Get On Up Day – April 27th

One day might do.
Just ease into it.
Tap a hand.
Jiggle a toe.
Sometimes, that’s all you can do.
That’s all right.

But your head might begin to nod.
Your shoulders want in on the action.
Dance still might be too much -
Air guitar, air didgeridoo -
whatever it takes.
Just give in to that movement.

If you are scared,
go into a room.
Turn out the light.
Play the music through headphones,
or make it up in your mind.
It doesn’t matter which.
Once you’ve got it,

Dance.

Let joy animate your limbs,
heart beating out your rhythm,
each step bearing witness to your existence.

Hips slide expertly,
or not.
But do it
not because it’s a holiday.
But because it’s a heck of a lot fun.

Song Choice: Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
This poem was created from a prompt offered by Magaly Guerrero for NaPoWriMo (Day 27: Making up cheer: A poem about a holiday you made up)

19 comments:

  1. "Hips slide expertly, or not." Ha ha Good fun. So I guess on Dance Day there would be a lot of flash mobs. That would be hilarious.

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    1. I love the idea of flash mobs! That would rock!

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  2. Happy Birthday, by the way. :-p

    Tee Hee

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    1. Thanks! Now I want a flash mob for a present!

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  3. I'll do a shimmy in your honour today.

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  4. Yes! At least once a week I would say! Do you know about the Dizzy Feet Foundation? Here is there Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dizzy-Feet-Foundation/130895624321 Love your work, as always!

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    1. No I did not! Thanks for the heads up and kind words!

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  5. Well my knees have gone today...but my butt is still jigglin' an a wigglin' :D

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    1. Wiggling is just fine! Welcome to the party! :D

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  6. Huzzah! The lines "Let joy animate your limbs, heart beating out your rhythm, each step bearing witness to your existence" are brilliant! Brilliant, beautiful, true! And that title rocks, such fun!

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  7. I hope you know that the second time I read your poem, I did it standing up. In order to follow all the steps... And yes, it's freaking awesome!

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    1. P.S. Happiest of all birthdays again! ♥

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  8. Woot! Play that air didgeridoo! Thanks :) <3

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  9. "Each step bear witness to your existence" Love it! Happy Birthday!

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  10. You Know!,,, That is the very best medicine! taken with Pharrells Happy song! And Volia , feelings of murder are gone! xoDebi

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    1. LOL, or at least contained to a socially acceptable level! :D

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