Sometimes a Form Helps

After reading slices for more time than I’ll openly admit, I’m going to finally write using a form that several of you have used called “Hello There.” This form is courtesy of Aggie Kesler.

HELLO THERE!

I am a grandmother who loves piano, books, and needlework.

I keep buying more books and yarn than a human my age could ever read or knit.

I wish I could remember more details about my experiences and the books I read.

I love taking walks by the river especially when the bluebells are in bloom, but any time by any body of water is happy time for me.

I dance to Whitney Houston in the living room and kitchen mostly with my daughters.

I sing the hymns from memory now, so that I’ll be able to do it in another 20 years.

I think about the next phase of my life and how I’ll know when it’s time to step through that door.

I really wish I had more energy to accomplish all that I would like to accomplish.

I need new shoes, but I hate shopping.

I should eat more vegetables.

I can untie knots with a lot of patience.

I make really good cookies and used to bake bread that I can’t eat now due to a wheat allergy and gluten intolerance.

I always push snooze and wish I hadn’t.
I always say good-bye before I leave.
I always have a hug ready.

 

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie Lynn
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 21:17:08

    I love the format…neat poem to share yourself with others. I might try this one tomorrow. 🙂

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  2. aggiekesler
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 21:23:59

    Glad you tried it out! 🙂 I connect with many of your lines, but this one really hits home today.
    “I really wish I had more energy to accomplish all that I would like to accomplish.”
    As I sit here feeling deflated and low energy, I wish I could have a burst!

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  3. Jaana
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 21:47:14

    This is a great format. When I read these lines “I love taking walks by the river especially when the bluebells are in bloom, but any time by any body of water is happy time for me.” I started imagining summer by the lake… Beautiful times always when I am next to water as well.

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  4. Jen Driggers
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 21:49:13

    I really love the format that fellow slicers share. Sometimes a format helps get the words out. I, too, always push the snooze when I wish I hadn’t!

    Reply

  5. carwilc
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 21:55:17

    I love this format, especially “I always….” Wondering if I could do a whole post of “I always…”

    Reply

  6. mschiubookawrites
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 22:42:22

    Fantastic format. I may have to use this! Don’t you love getting inspiration from others!

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  7. achaiteacher
    Mar 30, 2019 @ 09:32:53

    It sounds like I’m going to need one of your hugs!!

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  8. Fran McCrackin
    Mar 30, 2019 @ 21:41:44

    My favorite line is the one about being good at untying knots- hallmark of a teacher of young children (or a mom and grandma.).
    And somehow the line “I always say goodbye before I leave” has me thinking…

    Reply

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