2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12

For: https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2020-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-12

I don’t have any other poems for this month but thought I would participate anyhow.

Today’s prompt is to write a number in the title poem.

Ode to “9”

A long time ago in the west  
A boy swore he’d try out his best  
He tried to have fun  
With one word he was done  
The number nine he wore on his chest  
The boy who thought he could count  
Upon a large steed he did mount  
He thought nine was a charm  
He yelled raising his arm  
His words flowing, like out from a fount 

The boy laughed and rode far away
For more than nine nights and a day 
When he got home 
Said he’s done with the roam 
And upon his small bed he did lay. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD – Day 19

bump, embrace, fixture, howl, lonely, resolve

You lift me up

You lift me up 
I see your face 
I love your smile 
your warm embrace. 

You make me howl 
when having fun 
You make me feel 
I’m the only one. 

You’re like a bump 
in the dark at night 
when I resolve  
to use no light.  

You’ve become a fixture 
you’re my handsome king 
Feeling lonely  
is no longer a thing.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry


She will be back

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 517 https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides
Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a haunted poem.

When I look in the mirror 
I see nothing. 
I wander the halls of my home 
waiting for her to come back. 
She left abruptly 
without any notice. 
She has not come back yet 
and does not try to reach me. 
I will wait for her 
for I know someday she will look for me. 
The rooms are quiet 
yet her belongings are still here. 
Soon, I know, she will come. 
Soon, I know, we will be together again.  

©2020 CBialczak