Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 143- Going home

person with toy airplane on world map

Written for Reena’s prompt: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/07/09/reenas-exploration-challenge-143-going-home/

I will always love you

If you live in the desert, I will love you 

If you live in the tropical rainforest, I will love you 

If you live in the temperate forest, I will love you 

If you live in the tundra, I will love you 

If you live in the taiga, I will love you 

If you live on the grasslands, I will love you 

If you live in the savanna, I will love you 

No matter where you are in the world, I will always love you. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

EXPLORATION PROMPT 129

Written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/reenas-exploration-challenge-129/

I invite you to explore either one or both of the following themes in your piece

  1. Addiction
  2. Depression

As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link here.

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Depression and Addiction

No one will ever know 
the pain that lies 
within your heart, 
your mind,  
your soul.  

No one will ever see 
the poison that flows 
through your veins,  
in your blood, 
in your mind.  

No one will ever hear 
you cry out in fear 
that tomorrow 
is a day 
that may never come.  

No one will ever understand 
that this is not made up 
nor is it wanted 
but cannot 
be dispelled.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #126

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/reenas-exploration-challenge-126/

Craving Isolation

I crave isolation. 
After that first call 
I wanted to close my door 
and hide under the covers. 
Two children 
meant more to me 
than isolation. 

I crave isolation. 
After the second call 
I wanted to close my door 
and hide under the covers. 
One daughter and new love 
meant more to me  
than isolation. 

I crave isolation. 
No other calls have come 
I still want to close my door 
and hide under the covers. 
People who love me 
let me know 
I mean more to them 
than isolation.  

I am learning 
to resist the craving 
for isolation.  

©2020 CBialczak

The Secret Room: PROMPT #123

written for Reena’s Challenge: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/02/20/reenas-exploration-challenge-123/

A silent scream can open 

Any secret door 

Just remember hold it tight 

The knob is not secure 

When you get in look around 

To see what’s in that room 

Can you find a treasure 

Or is it all dust and gloom? 

No matter what the outcome 

You got yourself inside 

Now to find the way out 

Let instinct be your guide.  

©2020 CBialczak

PROMPT #102 Public figures make us hate their enemies.

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2019/08/29/reenas-exploration-challenge-102

Who is the public? 

By Christine Bialczak

Who is the public, who would you say 

Makes you cry out and run far away? 

Why do they matter, why do you care? 

Why do you cry or pull out your hair? 

Do they matter, do they understand? 

Do they know how they hold your hand? 

Don’t feel so trapped as you can get out 

Run from the public, privacy no doubt.