Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Poetry Thursday - "The Body Knows"

The Body Knows

The body knows
when it’s time for life to burst forth
nesting in adrenalin high
racing to the finish line
water gushing
crowning glory

The body knows
when it’s time to blossom and grow
racing hormones reacting
stretching skin to curves
always searching
wanting more

The body knows
when something is not right inside
brain messages blocked
body fumbles to stay
weakening limbs
awakens faith

The body knows
When your time on earth is done
breathing begins to rattle
organs slither away
acceptance forced
eternity begins

By Tammy2007
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gautami tripathy said...

Very thoughtful post. I liked it. Our bodies do know best.

Excellent post. Needed more than one reading.

In-between state of consciousness

Kamsin said...

Beautiful poem. Our bodies are really quite amazing. The way you accept your despite its current limitations, and still celebrate the wonders of the human body in this poem are truely an inspiration.

paris parfait said...

Tammy, this is such a powerful poem! Makes me feel silly for worrying about body image (in my poem). Well done, you!

Star said...

Strong, positive words. Keep shining your light on the issue.

Brian said...

Very hopeful poem about a body struggling against itself. I know well.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Very touching, Tammy- this phrase, "acceptance forced" really went straight to my heart. When my dad died, everyone said he was ready to go, but I am not so sure about that... I think it was more "acceptance forced"...
You are such an inspiration, Tammy...

Anonymous said...

cool poem babe, I loved the part about body fumbles and Awakens faith.Such a moving poem...Love Dave

Becca said...

Your body knows so much more than most of ours. You've taken us on a powerful journey here - well done!

giggles said...

We really are blessed by the miracle of how the body knows. This poem embodies the life cycle very well! Beautifully done!

Peace giggles...Nice song!! wink!
I was just changing it when you stopped by...haha!

Terri /Tinker said...

Beautiful, Tammy - you are such a wise and wonderful poet!

Love your choice of music, as always, too - xoxo

twilightspider said...

This is such a true journey that you take us on here - from that beginning and invincibility to the inevitability of death. All so well said.

chiefbiscuit said...

You and your body are definitely getting it on!

pepektheassassin said...

Geez, what would I ever, ever DO without you guys??? And all your bodies out there somewhere, breathing and eating and sleeping...and all your minds and ideas in here with me! Love you, Tammy, warts and all!

Good poem, too.

Remiman said...

You are exceptional.
Your words expose that daily.

Emily said...

I really liked the nature of cycle in this, the beginning, the growing, the changing, the dying. Very nice.

emmapeelDallas said...


This is a BEAUTIFUL poem. I can't write poetry at all...I am so impressed.


Pam said...

This is lovely, my dear friend, our journey in poetry.

tara dawn said...

What beautiful poetry...I love that I have been able to witness your growth as a writer, a poet, a woman!! You continue to be an inspiratio to me.
Miss you and love you,

Tammy said...

Goosebumps... this one just gave me goosebumps!

Waspgoddess said...

Beautiful poem. You yet again succeed in making me stop and think. So glad I came across your blog.

Thank you for stopping by mine the other day, and you are welcome to adapt my Swedish fat Tuesday anyway you want to :)

G said...

"eternity begins"
*sigh* Life is beautiful in all its stages.
Thanks for a lovely and thought-provoking poem. Great music, too! As always:)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Very true....