Tuesday, March 1, 2022
SOL#22: Can.You.Hear.Me?

SOL#22: Can.You.Hear.Me?

Mother, mother can you hear me?

Mother, mother can you understand me?

Mother, mother I am speaking.

I see you are trying to understand but somehow, someway the words come across like a code that you haven’t quite cracked. In my head, the words are so clear but once they escape I see your eyes get bigger because your brain is trying to decode each syl.la.ble to hope.ful.ly make sense of each word.

Mother, mother I wish you could feel my struggle.

Mother, mother I wish you could hear my cries.

Mother, mother I am trying.

Trying to say it right.

Trying to sound.out.each.syl.la.ble.

Did you catch that?

I made my “la” sound.

Aren’t you proud?

I am participating in Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge #22. The last time I participated in Slice of Life was when I was a classroom teacher and had my students participate. If you want to know more about the Slice of Life Challenge please read here. The jist is to write a snippet of every day life experiences and keep it real. I personally wanted to join the challenge because I miss writing and want to incorporate it back into my every day life.

My hope is to wrap up this challenge with a “behind the scenes” post to capture my inspiration behind each post. I feel it is important to share inspirations that fuel your writing. I was personally inspired by Penny Kittle’s Padlet found here of various texts that shape her thinking. Writing, for me, fuels my soul, and I hope each of my posts from this challenge fuels you.

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