Friday, 26 April 2013

A - Z APRIL 2013 - W

(Tai Chi Instructor, new to the village)
He thought he was lucky to rent Rickyard Cottage
He wanted a fresh start, to leave behind any baggage
Winston wondered how long it would take
He hoped against hope he hadn't made a mistake
He wanted to be accepted as part of the community
He did his best with his instructor training in Tai Chi
He unlocked the door to the village hall
That old smell of must and many years of footfalls
Assailed his nostrils, evoking past memories
Of trying to push against social boundaries
Luckily this new group he was teaching were receptive
To a new way steeped in the old ways to become more active
Gentle, low impact exercises, improving flexibility
Alleviating stress, developing lung capacity
Hearing the laughter of his first students arriving
He started his MP3 with River of Qi playing.


  1. My favorite line is "a new way steeped in the old ways...." That's the way with so many things.

    But when I read your poems, I get hung up trying to figure just HOW you create. What made you think of creating a Tai Chi instructor????

  2. I've just joined a Tai Chi class - so I used that as inspiration.

  3. Sounds like he'll fit into the town just fine. Nice!

  4. We need more people like that in the world.

  5. Being new isn't always easy at first!

  6. I hope he does well. Sounds like he's off to a good start!

  7. I loved "Assailed his nostrils, evoking past memories" I love the way you used the senses. Many times a scent brings back memories. Great poem for 'W'

  8. Brilliant poem. You really brought Winston to life!


  9. Congrats on starting the new class, Sally! That's great!