#DayofSelfExpression May 13, 2017 – Kristel Dry

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#dayofselfexpressionThere is a creative genius inside all of us.

Whether you are a writer by nature or a writer by necessity spending some time in creative expression each week is important. We at Exploring Expression want to celebrate the muse that lives in us all. Thus The Day of Self Expression was born.

What is the #DayofSelfExpression

Each week we feature a piece of creative writing by ourselves and others who want to use our site as an outlet for their inspirations. We want to publish a variety of poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction. stand-alone work and excerpts from a longer pieces. Our goal is to explore expression, from every angle and every dimension.

We invite you, our readers, to submit some of your own writing. Include a short bio for us to publish with your work, and if you have one, a link to your own blog or social media. Then watch for your material to be featured in future weeks. ,

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  • Submissions should be less than 1,500 words.
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#DayofSelfExpression Journal Prompt

Older kids and adults:

Mothers come in all forms. They can be birth mothers or stepmothers or adoptive mothers. They can be mothers in name or mothers in spirit. Think about the mothers in your life. What qualities does it take to be a mother?

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Younger kids:

This weekend is mother’s day. I love my mother because…

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Today on #DayofSelfExpression

Today’s feature is a poem by Kristel Dry.  Kristel has been writing for her entire life.   She is in the process of publishing a book of poetry as well as writing her debut romance novel.

You can learn more about Kristel and contact her through her facebook author page


Thank you for believing in me

By Kristel Dry


When we first met, I didn’t like you at all,

In time, you know I started to think of you as my mother.


You’re the one I talked to when your brother broke my heart into a million pieces,

I blew up at you and you just asked if I needed a hug and chocolate.


You’re the only one who was there for me when my grandma died,

My mom didn’t understand that I wasn’t dealing with her death well at all.


You’re the first one I told when a guy I barely knew came up behind me and put his arms around me,

You are one of the few who understood how much it really bothered me because you know what happened with my ex husband.


My parents have told me many times that I’ll never amount to anything,

I’ve graduated high school and college and had my poetry published but that isn’t enough.


I know you really believe I can get my romance novel published,

I can’t explain how much it means to me that you believe in me more than I believe in myself.


I recently moved almost a 1,000 miles away from you,

What I miss most is our late night talks when you were supposed to be working.


We have kept in touch pretty well since I moved to Georgia,

I’m honestly very surprised we’ve talked as much as we have since I left.

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