A special thank you

to @calmkate for mentioning spillwords to me, and encouraging me to submit a poem.

“A Flag” was published on spillwords, please take a look.

Thank you.

Published by Msdedeng

At 41, I am still figuring out life: my place in society, my career path, a family of my own, any many others things. Heck, I am still trying to make friends in California; a place I moved to 3 years ago. I am currently in a Community College to make up for the many years I missed school while in Africa (Uganda). I intend to transfer to university next year and double major in History and English. I lead a very ordinary life; a normal day is spent doing school assignments, hiking, or reading. My favorite thing to do is walk! Short walks or long walks it does not matter. Walking allows me to think about things - anything! My love of walking comes from where I grew up, a small village in northeastern Uganda. It is still one of the most remotest areas I will ever know, and couldn't even start comparing what life is like there to say a place like California. Walking was all I did while growing up! I walked for miles to school, to church, to the shops, to the borehole to fetch water, and to the market. It was quite an adventure unlike any other - so you now understand my love for walking.

84 thoughts on “A special thank you

  1. Hahaha I love you … whatever differences or opinions we have – you are always an awesome person – you make me laugh ❀️

    I just hope things get better for all however they do πŸ™

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  2. Then you are partially excused. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I hope I’m not rude but nationalism is something extremely negative for me and only causes suffering and death and hate ….

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  3. What a lovely comment, Cheryl. Thank you so much, and yes, your career is more patriotic than all the flag wavers combined. I hope it’s a phase that will pass too.
    Stay blessed, and goodnight. πŸ™‚

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  4. Angela, congratulations on the publication of your poem, “Flag!” ❀ I absolutely agree with your perspective. So often the "flag wavers" among us have extreme nationalistic and militaristic views. I consider myself a patriot and chose a teaching career as a way to give back to my country. But, at the moment, I am embarassed by our leadership and their fanatical followers. I think your poem is spot on! πŸ™‚ All the best! Cheryl

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  5. Yes I did. “A Flag” was a response to your prompt, if I remember correctly. Anyway, there people we meet in this world who somehow impact us; you are definitely one of those, and I bless you.

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  6. Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing this! I also submitted a poem there. Looks like a wonderful site. Very few places accept previously published works otherwise. β˜ΊπŸ’œ

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