On day two of this poetry writing challenge, I’m following the prompt from the official NaPoWriMo website which calls for creating a work based on the song that was number #1 on the day you were born. Being that I had never heard of the song that held the #1 spot on the day of my arrival, I am taking suggestion #2 from the site which suggests writing a poem that captures the essence or spirit of the first popular song you remember from childhood.
Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up, was played often in my house when I was little and because of that he became one of my favorite singers. Ironically Marvin Gaye died on April 1st, 1984 and was born on April 2nd, 1939 so I feel like his spirit is really with me today as I give you…
Giving it Up!
sliding out of constricting fabrics
dipping and diving into cool streams
rolling in the deepness
jumping on the bluffs
grooving to the roughness
once is never enough
the sky is wrapped around gently
holding us tight
embracing the beings
constructed from light
in and out
out and in
the pleasure increases
and then begins again
the screams are in A minor
the moans are deeper than that
bodies move sensuously
defying their girth and fat
the lonely listen
vibing on the melody
inspiration can seep through walls
filling the empty
take the joy where it lands
hold rainbows in your hands
gyrate with force
meld together with grace
sink into flesh and spirit
savor the taste
sooner than expected
it will be time to go
time to recede and forever recline
exhaust all pleasurable possibilities
live in the now & not in your mind
shout, dance, laugh, kiss, hug
live your life lovely
do it now
breathe deep and long
adding all your troubles to it
blow it out strong
go ahead and do it
feel the weight lifted
that cross is all gone
swing your hips
throw your chest out
and sing your song
gotta to give it up!
For more delicious servings of poetry this month, please visit these bloggers as they are also participating in NaPoWriMo!
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I have always loved this song. Can you see me grooving right now? (lol)
Nice choice for Day 2. Thanks for sharing.
This is just WOW! very sensual.
Congrats. Even for writing prose “it has to come” that’s why poetry from me is even rarer still, as it has to come come! 🙂 It’s really a blessing to be able to write a poem everyday!
I can see you Andy! Get your dance on dear! Shake, shake! 🙂
Humbled by your comment Janaki! I try. 🙂
Writing poetry truly is a blessing Jerly! It teaches us so much. We are the vessels for something much bigger than our minds and fingers can bring to the screen. I look forward to your writing as well. 🙂
Lady you are setting the NaPoWriMo on fire with your poems 😉 Loved it a lot.
Thanks Sulekha! I’m just trying to be like you! 🙂
Your imagery is superb! Your words carried me as if they were my dancing partner. Well done!
phenomenal, tameka! steamy, sensual and surreal. love it!
Very good luck with your challenge – a poem a day is quite a feat but what an amazing achievement it will be!
Get it, girl! ;p This is very steamy, much in keeping with the spirit of Mr. Gaye himself. Nice one!
I can’t even begin to imagine writing a poem every day of a month, but it looks like you have gotten off to a great start! Keep up the good work.
Thanks Martha! Writing poetry makes me feel like dancing! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Monice! Holla! You know how we do! Thanks much girl! 🙂
Thanks for visiting my blog, NotaNottingHIllMum! I appreciate your comment and well wishes. I am having fun doing it!
Thanks Sweepy! No one inspires sensuality like Marvin Gaye!
Thanks so much Mary! I appreciate your visit! 🙂