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“What Moves You?” Blog Challenge | Moving Memories

There was a time,
a school trip in fifth grade,
somewhere deep in the woods
of the Ohio countryside

A time of freedom
unbridled expansion
permission to wander
my first taste of isolation

I found myself
in a room mid-construction
one wall missing, beckoning
the cool mist and breeze

And I’ll never forget the rain
a melodic pitter patter
as I gently bent into shapes
on a mat, plush and gray

Body and mind surrendered
I knew peace, I knew silence
and the relief one feels
upon finding a home

~ Moving Memories

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Written for the “What Moves You?” blog challenge.

Sending my thanks to Michele Lee of My Inspired Life for orchestrating this challenge! I spent some time on my mat today. As I shifted through the poses, I enjoyed remembering the first time I ever took a yoga class back in the fifth (?) grade on a school trip. The experience was surreal and peaceful. Ever since, yoga has been there for me on my worst days and my best, and I’m grateful for the mindful time I spend on and off my mat. (Even when I feel way too lazy and cold to want to do it, I always feel better afterward!)

I’m excited to read others’ creations for this challenge and hope you enjoy “getting your move on”! 🤸

Thank you for being here today!
Until next time,
Sam 🤍

Images: my photos


  • Samantha Burgett
    May 15, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    There’s still time to join this blog challenge! Hop over to Michele’s blog for more details! 🤸

  • Michele Lee
    May 16, 2023 at 12:22 am

    Sam, your post is beautiful! You have given us a gorgeous glimpse into your surreal and peaceful experience. 🧘🏼‍♀️✨ I am honored to be connected to your creative share. Thank you for participating and for your generosity in encouraging others to do the same! Your blog will be entered in Wednesday’s drawing! Yoga enriches my life. 💗

  • Suma Reddy
    May 17, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Excellent poem with childhood memories, glad to meet you through this challenge post dear friend 🥰👌💛❤

    • Samantha Burgett
      May 17, 2023 at 2:28 pm

      Nice to meet you too! And thank you so much for the kind feedback! 🙏🏼

  • Dawn Pisturino
    May 18, 2023 at 9:52 am

    I was born in northern Indiana and have lots of relatives in Michigan.

    • Samantha Burgett
      May 19, 2023 at 8:08 pm

      What a small world, ha! It sure is a beautiful area of the country. Nice to meet you Dawn! ☺️

  • Selma
    May 18, 2023 at 10:05 am

    This is gorgeous. Such good memories that you keep reliving by keeping at it for so long. The best kind of moving. I also practice yoga but nothing too over the top for me. It’s just so I don’t stiffen. I love it. Makes me feel good to be part of this. Thanks for sharing. Xoxo loved reading it. Xoxo

    • Samantha Burgett
      May 19, 2023 at 8:07 pm

      Some of my favorite yoga practices are the ones were I barely move at all! I love that you were able to relate to this poem and appreciate your kind comments. I’m happy to have connected with you through this challenge! Thank you too! ♡ ♡

  • Bridgette
    May 18, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    What a lovely memory! Thank you for sharing these beautiful words.

    • Samantha Burgett
      May 19, 2023 at 8:02 pm

      Why thank you for reading and for sharing your kind feedback! I appreciate it! Have a lovely weekend ☺️

  • Tom
    May 19, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Love the tranquility and self-improvement you get through yoga in a peaceful place. Beautiful piece, Samantha 🙂

    • Samantha Burgett
      May 19, 2023 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind feedback, Tom! I’m glad you enjoyed this one!


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