Sunday Confessionals : Hello

Hello everyone and Welcome to the first Sunday Confessional!

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For this first prompt on Confessional Sunday, I would like us all to get creative, get free, and for it to feel inviting. That is why I would like to invite you to Introduce yourself.

You can present your material in any form, be it written words, photographs, a mix and match of the two or three or just about anything, topic being Introducing yourself; saying Hello.

Feel free to, if lacking current inspiration, but wanting to participate re-visit or re-share a poem/creation, which you feel like could represent you and let us get to know a little bit about it. Consider it an opportunity to show a snippet of yourself.

As an inspiration or idea, in the form of a prompt, it makes me think of Lexicons ( Autograph book). If you have never heard of this concept before, here is a short explanation on what it is:

“An autograph book is a book for collecting the autographs of others. Traditionally they were exchanged among friends, colleagues, and classmates to fill with poems, drawings, personal messages, small pieces of verse, and other mementos. Their modern derivations include yearbooksfriendship books, and guest books. They were popular among university students from the 15th century until the mid-19th century, after which their popularity began to wane as they were gradually replaced by yearbooks.”

I remember finding my cousin’s in some throwaway box during a move and I read it page to page, these questions and answers by random strangers that meant too little or perhaps too much. I can tell you one thing: I am pretty sure all of them enjoyed leaving those little snippets of themselves on some page. So I made my own, and still keep it, and read it on occasion, little jots done by classmates and cousins I hassled to write themselves in, but also, stuff I wrote.

As a prompt inspiration, if you feel inclined, you could use the Lexicon as an inspiration. You can approach questions and/or answers via prose or poetry alike.

Once you are done preparing and posting your entry, please include it in the Mr Linky below, and have a browse at the other entries.

Looking forward to reading you and :”Hello!”


  1. So excited for this new prompt! IHELLO MLMM community!

    I have decided to share the poem that got me started on my blogging journey way back in 2011.

    The Person in the Mirror

    This poem was written in the midst of my recovery from a miscarriage at three months. For anyone who has suffered a loss, it is a lonely and heartbreaking space to be. Too often, it is a taboo subject, with little option for any understanding or support. At the time, I spiralled into a place of darkness and thankfully, my writing enabled me to process my grief and move through to where I am today – “Better out than in” as they say…

    Little would I know, this tapped into a long dormant part of my personality – “the writer”. Since this poem, I have embarked on an exploration in writing that has been cathartic, dark, despairing, angry, joyful, twisted, whimsical, observational, expressive, creative and at times, downright kooky! And the rest…

    But here I am! Some of my work is pure fiction, some is real and raw. The beauty is, only I know which is which.

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    • Hello, and thank you for sharing such a touching piece. I personally believe there must be some reason that we often hear writing can be liberating and cathartic and I am glad in your case, it opened up a new world for you.


  2. For my own share of the prompt, I am sharing a poem I wrote recently; the reason I think is relevant is that, as a person, I often struggle to express my emotions in real life and especially towards people who are close to me. I can connect with their bad experiences, but have trouble connecting to the good ones. This poem specifically is my feeble attempts to convey these emotions to my partner:

    The Musings on the Sainthood of Altruism


  3. I wondered why you have responded to an older poem, I thought maybe it was just a coincidence but then I saw for some reason that’s the poem that was linked not the collage I created. Weird because I didn’t even have the older poem open at the time so there is no way I could have copy pasted it by accident. I actually have now created a written piece. I started with by confronting my fear of selfies and sharing my own photographs and now I have written something. Which I am also going to paste here encase the link gets weird again.

    Sunday Confessionals : Hello

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