Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Poem of the Week - Body Electric Zumba


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Countin' Blessings

Body Electric Zumba

Fifty or so sweaty women
simultaneously
shaking booties.
What a gift,
what a gift,
what a gift,
to unabashedly
follow the serene instructor’s
busting out moves
in a sequential, tornadic frenzy.
Latin,
African,
and
Middle Eastern beats
toning,
toning,
toning,
every muscle.
Women of all sizes,
shapes and ages,
beautiful
sweaty
women
dancing.
Caution gets
thrown to the wind,
no intimidation,
no self-consciousness,
no judgement,
only
only
only
safe and secure
self love
and
celebration of our
sensual,
powerful
bodies
that feel the ancient rhythms
and glisten
with
joy,
freedom,
passion,
and
love.
Thank you Zumba class.
We truly are all one
hot tamale.

~ Suzan Draves

We hope you have enjoyed reading this week’s selection. Each week we select a poem from one of our members which we feel is a wonderful read. It is the poetry penned by our members and their willingness to share that is the core of our community. If you enjoyed reading this poem we can guarantee there will be many more like it so be sure to stop by next week and read what poem has been selected for your reading pleasure.

5 comments:

  1. really enjoyed this...just started a Zumba class last week..bkm

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  2. Wow you just made me miss Zumba classes! I took about 10 sessions last Fall and absolutely loved it. Great little pome :)

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  3. Great pick for Poem of the Week. There is nothing more powerful - or empowering - than a group of women dancing! Wonderful poem!

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