Classic Teen Reads

I love Pinterest and anyone that has read my blog and visited my page https://www.pinterest.com/cleckleymedia/ knows this.  This is where I get inspired and I am able to create an online scrapbook.  Well, much to my daughter’s chagrin, I came across a list of high school must-reads to revisit.  Of course, as I was combing through the list, I became giddy with joy at the thought of reading these books again with my daughter; we would have our own mommy/daughter book club.  I am sure that she will not read them all during her four years in high school (she is currently in 8th grade).  So, why not get a head start on them now together.  When I shared the “good news” she sighed.  The truth is that she always huffs and puffs at my suggestion for reading material but, then she becomes enthralled and starts to ask me questions.  I never let her abandon a book unless I can tell that it is completely over her head.  Right now she is wrapping up “Of Mice and Men”.  Then we can start on the list!  Yippee!

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Eat Your Words

Our brains are so smart

But sometimes not smart enough

To stop the verbal vomitwordle-weightofwords

That ran across our minds

And escaped over our tongues

Bitter to taste

They linger

And the air becomes thick with them

Pollution of the elusive kind

Because it may not just be our words

That made a break from the back of our throats

But others’ words have become stagnant in the air

And silence is longed for

But no amount of it

Can take back, repair, mend what was broken by our words

Silence cherished, after the fact

And the lava still boils

In the souls of the receiver

And the words which erupted

From the volcano of our mouths

Spill out into the already intense atmospheric pressure

And all any of us would like to do

Is retrieve them, eat them.

 

* I originally wrote this on 9-24-2014

 

Incognito

 

It has been a few months and I have a very good reason for not posting. Wait for it…. I completed my MBA in marketing and wrapped up the end of another middle school year. Oh yeah, I also planned a christening for my youngest. I have so much to share because although I wasn’t posting, it doesn’t mean that I wasn’t writing. I’ve come up with a list of blog topics that can carry me through the remainder of the year and maybe into the beginning of next year. I also, wrote up a post and will edit that tomorrow before posting it tomorrow night. In the midst of all my “happenings”, I’ve been dealing with breaking soul ties (meant for a later discussion) with my children’s father. You know they always tend to pop back up.  So, I plan on being transparent about that situation and maybe providing someone else some insight into their own circumstances.

Although, this is not a real post and I plan on posting tomorrow, I just could not resist communicating with my followers and the blog itself. So I will chat with you later.

Let me share…

ImageI thought that I would share a poem that wrote in 2009.  This is my first time sharing anything like this on the internet if it wasn’t for a competition.  So here goes! (photo not mine)

Doubt

6-17-09

 

It’s a funny thing

How your reality of

My reality is not

The reality of

The situation

Your good humor

And passive aggressive conversation

Sets my imagination

And then my

Actual destination

To higher heights

Than when first conceived

Birth of a stronger substance

Than the putty

That your doubt

Tried to create

Therefore, I

Am not sure

Why your eyes

Hold lies and low expectations

When there has always been

A strong me,

A fierce competition

A determined sista

Albeit doubt.