Three Things Challenge #129: Today’s words; Jacket, Boredom, Relief

“Go get the book! We need to go and we are driving right past the library. I’ll stop and you can run in and drop the book off.”

“I never even read the last book I borrowed.”

“What! Why not?”

“I was so busy this week. Boredom was not an issue. I actually would have liked the down time.”

“Okay, just grab your jacket and we’ll return the book anyhow. I don’t want to have to pay a late fee.”

“Fine with me. It didn’t seem like it was going to be that great of a book. And about that fee…the book is already a week late!”

“Great! I wonder how much the fee will be.”

“It’s only 25 cents a week.”

“Well, that’s a relief. I can send the quarter in with you when you drop the book off.”

Three Things Challenge: shotgun, cloud, wind

Life for me 

If I were to ride shotgun 
on a trip down to the south 
I’d like to bring my music 
And food to fill my mouth. 
I’d watch the world around me  
and hope to see the most 
like clouds and trees and other things, 
about my trip I’d boast.  
I’d talk to all my people 
about all that I have seen 
and hope that they can understand 
exactly what I mean.  
I’d go back home once again 
to lead my normal life. 
I’d remember all my memories 
of being a mom and wife.  
I’d go ahead to live my now 
because it’s what I love. 
The wind, the trees, the sunshine, 
I thank my God above.  

©2020 C Bialczak 

Three thing challenge #87: RING, HALO, CURSE

In search of

Up from the gallows his spirit did rise 
Making its way to the pulpit in front 
Thinking the ring on the throne is a prize 
Getting there only to him you confront. 

The halo that stands above in your space 
Reminds him the curse is time left to spare 
Bringing back positive beauty and grace 
Coming back quick is an act always rare. 

When you confront him he will turn away 
Hoping you leave and will never return 
Not knowing that you have come here to stay 
In your mind and your heart true love’s fires burn. 

Have you gone close enough to feel the heat? 
Grazing our ankles and toes on our feet.