Goodbye #NaPoWriMo Hello: Writing Myself Whole: aka: There Will Always Be Poetry!

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After 30 days of writing poetry. I feel strong. I feel like I could take the bull by its’ horns. I’d never do that of course! Although, putting words down on the page might be something I can once again, just suck -it -up -and -do. I mean, there are times I’ve made excuses for not coming- here, to the page. Times where you just have to put a pin in it. Come back and try another day. 

For the first time, in quite a few years, I’ve had a 30 day streak on word-press. Mentally I think, I’m in a better place to write. As I make several attempts to get outside my head. Which many of my poems are about. It’s’ the darndest thing, all that crying, weeping, and leakage that came to sit with me. I tell you I had no idea, I hadn’t unboxed those boxes. All of those tears saved my life.

As I look back, and move forward all in one fell swoop,

The challenges between writing and the kids is really the writing part…. 

Some things you didn’t know behind the scenes, yesterday, I also celebrated my 100th day of eating clean to the best of my ability. I’m on the journey to better health. So these last hundred days , of no chips, no coffee, no pounds of sugar added anywhere. And what do you know? I feel better. My sugar cravings are at an all time low. Even as my kids passed around chocolate cake. I didn’t ask how it was. Even to live off of their taste-buds and get that sugar-whiff -high. Whew! Right then and there, I walked out of the kitchen, like a 7 foot tall amazon- beauty.

 Yes! Here’s to another milestone. Coupled with eating right, I put in the work of exercising 10-30 minutes each morning, even with all that poetry, and more poetry, I got up and kicked my own butt, no gym membership I’m done with being robbed. I never made those meetings. However this time, 100 days eating clean, to the best of my ability, 100 days of exercise that’s including 2 rest days each weekend. 

Along with my regular appointed schedule of working for my home -church, kids  activities, checking on my neighbors, family and friends. At the end of the day I would be so tired. Writing poems at the crack of dawn, writing poems on lunch hour – unable to post until 8 or 9pm. Writing poems in the car, poems in the garden, poems during thunderstorms -lights flickering.

Oh that’s not to say, I didn’t have my moments, like take the day off. Been there, done that! Returned too many  T- shirts!  I had to sing my way out of that funky-feeling. Write my way out of my own blues. Lean into moments of quietness, and tune into-silence. And there would be my poem of day ,

chirping softly on the windowsill,

lightly tapping on my coat strings 

sweeping beats of tranquility

 a deeper essence to know quietness 

understand the low-less-hum,

feel in the moment, 

I’m breathing in, 

I put aside my restlessness, 

breathing out, this is the prayer, I pray.  

breathing in , I crave this path of peace,

breathing out, this is all I must do, 

breathing in, this is all I must do.

and breathe,

 and breathe,

Poet Krissy Mosley 2022

27 thoughts on “Goodbye #NaPoWriMo Hello: Writing Myself Whole: aka: There Will Always Be Poetry!

  1. trE

    I know this, especially these days:

    “I had to sing my way out of that funky-feeling. Write my way out of my own blues. Lean into moments of quietness, and tune into-silence”

    I’m glad you are sticking to your challenges and working your way through everything you need to work through, and on your terms. Peace, Krissy.

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  2. D. Wallace Peach

    What a beautiful, peaceful, uplifting post, Krissy. Congrats on the healthy choices of eating healthy and daily exercise. It’s amazing how good that feels. (I haven’t eaten sugar in over 3 years and don’t miss it one bit). And what a wonderful poetic challenge to have completed, not only to have written every day but to have gone deep along the way. Keep up the wonderful growth and Happy Writing.

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    1. apoet'svisionKrissy Post author

      Wow! Hats off to you, that’s so amazing, so encouraging to know -three years and counting….. truly that is the path 💜😊thank you for leaving these beautiful words of wisdom , goodness this made my day! 💜😊💙

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  3. Ellie Thompson

    Krissy, I am honoured and privileged to have witnessed a little more of your day-to-day life and your beautiful and heartfelt journey into your poetry for the last 30 days. Many congratulations on your 100-day anniversary of clean eating. And just as much so with your regular exercising. It takes some self-discipline to have achieved that. I decided to give up sugar and fried junk foods like chips when I first became vegan about two-and-a-half years ago. Mind you; I’ve never managed to kick the coffee habit! I don’t drink a lot of it, perhaps, 2-3 cups a day, so definitely enough. I don’t drink alcohol either.

    Somehow, I didn’t imagine you to have children for some reason. You’ve managed to write every day, which is some mean feat when you have children around to care for too. You’ve done fabulously! I hope you will continue to write as you bring so much pleasure to others in your words. Hug 💖🤗💝

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    1. apoet'svisionKrissy Post author

      Thank you beautiful Ellie, yes 3 babies, who are not really babies anymore ages, 9,11,13 strangest thing lol time just keeps moving… thank you so much for being such a light of encouragement 💙💜 You are so right / much- discipline coffee was truly my downfall – Loved it wa-a-y too much (lol) That’s awesome vegan for two &1/2 years – I’m trying my best to keep going , blessing to you 💙💙💜😊

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      1. Kym Gordon Moore

        You’re absolutely welcome Krissy. No girlfriend, I don’t write everyday to post a blog, but I write everyday for the exercise to get better at it. Keep doing you sweetie pie! 🙏🏼🥰💖🤗💐😘💞😍

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  4. Maren

    I am so honored to be in your journey, the beautiful month, the centuries of healing days, the sharing of them all. Such a journey and here your are May Queen.

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