#NaPoWriMo 2018 Day Eleven


Future Fortune

Future Fortune

Later years will bring
chance to make a real impact
great philanthropist

Make impact on world
spread health, wealth and happiness
fortune in cookie

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Our (optional, as always) prompt for the day is taken from one of the prompts that Kwoya Fagin Maples suggests in here interview: a poem that addresses the future, answering the questions “What does y(our) future provide? What is your future state of mind? If you are a citizen of the “union” that is your body, what is your future “state of the union” address?”

Good morning and welcome to day eleven of #NaPoWriMo and my future fortune. Okay, yesterday was somewhat aggravating poetry wise. At least I have a wonderful husband who went out to get me coffee bright and early in the morning. He didn’t get home yesterday until after 11pm. I was up late and hopped over to napowrimo.net to read today’s prompt. I went to sleep thinking it would be another difficult poem day. But when I woke up, I remembered the fortune I got over the weekend. We had P.F. Chang’s take out for Gretchen’s birthday Sunday night and I was told what my later years will bring.

Today all I had to do was put it in poetry form. Since it took me forever to write my poem yesterday, I did not write a haiku for the #haikuchallenge on Twitter. Today’s word is impact if you haven’t figured it out since I used it in both versions of my haiku. Then this morning, Shawn ate another fortune cookie and was excited; It says I’m going to be rich. Yep, I already knew that because I’m going to be a good person and give our wealth away. 😉 Shawn said it would have to wait til he’s gone. We’ll see…

Pay It Forward – Haiku

Teacher walks to school
Eighteen mile dedication
Watch Pay It Forward


A few weeks ago, my daughter came home and told me she saw one of her teachers walking to school and he asked her where she bought her bike.  Well, Mom, in her own stupidity, nominated Mr. Mason for the pay it forward program on CBS 5 News.  They called a couple weeks ago, happy to pick Mr. Mason. Logistics to get it on film became a story in itself.  Of course they wanted to catch Mr. Mason walking to school, but when they found out he started off at 3AM!  Still Pat McReynolds tried to get everything in place for early Monday morning, but it didn’t work out.  Tuesday I was unavailable and we settled on Wednesday after the school day began.  Then CBS 5 went to the wrong AAEC campus. (Oops… so I was waiting a little longer than planned).

Tuesday was my cousin’s memorial service. There was a Phoenix police honor guard and many officers came to show their respect. It was great to see all the support for my cousin and his family.  There is a go fund me account set up for his children and to help spread awareness for PTSD of police officers.  If you would like to pay it forward click here.

Suffered in silence
One person takes his own life
Stop another loss

RIP – Craig Tiger
October 6, 1972
November 5, 2014