beauty of the day. 
We hope that this night will comfort us 
And that love will guide our way. 

Together we watch the fading sun 
as though we’re saying goodbye 
We hope tomorrow brings us peace 
when the sun lights up our sky.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry