Three Things Challenge

Hosted by Di at pensitivity101

Your three words today are:

Before I was able to think about writing I saw the word “kiln” and thought I would share my first pieces of pottery from the class David bought me for my birthday. Not great but I am happy with them. It’s hard to really capture the colors since I’m not setting up any fancy photoshoot!

I am not keen on the color design I used on the “ashtray-looking” piece. I didn’t know that how it would look when it was finally out of the kiln. If I leave it outdoors it will eventually grow some sort of algae that looks like kelp. I just haven’t decided where to put it. Maybe even a coaster for under a plant.

Three Things Challenge #843

Hosted by Di!

Your final three words for this week are:


Once upon a time I existed
in a world where there never saw pain
but now in the life that I’m living
I refuse to live life feeling vain
Instead I love the world all around me
I enter with a curious mind
Life can expire so quickly
I enjoy every last minute I find.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Fibbing Friday January 14th, 2022

PCGuyIV is back!

  1. What was the actual name of the 1960’s rock group known as “The Fab Four”? The Fantastic Awesome Bunch of Four
  2. What children’s TV show was narrated by both Ringo Starr and George Carlin? The Funny Beatles
  3. What was the name of Sir Paul McCartney’s band after the Beatles? Paul after the Beatles
  4. What name did The Beatles go by before they became The Beatles? The Grubs
  5. Who was “The Forgotten Beatle”? the one the anteater found first, he never developed enough to get named
  6. How many Beatles movies are there? None, Disney wasn’t making movies with Pixar yet
  7. In relation to the other Beatles movies, what was unique about the movie, Yellow Submarine? It was filmed completely underwater.
  8. What exactly is, “The Butcher Cover”? a kraft paper. Originally sold to butchers for the purpose of wrapping meat and fish, now used for a wide variety of purposes, notably in primary education where it is used for arts and crafts, such as hanging artwork (
  9. What are the flowers mentioned in the song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” made of? candy from Willy Wonka’s factory
  10. Who is Billy Shears? Edward William Scissorhands II

Three Things Challenge #841

Di is the host of Three Things!

Your three words today are:

It wasn’t anything
newer than before
my cousin just arrived
standing at my door
she had a magic bag
that hung from up her arm
she crafted it with fabric
some string and then some yarn
she said she needed help
a place for her to crash
her husband kicked her out
it was her nasty rash.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Three Things Challenge #836

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Your final three words for this week are:

Yeah, Right!

In a perfect universe
where everything is fair
the taxes for the poor
aren’t even barely there
the sweet signs of success
are shown in happy grins
cause money doesn’t matter
when there’s free stuff in the bins.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Fibbing Friday 7th January 2022

Di is the host of Fibbing Friday, the only place that it is better to tell a lie!

Here are the questions with my answers:

1. What is meant by jumping bail? It’s the game the farmer’s children play when all the hay is baled. Sort of like Leap Frog bug out in the field.
2. What is a skipping rope? When you go to the lumber yard and you just know the wood is heavy enough to hold itself down on the ride home.
3. What is a sickly hue? That sort of camel/orangey color
4. What is cooking the books? A banker is counting the money, a chef is cooking the books.
5. What is a microwave? A teeny tiny ripple at the beach on a really calm day.
6. What is meant by passing the buck? It means you were lucky enough not to hit it and destroy your car.
7. What are air kisses? a more polite way that telling someone they are an ass kisser
8. What is meant by shooting one’s mouth off? It’s a horrible form of suicide
9. What does a dentist do? The opposite of a straightenist
10. What is a ruff? No one knows…dogs speak their own language

Thanks Di for the fun! Now, I get to go and read everyone elses answers.

Three Things Challenge #816

Hosted by Di at pensitivity101

Your three things today are:

A curtain of confusion veiled her eyes as she watched the scene unfold in front of her. The old man, dressed in a dirty, torn overcoat held out a crooked hand, clad with cut off gloves exposing dirty fingernails, to the little girl in front of him. He was handing her a tissue, clean and white, to dry up her tears, falling as she looked up at the beautiful Christmas tree before her. To see this token of charity, in sort of “typical” reversal was amazing and Betty felt a tear roll down her own cheek. Why she was so perplexed made her heart skip a beat, realizing she didn’t have to have pity for this man who was so charming despite his outward appearance.

Three Things Challenge #805

Di is the host of Three Things Challenge. A daily challenge that I really wish I did more often, since it is a great exercise to keep my brain in “writing mode”! Check it out here

Your three things today are:

Life Not Online

If I look at all the stuff
that makes my world go round
I’d think I was a cable buff
with manuals abound!
‘Cause everywhere I turn to see
there’s paper everywhere
With paper eyes watching me
with their paper-whitish stare.
But then I go and grab my bag
of trash loaded with junk
and throw them like a dirty rag
with a soft papery “thunk”.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry