Twirl: A Poem

White Scarf Spinning Woman

Twirl for Today. Photo Source: Bennington Purcell, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr.

Twirl

Commit to the moment of
Now,
Twirling your mind along with
Your body,
In a relay race in which everyone wins.

You spin while you
Smile,
Soaking in the rays of acceptance
That flash around your
Divine soul.

Surrender to the elusiveness of
This moment,
Seconds that move with you,
Bringing
Choices and chances galore.

Celebrate today,
Celebrate you,
And continue to twirl
As though infinity is in the now.

Β©2014 Christy Birmingham

 

As I wrote this poem, I thought about the importance of living life fully right now, in this moment. I also thought back to when I was a girl, twirling around just for fun, with a doll in one hand and a firm hold of the feeling of fun in the other hand. Let’s remember to enjoy the fun of life when we are adults too!

xo Christy

Michael Bublé – It’s a Beautiful Day (Boyce Avenue acoustic cover)

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134 thoughts on “Twirl: A Poem

  1. Rajagopal

    Truly refreshing post on a piece of wisdom all should be
    guided by . Your lines invest the subject and image of dancer
    with a poetic finesse bearing the christy trademark…

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  2. CORRIE WOERDE

    THANKS SWEETHEART,FOR REMINDING ME NOT TO STAY THINKING ABOUT THE PAST OR TO FEAR THE FUTURE…BUT JUST TO ENJOY THE HERE AND NOW…
    LOTS OF LOVE HUGS AND KISSES!!! β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    1. Aquileana

      I agree with Jeri and I also like these verses very much:
      “Surrender to the elusiveness of / This moment,
      Seconds that move with you, / Bringing
      Choices and chances galore”.
      Very nice poem … And truly well penned CB.
      Carpe Diem… And “happy weekend” ahead πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes. Hugs. Aquileana πŸ™‚

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  3. Cyan Ryan

    I like your poem Christy, and the music video! They both remind me of the lyrics to “Elusive” by Scott Matthews below (in prose-form):

    β€œShe’s a gambler, spinning wheels β€” The poison picked in the look of steel. The coldest hearts you’ve ever felt, the coldest hands you’ve ever held, taken down on her way. A million miles, still no headway, as I learn to live long in a mind I’m proud to roam. She’s elusive and I’m awake. You’re finally real, there’s nothing fake. A mystery now to me and you β€” Open my eyes and I’m next to you. She said my destiny lies in the hands that set me free. Reckless night, she hears me breathe, cursing the sky at this company. They lost the wisdom deep inside, when bitterness shows its eye. If it’s true, I am doomed! What more is there to hold on to? A strand of her hair is all I own β€” A gift to me, this sorry soul. The sun didn’t save and this ain’t right. There’s more to her than meets the eye, comes and goes at any time back in my head to another time.”

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hi Ry,
      How are you?! Sorry for being away and how much I enjoyed that song you shared with lyrics for me to follow along with. I hadn’t heard that song before. This line is so great in particular: “he said my destiny lies in the hands that set me free.” — wow. I mean, really. So simply put yet so deep. I have a feeling that is part of the ‘elusiveness’ that brought you to attach this song to the poem. Thanks for the share and taking time here!

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  4. Miranda Stone

    I love this poem, Christy. So much movement and energy in your words. And what a great lesson. Sometimes it’s hard to remember to have fun when we’re bogged down with to-do lists and responsibilities.

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  5. Ste J

    I think I shall spin around at work today and become a child at heart, no matter how many odd looks I get and if I have to do it with a sheet and missing some clothes like the lady pictured, then I shall!

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  6. field of thorns

    Christy, lovely sentiment, wonderful poem! True, I think we often forget to live in the moment, thank you for allowing your words to serve as a reminder to do just that! Have a wonderful Friday evening and great weekend!

    Warm wishes,
    Pepper

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  7. vivachange77

    Wonderful image of a child twirling in the now, like you remembered doing as a child. I love it when my grandchildren invite me into the now with them. I find that writing, especially poetry, is another way of being now.

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  8. Mike

    You’re letting it all hang out today Christy and giving me the itch too. I hear exactly what you’re saying in such a splendidly vigorous way on a theme so often overlooked in modern life. Major Kudos.

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        1. Swetank

          Well? I am on sky.. had finished my exams.. I feel so lively! Had played games, watched Breaking Bad and Exercised.. and a lot! How was you month?

          PS: Buddy, I was looking forward to monetize my blog and make my living from it. Can you help me out with? I see many writers, musician and many other doing that. Can I opt in for? Absolutely I blog for passion, but an earning (anything) would be great!! Looking forward for your answers…

          Be Bettr, Stay Bettr!! Keep Smiling πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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        2. Swetank

          Thanks Christy! Its not over yet, final is on March & I have to work harder to go through this too! Had already started preparing it from now. I am sure this time also will be 1st on class! πŸ™‚

          Be Bettr, Stay Bettr! πŸ™‚
          Swetank.

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  9. marsar2

    Beautiful poem and beautiful thought: a great lesson for us, adults: I love the idea of being completely free for a while and enjoy life as if we didn’t have a care in the world! ❀

    Oh, and I loved that Michael BublΓ© song…

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