Sitting Down To Write: My Thoughts On My Second Year Of #OctPoWriMo

Sitting Down To Write: My Thoughts On My Second Year Of #OctPoWriMo

It’s an encouraging starting point, a way to help you organize, and an inspiring task crafted to lure the average writer out to do what they love best—write.

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 29-31

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 29-31

You tell me that where you’re from   a pitcher full of this on a porch   was all anyone needed.  It was a link to the past,   a connection to the future,   and it quenched   wandering mid-day thoughts. 

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 27 & 28

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 27 & 28

And then it happened without warning.  Many of those same kids   now in high school or off to college  don’t come by your house anymore.  They no longer call on the phone.

#OctPoWrMo: Oct 25th & 26th

#OctPoWrMo: Oct 25th & 26th

Off-tangent narratives glide past sounds from our television. As you sit down and hold my hand you unravel decades of history.

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 22nd-24th

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 22nd-24th

Another friend has died today.  You make the trek to show support   and say your last goodbyes.  I never see you cry.  You know that they are safe   in a place without pain or suffering.

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 19th-21st

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 19th-21st

There’s a secret sea of green   flooding a room in your home.  Where leaves sprout and stretch   their limbs in every direction.

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 13th-15th

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 13th-15th

You once resided   in the heart of the goddess   of fruitful abundance.  A house nestled   in-between   the thinning orchards   that bore life.

OctPoWriMo: October 9th-12th

OctPoWriMo: October 9th-12th

Green thumbs and calloused hands turn dirt into a bed of flowers.  I watch you casually sprinkle life into a seed and watch it grow.  Mother to children and mother nature you share nothing but love.  I pray that one day my hands will too learn some of what you know.

OctPoWriMo: Oct 6th, 7th, & 8th

OctPoWriMo: Oct 6th, 7th, & 8th

And as we all age   the new life shows signs   of thinking like you   when you were that age too.  You are the life blood.   The necessary pieces   that help us put together   who we are   and where we come from.

#OctPoWriMo: October 4th & 5th

#OctPoWriMo: October 4th & 5th

The mother of mothers,  The head of the family’s state,  You’re the first to tell  The last to judge  And the one who first set our fate.