Twister or Twisted

by CJ Maleney   Dec 14, 2017

"Where is the the one-man whirlwind"

Floated words in my absence,
Words carried back to me on tiny wings.
little bees that never cease their buzzing.
Always so busy are the little bees.

I know not of the context in which they were used,
Or the tone of voice in their utterance.
Should I feel insulted or honored?
Angry or amused?

I know I'm confused!

Is this what I am? A whirlwind?
Turbulence, chaos destruction?
When I am present do things get destroyed?

Things do not!
Things get done!

I am a whirlwind,

I leave behind a wake!


It's time I was no longer a storm,
And more a gentle breeze.


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  • 11 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Each one of us have a way to get things done and make sure
    tasks are complete and each person's method/approach is different.
    People can interpret it in ways they like and ways they understand
    you. The bottom line: you know who you are and how things work
    so just go ahead and do...not listen and doubt yourself whether you are
    twisted or a twister....You are You!

    • 11 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you Meena.

      Your comments as always are very insightful and much appreciated

      Craig x

  • 11 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I liked very much the metaphor if buzzing bees. A whirlwind can mean many things. If it is used in the context of a person it generally means it's a person that doesn't sit still and wait around hoping someones going to do something. They get on and do it themselves. They are doers - people of action who get things done no matter what the obstacles. In a team or in business that is a wonderful thing because somones able to step up to the mark and get things done. Some people however who work at a slower pace or who dont have the capabilities or confidence can feel insecure about doers. I don't think you can ever please everyone. You just need to be true to yourself and follow your instincts because if you are a doer and trying not to be and nobody does anything then it will drive you up the wall. I know because I'm one too. :) best wishes Milly x

    • 11 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I absolutely love your response and respective on this.

      Totally worthy of praise

      Craig x

  • 11 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Craig, I think you're a 'do-er' ... I bet this was said affectionately but I get how frustrating it would be to not know the context of how it was said. Don't listen to gossip!
    A fantastic write! :-) x

  • 11 months ago

    by Michael


    love this piece fella, and such a poignant end.
    Well done
    Michael :)

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