Shadow: The Daily Spur

Check out the Daily Spur for today’s word: https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/shadow/

Somedays it’s there
somedays it ain’t
Somedays it’s dark black
it looks like dark paint.
No one escapes it
Everyone can try
A shadow is scary
It makes scared people cry.
we don’t know who’s hiding
we don’t know how far
the darkness will get you
but it won’t leave a scar.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 39: (CONTRAST) in the A rhyme line.

Looking Ahead

Looking outside at the contrast 
of morning and evening are there 
it is not that I even care 
The day before is now the past 
the day ahead might be my last 
I live to see beauty today 
and breath some more in if I may 
knowing for me there is still hope 
and I will be able to cope 
with whatever comes on my way.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

To participate in the Decima challenge go to: https://ronovanwrites.com/2021/01/06/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-39-contrast-in-the-a-rhyme-line/

Fandango’s Flashback Challenge

find this challenge here: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/01/08/fandangos-flashback-friday-january-8/

What do you see? #11

Hopeful 

As I walk along the ruins 
I try to recall the memories 
that we have built together. 

I recall your touch and your blessing,  
but flounder in the  shadows  
that used to be our love.  

Moving towards the sun 
I feel hopeful that peace 
and happiness will be mine again.  

©2020 C Bialczak 

Distracted: Your Daily Word Prompt

To participate go to: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/your-daily-word-prompt-distracted-ydwordprompt-January-7-2021/

The Cat in the Hat comes to play

The Cat in the Hat knew the mom would be mad 
if she saw all the toys and goodies he had. 
He tried to keep quiet and out of her way 
to keep her distracted was the way he could stay. 

He started with smiles and a proud, firm handshake 
His brow started sweating, she would know it was fake 
All he had to get by was this first “How d’ya do?” 
Then to get to the kids, just he and those two. 

So he started to walk on his back legs to show 
that he knew that his back was the rude way to go. 
The mother was pleased by the Cat’s gentle tone 
She was happy to leave the three of them all alone. 

The Cat took his bag and all the tricks he had found 
The comics and posters and the car with the sound 
He spread them all out on the rug in the room 
He had his own bag and could clean with his broom. 

The kids were so happy to see all his stuff 
He wondered if they thought there wasn’t enough.  
But for hours they played without one single fight 
A perfect fun day led to a quite tired night. 

©2021 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction

My Driveway: Three Things Challenge

Di gives us three words everyday to use in any creative way we find works. Since I just got done bringing my garbage down my awful driveway this is what came to my mind. To participate go to: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/three-things-challenge-471/

Your three things today are:

TIRED
TIN
MORE

My Driveway

My driveway is steep 
and curvy as hell 
Walking up it and down it 
makes my lungs and brain swell.  

Nothing makes me more tired 
than bringing trash to the road 
there always seems something 
is heavying the load. 

Since there is no more room  
in the tin garbage can 
Trying to get it down safely 
is only part of my plan. 

It isn’t so much as the  
walk down the hill 
it’s the walk back up top 
after years, kills me still.  

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Intimate: FOWC with Fandango

To participate in this daily prompt go to: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/01/07/fowc-with-fandango-intimate/

Time Together

On a cold dark day 
the one thing I desire 
is you  in my arms 
us in front of a fire  

With no one around 
to bother us here 
that intimate feel 
there is love in the air.  

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

#SoCS Dec. 19/2020

Visit Linda’s site to participate: https://lindaghill.com/category/stream-of-consciousness-saturday/

prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “magnet.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Magnet

When I think of magnet so many ideas come to my head….

magnetism
magnetic field
magnetic image
magnet

I can picture things but don’t have enough information to write about them in any length. So instead, a haiku:

when drawn together
no power to pull apart
predominance reigns

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Beginnings and Endings

For d’verse Poets Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2020/12/17/mtb-endings-beginnings/

Christmas Tree

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of yore 

When dreams still came true 

And wishes were healing. 

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of yesteryear 

When giggles were constant 

And dreams still came true. 

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of the past 

When dreams felt like hope 

And smiles were acts of kindness.  

Today I stand before the tree 

And remember what I’ve been given 

And how thankful I am  

To be alive.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

mask: Ragtag Daily Prompt word

Skewed Reality

I wear one to hide my shame 
I wear one to keep me safe 
I wear one to stay alone 
I wear one to block my fears 

Take one off to show the world who you are 
Take one off to feel pride in who you are 
Take one off to come together with others 
Take one off to say you will survive 

hiding from myself 
living close always alone 
wishing acceptance 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

To participate go to: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/12/15/rdp-tuesday-mask/

Photo Challenge #344

To participate visit https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/12/08/photo-challenge-344/

Ode to a Feudal Lord

When I walk into the office 

And see my colleagues there 

I find that there’s a flutter 

And I’m nervous you know where 

I try to calm the panic 

And walk with some prestige 

To show that I’m a partner 

And proud to be a liege.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry