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.


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

Great Loss

Six months has gone by. 

I pass the time and cry. 

You are not coming back. 

At times I want to crack. 

I have some friends ‘round here 

Who help me see more clear 

That you are still with me 

Though this I cannot see. 

I wish to see you again 

I guess some day…til then 

I will always think of you  

With everything I do.  

Wordle #160

1. Air
2. Beam
3. Retrieve
4. Left
5. Vicissitudes- noun successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs
6. Benignity- noun a good deed or favor; an instance of kindness
7. Touch
8. Men
9. Morning
10. Life
11. Smart
12. Glass



I recall my vicissitudes and how 
I left my past-life, so now 
I try to breathe the air so clean 
And not remember men are mean. 

Your benignity is like a beam 
of hope, like the glass’s steam 
which coats my morning mirror view 
to block the sorrow caused by you. 

I stand there and I try too much 
to remember once your softest touch 
I was so smart to leave you be 
Retrieving love was not meant for me.