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A Riot of Missed Spellings : Aka Lifer’s Write Poetry NaPoWriMo

Photo by Yonghyun Lee on Unsplash

Hi everybody I’m kicking off NaPoWriMo with a funny Poem. If you’d like to join the fun 30 days of poetry here’s the link http://www.napowrimo.net/

My life – a knickknack worthless- series of bad spellings,

a bunch of misfires, hootings and shootings

blank on the page

Good morning you fool- you fool!

Failing even on Grammarly.

Double down my character, personified

Looney & Tooney

Porky the pig/ Elmyra’s got the gig

try out for the the circus you- silly- writer-you

“I just wanted to love’m”

and squeeze my life

into miniature size abundance,

play the dozens on more time

but- but

“that’s ALL Folks”

kindness sister Krissy Mosley

Kindness Diary Coming Soon…

I think as writers we are more prepared to stay put and write. I believe it was always in my nature to have projects, I could give my heart to. Here are a few things in the making … (photo of my Kombucha)

  • My First Batch Of Herbal Mint & Strawberry Kombucha 10 days and counting…
  • Starting my first indoor garden -my poor plant- babies, I’ve killed plenty/ No green thumb here but I’m not giving up
  • Painting the kids room with slate paint- mostly the kids are enjoying painting
  • Lights off Story Hour – Listening to the kids read or watching their imaginary minds go wild and crazy
  • Spring Cleaning including the old Attic
  • Picture Time – Going through old photos with the family
  • Mini Concert time – Pulling out the Karakoe machine-which was 2019/Christmas gift I’d hidden but now it truly serves a purpose
  • Learning Pottery – my kids love clay, dirt all the above
  • Building A Rocket Stove in the backyard
  • Exercise with the Kids
  • Me time (reading in the bathroom)

feel free to share how you are coping with our current conditions

your kindness sister

A Way Over, A Way Out, A Way Through: Affirmation

I am divinely blessed today

I am divinely restored today

I am grateful to be alive today

I am holding on to my faith

I will walk in faith

I will live by faith

I speak life today

I will wash my hands in faith not fear

I will respond in wisdom not stupidity

I “cast my cares on God for God cares for me”

your kindness sister Krissy

Adding A Little More Hope To it: A Little More Hope Through it…

On days like this, where it seems my hope is running low,

like fuel in a tank

with no places to go,

cinder blocks, in prison cells start to blow

working out the kinks down in my soul

Hope is for the featherless

no tethering ring pole,

sowing seeds of hope

germinating little

pods of things unseen

Hope for the family

every sister, every brother

every cousin, every mother

Hope for the growing up

Hope for the growing old

Hope springing out like lavender – wonders to unfold

Hope ripples out like waterfalls reaching into soul,

grander church bells, she even sings her chimes

Spring in the air,

Spring is in the air, its’ time!

your Kindness sister Krissy

The Light is Still Coming:

such a beautiful storm

seas talking with the ocean,

seen a many things passing, fearful and normal

never saw this day a-coming.

what If I can’t carry, everything -the world has me buying

what if I’m, running around with my eyes wide open – while others maybe dying

how will I know, I can’t carry this load

how will I know, if I’m half past crazy or its me and the world

one thing I know- I remember those old scriptures

I remember them well,

“reap what you sow” “God is not the author of fear nor confusion but of love and a sound mind”

so I’m telling myself, get hold of yourself

hold on to your faith and let go of the day.

hollowed hearts- cry out,

God we made our mistakes,

coming closer and closer,

the sky it awakes, turning our faces to you

God- we are turning our faces,

to you. Amen.

your Kindness sister Krissy

Stories From A Third Grade Girl: with something to prove, if nothing else, to herself. (Part Five Fiasco)

Personal Photo of me as a kid

I so desperately wanted to get back to third grade. I did everything in my little -big girl power to show Mr. Luna. I handed in my math homework on time. This time without any ketchup, mustard or hot sauce stains. Hey no judgement please! I even washed the dishes.

