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Drowning
Reaching up
Looking for air
Needing help to survive
Wondering what is going on
Hoping for someone’s hand
Waving to live
Stretching far
Life

Drowning
Searching everywhere
Where is love?
Trying to find honesty
Wondering where life will lead
Keeping hope alive
Staying positive
Life

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Sunday Poser #90

Join in here: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/07/24/sunday-poser-90/

This week Sadje’s question is;

How are you changing the world?
How are you making the world a better place?

There is so much sadness in the world, so many bad things happening to good people. At times it seems like humanity is out of control. I think we all need to have a common ground to stand on and show that no matter who you are, where you come from, where you plan on going, it doesn’t have to be thrown at people nor kept from people. We all just need to let people be who they are and who they want to be. This is what I try to instill in people I know and meet, the little way I might be changing the world.

Sunday Poser #89

Sadje is the host of Sunday Poser https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/07/17/sunday-poser-89/

This week (her) question is;

What makes you want to comment on a post?

I comment on many posts that I see and I guess there are a few different reasons.

  1. I like to acknowledge those people who I feel I have formed a relationship with through blogging. I like to know that people are looking at what I post and I want others to know that I am interested in what they post.
  2. I comment on really good writing. I don’t tell everyone that their writing is really good if I don’t really think it is. That is NOT to say that if I don’t say its good then I don’t think its good…I cannot read every post that comes my way as I do have obligations in my life and cannot sit on my computer all day.
  3. I comment on things that I relate to. I have found that with my grief, for example, it feels better to know that there is either someone that knows what it feels like or that there is someone who might actually give a shit that I am feeling sad. The same goes with the funny stuff or the good things that happen in my life.
  4. I will not comment on a post that uses especially vulgar language or who writes out-right offensive material. This is not a place to put people down or make people feel bad. It is not a place to bully other people. I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone “yell” at me because I commented “wrong” on their post. There was one post a long time ago that was a story written for a prompt. It was a lot of dialogue but every word in the back-and-forth conversation was a swear (f this, f that). I get it. I have used these words before, but it went over the top. It went to the point that I didn’t like the characters because of the way they spoke.
  5. I comment on the posts that I believe someone put a lot of effort in. Sometimes the writing may not be to my liking but I can tell that it is good writing.

What do you see # 142 – July 11, 2022

Sadje hosts What do you see and you can find it here

They splashed in the turbulent waters and if Adam hadn’t known already that they were good swimmers, he would have feared for the lives of his dogs. He had named them Rain and Salt because, from the moment he brought them home, they had bounded into the lake behind his house within minutes of arriving. Now, in this hidden gem of a watering hole, he couldn’t keep them out. Adam knew he would have to wait until both dogs had tired themselves out before heading back to the car.

The Sunday Poser #85

Sadje is the host of the Sunday Poser and has a Father’s Day Special today. https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/06/19/sunday-poser-85-fathers-day-special/

It is so hard to think of memories of my dad when I think of who he was and who he is now. He was a businessman who owned an Insurance Company and Real Estate Broker. He loved gardening the most. As a kid whenever something needed to be done, he didn’t call anyone, he did it himself. He built our decks, put up our swimming pool, built playhouses in the woods…One thing I remember is when I used to go in on Saturday mornings with my father, to his office, to help do the filing and cleaning. We would leave by 7:30 or so and I was always so hung over! Every week we stopped at the diner for breakfast. Some weeks it was a dry bagel or blueberry muffin, but I always tried to gag something down! 😂

Today may be one of the memories I come to cherish the most. Today, David and I brought donuts to the memory care unit to celebrate Father’s Day. We talked a lot and with questions came tears and memories that he still has. My mom, my son, my late husband, his late “wife”, where he is going to be buried… But in the end we had plenty of smiles.

