IWSG & Blogging Break

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It’s that time again. It’s the first Wednesday of the month and my fellow blogging writers and I are doing it again. This writing journey is not easy but Commander Peter Quincy Taggart said it best: “Never give up. Never surrender.” And thanks goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh for creating this support community. So we can do just that. For ourselves and each other.

To find out more about the group and/or maybe even sign-up, click on the badge above.  And don’t forget to check out today’s co-hosts: Nancy Gideon, Tamara Narayan, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Michelle Wallace, and Feather Stone!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG and handle is @TheIWSG.

Happy IWSG Day! What’s going with me this month?

Well, I’m preparing for my much needed blog break. But don’t worry, I’ll still pop up back into society for IWSG. Even have a blog post or two that I couldn’t not blog about during my break. Until then, I have two more official posts in May before I go on break.

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30 Days of Poetry Love- Mallory M

National Poetry Month Logo

Credit image: National Poetry Month logo/Poets.org

It’s the final day of National Poetry Month!

And for the final poem of the month, I’m sharing “Birds & Bees.”

After listening to Mallory M reciting his poem again, these lines just pierced my heart:

I wonder if Emmett Till got the talk

before he left for Mississippi.

Did his mother tell him that hanging

was the only way that black boys could jump

without their feet ever touching the ground?

 

Birds & Bees by Mallory M.