Same Same But Different

Sarah is our hostess for the Saturday Mix variable challenges.  Check it out here
This week we are diving into the depths of our thesaurus and exploring the world of synonyms.
Same Same But Different
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.

Your words are:

  1. sweater
  2. leg
  3. ride
  4. rock
  5. show

The jumper I chose
was red, black, and green
It matched my black pants
you know what I mean.
The gam of my pants
while green on one side
was black on the other;
my fat calf it did hide.
We went for a tour
this fine Sunday morn
to see if our neighbors
were still feeling forlorn.
The gravel we walked on
was loose and quite sharp
I wore the wrong shoes
but I don’t like to harp
So instead I displayed
my most jovial side
And continued my walk
my love at my side.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Three Things Challenge #843

Hosted by Di! https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/01/14/three-things-challenge-843/

Your final three words for this week are:
ENTER
EXIST
EXPIRE

Hope

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

Three Things Challenge #841

Di is the host of Three Things!

Your three words today are:
CRAFT
COUSIN
CRASH

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

The Sunday Whirl: Wordle 535

FInd the prompt here

The Feeling Never Fades

Taking a very long breath
heaving a deep and low sigh
getting a glimpse of the shape
low as it sidles on by
I’m fraught with a moment of fear
that leads to a feeling of loss
thrust in my brain like a chisel
stuck like a rock full of moss
The gap in my memory reveals
the being that might be my love
brought back to life in my heart
fitting my heart like a glove
the thoughts fill the calm with a murmur
and shift through my nerves like a sieve
wishing he’d be back beside me
wishing he’d come back to live. 

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Despite the true, deep feelings of love I am now lucky enough to feel, losing two important men in my life, within thirteen months of the other, leaves deep scars.

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2022 Daily Prompt – Jan. 8th

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “In the.” Start your post with the words “In the” – that’s the prompt! Enjoy! Find it all here

In the morning
at first light
I recall the day
and last night
my fears of hurt
and source of love
the life I live
the Lord above
I see how lucky
My life can be
if I keep my thoughts
hopeful and free.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Three Things Challenge #836

Find this challenge at pensitivity101

Your final three words for this week are:
SWEET
TAX
UNIVERSE

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

Three Things Challenge #833

This challenge is hosted by Di!

Your three words today are:
JEER
KETTLE
LEMON

I may speak quite loud,
but be certain won’t jeer,
come a bit closer
I’ll whisper’n your ear
you may be too tired
I may not be heard
the kettle is screaming
the noise is absurd
Come right beside me
to hear my fine thought,
lemons are sour
sugar is not!”

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Laughing Along With A Limerick

Check out this challenge hosted by Esther Chilton at https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/03/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-58/

My word for you this week is:

BACK

When I think back at the past of my life
and my life of being a wife
I strike a good pose
despite the shape of my nose
Since my image just won’t be my strife.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Opposing Forces – Saturday Mix, 18 December 2021

Sarah from mindlovemisery’s menagerie hosts this week’s Saturday Mix.

Our words this week are:

– lower and raise

– celebrate and mourn

The Witches

Lower your voice and raise your eyes
to look upon the scene
Listen to screaming and awful cries
to know just what I mean

We sit here to celebrate her special day
with happiness and cheer
And mourn the loss of her young age
and she ages another year

But aging is not that simple as seen
when witches are brought forth today
They burn at the stake and run for their lives
with sadness and much dismay

So little is known about these lost souls
who scurry about unknown
Belief is not what gets done now
But through only that which is shown

©2021 CBialczak Poetry