I Will My Soul

Take my bones and build a house–

a small one hidden

within plain view of the world.

Fashion windows from my eyes,

so that I may always see.

Let my heart be a great door–

the front one, always open.

And don’t waste my teeth;

make them into a wind chime–

I will smile forever.

My ears, place on the mantle

so that I may always hear

the sound of laughter…

or the sound of tears.

Take my bones and build shelter

for the truest souls.








  1. Hey there Kindra! I found your blog today, and I’m nominating you for That’s So Jacob’s March Blog Madness! It’s simple: find five interesting blogs today, copy and paste this comment, and give them a follow! Have a great day and if you’re so inclined, kindly come visit me over at https://saschadarlington. me also visit Jacob at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com. Have fun spreading the blog love this month!

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          1. My first venture out of the homestead! AND!!! I had a Bahama Mama before the show! They offered wine at the theater, but the only wine I like the taste of is offered at Mass. So I got in at 10:30 and started in. 🙂

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          2. You’re welcome. And that’s what makes connections all the more special. As a writer–as a passionate writer–there is nothing more satisfying than knowing you are making connections–knowing there are like-minded souls appreciative of your craft. Writers are a special breed of people, I believe. They feel more intensely; they are astute; they see things more keenly. That is why I believe we should be encouraging to one another. Open. There is always something to learn. And we welcome learning.

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          3. Well said my friend. I totally agree with you. I think artists in general are more sensitive. Could be why we’re all drunks and addicts? I will cogitate on this profundity….

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          4. I feel you, for sure. All of my best loved artists/writers (and as far as I’m concerned, writers ARE artists) suffered madness, whether chemical deficiencies resulting in depression, or addictions…yes, I feel you, and I smell what you’re stepping in. 🙂

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          1. Oh, my gosh! Thank you for asking! Tonight, I went out of the house to see a play, and I didn’t need my cane too much. I am beginning to feel more like myself every day. Because the pain is so decreased, however, I have to be mindful not to do things, like bend over when I drop shit on the floor, lol! I have a fucking grabber, but I can’t be bothered. I leave shit until my hubs gets in, and he picks it up. I’m such a fucking princess!

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          2. I’m so glad about the pain decreasing. I’ve heard from others it’s hellish! haha and it is so true about doing too much. A few years ago I had a terrible case of glandular fever/mono and when I finally started feeling better, I decided to lift a microwave onto the top of our fridge…um…the next day I wondered what the heck happened when I reached for my keys and I couldn’t move…had a herniated disc in my back. Good grief! Definitely let others help you!!!! That doesn’t make you a princess, it makes you smart 🙂

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          3. Thank you! I’ve always had back issues with scoliosis, but that did heal. I just have to be careful. And I need to get off my lazy butt and exercise more. Walking to the kitchen and making coffee is apparently not exercise I have to remind myself.

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          4. Oh poor thing! No, fortunately. Other digestive issues, though. The only time I had anything close to a migraine was waiting for an immigration interview when I had moved to the States (my hubby’s American, I’m Australian). I was so anxious as the one I had had to get back to the States to marry him was really awful (this is about 20+ years ago now. We are in Australia now). So after that, I had a lot more sympathy for sufferers. I could not handle having that regularly. I do get bouts of sciatica but that’s another story. O Lord, I guess now I’m in my 40s, I somehow feel entitled to complain like I’m in my 70s! lol.

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          5. It has nothing to do with entitlement! I feel so strongly for you! I have Fibromyalgia, on top RA, and I feel like it’s my duty to advocate for everyone with chronic pain. People like you are warriors. Its difficult to articulate at times, which makes it difficult to get “normals” to understand the pain we live with every day. And it isn’t just physical, but emotional.

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          6. Thank you! I really appreciate that.
            Ugh, I feel for you too. I didn’t realise.
            My husband is so healthy, he just can’t relate.
            But I would rather have the pain really, because it has made me more compassionate I believe. But maybe less of it now that I have the message haha
            Thank you so much for the chat, I really appreciate it. Hope you’re completely cane-less soon. ❤

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          7. Thank YOU, and you’re welcome. It really is something special when you can connect with someone who has an idea of what you’re going through. I often feel that my own husband, lovely as he is, just doesn’t appreciate the scale of pain I live with day to day. Please know that I am here whenever you need to release. Would you like my email?

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