This is my chance to display my poetry and pros . In a way it is mainly for my own expression of the pent up feelings and stress that usually pins me into a corner on a daily basis! My profile tells you all you need to know about me , my poems I think tell you even more. I hope you can enjoy my work, feel free to drop in at any time you are always welcome.


I am the mum of three boys  all now grown and flown to live their own lives. Luckily they do keep in touch and visit often. I now have  two beautiful grandsons.

When I started this blog I had not long come home from hospital after an accident in which I broke my back. I was in hospital for a month and had three operations.

It has taken me a long time to recover, I am still recovering but every day my body is getting stronger.It has taken a huge toll on me mentally I had to retire early on health grounds, I had to come to terms with finding out people I thought were friends were not. I had to make a new life for myself. Things I could do easily have become difficult. 

Writing poetry and prose has helped me a great deal, in fact I think it has saved my life. 


645 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Richard
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 16:56:09

    From the bit I have read. WILLOW21, you have an AMERICAN FAN 4LIFE. Know, I will always support your works. I hope to someday say, I KNOW HER…:0) PEACE DARLIN!~


  2. fallenelegy
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 15:48:22

    poetry and prose, they are a gift, only those few capable souls dab in this mysterious art and continue to inspire us readers. you have that gift in abundance and you wield it like a weapon to inspire and a symbol to awe. the few of your posts i read set me in awe. you are truly talented and worthy of the gift. keep writing, i would be visiting again to drown myself in your mysterious words of art.
    btw thanks a lot for visiting my blog and tirelessly commenting on it.


    • willowdot21
      Sep 16, 2011 @ 11:25:43

      Thank you I am amazed and pleased that you like my work. You have a rare talent so you need to keep writing too , we are all different.


      • ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡
        Nov 20, 2011 @ 00:11:03

        You are most welcome 🙂

      • Anne Copeland
        Oct 15, 2019 @ 21:53:47

        Hi Willow, Why on earth would a visitor to your site be password protected? I am not trying to be a problem, but I don’t understand this at all, and it makes me not even want to visit the site. I like your writing, but what is this about?

      • willowdot21
        Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:03:28

        Hello Anne I am sorry I am doing a review for Geoff Le Pard and I have protect the post so he can check it out first. The password only applies to that one post. It will be public as soon as he has seen it. The password is lepard1234 feel free to use it. I am sorry I did not mean to cause offence 💜💜💜💜

      • willowdot21
        Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:10:59

        Hi Anne I have removed the password and made the post in question private. Sorry I obviously made a mistake there 💜

  3. Androgoth
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 12:30:38

    Yes I will call in whenever I wish,
    as you know, Vampires do that 🙂

    Have a wondrously fine day
    and a wicked evening also 🙂



    • willowdot21
      Sep 15, 2011 @ 16:54:58

      well now I have invited you, as a vampire, there can be no stopping you. But be assured you are always welcome.


      • Androgoth
        Sep 15, 2011 @ 21:53:57

        I have just read your profile my friend, those that left you behind are not true friends and through this great struggle you have found the most beautiful of those, sometimes life throws one hell of a dice, and living through the tortures and the excruciating pain as a result is indeed a hardship, at first everything seems inaccessible, out of reach, crushed by fate and yet with a noble heart and a yearning to push the boundaries almost beyond capability there is that real hope, and a genuine reason to look forward, to flourish and to reach higher than ever before.

        I don’t know you very well yet but I can see from your profile that you have started that journey, and are overcoming your fears, taking on the world and winning, yes there are those hard times still lurking in the shadows but you are strong and ready to push your positive energies to the fore, and your writing is the vehicle in which to excel, and from what I have read of your work so far you are certainly doing just that my friend, so keep that sparkle and that liveliness flowing through your lovely words and nothing can stop you from reaching your goals.

        Be very well my new friend…

        Androgoth Xx

  4. willowdot21
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 11:31:37

    Thank you again for your encouragement , I mean that, I am amazed to find that people like my words, I am also delighted. As to friends yes that was a very painful lessen but it had to be learned. I did write a poem about that it is called Diamonds in the dust. I am honoured that someone with your talent reads my work. Be well and be happy.


  5. lilyklynn
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 20:59:09

    You have a gifted way with words that can touch the deepest parts of the human soul. Your poetry is so real to me. And thank you again for dropping by my own blog. I also ADORE the picture you have above there. Did you create it yourself? I’ve been sitting here staring at it for ages! Xx Lily


    • willowdot21
      Sep 19, 2011 @ 21:10:50

      Thank you for your kind words I am short on time tonight and events in the “the real world” are demanding my attention for a while. As soon as I am able to get back here I shall answer your comments in full. As for my art work I have used Google images. So until be well be happy and power to your pen x willotw x


  6. fallenelegy
    Sep 26, 2011 @ 08:00:18

    your blog is an oasis of inspiration and dreamy calmness in this twisted blogosphere. your endless talent for bending and shaping words in to creations of beauty unmatched is profound. therefore i nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. 🙂



    • willowdot21
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 20:57:06

      Thank you so much I am truly honoured and I shall comply with the rules that bind this award asap! Please be patient as I have been away and as usual all the jobs that you need to do, do not stop and wait while you are away ..it piles up!! Thank you again.


  7. Grammar Killer
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 23:15:06

    Hey. I just got curios because of a pic that I’ve seen. Where are you from?


  8. willowdot21
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 06:57:10

    Hi ,I say in my profile I am from England , which photo has made you curious ? Have a good Day.


  9. Blankview
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 04:17:19

    I love your poetry. I stumbled upon your blog from Jay and I honestly love this blog. Keep blogging willowdot21.. Soar high!


  10. willowdot21
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 06:57:16

    Hello , thank you for visiting my page , you are most welcome. I am so glad that you like my blog. I look forward very much to having a good read on your blog. I have to go and be in the real world right now but I shall be back later to check your blog out, which if the quick peep I have just had is anything to go on, will be a delightful read. Be well and Happy and power to your pen. XX


  11. johnallenrichter
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 17:52:45

    Hi Willowdot21…… I’m really happy to meet you and to find your poetry……. I hope you will always continue with your expressions, regardless of the inspiration you find………


  12. Martin Shone
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 21:55:02

    Hello, friend. Thanks for subscribing and I hope you keep finding new likes 🙂


  13. willowdot21
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 21:58:29

    Thank you Martin and thank you for subscribing to my blog too. I am just delighted to find so much amazing poetry at my finger tips!


    • Martin Shone
      Nov 12, 2011 @ 17:30:39

      Hello again, I stupidly deleted my poetry site (with reason I thought at the time), but now I have realised things and I have changed in my mind set. I will have the site back up by Monday.


  14. lilyklynn
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 03:22:15

    Hi. I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award, and you were one of the five blogs I wished to pass the award along to! You can read more about it on my blog. Cheers! Lily


  15. ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 06:26:51

    I have nominated you for the award please have a look as given below; http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/the-liebster-blog-award/
    Thank you


  16. willowdot21
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 08:36:37

    Thank you Lily you are the second person to award me this honour. I am so grateful thank you! xxxxx


  17. Martin Shone
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 14:02:23

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Go to my post http://agapintheclouds.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/versatile-blogger-award/ to see how it works. Keep up the great writing 🙂


  18. ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 18:14:37

    Thank you for visiting my blog, havent seen you liking my post much, i have to find some good post which may suite your taste of reading, but i like your posts they are good and very informative. I enjoy it anyway. Have good weekend.


  19. Fahad Naeem
    Dec 08, 2011 @ 22:01:15

    Very serious introduction, but the dee pee doesn’t fit you for this introduction. That should be a strong one as this one is depicting your weak nature of hiding yourself.


  20. willowdot21
    Dec 08, 2011 @ 22:07:23

    UMMPH! not sure on that! :o)


  21. df barker
    Dec 09, 2011 @ 16:37:16

    Hi! My goodness, you’ve been busy. I haven’t read all of this yet but I will. I take your point at the top of the page about having an outlet for all the stress we have these days. Clearly you have a fine outlet, well done.


    • willowdot21
      Dec 09, 2011 @ 16:54:19

      Thank you, I do have a lot to work out and in doing so I have found some stories and poems have popped out too! I have only been doing this for about six months so please forgive any short comings!


  22. willofheart
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 09:57:11

    first I am in love with the image you used it is really great, I truly like and in love with all u’re post and can’t wait for the next … keep posting … 🙂


  23. Epiphany Art
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 08:17:31

    Hey :). I nominated you for the “Seven “X” Seven Link Award”.
    Check this out for more information:


    Happy Christmas and enjoy holidays =D.


  24. bunnythewabbit
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 09:26:28

    Hey =). I nominated you for the “Seven “X” Seven Link Award”. http://friskybunny.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/awarded/
    Happy Holidays!


  25. asoulwalker
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 22:05:52

    Very cool picture for this page.


  26. willowdot21
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 22:23:18

    Thank you it is a snapshot of the inside of my head!


  27. Epiphany Art
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 02:52:14

    Hey 🙂 , i nominated you for the versatile blogger award 🙂
    Check this out for more information:


    Happy Holidays :).


  28. Androgoth
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 02:03:25

    I haven’t forgotten about your Vlad stories Willowdot
    and this weekend I will be having a good read of that
    new one my wickedly fine friend 🙂 😉

    Have a fun weekend 🙂

    Androgoth XXx


    • willowdot21
      Jan 07, 2012 @ 17:54:11

      Dear Androgoth, please do not feel under pressure the story is not going anywhere. It is waiting for you and I am grateful that you can be bothered to check it out for me. xx


  29. Snowflakes
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 22:55:01

    lovely blog, thanks for visiting.


  30. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 02:02:13

    Hi Willow,
    Just wanted to let you know I’ve added you to my blogroll (thought I’d already done that!) and also added you to the list of nominees for the “Genuine Bloggers Award”. Sorry it wasn’t included to begin with – I meant for you to be there. (Please see my post from last night – can’t get the “permalink” to post correctly here!)
    Warm wishes to you, 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Jan 20, 2012 @ 14:54:21

      Hi Betty, than you for nominations and please do not worry whether I am in lists or not we are both here to write. I shall read your, last nights blog with pleasure, thanks for adding me to your blogroll ( Blogroll always makes me smile as it is so close to what we refer a toilet roll as the bogroll!! 😀 ) be well and happy! xxx


  31. lostupabove
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 08:58:06

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope you like it. Congratulations! Here you can find more info: http://wp.me/p1ZC80-Dg


    • willowdot21
      Jan 24, 2012 @ 10:13:32

      Thank you so much Steph for nominating me I already have that award but I shall mention you and thank you on my page and nominate some more amazing bloggers! I am always so grateful, honoured and happy to receive nominations! Than you so much!


  32. Martin Shone
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 19:09:36


  33. Martin Shone
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 20:36:29

    It is well deserved, Willow. Your never give up stance to your pain along with your fun attitude to everyone who visits and reads your great poetry and stories.

    I am happy to give you the award, Willow 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Jan 25, 2012 @ 20:42:04

      Again I say thank you and I am grateful, blushes as she attempts a curtsy, trips and falls forward …Gasp!! Luckily the hero Vlad is in this evening , with a swish of his cape he flies to the rescue saving willow’s extra blushes!! BTW have you met Vlad??xxx


  34. Martin Shone
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 20:44:45

    I have met Vlad I think I remember him tussling with one of my poems hmm not sure which one but I’m glad he saved you 🙂


  35. Raven of Leyla
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 16:46:43

    Hello Willowdot,
    I am sorry it has taken me a while to get back here. I am so impressed with your blog and your strong character from reading your profile. I am looking forward to getting to know you more 😀
    May your week be filled with love and laughter,
    Raven xox


  36. lostupabove
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 07:39:28

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. If you want to accept check here: http://wp.me/p1ZC80-Hg.
    Have a nice day


    • willowdot21
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 08:36:43

      Hi Steph and thank you I have already got the Liebster Blog award but I shall thank you for it and nominate some new ( to me ) talents. I am very grateful for the award I am always surprised to be offered them, I mean that honestly I am nor posturing honestly. xx


      • lostupabove
        Feb 15, 2012 @ 08:39:35

        The pleasure is all mine. After all there is no rule that says you can’t get it more times. I nominated some others who had it already.
        Love Steph

      • willowdot21
        Feb 15, 2012 @ 09:27:31

        Hello again Steph this is what I love about wordpress we meet such wonderful people and we all have wide and varying talents, prose, poetry prosetry and photography and art! I am happy to be here it has helped me immensely through some very dark times… what my eldest son ( 38yrs) would say Darkside Mum Darkside.

      • lostupabove
        Feb 15, 2012 @ 09:34:05

        It has helped me a great deal too in forgetting things, well not forgetting I don’t want to, but in getting over things that were very painful and indeed one meets wonderful people.
        Love Steph xx

      • willowdot21
        Feb 15, 2012 @ 09:53:23

        Then we know wordpress is worth the stretch!

  37. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 21:51:08

    sometimes i wander, no I wander all the time, LOLs
    I am not lost, I just can’t stand still it seems…
    I am so glad Greatpoetrymhfs reblogged for that is how
    I felt your energy …and how i am here…
    I got stuck on the image you used for you, and so many words
    I heard on the wind…
    I hope you don’t mind, …this was just a small bit…

    I stand naked in my thoughts I take

    each emotional step I fear I will break

    somewhere within I know I am stron

    I just need to find where I belong

    I know I will enjoy wandering through your thoughts you have so eloquently put to words and verse,
    Thank you for sharing such inner beauty, that is so rare these days,
    Take Care….
    You Matter…..


    • willowdot21
      Mar 09, 2012 @ 22:00:56

      Thank you Maryrose that was such an emotional and impromptu poem, I do open my heart when I write and I can see that you do the same . I am pleased that we have been introduced by Greatpoetrymhfs reblogging she has opened up new horizons for me ..we can tiptoe to the crest of the highest hill and peep at what lies ahead of us! BE WELL AND HAPPY.


  38. dancinangel12
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 16:22:22

    Willowdot21, for the simple fact that this is to express yourself from pent up emotions, and your poetry and all. I already like your posts! I read a few lines of one of your posts, and I really liked it!


  39. andy1076
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 13:40:35

    Hey there, thank you for visiting my blog 🙂


  40. Anansi the Poet
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 14:22:36

    Wow. Very cool, poignant site.


  41. jymiely
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 01:43:38

    hi there! please read : http://littlefurrow.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/first-award/

    i hope you don’t mind? 😉


  42. lostupabove
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 06:12:04

    I’ve nominated you for the Inpiring Blog Award. Details here:http://wp.me/p1ZC80-V6
    Love, Steph


  43. willowdot21
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 06:48:53

    Thank you Steph I consider this an honour comming from you!


  44. Androgoth
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 21:41:55

    Thank you for clicking to ‘Follow’ me
    Willowdot I do hope that you are okay
    and enjoying your time here in our
    WordPress, I have just changed my
    theme, well for now anyway, I could
    easily go back to how it was before
    but for the now I will see how it goes 🙂

    Have a sweet Tuesday Willowdot 🙂

    Androgoth XXx


  45. willowdot21
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 21:51:51

    Hi Androgoth I do not know what happened I was always following you then suddenly I was not …. well I am again now !! I like the new theme …. glad to be following you again!! Be happy hugs! 😉


    • Androgoth
      May 25, 2012 @ 22:36:41

      I am following you too but I never receive updates
      for anyone as I have turned off everything that sends
      e mails to my inbox 🙂 It is very nice NOT to have all
      those ridiculously inflated e mail stats, but it does now
      mean that I have to try and keep up manually…

      Sooooooooooo when I am late to add comments, it is
      not just on your Space, it is accross the whole spectrum
      of my friends Spaces 🙂 have a fun evening Willowdot 😉

      Androgoth XXx


      • willowdot21
        May 26, 2012 @ 12:05:17

        Thank you Androgoth yes the email amount can be very daunting when I go away I am astounded by the amount there is to read on my return :-[ I am always delighted to have you visit you just drop by when you can you are always welcome xx

  46. lostupabove
    May 03, 2012 @ 07:16:07

    Hello Willowdot As you are one of my top commentators I nominated you for the Commenter Award. Details here: http://wp.me/p1ZC80-Xf.
    Love, Steph


  47. Maggie Mae
    May 05, 2012 @ 20:36:37


  48. lostupabove
    May 07, 2012 @ 08:20:25

    Hello Willowdot, I’ve nominated you for the HUG award, find out about it here http://wp.me/p1ZC80-Z2


  49. MademoiselleBluebell
    May 15, 2012 @ 19:10:11

    hello dear I just wanted to let you know that I will be moving my writing to another blog, I hope you will come follow me there as I will be deleting this one shortly http://themadamesteaparty.wordpress.com/ take care 🙂


  50. Androgoth
    May 25, 2012 @ 22:33:10

    Have a lovely weekend Willowdot
    and do try to be naughty 🙂 😉 Hey lol

    Androgoth XXx


  51. lostupabove
    May 31, 2012 @ 06:31:46

    Hello , I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appeciation Award. More details here: http://wp.me/p1ZC80-Xh
    Love, Steph


  52. willowdot21
    May 31, 2012 @ 14:48:49

    Thank you so much Thank you so much Steph I am so grateful !! And Congratulations to you winning it as well! XXXXXX


  53. Wendell A. Brown AKA The Brown One Poet
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 07:37:59

    Thanks for your nomination for myself, i am very grateful to you for it! Last night i nominated you for the versatile blogger award on my site, congratulations to you as you are always so deserving!


    • willowdot21
      Jun 05, 2012 @ 07:49:57

      Thank you so much for the award, I was more than happy to nominate your blog and you as you are one of my faithful readers and for that I thank you xxx


  54. jhasmoments
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 14:11:27

    Hello !!
    I have nominated you for the “Thanks for writing Award”!!
    So Congrats … You deserve this award and all that you receive. 🙂 big hug
    link below:


  55. greatpoetrymhf
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:08:16

    http://wp.me/paK5s-3Hb You are nominated for One Lovely Blog Award. Click the link for the instructions and continue to make my day. I enjoy your inspiration, honesty and immense talent.


  56. erbdex
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 20:46:06

    Thanks for sticking around. You’re one reason i post.


  57. Androgoth
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 20:49:46

    The reason for that is that I changed my settings ages ago to minimise
    e mails back and forth from WordPress, in fact I don’t receive any updates
    via e mail ever and just use my blogroll to visit, I have no idea when any
    of my friends add a new posting unless I go into my dashboard, but again
    I rarely go into that and just randomly visit Spaces, usually the one’s that
    visit me on a regular basis, but I do try to get over to everyone’s Spaces
    eventually, I do hope that you will be calling back again soon and all you
    have to do to change my username is to go into ‘Links’ and update from
    inside there, just change the 1 to a 3 and that will do it 🙂 😉

    Have a wickedly fine evening Willowdot and have a fun Monday also 🙂

    Androgoth XXx


  58. willowdot21
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 20:58:31

    Thank you Andro I shall make sure I visit you now , I wandered why I never saw any of your work I assumed you were taking a break ! Right Vlad and I shall be visiting very soon!


  59. Mrs. Peacock
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 01:34:15

    I nominated your blog dear. 😀


  60. Maryam
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 06:13:51

    Hey Willow! Now that I’ve done away with The Secret Burrow, I’m blogging here letterstosylvia.wordpress.com
    Do check it out =D


  61. adollyciousirony
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 13:22:54

    Hello dear Willow, Ned just tagged you in my Toothsome Story Game here: http://gigoid.me/2012/09/20/age-before-beauty-beauty-before-fish-sauce/
    and for details check it here: :http://allaboutlemon.com/toothsome-story-game/
    We wished you’d join us in this fun… Thanks so much 🙂
    Dolly xoxo


  62. Sandy's Hopeful Room
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 13:25:19

    After reading your response to A Thousand Words, I felt the need to write and tell you that you sound just like me!!! How funny or serendipidous it is. . .After ready “about” you, sounds like me again. . .I have decided to follow for awhile to get to know you better.

    Peace in your world,
    Sandy Ozanich


    • willowdot21
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 15:25:32

      Hi Sandy glad to meet you. So you, like me need to watch what you say. I am going to throw caution to the wind and follow you too. Two big mouths together.


  63. Sandy's Hopeful Room
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 15:29:07

    Sounds good to me! See you online. . .


  64. sillymexox0
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 14:52:41

    Enjoyed reading your blog! 🙂


  65. willowdot21
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 22:15:44

    You are always welcome!


  66. Androgoth
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 20:04:56

    Thank you for your lovely gift Willow
    and I hope that your Christmastime is
    a very sweet and happy one my lovely
    friend 🙂 🙂

    Oh and be good, but never too good 😉 lol

    Andro xxx


  67. Heather Whitley Gibson
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 19:10:12

    Wonderful stuff. I was hoping to fill out a star but see you have already accomplished this. Congrats! Well deserved!!! I have a question maybe you could help me with, what do I do to give out a blog award , If the year has ended? Thanks and big smile!


  68. Geoff
    Jan 14, 2013 @ 21:33:01

    Willow have you received my invite, check your email 🙂
    Of course on my return to my Space I will resend it, but
    in the menatime just click on this comment and reaquest
    access to my Space and of course I will let you in 🙂 🙂

    Have a wonderful rest of evening and be wicked 😉 🙂

    Geoff xxx


  69. raimyd
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 18:54:19

    I’m looking forward to reading your magical words 🙂


  70. ajaytao2010
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 11:58:36

    Nice reading about you.

    Thanks. For visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.


    • willowdot21
      Mar 04, 2013 @ 12:08:49

      I hope so, you are always welcome. I am always amazed at the fabulous range of talent hidden here. I hope you will not mind me returning soon to your chambers! I was lucky to stumble upon your page while looking at another’s. Be well and happy!


  71. MisBehaved Woman
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 18:58:56

    You’ve been given the Versatile Blogger Award. You can pick it up here if you like – http://misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/versatile-blogger-award/

    Enjoy! 🙂


  72. prayingforoneday
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 18:56:09

    I nominated you for the Very inspiring blogger award

    Please accept this.
    You deserve it. I love your blogs. you are a friend to me on WordPress.


    • willowdot21
      Mar 17, 2013 @ 19:00:50

      Thank you Shaun I am grateful it will tomorrow be tomorrow before I honour it!


      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 17, 2013 @ 19:09:48

        When you can find time. 🙂
        My pleasure.

        Enjoy the rest of your Sunday..

      • willowdot21
        Mar 17, 2013 @ 20:04:28

        Thanks Shaun I am not having a brilliant day but I am okay x

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 17, 2013 @ 20:07:54

        Sorry to hear. I hope tomorrow is better.
        I can relate, you know I can.
        Should you EVER want to chat, above on my page “How to contact me” Please, feel free, I mean this.
        I can and will speak to anyone I like.
        The offer is always there ok


      • willowdot21
        Mar 17, 2013 @ 20:47:08

        Thank you so much Shaun and I will do the same for you anytime too x

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 17, 2013 @ 20:51:16

        I kinda knew already.
        I think on here you know who is real, who is fake.
        You, like me are real.

        I am glad we met and connected, really.
        Friendship and the ability to just give a $h1t is an easy art, more should do it in our world.

        Anyway, thank you 🙂
        Please smile and try and and smile more.


  73. Marisa
    Mar 20, 2013 @ 13:42:17

    I’m in love with that picture. And can’t wait to read your poetry. The short bio has already captivated my interest!


  74. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    Mar 20, 2013 @ 18:57:00

    This is lovely, Willow, & very much like my old postcard of that tightrope walking, laying his own string out. Like it.

    Here’s hoping you are well today…


    • willowdot21
      Mar 20, 2013 @ 19:07:37

      I have had a terrible cough but I am getting so much better how are you ?


      • WordsFallFromMyEyes
        Mar 20, 2013 @ 19:09:29

        Do OK, Willow, but a wee problem with work. Methinks the blog is outted, and I am viewed in a different light now. Viewed, that is, as of I was 2011 & 2012 (which they didn’t know what I suffered internally – because I just continued on with my duties) – although now is 2013 and I am over all that. Not sure, Willow…

      • willowdot21
        Mar 20, 2013 @ 19:29:03

        Noeleen the only point is, you need to know that you have moved on. It is easy for me to say but don’t worry about what people think, the only thing is you know you have moved on! I believe in you hun!! xxxx

  75. Jennwith2ns
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 21:20:54

    Thanks for visiting the Jenn stories! I’m glad you found one you liked. Please do come back again any time.


  76. prayingforoneday
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 11:26:01

    Hey 🙂

    Please accept this award for “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”
    Thanks a lot, and well done!! And remember to follow the rules 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Mar 24, 2013 @ 12:55:41

      Thank you Shaun, will honour the award as soon as my laptop is up and running.


      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 24, 2013 @ 13:00:49

        Yeah, whenever you can. 🙂
        How long till repair out of interest?


      • willowdot21
        Mar 24, 2013 @ 15:37:18

        Got a lovely light weight just larger than notebook Asus today. It even has touch screen. Our youngest and his wife popped in so he could set it all up for me. Right now it is restoring so later tonight or tomorrow. I shall be grateful the phone is making me boss eyed. 😉

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 24, 2013 @ 15:38:30

        Yeah I hate the net on the phone…
        Asus touch screen. Windows 8 I presume?
        Lucky you..
        I want one now 🙂 lol

      • willowdot21
        Mar 24, 2013 @ 16:18:21

        Yes windows 8 , the family had all got together and bought me a laptop for Christmas but it broke down so it was money back and get a new one. I am very lucky.

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 24, 2013 @ 16:29:13

        I am scared to install windows 8 into my Machine got a copy here. Not touch screen. I have a touch screen Samsung Tablet 10″…But its Android.
        Let me know what it is like please…

      • willowdot21
        Mar 24, 2013 @ 17:47:07

        I have had windows 8 since before Christmas and have found it very good.

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 24, 2013 @ 17:51:56

        Took me ages to go from XP to W7. Might throw W8 on a laptop, have a look. I don’t like change 😦 lol

  77. prayingforoneday
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 18:21:02

    ecchhooo, eccchhhooo…
    You get this ok? 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Mar 29, 2013 @ 20:23:55

      found all my email it is in my spam!!


      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 29, 2013 @ 20:50:39

        I am a pc tech…
        Why didn’t I say this..

        >>Idiot here<< lol

      • willowdot21
        Mar 29, 2013 @ 20:54:06

        why did I not look here before now I have tons of email to wade through!

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 29, 2013 @ 23:00:04

        lol…Go top left. name of your blog, highlight, comments….Some end up there, directly to you. As well as the Orange Quote top right.Saves going through every email. Works for me.

      • willowdot21
        Mar 30, 2013 @ 19:32:57

        yes thanks it does for me too!

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 30, 2013 @ 19:57:40

        No problem x
        And I am about to read your blogs. Just getting my Daughters to sleep x

      • willowdot21
        Mar 30, 2013 @ 20:05:34

        They keep us all busy, children!

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 30, 2013 @ 20:19:17

        Yeah. I enjoyed my half a day with an empty house today, but then enjoyed it when the house was full later on. My 4 kids (2 boys 19 and 21) and Daughters (2 and 3) All keep me on my toes. But I teach them as I was taught. My Daughter just bring tears of laughter to my eyes, my sons I am proud of…

        A good busy. I knew you knew that though.. x 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Mar 30, 2013 @ 20:44:44

        Yes I do miss the hustle and bustle of when the boys were home ( 3 lads, 39,38 30) a tad older than yours!!

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 30, 2013 @ 23:33:09

        I am the same age as your middle son, lol.
        Yeah I love it when they are all here. It is a busy house and a happy house.
        The only pisser (Sorry to swear) is my pain. There are days I hide away. But my family get it.So they understand and help. But it gets me down.
        But hey, I just move on and help others who maybe need help in the same way. I really enjoy debate and speaking to people. And having fun. Like you.
        And my answers are blogs 🙂 lol

      • willowdot21
        Mar 31, 2013 @ 00:08:52

        😉 old enough to be your mum! I get the pain thing some days I despair too my lot understand luckily. All we can do is our best. I think that by reaching out with our blogs we can help not only others but ourselves. Be happy that’s our aim 😉 cc

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 31, 2013 @ 02:52:52

        I follow.
        I went from 48 tablets a day (12, four times a day) to 12 tablets a day. (3, four times a day)
        The pain never changed and I feel like I woke up from a slumber. I mentioned this before. Some days I need to take 24 tablets. But by the end of the year, I will be off the lot. And try something else. These pills are poison. The side effects are killer.

        And yeah. blogging, I do it because I enjoy it, I need to share (badly, I don;t know why) And there are some really cool debaters on here who I speak to on other Social Media platforms.
        Love debate. Not arguments, through logic or anything, lol..Good old fashioned debate.

        Keeps the mind alive…

        The clocks went forward an hour here in the UK today, So it is 4:52am, where my main clock is showing 3:52am…
        Lucky my PC is clever. 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Mar 31, 2013 @ 11:05:03

        You were up late! Yes decreasing the tablets is hard and must be done slowly. I have found my pain is worse but I am not giving up. I find it makes me very edgy and I get depressed very easily … that is where you and the guys and gals on wordpress come into your own.Blogging lifts me up and gives me purpose and if I can help one person or make someone stop and think then I shall be very happy. Thank you Shaun for your continued friendship and support …. even if I am old enough to be your mum!! 😉

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 31, 2013 @ 22:38:30

        Yeah I slept a day after being up almost two again. I lose track. Lack of medication is making my body not want to sleep, it is used to the medication. But I feel better in terms of “Me” the depression is slowly going away and I feel less dependant on the medication. Although some days I need more. I will get of them.

        And age has no barrier on friendship. I know people aged 30 who act 10 years old and people 30 who talk way beyond their years. So for me, its about the person, age is just a number.

        And the word press family life me also.
        Well said


      • willowdot21
        Mar 31, 2013 @ 23:04:27

        I hardly sleep I am sure t due to the painkillers… they are plain killers!! You and I will get there. Yes age is just a number, I am 20yrs in my head !!Try to sleep tonight!!

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 31, 2013 @ 23:06:56

        I doubt I will sleep tonight. I slept 20 hours and awoke at 6PM after being up a day. I need to sort this, and I will.

        And yeah, age is just a number, the ability to talk and debate as an adult is the key, And if we had not shared ages etc. Would we know of an age difference? perhaps not. lol

        Thank you as always

      • willowdot21
        Mar 31, 2013 @ 23:14:13

        :):):) 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • prayingforoneday
        Mar 31, 2013 @ 23:25:57

        lol… x

  78. willowdot21
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 18:27:36

    It is coming through on notifications but not in my email…. could you try emailing me ..do you mind?


  79. prayingforoneday
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 00:06:44

    Please accept this big award nomination
    Most Influential Blogger Award
    I only picked 6, and you inspire me so much in many ways.


  80. Sudha
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 07:25:09

    Hi there! Thanks for liking some of my posts and hence encouraging this new blogger to keep scribbling her thoughts! Even More thanks to draw me to your blog. I find such pleasure while reading it! Beautiful words…! God Bless you! 🙂


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  83. prayingforoneday
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 08:22:50

    Please accept this amazing award.
    You bring meaning and kindness to my Word Press experience.
    I just needed you to know this. I hope you can accept.


  84. The Eye-Dancers
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 16:03:31

    Hello! I hope you don’t mind being nominated for a blog award.:) I’ve just nominated you for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award! Please click here for more info: http://eyedancers.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/a-best-moment-award-and-a-dragons-loyalty-award/ Thanks!–Mike


  85. prayingforoneday
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 20:55:53

    Please accept this award, and song, “The Shine on Award”
    From my heart to yours, I love you all

    Shaun x


  86. willowdot21
    Apr 21, 2013 @ 08:36:57

    Thank you Shaun I shall accept the award ASAP. I am so busy coping with tablets and pain and NaPoWriMo. But I am honoured and grateful.


  87. prayingforoneday
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 22:13:06

    Please accept this award
    Interesting Blogger Award

    Thank you


  88. kalixsinclair
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 04:38:19

    Im sorry my drunken stupor was too much for me to write something last night.


  89. Dave Walker
    May 05, 2013 @ 16:46:13

    Hey there my friend. I hope you are having a great Sunday. Please accept this fun award. http://fromthefog.me/2013/05/05/abc/


  90. prayingforoneday
    May 06, 2013 @ 05:41:29

    I would LOVE IT if you accepted this award



  91. memo
    May 11, 2013 @ 22:22:50

    You have some sad writing here.. I hope you are fine my friend.
    good blog thou


  92. writingthebody
    May 18, 2013 @ 13:11:24

    I vowed to remember our reading promises to each other….and this is a way of keeping that memory alive – nominating you as a wonderful team member, even if you do not accept such things, I just want to say how much I appreciate your kindness to me, and to everyone actually…..http://writingthebody.wordpress.com/


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  94. The Eye-Dancers
    May 24, 2013 @ 15:42:42

    Hello! I hope you won’t mind another blogging award.:) I’ve just nominated you for a Tag! You’re It Award! Please click here for more info: http://eyedancers.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/a-super-sweet-blogging-award-and-tag-im-it/ Thanks!–Mike


  95. The Eye-Dancers
    May 24, 2013 @ 15:44:32

    Hello! I hope you won’t mind another blogging award.:) I’ve just nominated you for a Tag! You’re It Award! Please click here for more info: http://eyedancers.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/a-super-sweet-blogging-award-and-tag-im-it/ Thanks!–Mike (I just posted this comment, in case you get this twice.:( But it seemed the first one got lost! . . .


  96. iamsomebody00
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 03:33:54

    Thanks for stopping by 😀


  97. Gray Dawster
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 21:26:50

    I got your email Willow-Dot but don’t worry
    everything will sort itself out soon, there are
    a number of glitches around here but surely
    those will be rectified soon 🙂 I hope 🙂

    Have a lovely rest of evening
    and a wonderful Monday also 🙂

    Andro xxxx


  98. richardankerswrites
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 14:27:11

    Hi, Hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award” the criteria and acceptance info can be found here:http://richardankerswrites.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/the-versatile-blogger-award/ should you choose to accept.


    • willowdot21
      Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:05:08

      Hi Richard, thank you so much for the award for which I am most grateful and honoured that you thought of me. As you may be able to see I did accept awards but due to pressure from the “real world” means that I have limited time and so I say thank you but I cannot accept. But thank you so much for thinking of me.


  99. lavendermoongirlblog
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 19:12:39

    Thanks for visiting my blog Willow, welcome.
    I think you’re very brave and so positive, just keep on writing, you’ve a great blog! 🙂
    I find writing poetry and photography so healing and love being part of the wordpress community.


    • willowdot21
      Sep 09, 2013 @ 20:18:39

      I love the blog community too and poetry has really changed my life, save it even!I am happy to have found your blog and even happier that you are visiting mine too. xx


  100. carmenw503
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 10:39:25

    Hi there 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is my pleasure to visit you and I’ll see you around 🙂 Thanks for the blessings 🙂


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  102. bearspawprint
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 19:27:32

    Are you OK?


  103. deepakrdash
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 15:57:24

    Hi,Thanks for liking my page and it’s pleasure to meet you


  104. Opinionated Man
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 07:42:50

    Happy to say my issue is fixed! Thanks for the words today. 🙂


  105. "A Curious Mind"
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 18:19:08


  106. Unsungpoet
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 20:51:47

    Hi Willow Dot! I like your new heading photos…You are beautiful & strong…Write on!


  107. Paul Wright
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 05:18:35

    Hi Willow Sorry I haven’t been on for a time was with out a computer 2 and half years or so this is roaddog23 it is a shame we can’t wish our pain away if you don’t mine me asking your pain isn’t from aL5DRG IS IT
    Paul Wright


    • willowdot21
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 08:01:48

      Hi Paul glad to hear from you I hope all is well and you are living life to the full. I remember you from lastfm . I was not sure what you meant by ” if you don’t mine me asking your pain isn’t from aL5DRG IS IT” my pain is from a back injury for years almost now. Thank you for wanting to wish it away we all wish that but we can at least wave and say hi and make contact through the blogasphere! Be well and be happy!


  108. Paul Wright
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 03:17:43

    I meant you’re pain Willow my pain come’s from warn out c1 in my nack and my pain
    feels like some one is sticking a nife between my c1 and my skull and shoulders some time’s nice to hear from you Willow oooooxxxx Paul


    • willowdot21
      Oct 23, 2013 @ 07:57:00

      I see Paul sorry mine comes from T12 to L3 L1 and L2 broken but pinned T12 to L3 . I am so sorry that your pain is so bad . All we can do is get on with life as they say keep on keeping on! xxx


  109. irinadim
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 23:19:55

    Nice to meet you and thanks for liking my post. I’m so glad to read that your body is getting stronger every day. I too had to retire on health grounds, but that was back in 1993. I lost some friends for the simple reason of not being able to follow them in their social activities. Writing poetry and prose and taking photos has helped me too in dealing with many difficult issues. Quite often I write silly poetry to cheer myself up. Your blog is very nice and deserves all the awards you’ve received. I’m afraid I don’t do awards, too time consuming.


    • willowdot21
      Oct 28, 2013 @ 11:47:39

      Thank you for your kind words, friends true friends always stay others drift in and out of my life. Like you I found that out the hard way .. it does not hurt anymore. Yes poetry is a life saver. Please be well and happy 😉 and we will speak again soon.xx


  110. randomblurting
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:11:37

    Wishing you restored health and strength 🙂


  111. idiotwriter
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 19:33:29

    Wow – brave – all I can muster – look forward to coming back and reading on….


  112. prayingforoneday
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 12:44:56

    Sisterhood of the world bloggers award
    Yes you are being Awarded this by a man
    Below is my reasons:

    I ask in the name of FUN and good manners you accept!
    If you have this already, put it up again and add this:
    “I got this from a man called Shaun”
    😀 I think this would be good fun..

    So I award you the “Sisterhood of the world bloggers award”
    Please accept x Award Below!


  113. wildflower
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 22:38:25

    My pleasure to have read your works, please keep writing . You never know who you have inspired on this side of the planet! 🙂


  114. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 21:35:23

    Your poetry is quite moving. I look forward to following you. Blessings!


  115. and so it goes
    Dec 13, 2013 @ 19:40:37

    Holymoly! It was almost as much fun reading your responses as your blog! I agree with everything they wrote and enjoy reading all your words.


  116. navigator1965
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 11:07:14

    I think you should dress more warmly when walking on pathways in the sky. You could catch cold. }:-)>


  117. navigator1965
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 11:29:20



  118. writerdsnelson
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 14:11:43

    Hello Willow, happy new year! I wondered if you’d thought anymore about joining in with the Tallulah Devine project as Cammilla the Spaniel? It woudl be great to have you as part of our creative project. Just e-mail info@dsnelson.co.uk if you are 🙂


  119. LindaGHill
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 17:13:08

    Hi Willow! I’ve just nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”! Go here to check it out: http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/jusjojan-17-one-lovely-blog-award/


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  121. Sincerely Kate
    Jan 31, 2014 @ 12:53:10

    Although my mother and I aren’t trying to take anything away from the original music themes, we decided that monthly themes are more realistic for us right now. You’re more than welcome to join us as we do them as it’s convenient for you. Here’s the newest theme: http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/the-seven-deadly-sins-a-musical-theme-for-february/


    • willowdot21
      Jan 31, 2014 @ 14:51:36

      Yes that sounds like a more sensible approach we all made massive efforts to get the themes out on time even when we have had massive commitments in the real world. Yes definitely a


  122. frannystevenson
    Jan 31, 2014 @ 20:09:23

    It’s incredible how writing can help! I hear you!!! Take care!


  123. ninamishkin
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 00:21:24

    Thank you for stopping by to visit, and for liking Miss Priss. Writing is indeed great therapy for whatever may be ailing, and I wish you all good things with yours. It looks as though you’re well on your way though Keep at it! 🙂


  124. willowdot21
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 12:32:34

    Yes writing has as good of saved my life, it’s nice to meet you and Miss Priss I shall be by again!! 😀 xx


  125. bearspawprint
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 04:39:34

    Willow, Johnny, Deborah, Kate

    As the musical themes idea has evolved beyond the comfortable reach of some of us, and for now, anyway, some of us again have access to the resources that make it possible to have fun with this sort of thing, I am letting you know there is a “new” version starting with the first “new” blog posting Thursday, February 20, 2014. Rather than Music Themists we shall call ourselves CRITICALLY CONFUSING CRYPTICS or CCC .

    Bear has chosen the first subject (theme) MAYA माया which fits quite well with our handle. Eva will pick for Thursday, February 27, 2014 . We shall have some fun!!! er, barring unforeseen circumstances, which we shall detour around, again, if need be. 🙂

    Critically Confusing Cryptic Bear
    Critically Confusing Cryptic Eva


  126. bearspawprint
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 04:56:45


  127. bearspawprint
    Feb 20, 2014 @ 14:08:41


  128. bearspawprint
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 05:32:42


  129. socialbridge
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 08:48:23

    Just love how you say that writing and poetry have ‘saved your life.’ That pretty much resonates here!


  130. belsbror
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 17:08:57

    Hi! I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Please get the badge at http://wp.me/s32YrK-brighter to get more info. Have a great day,


  131. fozzbloglife
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 16:17:08

    I have nominated you for the Shine On and reader Appreciation awards- http://fozzyfitness.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/reader-appreciation-and-shine-on-award/
    You do not have to accept the awards if not just pass as nomination was for your support and continued friendship


  132. Jenni
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 03:07:52

    Hope you have some time as I’ve just nominated you for two new awards, follow the link to find out: http://jenniferann1970.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/one-lovely-blog-dragon-award/


  133. bearspawprint
    Apr 07, 2014 @ 11:31:49

    Eva has chosen THE MUSIC OF A CITY. WHICH CITY? YOU CHOOSE. as the next musical exploration for Thursday April 10, 2014


  134. Jenni
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 10:59:52

    Just letting you know that I have nominated you for a number of awards, just follow the link.


    • willowdot21
      Apr 21, 2014 @ 13:21:58

      Hi Jenni sorry I can’t do awards I get nagged enought for the amount of time I spending writing so I just can’t do awards. I am however very grateful for the nominations!! xx


  135. Rajiv Chopra
    Jun 04, 2014 @ 05:43:16

    I saw your replies on OMs blog, Your words and imagery are strong. For me, I run three blogs, and am currently searching deep within to follow my heart’s true path inn life


  136. F.G.M.
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 17:59:23

    Very moving “about page”…yes, poetry and prose may save life, it’s true! Thanks for sharing your the courage and sincerity that make your blog so beautiful! Kind regards from France, FGM


  137. fozzbloglife
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 17:13:18

    I have Nominated you for the Community Heart Award
    You do not have to accept the award at all , you were nominated out of love and respect for your heart filled work and compassion by me. Feel free to pass it forward .


  138. TJ Petri
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 17:29:03

    Wow- I had 4 hip surgeries and 13 hospitalizations and can say exactly what you said- I found out who my friends were. God bless you .


  139. Celebrating Vef
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 08:37:42

    I’ve been quiet lately but enjoying my time reading your blog comments today as always. Promise I’m not going to nominate you for any awards. Ha!Ha!


    • willowdot21
      Sep 04, 2014 @ 08:46:48

      Hi Vef I had noticed your absence but its good to know your are around I am honoured you like my poems ect. I am exstreemly grateful that you are not going to nominate me for any awards. Keep well and happy.


  140. Helen Espinosa
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 22:55:52

    Hi, Willow! I have come to love your poems so much, so I nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can view my post here.


  141. marcus
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 18:26:33

    Parts of your “about” page saddens me so I’ll howl to the spirit to bless your ongoing recovery to be healthy and happy.
    Other parts of your “about” page makes me howl to the fucking moon. I felt your strength and courage and am happy you found poetry or rather poetry found you. Regardless, it’s the right medicine to heal, feel and love.

    Thank you for following me with face licks and I look forward to visiting your woods M’lle.




    • willowdot21
      Oct 04, 2014 @ 19:44:07

      I am grateful that have taken the time to read my about page. I am moving forward to being healthy and happier every day, like everyone I have the odd set back! Poetry has saved my life . I know I shall be safe in your woods my Lupine Friend! xx


  142. Brian Anthony Hardie
    Oct 12, 2014 @ 16:30:15

    I love your poems. Love


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  144. nataliescarberry
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 01:35:21

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking one of my posts. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


  145. grandmalin
    Nov 26, 2014 @ 08:22:04

    Hello willowdot – fellow team pepper nano poblanno person of note! I hope you will continue on with the Nano Poblano Oddly Specific Gratitude Blog Hop. Here’s the link to my post. Thanks ♥


  146. herschelian
    Dec 07, 2014 @ 10:29:01

    Ni hao Willowdot 21,
    I am chuffed that you liked my rather gruesome post (my posts are not usually so dark). I’ve been brousing through your blog which has been a real treat, I’ll be back! Hope you will visit me again – you will be very welcome. Zai jian (which is Chinese for ‘Au revoir’!) Herschelian.


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  148. christine magpayo
    Dec 28, 2014 @ 08:24:24

    “Writing poetry and prose has helped me a great deal, in fact I think it has saved my life.” Ohhh the great wonders of loving and making art! 🙂


  149. jjhiii24
    Jan 19, 2015 @ 00:17:59

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and for liking my post, “Soul, Spirit, Heart and Mind,” all of which you share here with your readers….John H.


  150. morgaine620
    Jan 22, 2015 @ 10:49:57


  151. Vlad Zaycev
    Jan 25, 2015 @ 06:50:44

    You have very excellent blog! I enjoy it! Continue also! The best regards! – Vlad


  152. Tokoni O. Uti
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 11:18:18



  153. robertmgoldstein
    Mar 06, 2015 @ 04:42:25

    Thank you for showing us strength and hope.


  154. lovesuzy.♥
    Apr 15, 2015 @ 03:57:12


    • willowdot21
      Apr 20, 2015 @ 07:50:27

      Thank you so much for your nomination I am sorry but I have to decline as I no longer accept nomination but I am grateful that you thought of me. Also I am sorry for not replying before but you were in my spam File!! I am glad I checked. Have a great week. xxxx


  155. meticulousmick
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 08:47:16

    After our quick exchange on my little blog I thought I should come on over here and see your own corner of the blogosphere. This about page says a lot and I sense a person who is awakening to who they really are. You are a good person, that I do know. Now allow me to see little more. MM 🍀


  156. merryfairy
    May 05, 2015 @ 07:21:05

    Great human you are, as we all are, willowdot21😊 ! I wish you courage, inspiration, love and light! Keep on going! 💖


  157. Nicole Alexandra Chua
    May 06, 2015 @ 09:22:09

    I also do poetry as an outlet for stress and depression 🙂 I admire that you kept going on, despite of the struggles that you’ve gone through… ❤


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  160. Cardboard Express
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 13:43:16

    Hi there! I just wanted to say that you have an incredible blog, and that I find your writing and poetry to be insightful, refreshing, and apt.


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    Jul 11, 2015 @ 17:17:31


  163. Theya Catalan
    Jul 17, 2015 @ 12:20:54

    Hey there! I just nominated you for the first post challenge. You can find the details here:

    I’d love to read what your first post was about 🙂


  164. Lynz Real Cooking
    Aug 17, 2015 @ 16:11:05

    I hope you are doing well now, I look forward to reading!


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  166. Linh Tran
    Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:58:57

    Hello, I have nominated you Blogger Recognition Award :). Please have a look at my latest post for more information and have a nice day to you 🙂


  167. Pernnille Oberg
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 12:05:11

    Hi Willow,

    I have recently been nominated for the Liebster Award. As a result, I am to nominate five other bloggers with under 3,000 followers.
    I would like to nominate you. I think you have a brilliant, truly inspiring blog that I enjoy to follow. I will post a new blog post tomorrow with the details.

    xo P!


  168. Barbara Franken
    Oct 07, 2015 @ 17:33:18

    Nice to meet you wIllowdot21, going to enjoy following your inspiring journey…. Barbara


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  170. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 17:31:45

    Nice to find your blog today via Ronovan Writes haiku challenge.


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  179. LindaGHill
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 22:02:10

    Hi Willow,
    I know you moderate all your comments – feel free to delete this one. I can’t include your entry in my contest because it says “Wordless Wednesday,” not One-Liner Wednesday. Is it too late to change it? I love the design, by the way! 😀


  180. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 13:50:18


    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a post. Hope you come back again soon


  181. M. L. Kappa
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 19:35:47

    Hi Willow! Glad to have discovered your blog. I now exactly what you mean about finding out who your friends are after an illness. Thank god for poetry and prose, and art, and nature. Pleased to meet you, Marina


  182. Michelle Malone
    May 28, 2016 @ 22:54:15

    Thanks for sharing your work with all of us. I happened upon your link at Jacqueline’s party. I’m off to check out your blog. 🙂


  183. Deb
    May 29, 2016 @ 12:58:20

    Wow, I’m so sorry to hear about your fall and the circumstances afterwards, however we would not be able to get to know you nor enjoy your creative writings had that not happened. I know it was a terrible thing and left you on a new path but perhaps you will love this path and it will help you heal both physically and emotionally and you will be even better than before. I just read your SOCS story and it was exciting, I look forward to reading more posts, I’m now going back for more!! Many blessings to you! 🙂


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  185. ellenbest24
    Jun 25, 2016 @ 11:11:37

    I was lured by Hugh to follow you, I’m glad I came Pleased to virtually meet you, I hope you have recovered and wish you the best.


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  189. azuremorn
    Mar 04, 2017 @ 11:56:37

    It is a great experience to go through your pages. The ‘about’ part was of real concern, though it happens that you have moved forward . . Best wishes on your journey-


  190. roughwighting
    Mar 31, 2017 @ 09:06:33

    Writing does do that – save lives. You have a beautiful blog.


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  192. Hemangini
    May 31, 2017 @ 02:04:57

    How are you now? I hope your health is much better & Stronger. I am in my 20s and I have been sick often. Love your honesty and the naughtiness with which some of your posts are written. You feel like someone in their 20s let alone mother of 3 grown up men. Love your writing, keep it up.


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  202. Opinionated Man
    Jul 11, 2017 @ 19:23:50

    I can’t believe we have been chatting since 2014! WOW! 🙂


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  205. bravingmentalillness
    Jan 02, 2018 @ 02:07:21

    Hi! I nominated you for the Awesome Blogger Award!


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  208. wilsonagaba
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 23:15:03

    I wish you a quick recovery!


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  210. The Rocky Safari
    Apr 16, 2018 @ 23:31:30

    I find poetry so intriguing! Nice to meet you. I blog over on The Rocky Safari http://www.therockysafari.com Following your blog now!


  211. pensitivity101
    Apr 20, 2018 @ 08:15:27

    Have always liked your poetry Willow, and some of your posts really make me think.

    Been thinking about your sister lately though and wondering how she is. I can’t remember her blog name to follow through. Please pass on my thoughts to her.


    • willowdot21
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 10:56:45

      Hello, thank you for your lovely comments, if you would like to visit my sister’s blog it is called My Blog and the hrl is https://tesscol.wordpress.com/ things are getting harder for her and her husband is blissfully unaware of most things.. though you can see it’s scary for him too. Do visit she would like that 💜💜


      • pensitivity101
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 13:03:47

        I’ve left a comment on her ‘about’ page just now and clicked to follow future postings. Thanks for coming back to me.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 13:58:24

        It a pleasure, I love your blog too and always happy to chat 💜 I wish I could be nearer Tess but I support by phone as much as I can 💜💜

      • pensitivity101
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 14:35:13

        Mum lived with my sister until last September, and we visited when we could, but it was a long and tiring journey, especially as we had to do it in a day. I don’t think my sister had any concept of how difficult it was for us to travel as she never visited us, so never had to do it. My support were my letters, and when Mum was able, having her for holidays. We do what we can when we can. I’m glad Tess has family close and hope she can get the professional help she needs.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 15:16:25

        It’s so hard looking after someone with dementia. Tess appreciates any support. She has her daughter’s family and two of her son’s close enough to help and we all encourage her to have professional help too. 💜

      • pensitivity101
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 15:40:25

        My sister moaned at everyone instead of the professionals who could have helped to make things easier with getting Mum into respite more often and on a regular basis. Mum was stubborn and didn’t want to go ‘on a holiday’, but when she went, she had a wonderful time.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 19:12:17

        It’s amazing isn’t it,people can be so stubborn as to simply cut their noses off to spite their faces. My sister says her husband won’t go for respite but she hasn’t even tried yet.💜💜

      • pensitivity101
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 19:41:21

        With Mum, I think she was afraid she wouldn’t be allowed to come home. However, my sister was ill and she had no choice though it worked out well. My sister is equally stubborn, but does not handle stress well, so there was a lot of friction when we visited. I hope your sister doesn’t leave it too late to get the help she needs. It does make a difference, and the sufferer gets a lot out of it too as they are stimulated, to join in the activities, something my sister did not do for my Mum. I’m not knocking my sister’s care of my Mum, but the stress involved could have been reduced had she pushed for help from the professionals instead of moaning at everyone else.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 19:47:21

        Yes I totally understand, my sister could certainly use some help but we can’t seem to convince her…yet. 💜💜💜

      • pensitivity101
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 19:53:52

        It’s difficult not to step on tender toes or bruise sensitive feelings. Sis took it as criticism when it was far from it.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 21, 2018 @ 21:09:00

        I totally understand that it’s a very delicate area. Matters are not helped by her low spirits due to lack of rest or sleep.💜

      • pensitivity101
        Apr 22, 2018 @ 05:48:36

        I can understand that.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 22, 2018 @ 09:52:12


    • willowdot21
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 11:10:21

      I hope I sent a reply with sister’s address but I got distracted so at the risk of repeating myself. .. Hello and thank you for your kind comments. My sister’s blog is called My Blog and it’s hrl is https://tesscol.wordpress.com/ She would love you to visit the blog. Things are getting a lot harder for her and her husband. You can see at times a frightened scary look in his eyes sometimes then at others he seems blissfully unaware. My sister is struggling but she has family near and happy to help. Hope all is good with you and yours 💜💜


  212. duskalert
    Apr 28, 2018 @ 05:55:53

    Hey.! 😊🌷
    Pleased to know you.😊 I wish you a healthy and beautiful life ahead. Amen💞
    Actually, I found a way here through someone’s blog. Your blog seems amazing and gives a positive vibe…Now FOLLOWING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPLORE YOUR BLOG MORE.😊


  213. Rellchen
    May 06, 2018 @ 17:18:09

    Heyyyy its the honeymooners from Mexico! We just wanted to send you a little message to say thank you again for bringing some extra sunshine into our holiday, it was so lovely meeting you!We are still talking about our encounter with you guys and how wonderful it was!The Banana Daiquiri helped ❤ We hope both of you had a fabulous rest of the week and got home safely (and on time, our plane was delayed by almost 2 hours? WHHAT?)…I haven't got my blog yet but it will happen shortly and you will be the first one to know 🙂 🙂 🙂 Have a beautiful beautiful rest of the bank holiday weekend and give our love to your husband as well! Warmest wishes and sunshine, from Us ❤ xx


    • willowdot21
      May 06, 2018 @ 18:52:43

      Hey there you too it’s wonderful to hear from you . You made our holiday special too it was great fun meeting you both. The rest of our holiday was fantastic but we did miss you two! OMG two hours delay just what you don’t need after a lovely holiday . What a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend this we have had family round today hope you are having a good one too. I look forward to seeing your blog and I will reblog you and introduce you to my blog family 💜🌹💜. It’s great to hear from you both do keep in touch love from us both too 💜💜💜💜


  214. Baydreamer
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 13:19:49

    Hi Willow,
    You and I have been around for many years, but I’m just now reading your ‘about’. Betty is a great friend, which is where I’ve seen you before. Anyway, I’m so sorry to read about your accident, but was glad to read that your strength is building. Poetry and writing can definitely be tools for healing and it’s wonderful they have worked for you. I look forward to reading your work. Take care, Lauren 💗


  215. James Pyles
    Aug 27, 2018 @ 15:10:30

    I didn’t know where to put this, so I thought your “About” page would be appropriate. Tagging you to continue this writing challenge: https://poweredbyrobots.com/2018/08/27/finish-the-story-blog-hop-part-7/


  216. Miriam Hurdle
    Aug 27, 2018 @ 22:40:41

    Hi Willow, I’ve seen you for so long, but just stopped by your About. I was retired early due to recovering from a stage IV melanoma cancer 9 years ago. It took me years to gain some energy back. I still have chronic lymph-edema on my left leg, wear a compression stocking every day. I only have the energy for half a day. But I’m grateful to be living. Good to read about you.<3


    • willowdot21
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 06:49:19

      Hi Miriam you have had a long journey too. I applaud your bravery cancer really saps your energy. I guess putting the compression stockings on can be a struggle because they are so tight! I am glad you are making progress and glad to be alive. Being grateful for life is half the battle. I wish you well and happy.💜💜


      • Miriam Hurdle
        Aug 29, 2018 @ 15:11:13

        Thank you, Willow. Is your back completely heal? My husband had major spine surgery 5 years ago, 6 titanium screws, but he is doing fine right now. ❤ ❤

      • willowdot21
        Aug 29, 2018 @ 15:58:19

        Hi Miriam I am so much better, I do suffer with pain though and there is a possibility that my back might get worse but I am determined to keep fit and mobile. It’s taken a while but I am finally pain killer free. I was a addicted to Gabapentin and Tramadol. Pill free but not quite pain free…. I would not have it any other way. I am as pleased for your husband’s recover as I am for yours.💜

      • Miriam Hurdle
        Aug 30, 2018 @ 04:47:15

        I’m sorry that you still have pain. I think it zaps the energy. Yes, our determination makes a difference. I’m taking Gabapentin right and Lorazopam at night. I don’t have to take Gabapentin, it just takes longer to fall asleep. The Lorazopam is habit forming drug. I couldn’t go off of it. I tried, but my mind was wide awake. During one vacation, I forgot to bring it. I didn’t sleep for the whole vacation. ❤

      • willowdot21
        Aug 30, 2018 @ 04:54:49

        Yes that is the trouble with all these medications the are addictive and after a while it takes over your body and you need it just to feel normal. The doctors hand them out like sweets! It has taken me years to get free of them . It’s a fine line . 💜

      • Miriam Hurdle
        Aug 30, 2018 @ 05:05:04

        Yes, that was how I got cancer. I took the combination of estrogen and progesterone for more than ten years and I got cancer. I did’t read the labels. The doctor kept giving refills. Time went by and nobody was counting.
        One night I took two Gabapentin (several hours apart) and I didn’t need Lorazopam. So far Gabapentin is not addictive to me. I’m thinking about taking Gaba to get off Larazopam. I’m just htinking out loud. ❤

      • willowdot21
        Aug 30, 2018 @ 05:11:26

        Everyone is different, you may need advice from your pharmacist or doctor to help you switch or cut down on tablets doing too quickly can make you very ill, as I can attest. But if you do decide to change your medication I wish you well. I am sorry you got the cancer from taking those pills , I have heard of that . Be well and happy.💜

      • Miriam Hurdle
        Aug 30, 2018 @ 05:35:16

        Thank you so much. Wish you well also. ❤

  217. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Sep 22, 2018 @ 08:30:46

    Blogging really is quite a healing activity. I hope your back is all mended now.


    • willowdot21
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 08:57:09

      Hi, yes healing really is a good way to express my blogging experience. I started off the blog writing about my feelings and pain..
      Basically a ‘poor me blog’ thankfully I have grown out of that and hope that my blog is now honest, sad at times but happy too. I am much better now though never pain free but I know how to cope now 😀💜


  218. wilsonagaba
    Nov 24, 2018 @ 23:22:03

    Your introduction is amazing! Thanks


  219. Sarella
    Dec 18, 2018 @ 14:06:45

    Heyyyy! Its me again, Sarella from Mexico! ❤
    I hope you are doing well and enjoying the cold Christmas season so far! brrr
    Just sending you lots of Love and letting you know that I have finally started blogging toooooo yaaaay! Thank you for all your help and tips earlier on this year!
    I would be delighted if you'd pop by!
    Lots of love and snowy winter sparkles to you 🙂
    Sarella x


    • willowdot21
      Dec 18, 2018 @ 16:45:43

      Hi Sarella it’s so lovely to hear from you again! I delighted that you are in touch and that your blog is up and running. I shall definitely be over to check it out. We went back to Mexico last month to the same place and it was lovely. We hope you and your man are happy and well and looking forward to Christmas. We will keep in touch now. 💜💜


      • Sarella
        Dec 20, 2018 @ 07:48:13

        Oh how wonderful! Chris and I might go back there again one day too, it was just too beautiful there! So glad you had a lovely time! I guess you got enough sun now to take you through the winter 🙂 Have a beautiful Christmas, we will definitely stay in touch now!! isnt the internet a magical place? haha Lots of love and sunshine to you! ❤ ❤ ❤

      • willowdot21
        Dec 20, 2018 @ 10:02:42

        Definitely go back if you can it is a fantastic place. I am not sure if you can ever get enough sun to see you through our wet cold winters though. Here’s hoping you and Chris have a wonderful Christmas. I am following you now so we can keep in touch. Be well and happy 😉💜💜

  220. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Jan 06, 2019 @ 00:12:28

    Hi Willow. I just listened to ‘Where is all the ice’ – I don’t have a Sound Cloud account so I’m posting here to tell you how beautiful the reading is. It’s a lovely poem and you perform it beautifully.


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  222. Ritu
    Jan 29, 2019 @ 09:08:40

    Hey sis! I have just tagged you in a finish the story post. I hope you can add something fantastic to the growing story!


  223. antoniazen
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 08:43:17

    As a fellow poet and writer dealing with pain and severely reduced mobility, I’d just like to say hello, thanks for the inspiration and keep writing.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 05, 2019 @ 09:44:23

      Hi if I have already said this I apologize but had a hic up with the phone. So thank you so much for dropping by. WordPress is a wonderful place for meeting people in similar and, of course diverse situations to our own. I am so glad to meet you and I am always happy to chat. If I have truly given you inspiration I am very happy do keep writing , I hope to too. Be well and blessed. 💜💜


  224. jwebster2
    Feb 08, 2019 @ 08:42:30

    Hi, I was wondering whether you fancied taking part in a Tallis Steelyard blog tour 🙂
    It’s simple, I’ll send you the picture and the story and a couple of pictures of the two new novellas plus appropriate burb. You can top and tail it to suit 🙂


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  226. besonian
    May 21, 2019 @ 14:39:55

    I’ve just read your Gravatar profile willowdot21. You’re a brave lady. I admire you.


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  231. Erika Kind
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 12:57:06

    Dear Willow, I heard about your accident and the complications. You are in my prayers that everything heals soon and that you can be home soon too! Lots of love💖


  232. kevin cooper
    Sep 04, 2019 @ 17:55:28

    So glad you found strength and healing… Keep writing. 🙂


  233. Anne Copeland
    Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:12:05

    Hi Willow, Oh, I am not at all aggravated, etc. I just was trying to figure it out and to also figure out WHICH password as I am signed in on WordPress, so I am assuming that is my password, but then there is this to sign in with another password apparently, and it is confusing. I may be and probably am today a bit dense, I could not get onto your site, I think, without signing in with my password. Maybe just to explain to us newcomers next time, Would this be my WordPress password? How could I get into your site if I had not used my password already? I feel pretty dumb right now but there may still be some little fragment of hope left for even me. Is it because this is also on Facebook or???


    • willowdot21
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:16:07

      I had put a password on the post not the sight and you would need to ask me for the password , I would give it to you. It’s not your password at all. Sorry 💜


  234. Anne Copeland
    Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:18:02

    Ah ha! I have it. The true vampires can get into places where we mere humans cannot. I have not yet (at least I don’t think so) been bitten by a vampire, or even licked by one to see if perhaps I might be delicious or not, so I guess that must be it. See, give me enough time and I can figure out anything. Chuckles. I do understand protecting a fellow writer’s work though; that makes a lot of sense. Is this book not published yet? No copyright on it? Well, for sure this is not one of my brightest days. Maybe I should send for a vampire to come and give me a small bite. It might help me to be able to think better; I might have an overabundance of blood right now and I guess that would do it. Well, I hope everyone else has a good sense of humor. I do. Hugs and good thoughts, Anne


    • willowdot21
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 01:42:10

      Thank you Anne, I am like a Vampire tonight, sleep has deserted me and I am distraught . I have to be up early and my head hurts and my eyes are red. You need a Vampire I need Morpheus. The work is all set to go and under copyright I just don’t want to reveal until I know he is happy with it.💜🤣


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  236. Suzi Tench
    Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:21:44

    Hey!!! I drew my bullet journal giveaway and you won!!!! Congratulations!!!! 🙂 If you could send me your address to my.colourful.life@outlook.com I will finish getting it ready and post it off to you in November! xxx


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  238. jwebster2
    Dec 14, 2019 @ 11:51:19


  239. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    Dec 15, 2019 @ 07:18:11

    Wish you are in good health. Would be glad to read your blog.


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  246. Fuzzy Panda Barista
    Jan 30, 2020 @ 09:33:12

    Thanks for sharing from your soul.


  247. inkdropk
    May 03, 2020 @ 06:45:55

    Hi Willow. Just a brief hello and elbow knock from me to say thanks for visiting the inkwell. Your comments to my humble little scribbles have been more than welcome. If there’s anything you would like to see me cover or a poem you would like me to expand on – drop me a line….cheerio for now


  248. TanGental
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 21:23:49

    Hi Willow
    Can you mail me on glepard@saqnet.co.uk and I’ll send you a link re the twisted fairytale.


  249. Kingsley Uchechukwu
    Aug 09, 2020 @ 05:44:49

    Nice blog


  250. Zack and Zelda
    Sep 07, 2020 @ 21:13:28

    Oh my, I’m so sorry about the accident and your serious injury…such experiences, and finding out who the real friends are, can break the heart, soul, mind, as well as the body. I’m glad to meet you here in the safety of mostly goodhearted, supportive blog folk–thanks for visiting my place, and I’ll be back to read more of your posts later 🙂 I will surely keep you in my prayers ❤


  251. Mother Wintermoon
    Sep 14, 2020 @ 20:37:18

    Writing is cathartic. I’m so jazzed that you’re here to share your beautiful writing and your journey with us. 🌻


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  253. floridaborne
    Dec 06, 2020 @ 01:20:51

    I am intrigued by your experiences. In time, all of us learn that pain is an unforgiving master and the best we can do is find something we love so much that we will do it in spite of the pain.

    Keep on fighting for life! You have so much to offer the world.


  254. restlessjo
    Jan 26, 2021 @ 20:49:57

    Sounds like you’ve had a rough time. Wonderful that you can escape into writing, and it looks like you’ve found support on here. Loved your Mae and Little Bear story. 🙂 🙂


  255. mattsnyder1970
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 10:01:00

    I see that you also select pieces of your work, you have a lovely reading voice. I have a podcast where I dramatize stories. I was wondering if you’d let me read vampire’s, the witch and the werewolf over a period of time. It was an incredible read. Full writing credit and publicity to your blog. Are you interested ?


  256. C.W.
    Aug 20, 2021 @ 06:00:44

    Wow. Writing is such an underestimated natural remedy for so many things. It’s a lot to take in all the way.


  257. C.W.
    Aug 20, 2021 @ 08:01:49

    I just love your energy that you send through in your posts. Very lovely.


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  262. Mother Wintermoon
    Oct 13, 2021 @ 22:48:13

    Sadly, I had the same experience when I was diagnosed with cancer, had life or death surgeries and acquired a few more disabilities…people I considered friends turned out to be fair weather friends. Total reality shift. 🙏


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  265. Dan Antion
    Dec 19, 2021 @ 11:19:19

    After you mentioned “learning to walk again” in today’s post, I decided to check this page. I usually check it early, but we’ve been back and forth (around the edges) I guess I thought I must have been here before. It sounds like you have been on, perhaps remain on a remarkable journey. I enjoy your poetry and it’s good to know a little more about where it comes from.


  266. Gary A Wilson
    Feb 21, 2022 @ 13:51:53

    Hi Willow,
    I decided to drop in on your site to see if I could add a layer of insight as to who Willowdot really is because you’ve been kind enough to visit my venue and read some of my work.
    Despite being one of the poetry challenged of the world, I’ve learned that poets often make the best friends. They are thoughtful restless souls with profoundly unexpected kinks in their sense of humor.
    You’ve had this bio up for longer than I’ve been blogging so I hope that your back situation has become just a distant memory.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 21, 2022 @ 14:02:45

      I love the fact that my bio is older than your being on wordpress. I have updated it occasionally and yes my back has improved a great deal, I relearned to walk and I do live a full life now but the pain is still hanging around . I have however learned many ways to defeat and confound it! Poetry, stories and chatting to people really helps. So Gary it good to meet you….that’s one of best things about wordpress….meet people.💜


      • Gary A Wilson
        Feb 21, 2022 @ 14:09:24

        I too had a back situation not long after I started blogging. I was miserable and thought for a while that blogging was going to become the only thing I could do, if I could just stay seated just right. I was one of the lucky ones though and a simple surgery completely resolved my issue and I’ve not needed or even touched my cane for about 3 years.
        It’s a pleasure to have met and now know you.
        Let’s chat again from time to time.

      • willowdot21
        Feb 21, 2022 @ 14:17:20

        Yes indeed Gary that would be good… My walking stick is also redundant now ☺️

      • Gary A Wilson
        Feb 21, 2022 @ 14:41:35

        I do miss the classy feeling of toting it about sometimes, but hated depending on it. And about that Two nations that share one language – – would it not be more true to say, “Two nations fussing with the grammar of one language. . . ?”

      • willowdot21
        Feb 21, 2022 @ 14:49:32

        I don’t miss stick and only being four foot, ten and half inches I always felt odd with it! Yes indeed I agree fussing with the grammar is more to the point .

  267. KC
    May 13, 2022 @ 01:04:34

    I’m taking my time delightfully reading through your entries. Thank you!


  268. M
    Jun 18, 2022 @ 18:41:42

    Willow, I hope I did your epic vampire,werewolf and witch story justice in my partial reading of it. I posted that this morning.


    • willowdot21
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 15:45:09

      Hi Matt , we have been looking after the grandchildren all weekend and I have only just looked at my phone …so excited I am off to listen right now …💜💜💜


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  273. Lakshmi Bhat
    Aug 21, 2022 @ 00:41:55

    You are so positive in your approach and have discovered what helps in your recovery and I think that helps. When we accept what has come our way, we cannot change some things, that helps. Regards, Lakshmi


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    Oct 20, 2022 @ 18:44:05

    Thank you for following my blog.


  276. Christy B
    Mar 24, 2023 @ 17:16:09

    I look forward to reading your poetry!


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