I am not unique I am not distinct I am my mother’s baby I am my father’s daughter I am my sister’s sibling I became my husband’s wife I became my daughter’s mother I became my son’s mother Years later I became my husband’s widow A year later I became a mother who has lost a child I became my boyfriend’s lover I am still my daughter’s mother In the end, I am just a moment.
Frank is our host and here’s his thought provoking question today:
Why did you start blogging, and is your reason for blogging still the same as when you started, or has it changed?
I started blogging for a few reasons. The first was because when my husband passed away I thought I would somehow have tons of extra time. Another reason is because I needed an outlet, and not just a friend to “bitch” to or talk to, just a way to express myself. I actually loved the idea of people commenting and all that, so I had other opinions, but without the stress or obligation, I guess you could say, to respond or give a reason for what I had written.
I am not sure I can say that my reasons have changed per say, but I do blog now for additional reasons. One of those is the connection I have with people who have similar interests and ideas and another is to improve my writing. I find all the challenges and input from bloggers has helped me develop a stronger voice.
Come on in, you are welcome here Stay a while, come closer, come near so you can hear the strangest tale Shrouded under a hardened shell grown for good, loved by most you are welcome here, I am your host.
tastings leave me feeling shiny and new selecting the best, we all win the atmosphere delightful, taking it all in friendships cemented over wine, so happy are we
I was inspired to write this after Christine – Stine Writing posted about this interesting form. It’s called an “In One Word Poem” and it is an absolute delight to be challenged to create in this way! My husband supplied the first word and I hope you enjoy what it prompted me to write. 🙂
The rules are:
choose a word
list words that you find within that word
choose words from that list
write a poem in which each line ends with one of those words
Have fun if you decide to participate! I hope you do and and look forward to reading what you come up with!