However, the only way to do homework was over a bowl of tomato soup and sometimes if I’m lucky spicy grilled cheese. Of course I added the hot sauce. My big-haired sister complained. “Mama Krissy’s using all the hot sauce again.” To that mama would answer, “I better have enough for my spicy fried chicken!” I quickly put away mama’s special hot sauce and finished multiplying by two’s.

Yes homework was a breeze but reading to kids my own age was terrifying. Somehow I got up in front of the whole class everyday, like I knew what I was doing.

Mr. Luna finally caved-in about half-way through the second grading period and welcomed me back to class.

O’h was I over the moon and back again. So much so, I volunteered to staple all the Holiday Papers for Christmas break. Mr. Luna gave out a serious warning “Krissy with so many papers to staple, be extremely careful.”

There I was watching the clock, could 2:45 pm go any faster? Never mind that! I had four stacks of paper to staple and deliver to every student by 3:05 pm. Christopher Jones shouted “there’s no way she’s gonna finish in time!

Thoughts started jumping in and out my head o’ he’s so-o-o- right. What was I thinking? That’s the thing, I wasn’t thinking. I had to be miss goody two-shoe. Staple everybody ‘s paper and now I’m in deep water.

I turned my head for a split second, to say something back to Christopher Jones. Before I could muster up a smart remark. I heard a very loud crunch. I look down. I didn’t start freaking out right away. Its just when the paper and my thumb started bleeding.

Mr. Luna had no words, just pointed me toward the door. I knew I’d blew it. There I was sitting in the nurse’s office. Mrs. Polk, the nurse, had glasses that hung off the edge of her pointy nose. She said, “what is it this time? I stapled my thumb. Mrs. Polk snickered “Krissy, I’m not even a bit surprised, you’ll live.” And it turns out, staples go straight through thumbs if your not careful.

P.S. If you’d stayed all the way till the end, from my heart to yours, thank you. And if you’d like to know what happens next stay tune,

I’ll be back with more stories from my real life third grade childhood.

your Kindness sister Krissy.

Poetry Markets:

While the world has found a way to market everything from toilet paper, to pantyhose and even man-kinds’ well being.

I’ve come to believe, I cannot market my soul,

that’s the one thing that’s not for sell.~kindness sister Krissy

30 Ways I’ve Survived 7 Years of Being A Full Time Mom & Blogger

In my book, there are no shortcuts. Sometimes, I do believe I’ve gone the long way but in the end, I’m right where I need to be.

  1. Remember the old saying “Keep It Simple Stupid”
  2. Drinking Coffee (but not too much) really helps me
  3. Audio Books when I’m running low on reading fuel
  4. Telling Myself its okay to make mistakes
  5. Even If I’m A day late -its never to late to edit
  6. Plenty of water
  7. If I’m writing by 5:am take mini naps throughout the day
  8. On days I can’t find the words- Make lists
  9. Remember to open a window, let the airflow
  10. Neat spaces,
  11. When you can’t write- draw or color with the kids
  12. Make art Sandwiches with the kids
  13. Live by the seven hugs a day (my house rule) -mood booster
  14. Using Affirmations before Showering
  15. Listening to My Elders Tell Stories
  16. Plenty of Laughter Please
  17. Beatboxing with my kids so fun
  18. Family Meditation time & Morning Prayers
  19. Starting a home garden with kids takes the stress out of writing
  20. Running or Yoga made a huge difference
  21. Long baths with rose petals and soft music
  22. Finding artists groups for both writers and kids
  23. NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month(November)
  24. NaPowriMo National Poetry Writing Month(April)
  25. Writing Letters To Myself
  26. Little Hobbies that aid in healing
  27. Going to Bookshops
  28. Supporting Other Writers
  29. Re-reading Favorite Books
  30. Placing my hand on my heart- mini 5-second breathing

(feel free to share your tips on blogging and writing)

Kindness sister Krissy