The Poetry Corner featuring Donny Barilla

Good morning and welcome to another Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming back a regular, Donny Barilla! 🙂

Winter Breads by Donny Barilla

Long shadows protrude beneath the frozen winter skyline,
brown fields chaff the dirt fleece,
I rise with the yeasts of the somber chill, the somber breads,
without retort, I can hear the cardinal sing,
I gather my fishing pole, I gather my worms,
-heading home.

Alive now, in the brick house,
crooked shots sulk to the drafty dust,
I can see the glamorous glittering particles spread,
heavily, I crush the old mat into shapes of renewal,
tooling through the oven heat,
-breads tremor and invite.

Lighting a cigarette, I sip the steam off the coffee,
tossing the smoke in an upheaval,
the wooden floors shake to the miles away airplanes,
shelves rattle in pursuance,
sugar snips by corner and cupboard,
-tenderly we embrace the wild sunshine.

I clench the tattered apron and resurface in a toasted
neckline, flakes begin to fall, courting the waltz and sobbing sky.


Awesome poem, Donny! Thank you for sharing!:)

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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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