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Y’all ready for this? I dare you to be. Happily I am almost finished all of my responses and all are pre-scheduled. Now I have plenty of time to get ready to create some posts for May. So I guess this is like a mature version of Truth or Dare and the Truth portion starts tomorrow. The Dares commence once all of your 30 responses have finally been posted. The dares are very straight forward and nothing too difficult, nothing vulgar, juvenile or illegal. I guess that means no public nudity (and that’s a good thing believe you, me)! Well for the adventurous and the ones who are kids at heart, I might find one childish dare!
Your choices for dares are below. You only need complete one of the dares but feel free to complete more. You post and description of what dare you did and how it turned out is due five days from the completion date of your thirty questions. Everyone participating will be looking for your dare response. You most certainly do not have to wait until the end of the month to complete your dare(s). You can do it today if you like. You are in charge of your dare! You can use the above graphic for your dare post or not. All dare posts are due no later than five days after your final 30 Day of Blogging Honesty post.
30 Days of Blogging Honesty: The Dare
Write a letter to your 16-year-old self and post it. Detail your journey.
Category: Coulda, Shoulda, Wouldas
Write a letter to someone you owe an apology to but never gave one. It does not have to be a long letter. Just write the letter (not email), send it and then post it for us to see.
Category: Good Eats
Eat completely healthy for an entire day even if it means eating foods you do not care for. Document all failures or start over another day if you mess up.
For a 24 hour period, for every act of kindness given to you, pay it forward to a stranger one better. For example – if a friend buys you a coffee, buy two strangers a cup of coffee. Detail your journey.
For a 24 hour period you must tell the truth in every situation, every question – all day long. Perhaps the most difficult will be not lying to yourself. Detail your journey.
Spend an hour by yourself totally naked even if there are other people in the house but only if you won’t get caught. If you get interrupted you must start over and reset the clock to zero minutes. Detail your journey.
Next Saturday, April 7th my guest blogger will be Cherlyn Cochrane. This will be her second time guesting. If you have a moment why not check out her first guest post and then if you have the time, stop by her blog, Over A Cup Of Coffee!
Join me in welcoming my friend Te’Kia Miller from Te’Kia’s Blog to Morning Erection’s monthly staple, Guest Blogger. Te’Kia…. as always, it is a great honor for me to be able to have a guest blogger, especially with the goals and aspirations you have for your own blog. Thank you for taking the time. Readers, as a favor to me please show Te’Kia the courtesy of leaving a comment. Thank you very much.
Let’s Talk Poetry
First I would like to thank you Tom for inviting me to be a guest blogger. I must admit I was a little taken aback at the request because being a guest blogger on anyone else’s blog was a far cry from my mind. It was something that never crossed my mind to do or would be asked to do. But, here I am and if I can be honest, I began to worry what I would write about. Luckily I had a few months to think about it. I decided to write about what I know and that is poetry.
Poetry is something that grew on me. I never really liked poetry much less admire it when I was young. At a very young age I wrote one poetic piece around Halloween and although it was pretty good, poetry didn’t really resonate with me. Poetry was something of a bore at that time. Then something changed around middle school to high school and I found myself writing poetry almost as if it was something I’d always done. The more I wrote poetry the more it grew on me and I found myself adoring it. I soon began trying to understand it and hone it by taking a poetry class in high school. At that time poetry had fully consumed me and I began to consider myself a poet. I became attracted to Emily Dickerson, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, E.E. Cummings, Edgar Allen Poe, a little Countee Cullen and William Wordsworth.
I said all of that to say this: poetry is like a butterfly. It is both elusive and submissive, but it is always beautiful and admired. No one said this but this was the thought that crossed my mind at the time of this writing. For me, poetry is a lot of things but I think this is a pretty good summation of poetry. It is such a beautiful, creative art form. Whether you write it as a hobby, a professional or to release your emotions, I think we can all agree that poetry has and continues to show us the power of words. Words can be peaceful, furious, good, bad, evoke emotion, or tear down emotion.
Now the words, phrasing and arrangement although creates beauty it can also cause poetry to be elusive to some. It was for me at first. For some individuals poetry may seem to go beyond their understanding. They may not catch on to the metaphor or the analogy of a particular piece. I’m not saying that to be hoity-toity or as an insult to anyone. It’s just that in my personal experience and interactions with others, some people get it and others don’t. For those who feel or think poetry speaks to a deeper understanding than what they’re accustomed to, poetry is elusive. That doesn’t mean they don’t or can’t admire its beauty.
Then there are those who catch poetry in their palms. There it becomes submissive, taking rest and unafraid. Here the catcher and poetry become acquainted with one another and there is an understanding that takes place. For writers of poetry I think there is an intimate understanding as well as for readers of poetry. Whether an occasional reader or writer, whether a heavy reader or writer of the art, its beauty is continually admired by most who come in contact with it. What about you? What has been your experience with poetry? Are you a reader or writer of poetry? Are you a fan of the art form or not so much? What are your thoughts?