Relaxation Poems – Out of a Spin

Out of a Spin is one of my relaxation poems, a reflection on how mental turmoil passes and can be overcome with the kindness and support of others.

Out of a Spin – Relaxation Poems

Spinning and spinning in the turbulent pool
my bones fail to grip the granules
of salt, locked up gasping for air.
My spent heart clambers for things beyond
the high tide loming east, west, north, south.
The kindest hand extends and grabs my head
to steer it away and out of the
eye of the twirling tempest.
The sweet softness of seaweed and sand,
the salty solidity of hand and skin
marry to draw up a silk horizon,
spanning way beyond the whirling of the
turbulent pool to somewhere my feet can touch
the solid ground, skin kissed by fish and hands.
Gentle fingers unhinge batten down hatches
untie straight and life jackets to lure
rays and love into here and there dim nooks
and crannies, strumming guitar strings and
beating bongo drums in sync with my heart
now pumping and pushing me out of the
twirling, twisting pool, up, up and away
and back to the bedsheet of my bones.


Written by Anita Alig


Nigar Rahman

This poem also relaxed me! Full of calmness and togetherness of beholders. Truly said anyone can overcome one’s mental turmoil with kindness and other bits of help.Well-described!”The kindest hand extends and grabs my head”this line is really touching!


Very powerful poem and beautiful diction – thank you so much for sharing your inner thoughts and emotions with us. I visualized this as I read it and know exactly whose hands are represented for me.


After reading this poem, you are right it is truly relaxing. You got a lovely choice.

Kristine Nicole Alessandra

This poem is like my life right now. The words “turbulent,” “spinning,” and “gasping for air” describes my world. I am hanging on and thanking that “hand” that never ceases to show His love for me.

Melanie williams

Wow I love this…what a fabulous poem. Well put out and love the descriptive nature of the piece xx


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *