Jumping Up And Down On The Inside

So many things we do in life
Can take you to a state where
You are jumping up and down on the inside

Catching the first rays of a new day
and thinking quietly to yourself “a new day”,
“That’s beautiful!”

Getting your first bike and taking your very first ride
Feeling that adrenaline surge
Jumping on the inside

Crashing into the water and paddling
Hungry for your first wave on a day when the waves are just so perfect
The surf hasn’t been this good for months, maybe years!
It’s guaranteed to have you feeling like
You are jumping on the inside

Seeing that girl in school and realizing that she likes you, A LOT!
Finding out you like the same things
Jumping on the inside

Getting your first car and driving it for the first time
“Look at this car it’s perfect, I love it!”

You went for the new job and you got it!
The sky’s the limit now and can you feel it so strongly
And you start jumping on the inside

Your first child is born and it’s just such a miracle!
So tiny and dependent, but with eyes only for you
Now that has to take you to a place where you are
Jumping on the inside

Listening to your favourite music
Every note, every beat, every word
Flooding your mind with pure energy
You don’t want to fight the feeling now

You had the most fun and the best day of your life
Relaxing with friends
Getting wild
Jumping on the inside

Enjoying a special moment with your family
Where you feel that timeless connection,
You feel it and they feel it
A signpost moment
Has you all
Jumping on the inside, together

Jumping won’t make you tired
Do it!

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When you feel that energy and you are extremely sure that you are ALIVE! There are so many things that we do in life that can give us this great feeling. Some experiences are radical, awesome, excellent, grouse, superb, sublime, breath-taking, magical or too cool for words.

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  • jianina
    jianinaover 6 years ago

    there is such a great and uplifting message here…an inspirational piece to just see all the good that there is around you>>>i love the pace and the flow>>it was a fluid read!!! :)

  • Thanks a lot J ! I read it again now, and it feels like maybe my best poem. It is all so true and there’s nothing wrong about it – all positive moments and feelings.

    – reflector

  • flipteez
    flipteezover 6 years ago

    Tiz why I adore you
    I’m jumping

  • Well that’s a powerful reaction. The poem could be re-named Celebrate Your Life. We all try to, but sometimes we need to stop, take a break and think about those kind of things. Love what you like and know why you love it. I know why – for everything I’m passionate about.

    – reflector

  • jianina
    jianinaover 6 years ago

    I would say my favorite piece of your as well!!

  • Thanks J ! If we all jumped at the same time maybe the world would wobble of it’s axis and then crash into the sun ! Hot Fun ! :D

    – reflector

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 6 years ago

    makes me want to jump even higher – tho not that bit about crashing into the sun – sounds painful! great writing my friend!

  • Thanks Dinghy, I’m glad it had that effect on you. It was written in a very different style to my other written work. Thanks for putting it into your Fav’s.

    – reflector

  • sleepyeyedrar
    sleepyeyedrarover 5 years ago

    I’m jumping I’m jumping with delight over this writing ……this is sooooo good James !

  • Thanks for your great compliment Sleepy ! :))

    – reflector

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 5 years ago

    With such an amount of blissful events..
    we can make an special calendar,
    for a cycle of growing manhood.
    and Love inside .
    perfect to remember..
    when we feel
    that happiness is not granted.

  • Thanks very much for commenting Rosa ! There are so many moments like this, but it’s impossible to include them all. Cheers ! :))

    – reflector

  • christiane
    christianeover 4 years ago

    it is a wonderful feeling – Jumping up and down on the inside – so glad you put it to words :)

  • Thanks Christiane ! It was how I was feeling at the time. :))

    – reflector

  • shallay
    shallayover 4 years ago

    Some great moments to think about – think you’ve gathered a comprehensive bouquet of life events James (Though I know nothing of the perfect wave…;)) Jumping on the inside is the perfect way to describe that reaction – (yep! We all know that reaction!). A very energetic, uplifting vibe to this poem.

  • Thanks for your thoughts Shallay ! This one is tied together like the chorus in a song, by the last line in every stanza. There are lots of things in life that can make us feel like this.

    – reflector

  • jeanni2010
    jeanni2010almost 4 years ago

  • Hi Jane ! Thanks to all of you for choosing to feature my poem.

    – reflector

  • dasSuiGeneris
    dasSuiGenerisalmost 4 years ago

    Cool message Reflector! I like the optimism here. I wouldn’t want to be a downer though and mention all of the other things that make me jump up and down on the inside, lol. I really like your words here!

  • Yeah, like traffic jams etc ! :) Thanks for your feedback.

    – reflector

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