There 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.
Today on #DayofSelfExpression
Today’s feature is “Remembering Kalani”, a poem by Barbara Huntington. This poem has been reprinted with permission from the author.
Huntington recently retired from the Directorship of the Preprofessional Health Advising Office at SDSU where she worked for 17 years. She writes poetry, memoir, children’s books, and is currently writing a book with tips on how to get into the school of your choice, and about her students. She has a rescue Border Collie mix who keeps her busy and is looking forward to writing and traveling in her retirement. To learn more about Barbara Huntington and read “Remembering Kalani” along with much more of her work, check out her website.
Kalani is an old dog
Her muzzle’s turned to gray
Her master was my young son
Grown and gone away
Our house in now an older house
(My hubby died last year)
She clicks and hobbles cross the floor
Her eyes no longer clear
Kalani is a gentle dog
She lies beside my bed
It takes a little longer now
To raise her aging head
Though I am gray and she is gray
Our lives continue on
Who’ll be my companion
When old Kalani’s gone?
#DayofSelfExpression Journal Prompt
Our pets are family. They can be our children, our siblings, our best friends. When life throws us curves or leaves us behind many times it is our animal companions that funtion as our friend and therapist.
Journal Assignment for All Ages:
Write about your favorite pet or a pet you wish you had. What knd of animal is it? What does it mean to you?Write about your favorite pet or a pet you wish you had. Click To Tweet
How to be Featured on a Future #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 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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- Proofread your own material, as we will not edit your work.
- Submissions should be less than 1,500 words.
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