What do you see # 135- May 23, 2021

Sadje is the host: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/05/23/what-do-you-see-135-may-23-2021/

Beneath the bows of the old elm trees
a road lies barren, an unused pass
Where it leads is a mystery
Like drops of dew on a looking glass
Follow close and you might find
the answers that you seek
But stray away in the thicket’s patch
And life’s long journey will be weak.
forgive yourself for your mistakes
for those were meant to be made
Look ahead down the long dark path
and your sorrow starts to fade
Keep walking here and do not fear
what is lying there in wait
for only you control yourself
your choices made by fate

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

What do you see # 134 – May 16, 2022

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Image credit; Amine M’Siouri @ Pexels

A New Life

Looking back now he saw an old man
starting his life, on the road, in a van
He travelled along, music playing out loud
Humoring walkers, pleasing a crowd
Along his long trip, he fell and he slid
Making the best of all that he did
When suddenly he knew there’s no time like now
to take a bull by the horns, but he didn’t know how
So he asked his dear wife to be honest with him
And say how he did, and she looked at him grim
She smiled and said that he’s getting too old
People wanted a young man, brazen and bold
They no longer enjoyed this man of old age
It was time to recede, get off of the stage
He kissed his dear wife and held her to him
then they walked hand in hand, a new life to begin.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

What do you see?

Sadje is the host: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/05/02/what-do-you-see-132-may-2nd-2022/

A Man

You only see my color
not my insides, not my brain
I pray that you will listen
but my praying is in vain
I’m worth more than you give me
I’m worth more than you get
I’m just another person
How could you forget?
When God put me before him
I was a person with a heart
But now that he’s not here
I’ve had to find a place to start
For God is with us always
And it was in his plan
To make us all remember
It’s not the color, it’s the man.

©2022 CBialczak

Sunday Poser

Sadje is our hostess for the Sunday Poser question This week her question is:

How quick are you in admitting your mistakes?

I will definitely admit to my mistakes as soon as I make them. I have found myself wanting to think up ways to justify the mistake or make it lesser than maybe it is, but in the end just saying “I made a mistake” is so much easier than coming up with some story to enrich it.

A perfect example is the other night. I was cleaning the pool and because there is a small leak somewhere, we constantly have to fill it a little. After skimming the junk off the top I turned off the water and went inside. I thought I turned off the water. About an hour later I was in the bathroom washing my small paint brush and I heard what sounded like the hose running. Yup, you guessed it! I must have turned it on higher instead of off because the pool was almost overflowing! Woops.

Now, that isn’t a perfect example as it didn’t really affect anyone or anything like that but it is so much easier to say “I almost overflowed the pool because I didn’t turn the water off correctly” than to go on about how I thought it was off but maybe it wasn’t, I didn’t hear the water running, I never make mistakes like that…etc.

Additionally, I would rather say that I made a mistake than for someone to “figure out” it was me! That seems too sketchy and I hate liars….just saying.

Sunday Poser # 74

Sadje has the question here https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/04/03/sunday-poser-74/

Do you like using emojis in your post, or texts?

I am a definite yes!

I have found that sometimes no words are needed when someone sends you a funny text….just give it a laughing emoji. Obviously, if someone is sharing a joke they found it funny too, but there doesn’t have to be a discussion about it.
Emojis are good for those dreadfully sad messages…my dog died yesterday (Only an example!)...A sad emoji works best. I mean how many times can one person hear that someone is sorry to hear that they lost their best pal. Any dog owner knows how bad that sucks and it doesn’t need words. It just needs the acknowledgement that “hey, I get it and I know this is the worst time for you”.
Finally, I think the emoji is a good way to show someone that you think they did a great job at something because they did it, even if you don’t necessarily think it’s as good as they do. I know that I don’t want someone reading one of my poems and saying, “you know, I think it’s great that you joined the challenge but your poem wasn’t really that good so I don’t want to say great poem, because that would be an outright lie…” Just give me a thumbs up so I know someone read it. I’m not out to publish everything I write so I don’t expect a critique with every post. Just saying………