by Belinda Munoz on October 13, 2010

Tie loosens
Cuffs unlink
Forehead glistens
Eyes blink
Time stalls
Focus blurs
Home calls
Longing stirs
Work waits
Tension released
Stress abates
Peace increased
Skies darken
Night swoops
Sinews loosen
Posture droops
Mind relaxes
Sleep creeps…
Evening elapses
Alarm beeps
Breath deepens
Body restored
Vision sharpens
Tea poured
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1 Catt October 13, 2010 at 3:14 am

I really enjoyed that. Wonderful rhythm – love the rhyming itself; it really works. Well done :)


2 Belinda Munoz October 13, 2010 at 4:06 am

Thanks, and welcome to The Halfway Point, Catt! I credit the drummers in my home for any rhythm I might have : )


3 brian October 13, 2010 at 3:32 am

whew…quick pace…but that is life…and we all need to take time for renew and a cup of tea (or coffee, smiles.) nice one shot!


4 Belinda Munoz October 13, 2010 at 4:04 am

Quick pace is right. Mostly dreaming about renewal these days…and reminding myself things will slow down soon enough.


5 Mary October 13, 2010 at 5:11 am

I love the way you shared life in short bursts!


6 ayala October 13, 2010 at 5:26 am

Belinda, a lovely poem! Renewal is something we crave for these days! Keep dreaming…it will be here soon enough!


7 Meg October 13, 2010 at 6:24 am

Lovely poem. I could see this one illustrated :)


8 dustus October 13, 2010 at 7:24 am

Frantic pace… as if the poem was a few blinks long, yet very powerful, intense & leading to a nice quiet moment. Great title for this piece. Cheers, Belinda


9 poemblaze October 13, 2010 at 7:36 am

Took me a minute to be willing to go with it, but when I did it was fun. Fun poem!


10 Belinda Munoz October 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

Welcome to The Halfway Point, poem blaze! Glad you thought it was fun.


11 Aging Mommy October 13, 2010 at 8:29 am

Fast and headlong rush! I envy this person the chance to grab a cup of tea before the day kicks off :-)


12 Claudia October 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

tea poured was my key word…need a cup of tea now…
belinda, i really like how you wrote this – the 2 word lines are just perfect for what you say – it gives the feeling of stress – and then the tea….hmmmm


13 Tess The Bold Life October 13, 2010 at 10:57 am

You poets are all so talented. I just left Lori’s blog. Each time I think yours can’t get better you seem to take us higher!


14 Chris G. October 13, 2010 at 11:08 am

Great rhythm and rhyme, building a flow that carries us on to that delightful, sensational realization…of tea. Wonderful one shot!


15 Marci October 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

Spectacular. It was rhythmic and quick and oh so relaxing. I think it’s so true, the gradual unwinding and surrendering at the end of the day. I can see this on a relaxation tape or insomnia tape – would help me sleep (I mean that in a good way).


16 Belinda Munoz October 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Hi Marci, thanks! I chuckled because I’ve been told I have a relaxing voice. Funny to think that this piece kinda mirrors that quality for you. Will definitely take it as a compliment ; )


17 Eric Alder October 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

This seems almost circular, like it’s going to head back to the top again. Nice job keeping to the 2-word form while still making it rhyme AND following a logical flow. A stellar One Shot, Belinda!


18 Victoria October 13, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Welcome to the cyclical world of a working stiff! Really well done, Belinda.


19 BigLittleWolf October 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Lovely. (And what a nifty exercise, so well executed.) So peaceful, that it circles back to a cup of tea.

And an equally beautiful photograph.


20 Lori October 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Hi Belinda,
Great to cross paths again!
Night swoops — wow, now there’s a visual. I love the tempo of this, Belinda.
You have a gift. Great One Shot. I’ll be looking forward to another dose very soon. Sending bushels of sunshine and warm wishes your way!


21 KB October 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Wonderful. Love the pic too.


22 the_wid)w October 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm

could practically hear the drum beating frantically in the back ground as i read .. very well expressed


23 Elle October 13, 2010 at 10:45 pm

As I started reading this I felt my heart beat faster. Then when you mentioned tea at the very end I instantly felt relaxed (I’m a Teavana-holic). This really moved me, love it! Your writing is beautiful.


24 The Exception October 14, 2010 at 10:35 am

Ah, renewal… I love how you capture it.


25 Fr. Michael October 14, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Love that poem, Belinda! Awesome.


26 Rudri October 15, 2010 at 8:00 am

Love the beat and cadence of this poem. Renewal is a great title for these words.


27 patty sherry October 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm

love how fast time and your poem moves! xo


28 Olivia October 17, 2010 at 12:38 am

Belinda, very well written.. Life, stances and quick stops.. wonderful!!


29 Justine October 18, 2010 at 7:31 am

As I read this on a Monday morning, I’m itching, no dying, for the end of my day here at work and yearning to crawl into bed to snuggle with my family at home. Oh if only…


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