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My ABC Writing Poem: SOL 28

Write. Share. Give. Join the March Slice of Life Story Challenge @ Two Writing Teachers

After I climb out of 
Bed in the morning, I 
Downstairs to 
Encourage myself to 
Find something I can 
Glean out my one small 
Happy life. 
Just need one minute detail to help me share 
Kimberley with 
Lovely teacher-writers. 
Maybe coffee will help 
Nudge an idea my way. If 
Only it were that easy. If only a drink could 
Prepare my brain and my 
Quiet typing fingers for a 
Real slice of life
Story that will show how much I 
Trust my readers to 
Understand the 
Very honest stories of my one 
Wild and Juicy life. My blog posts are where I sign my name on the 
X to show this is me developed through
You to help me reach the 
Zenith in my life, through the power of words.


  1. I love how the structures we choose shape what we write. "Glean" is such a wonderful word to choose!

  2. This poem is not what I expected, and I'm glad. I love what and how you've written this slice.

  3. A slice
    Brings joy
    Captivates and sets me up to
    Desire more
    Engages me in life and
    Forces me to
    Give more of myself in spite of
    Halting memories
    Just have to try
    Life isn't easy why should writing be. Got stuck at
    M, still I bather on until I find a
    Nonsense word to fit
    On the next line
    Perfectly silly, but so much fun to be with a writing partner like you.

    1. I love that you tried this response. I'm not that brave this morning.


  4. I'm so glad you write and share with us.

  5. Someone
    nudged me,
    poked me with
    an idea,
    and I've dipped it
    into my coffee,
    and nibbled along
    its edges,
    and turned it
    inside out and
    upside down,
    shaken it loose
    from its wanderings,
    and what I found is
    another poem,
    written in the box
    of the post
    down below and
    out of sight.

    -- Kevin, avoiding the ABC form altogether

  6. I never really
    Thought about it
    I have been
    A part of a coffee klatch
    This whole month
    Up early with a bunch of
    Other writers
    Hoping the caffeine
    Wakes up words to offer.

  7. I hate to break the chain of ABC comments, but I loved your poem, Kimberley! I'm just not feeling the creative push yet this morning. Must get more coffee...


  8. I'll have to try this, but, for now, I'm enjoying this:
    My blog posts are where I sign my name on the
    X to show this is me developed through
    You to help me reach the
    Zenith in my life, through the power of words.

  9. Such a creative form for expressing that ever growing desire to be creative as this month lingers on and on.

  10. Oh my! Look at all of this poetry writing your poem inspired! Impressive. Me? I have yet to have coffee!

  11. Absolutely delightful! Your post and all the clever commenters. I love your wild and juicy life and the image it leaves in my mind.

  12. I loved your poem. I really like how it is one long continuous thought. I don't know if I am brave enough to try it.

  13. Oh i just love love love this! The flow and the structure going one way and then another!!!! So awesome. I will have to try this one day. What a great way to share what's going on in your mind at that moment but also trying to maintain some structure to the words!!! I don't know if I will actually be brave enough to go for something like this, but I only hope that if i do, it will be just like yours! Wonderful read! Thanks for sharing.


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