Anonymous: FOWC with Fandango

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Why stay anonymous in a world of technology? Everything we do on any digital device is traceable. Police have programs that apparently find anything on any device even when it has been deleted to the best trash can ever. Hackers can find out anything they want including your shoe size and what color underwear you are wearing. Bosses can check histories on “their” devices…you are only borrowing it while working for them. They say Big Brother is watching…Does Big Brother know everyone’s name?

Do you have a SnapChat account? I do. I don’t use it too often, mostly just to post a picture that I want labeled with the location. It is the easiest way to label a photo. Well, there are Snapchat stories. No matter when I read one it almost always pertains to something I had just recently been talking about with David or Lindsay. How does it know what I am talking about? Aren’t those ads and all that just random? I have come to the conclusion that someone is always watching and listening. That is our world.

FOWC with Fandango — Article

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Writing Class

Whether a shirt or pants or shoe

A note, a letter, even a clue

A word in English class is here

An article full of meaning clear

Do you know what word I mean?

Can it be a sight unseen? 

A thing to know when writing well

For me the word came quick but fell.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

FOWC with Fandango: retreat

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Pulling up to the front door of the building we knew we were in for quite a weekend. Marble steps with gold railings leading up to a huge open foyer, all marble with a huge crystal chandelier in the center. A fountain splashed water of every color as the bulbs coursed through all the colors of the rainbow. We thought when we signed up for the Couples’ Retreat we would be in shoddy cabins with port-o-potties placed far enough away so as to not cause anyone discomfort. This was the exact opposite! Who would’ve ever thought the retreat would be held in such a beautiful location! This was something which would surely rekindle the flame between Marcus and I. I mean,how could it not? 

Risk: FOWC with Fandango

Written for Fandango:

Perfect match

When I saw you across the room, 

I knew I was taking a risk 

Because of your beautiful smile 

Shiny hair 

And curvy body. 

There was no way 

A woman like you 

Would ever 

Fall for 

A man like me. 

When we started dating  

I knew I was taking a risk 

Because of your piercing eyes 

Deep intellect 

And imagination. 

There was no way 

A woman like you 

Would ever 

Fall for  

A man like me. 

When you said you loved me 

I knew I was willing to take a risk 

Because of your deep feelings 


And vitality. 

A woman like you  

Has captured 

The heart of 

A man like me. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

contrite: FOWC with Fandango

Oh, so guilty

Contrite is what you call me 
and maybe you are right 
I’m not a hidden angel 
I don’t stay up all night. 
Please do not remind me 
of all the things I’ve done,
or things that I have said before,
or games that I have won. 
I hate to think that I’ve made 
mistakes along the way 
So here I sit so guilty 
It takes up most my day.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

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