Steps – Image by Jemima Pett

Find it here: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/05/27/writephoto-steps/

It wasn’t much farther but Bethany didn’t know if her legs would get her there. She had been walking for so long that she hadn’t realized she was almost home. Just a few more steps…By now she had blisters on both heels from her cheap sneakers and an ache in each of her big toes from that horrible pedicure she had spent way too much on. Why didn’t she think of these things before she left? It didn’t matter now. In a few dreaded steps up she would enter the alley that led her to her door. She couldn’t wait to get in bed and forget this whole thing had happened.

#writephoto: crescent


Ode to the tree that stands high on the hill 
holding the moon in its branches. 
Ode to the clouds that float right by the tree  
holding the moon in the sky. 
Ode to the setting sun that sets in the west 
holding a bit of sunlight for the moon. 

Layers of darkness 
Life moves slowly around us 
Sharing the sun’s light 

Darkness only hides the beauty from our eyes.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Written for: https://scvincent.com/2020/08/20/thursday-photo-prompt-crescent-writephoto/


Written for Sue’s prompt: https://scvincent.com/2020/08/13/thursday-photo-prompt-clouded-writephoto/


As the storm clouds began to roll over the low range mountains, we could hear the silence and the smell of moss and fresh cut grass filled our nostrils and our minds, reminding us that this green comes when the clouds roll in.  

Clouds roll on the land 
Covering the ground with life 
Fear was never here. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Silver – Thursday #writephoto

Written for Sue Vincent: https://scvincent.com/2020/06/25/thursday-photo-prompt-silver-writephoto/

Thanks Sue for hosting and what a beautiful photo!

reminding me

Silver sunlight on the water 

Reminds me there are dreams. 

Ripples flow through shallow ponds 

Reminds me there are problems. 

Soft mud lines the pond 

Reminds me there are challenges. 

Dry sand around the mud 

Reminds me there is healing. 

Such simplicity in the world 

Reminds me there is hope.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Secret: Thursday #writephoto

For Sue Vincent’s Thursday prompt: https://scvincent.com/2020/06/11/thursday-photo-prompt-secret-writephoto/

Do you know you hold the key to my heart? 

When the darkness is overwhelming 
and I cannot let you in 
you know how to enter 
without intrusion 
only love 

When the sorrow is shattering 
and I cannot put the pieces  
back together 
on my own 
you know how to mend me 
without aversion 
only love 

When the angst is disheartening 
and I cannot shift my view 
to a positive light 
you know how to ignite 
without antagonism 
only love 

When secrets darken my vision
and truth cannot emerge
to allow healing
you know how to penetrate
without stipulations
only love

When happiness is amazing 
and I need to share 
with someone 
you know how to be there 
to join my exultation 
without asperity 
only love.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry


Thursday #writephoto

For Sue’s challenge: https://scvincent.com/2020/05/21/thursday-photo-prompt-painted-writephoto/


Love is born

If I could paint my love for you 
I’d find the things that made me smile 
With all the color and the hue 
I’d search and search every mile. 

I’d walk the bridges that were built 
to span the waterway 
I’d soar the skies and search the clouds 
Forever and a day. 

And in the end it would all come back 
to peaceful, green and new 
Life begins when love is born, 
My love is born for you.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Thursday #writephoto

This is for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto. I may be a week late but better late than never, right? https://scvincent.com/2020/05/14/thursday-photo-prompt-dance-writephoto/

The word is dance

The big day

They told me this would be an okay spot, but now I’m not so sure. I mean it is a long walk to the actual dancing area. What if the day was hazy like it is now? How would my pictures come out? There are so many questions about this, and I want to get everything right for my big day.  

Bethany told me that the hazy weather was better for pictures. But I wanted sun on my day! 

Marcy told me people will walk the extra few feet to be able to celebrate my wedding with me in such a beautiful space.  I didn’t want people too tired from walking to not want to dance!

David told me to book whatever place I liked best.  

Suddenly, I was realizing this wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought. There was a lot of thought that had to go into the planning, and I wasn’t sure I could go it alone. Time to call Darcy. She’s always given me the best advice!  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Together: #writephoto

Thank you Sue for hosting! https://scvincent.com/2020/04/02/thursday-photo-prompt-together-writephoto/

As the sun sets…

As the sun sets on the horizon 
we think of the beauty of the day. 
We hope that this night will comfort us 
And that love will guide our way. 

Together we watch the fading sun 
as though we’re saying goodbye 
We hope tomorrow brings us peace 
when the sun lights up our sky.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry