A Poem to Future Readers

The Future: Look out on Nature and imagine

The Future: Look out on nature and imagine. Victoria, BC.

Do you ever think about what future generations will think as they read what you write today? I took that question and wrote a poem to my future readers.

This is christyb, inviting you to let your mind wander with the wind as it answers questions. This is christyb, on a windy afternoon in Victoria, BC, Canada.

To Future Readers

The wind teases my skin.
Crisp air brushes against my fingers
That move with greed across the keyboard
To create new combinations of words that will
Hold me in place of a warm body.

My comfort is the future,
The images of readers who feel the depth of
My words, who wrap the
Thick metaphors around themselves
Until they are able to verbalize their troubles.
I long for the words I can to heal someone else.

I hope pages of words share a wall with
Hooks for keys that fit
Doors for readers; may their eyes
Open with certainty and confidence.
I hope to be certain in my confidence.

To the minds unborn,
May you sleep well with my words.
My sweaty fingers crave more wind.

ยฉ2013 Christy Birmingham

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68 thoughts on “A Poem to Future Readers

  1. Janine Huldie

    Oh love it. Seriously wonder what those who read out words will think in the future and this definitely left food for thought on that. Hope you are having wonderful Friday Christy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Maggie Thom

    Very nice poem. Would you mind if I shared it with a group of poem lovers on Facebook. I would ensure it was credited with your name and this weblink if you’d like. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Maggie Thom

        Thank you. I did post your name and link. Very nice poem. You definitely have a talent. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend.

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  4. Andra Watkins

    You know, I often wonder that myself. All writers must wonder if their words will impact others when they are gone. Your poem is a great response to that, Christy. I hope you have a lovely weekend up there in Victoria. Love the picture, too.

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  6. CORRIE WOERDE

    THANK YOU DEAR CHRISTY….I LOVE TO READ YOUR POEMS…
    AND I’M SURE YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF READERS IN THE FUTURE…
    KEEP YOUR CONFIDENCE …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. penpusherpen

    As we look back and read works of those who have gone before, .. so shall those future eyes be searching for our identities, trying to understand what drove us, and what made us put pen to figurative paper.. A wonderful idea, and thoughtful poem Christy…reaching out to future minds… xPenx

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  8. Eric Alagan

    Zylon Max: “Isn’t that quaint – keyboards and pages of words.”
    Krakon One: “Yes, so rudimentary – the tools they used back then.”
    Zylon Max: “Now, all we have to do is to conjure something and zippo – it appears in three dimensional wonder – sights and sounds.”
    Krakon One: “Have you seen the latest model, the Conjure XL?”
    Zylon Max: “You mean the one that comes complete with scents.”
    Krakon One: “More like, smells ๐Ÿ™‚ ”
    Zylon Max: “I hear they’re working on one that throws up emotions.”

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  9. Aquileana

    It is a poem that has added value: The legacy.

    I love you project with your words a poem that extends beyond today.

    As an spanish poet called Gabriel Celaya said: “Poetry is a weapon loaded with future”…

    Hugs & I am happy that PPยดs readers always appreciate your talent ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Aquileana ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Amalia, one reason why you are a great reader is because you always strive to see the meanings behind the words. Thanks for taking the time to do so and it was a great futuristic path I took when I wrote this poem xx

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      1. Aquileana

        It is always a pleasure to read your poems and try to figure out what youยดve meant to say…
        Thanks for everything, Christy ๐Ÿ˜‰ !!!

        Aquileana ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. tessa

    What a thought porovoking poem. We are so consumed as a society trying to stay on top of ‘now’…to look outside the box gets everyone thinking. With great writing, it will endure the test of time as all great art does. Your beautiful inspirational poetry will be timeless.

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  11. filbio

    I do wonder what future generations will think if they ever come across some of my crazy blog entries. Oh boy!

    Again, you have written a great piece,

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hi Deb, welcome back!! I missed you. That is very kind of you to stop by here. I remember the day I wrote this one and how deep in thought I was about the whole future. I suppose we have to keep future readers in mind but mainly we write because we feel compelled to do so now. At least that’s my take!

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      1. D.G.Kaye

        Hello beautiful friend! Coincidence, I just stole a few moments here to post a small blog in gratitude to Aquileana for a new nomination and saw your comment pop in. I am still surrounded by boxes and the like and shall be posting all about it on the weekend. I should be back in more visibility by next week! If I have missed any posts, know that I will catch up eventually! So lovely to hear from you sweet Christy! โค

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